With simple cooking and friendly atmosphere, bistros are an essential part of Parisian life.

Terrasse de bistrot, rue Montorgueil, Paris   © OTCP - Nicky Bouwmeester

The bistro is a real Parisian institution and differs from the simple café in that these establishments used to be managed during the last century by wine merchants...
Those in the know will tell you, a Parisian bistro is quite something! A good wine list; simple and hearty traditional dishes; pleasant, down-to-earth service; no-frills tiling, wood panelling and curtains; reasonable prices – and a cheerful atmosphere to boot.


6 rue Saint-Bon, Paris, 75004

At Rue Saint Bon, the Alsacien prepares classic dishes from Eastern French cuisine, to taste in a simple and friendly setting.......

La Mangerie

7 rue de Jarente, Paris, 75004

In the famous Marais district, La Mangerie offers tapas dishes, perfect for a savoury bite and a brunch at the weekend with the......