Top 30 Best Casual Restaurants In Paris Right Now

July 17, 2023

Top 30 Best Casual Restaurants In Paris Right Now

In the opinion of our very knowledgeable staff, these are the top casual dining establishments in Paris that offer the very best food. To put it another way, the satisfaction of dining

We are all aware of the criticism that is levied at restaurant rankings for prioritizing high-end businesses that cater to the top one percent of taxpayers over local establishments that serve the needs of the community as a whole. This criticism is aimed at the rankings.

There will be a greater number of eateries than palaces, more metal than velvet, and random passengers who will assist you in preventing an accident while you are in the air.

Do you get the impression that you’re reading a highly personal collection of writings? Yes, but which of these do you believe provides the most accurate description of the way in which the kif of your tastes, the profundity of the location, and the excitement of being there all come together?

We would be delighted to have you join us at any of these charming tables.

Below is a list of the best 30 casual restaurants in Paris as of right now, along with their locations.

 Le Chateaubriand

Opaline lights, marbled counters, and basketball service—Le Châteaubriand invented the codes of bistronomy in 2006 and has never stopped colliding with genres ever since.

From his stoves, the emblematic chef Iaki Aizpitarte sends out dishes that are never consensual and always on the edge.

a real signature cuisine, lively, energetic, almost punk. Sometimes we miss a bit; sometimes it hits the bull’s eye. Always in tension, the chef’s dishes dare surprising combinations that offer real creative flashes.

Dilia

Since 2015, the Tuscan chef Michele Farnesi, who worked for Rino and Heimat, has continued his journey in the quirky room of his small address in Ménilmontant, which is much more osteria than palacio.

A dashing trip where you stroll through the terroirs of Italy in the company of a precise and lively cuisine in an incredibly gentle five-stroke

Venetian-style pasta, opaline mullet and sea urchin Hollandaise sauce, almond cremoso hug… And to accompany these transalpine trances, an Italian wine list!

 Lolo Bistrot

Loc Minel and Christophe Juville are back with a flatshare vibe in Lolo Bistrot, a London-style restaurant just a few pedals away from their main spot.

Lolo Cave à Manger Around a massive heater and flashy neon sign, tuck into spicy tapas like scotch egg merguez-vermouth, temaki with scallops and horseradish, and agnolotti with wild garlic.

This gastronomy is wild in its inspiration, unyielding in its intentions, and artistic in its plating. And for the wine, trust Lolo to find some bottles you haven’t had yet!

Le Cadoret

An exceptionally cool, icy blue retro joint, Le Cadoret rules its corner of Belleville from the first-morning croissant all the way to the last post-dinner digestif.

Chef Léa Fleuriot serves up old-school dishes, sometimes with a twist of herbs, condiments, or spices, like the pot-au-feu made with tender beef and fermented soy paste sauce.

As for Louis-Marie, the man behind the bottles, he uncorks carefully selected natural wines and sakes.

Pantobaguette

The five-strong crew who run Pantobaguette know how to both party hard and serve up some delicious grub. In a funky and festive space,

Antonin Girard (who trained at the snug, alfresco eatery Lolo) dishes out crazily good Japanese-inspired plates. We’re talking marinated eggs with wasabi mayo, extra-large mussels with peppers, and even CBD-infused cookies.

To wash it all down, they’ve got a great selection of natural wines in white, orange, and red, plus treats for your ears from the resident DJ. 

Double Dragon

In a high-ceilinged room with a domino counter and neon dragon, the Levha sisters, Tatiana and Katia, blend their Filipino roots with global influences in sharp, precise, and unexpected ways.

Try the fried bao filled with Comté cheese and dipped in XO mayo or the South American-infused clams in fiery chipotle and chili broth.

This distinctive, quirky, and endearing location also has an incredibly friendly staff and a soundtrack with a preference for turn-of-the-century hip-hop.

Chocho

Thomas Chisholm, who appeared on the French TV cooking competition Top Chef and also worked at A.T., has settled in this elegant restaurant with long communal tables, an open kitchen, and pendant lights.

