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.


41 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris, 75006

For over 80 years, Allard has been one of the most sought after gourmet addresses in Paris. Located in the heart of......

Bistro des Champs

122 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 75008

Located on the Champs Elysées, on the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Bistro des Champs is a typical Parisian restaurant......

D'chez eux

2 avenue Lowendal, Paris, 75007

A friendly bistro a short walk from the Invalides where you can enjoy authentic French food.

Chez Michel

10 rue de Belzunce, Paris, 75010

This Parisian bistro-style restaurant within easy walking distance of Gare du Nord provides diners with a taste of Brittany in......

Le Villaret

13 rue Ternaux, Paris, 75011

The Villaret is an excellent gourmet restaurant in the Oberkampf quarter. Decorated in a chic Parisian bistro style, and on the......

Au Petit Marguery - Rive gauche

9 boulevard de Port-Royal, Paris, 75013

Le Petit Marguery is a renowned place in Paris whose kitchen bourgoise mark French tradition. Unique recipes of traditional......


26 rue Bobillot, Paris, 75013

L’Avant-Goût in the Butte aux Cailles area is a contemporary bistro drawing neighbourhood regulars and food lovers from all over......


17 rue Malar, Paris, 75007

A new look, a new life for Chef Thierry Verola’s contemporary style bistro. Previously at Senderens and Duquesnoy, Thierry Verola......

Ma Bourgogne

19 place des Vosges, Paris, 75004

This restaurant attracts a constant flow of Burgundy food fans. The decor at the 110-cover restaurant is also typical of......

Roger La Grenouille

26-28 rue des Grands Augustins, Paris, 75006

Frog’s legs are the traditional speciality of this Paris institution dating back to the 1930s, but you can also opt for their......