The French-American chef doesn’t skimp on luxury with his tapas. Marinating, grilling, smoking—the recipes use a variety of techniques and textures without being showy. As a result, you’ll joyfully mop up every last drop.

 Ozlem

The döner kebab’s honor is restored! At Ozlem, you won’t find frozen fries or sketchy meat.

The team at this Turkish canteen works tirelessly to prepare the ultimate kebab, using a mix of veal and turkey that marinates for hours before being skewered and grilled.

It’s served in a homemade dürüm (wheat wrap) filled with sliced red onions, a touch of sumac, and parsley. Crispy, tender, and perfectly seasoned, this kebab is an absolute killer.

Clown Bar

This august cafe, which was for a long time the canteen of the acrobats of the neighboring Cirque d’Hiver, provides fascinating cuisine that is in keeping with its time, without make-up or jokes that fall flat, under a ceiling of Circassian porcelain as ancient as it is listed.

Jung Yonghoon, a Korean, entertains his audience with a balancing act of miniature dishes.

 And at the top of the marquee is one of Paris’ most gorgeous natural wine lists.

Good Adventure

The tiled cafe of Alcidia Vulbeau (ex-Frenchie) stands out as a bargain when looking for a decent lunch in the vicinity, within a stone’s throw from the Paul-Bert market.

On flea days, the slate serves up comfort foods like vegetable-stuffed cabbage and plump sausage-mashed potatoes.

Before returning to the flea market, to drown with sulphitophobic Skittles discovered by Mathias Tenret. Tapas that beat are served in the evening. In short, it’s a treat at any time.

AVE Pizza Romana

It has a mouthful: the Parisian embassy of Roman-style pizza (with a thinner dough than its Neapolitan cousin): a bar with white cinder blocks, walls scraped to the bone, an imposing mirror ceiling, and stylish waiters. And what do we eat in this brutalist setting?

Margherita de bufala (tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and basil) is magnificently pure; divine Parma rossa (tomato, Parma ham matured for 22 months, buffalo mozzarella, and basil) is divine.

And from noon to 1 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, they are displayed at popular prices (from €6 to €10). Hail Caesar! Those who are going to feast salute you!

Narro

A stone’s throw from the hubbub of tourists’ candied Contrescarpe, Japanese chef Kazuma Chikuda, who has been to Bocuse (in Tokyo), whispers his sensitive cuisine in an improbable enclave of good taste adorned with kilim armchairs.

Stunning leek tartlets, granny jelly, and sweet vegetarian stuffed cabbage with a yellow wine emulsion… The menu changes all the time, but the treat sets in.

For lunch or dinner on weekdays or Sundays, go to Narro.

 Le Bar des Meadows

A luxury izakaya in the Lignac style with marble tables, wicker lamps, and benches with peacock motifs to discover the subtle Japanese gastronomy with the accents of Aveyron.

Fine brown crab meat and avocado galette with Madras curry;

Sea urchins marinated in tosazu and expensively priced but perfectly melty and executed sushi To make it flow with well-blended cocktails.

The Maquis

Behind the Basque red frontage is a small room that would have pleased Simenon, where Baumann chairs, Formica tables, and vermilion moleskin benches come in shoehorn.

From this modest HQ, Paul Boudier and Albert Touton, former members of Châteaubriand, launched a bistronomic offensive that conquered the district.

In the midday formula at anti-inflation prices, only plate bombs that combine disarming simplicity, watchmaking precision, and shrewd combinations

Beware the gorilla.

Go to Batignolles if you want the best in gastronomy! Marc Cordonnier (ex-Ze Kitchen Galerie) and the outstanding sommelier Louis Langevin (from Septime) have set down their baggage, their skills, and a small gorilla in a discreet white and chic address, just a short distance from Saint-Lazare’s rails.

Nearly every day, the market-inspired menu, which heavily leans Asian (such as this hake, cocos de Paimpol, and Thai soup), changes, yet balance and creativity are always there. And to maintain the borough’s top nature map!

CheZaline

This former horse butcher shop in its (meat) juice—chicken tiles, stainless steel fangs, and a golden horse head—hides the best sandwich shop in Paris.

To swallow greedily on the marbled mini-counter, around twenty tempting proposals are in small plastic baskets (€5-8.50): classic and legendary Prince de Paris ham, original chicken pot-au-feu with dill and mayo, and dingo tortilla de patatas-chorizo.

Tiphaine would ensure the succession if Delphine Zampetti joined the Basque Country with Iaki Aizpitarte.

85 rue de la Roquette, Paris

 The Dolphin

In this immaculate restaurant/lab, recently sold by the punko-Basque hat Iaki Aizpitarte (from Châteaubriand), we play with (re)creative tapas.

The place? A gallery of mirrors and Carrara marble, a refined and obsessive setting (signed by superstar architect Rem Koolhaas), in which a trendy fauna pecks and stylish waiters twirl around. On the (small) plates?

The raw material is almost raw. Be careful; at lunchtime, the Dauphin marries you with a magic formula for 20 euros.

131 Avenue Parmentier, Paris

Cafe du Coin

Behind the bistro finery forgotten since the last century (brass-ringed counter, Formica table, Belle Époque cement tile) and the most common name in France for a harbor hides a nugget address that we owe to Florent Ciccoli (Jones, Golden Horse, Recoin).

A bar that animates its corner of 11th from coffee to dinner. Special mention for the lunch formula at a friendly price, which unleashes unstoppable bistro dishes like this cordon bleu au mont d’Or.

For the aperitif too, the Café du Coin will fill you up with its plentiful natural labels and pizzettes for a chat. Our HQ.

 The San Sebastian

This setting, more Parisian than the Eiffel Tower—old zinc, Formica tables, and globe lights—serves as the setting for a sharp embassy of bistronomy where chef Christopher Edwards unleashes a cuisine with a daring patina and bets big on taste.

And in support of these arrows of plates hitting the bullseye, the brilliant innkeeper Daniela Lavadenz brings down one of the most beautiful wine lists in the city.

Les Arlots

Officially, this bistro, not nomic for a franc, opened in 2016, but Lino Ventura could have had his napkin ring there, as he seems to have always been there.

The homely and generous cuisine of Thomas Brachet would restore the morale of the mayor of Paris after a presidential result. Obviously, there is the mythical mashed sausage, unbeatable at the top of the Bistro Olympus…

But the rest of the menu has finesse and accuracy. The best bistro in Paris

Belly

This timeless Parisian bistro setting hides its game well. As we prepare to bite into a fried rib steak with a quarter of a rib, we are astounded by the chiseled plates of Japanese chef Masaki Nagao (formerly of Clarence), who creates tempura from sardines and pearly hake and tops it off with chorizo sauce.

The experience wouldn’t be complete without sommelier Marco Pelletier (who worked at the Bristol), the cheeky slender who hoards the small dining room and one of the finest cellars in Paris with extremely rare bottles.

And to top it off, prices have been vaccinated against inflation!

Eels

Carefully keeping his distance from the gangs of big-mouthed chefs, Adrien Ferrand digs his furrow in his cozy restaurant.

A cuisine where technique (impeccable) marries emotion, where the dishes as beautiful as a new day delight the barge with small

Mokonuts

There are places that clash but sound obvious. Mokonuts is one of them. Apparently, a modest coffee shop where you can send yourself a top cookie without prior notice from the brilliant Japanese firefly, Moko Hirayama, In fact, a real signature restaurant

The Franco-Lebanese chef Omar Koreitem paints a sensitive, unique, and traveling cuisine—the kind that makes your hair stick out unexpectedly. Our cozy restaurant year after year!

Roots

Dark wood bistro furniture, amusing 19th-century bourgeois paintings diverted, Belle Epoque tiling… A dream of a Parisian tavern nestled in the Passage des Panoramas

From his zinc and zellige open kitchen, as imperturbable as Monte Limbara, the Sardinian Simone Tondo has been sending reassuring Italian classics since 2017, beauties straight from his grandmother’s boot. Simple, good, but dearly priced.

8 Passage des Panoramas, Paris

Tagine

Nothing has changed since the invention of the sun (roughly) in this reproduction of Saharan khamas—openwork lamps, pleated linens on the ceiling, and zelliges.

The bright owner, Marie-Josée Mimoun, is as enthusiastic as a José Garcia on MDMA and continues to source the crème de la crème of products to cook the best couscous in the world (we’re not exaggerating):

spices from the Thiercelin house, milk-fed lamb from the Pyrenees, olive oil from Greece, and so on.

She was even one of the first to expand her wine list to include all varieties! For Next Trip You May Want Check The Top Best Restaurants in Morocco In 2023 

Address: Rue de Crussol, 75011 Paris

Brutos

A name that is a little scary for an address that is ultimately very sweet, opened by the Franco-Brazilian couple Ninon Lecomte and Lucas Baur de Campos

Service is too nice, so cozy is the setting, and dishes are certainly meaty but all in delicacy, like this cumulonimbesque mashed potatoes, crowned with a marrow bone that accompanies a perfectly flame-cooked rib of beef and is more tender than a baby dachshund’s look.

Without forgetting the mythical roast chicken on Sunday lunch…

Address: No. 5, rue du General Renault, Paris

At Sea

At the helm of this tiled micro-galley, we find the Belgian-Ugandanian Olive Davoux, formerly of the crew of the Ecailler du Bistrot, who delights lunch and dinner with a menu of small plates inspired by the (artisanal) fishing of the day and into which you can dive head first without fear: black mullet ceviche, lean carpaccio from the Basque Country…

Not to mention the baskets of well-cast oysters (Utah Beach from Monsieur Jean-Paul, specials from the Cadoret family). Too good!

Address: No. 53, rue de Lancry, Paris

Soba Shelter

At Time Out Paris, if we still mourn the closure of Abri by chef Katsuaki Okiyama, we do more than console ourselves at his second address, an izakaya dedicated to sodas.

For decoration, all wooded walls and concrete on the ground

But especially for these crazy buckwheat noodles, slurp in a hot or cold broth—without a doubt the best sodas in Paris, in texture, broth, and flavors—precise and delicious!

In the evening, a few sharp bonuses are on the menu: clams steamed with sake, a salad of rolled pork with miso, mythical chicken karaage, etc. Congratulations also on the wine list, which is concise and well thought out!

10 Rue Saulnier, Paris

Clamato

At the helm of this industrial ship combining wood, glass, concrete, and steel? Captain Grébaut—septime, it’s him—takes us on an invigorating and spicy cruise towards iodized recipes full of energy.

In this marine annex of Septimius, the map changes depending on the fishing (artisanal and sustainable).

You can peck on cuttlefish from Oléron spiced up with chili, mullet ceviche with butternut squash, etc. Watch out: like the tide in the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, the bill rises quickly.

80 rue de Charonne, Paris

 Le Servan

Since 2014, the sisters Katia and Tatiana Levha have been spitting their hunger in this corner of rue Saint-Maur, in a more-beautiful-you-die landmark (zinc in gilded brass, moldings on the ceiling, period fresco, and bouquet of flowers on the mastic bar).

The kitchen? Free, playing leapfrog between France and Asia, full of a beautiful audacity and so anchored in its time, like the grilled sweetbreads boosted with phrik phao (spicy Thai sauce).

And then these hand-picked pure juices—burgundy reds and whites in force—were sublime: Laurence and Rémi Dufaitre, Fanny Sabre, Philippe Pacalet, Jean Foillard, Sylvain Pataille…

Adress; 32 rue Saint-Maur, Paris

 Market Children

If you are looking for a meal with a starchy tablecloth, a friend of veggies, and whispered service, go your way!

The cheeky Michael Grosman, who received the award for the best hauler in Paris at the Time Out Food and Drink Awards, swallows up this market counter in a tall bar with no ceiling above the head (flagella in winter).

Japanese chef Shunta Suzuki’s scoundrel and meaty dishes are as delicious as they are priced: iconic Groix mussels in a gorgonzola marinade, brain tempura…

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