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.

Le Louchebem

31 rue Berger - 10 rue des Prouvaires, Paris, 75001

‘Louchebem’ is a slang word dating from the time when Les Halles was the ‘belly’ of Paris, which referred to ‘the butcher’.......

Le Pré Verre

8 rue Thénard, Paris, 75005

Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the Pré Verre takes you on a culinary journey through the delights of French food......

Bistrot Paul Bert

18 rue Paul Bert, Paris, 75011

Traditional bistro with a great choice of quality products.

Le Mesturet

77 rue de Richelieu, Paris, 75002

The restaurant 'Le Mesturet' is a classic Parisian bistro, located in the centre of Paris between the Grands Boulevards and the......

Le Chardenoux - Cyril Lignac

1 rue Jules Vallès, Paris, 75011

The Chardenoux, first opened in 1908, is one of the last authentic Parisian bistros to have been listed as a historical monument.......

La Cantine du Troquet

101 rue de l'Ouest, Paris, 75014

This friendly canteen (you can choose your meal from a large selection) offers varied and tasty food. Basque specialities are......

Le Baratin

3 rue Jouye-Rouve, Paris, 75020

A beautiful cellar full of natural wines, tasty local food: The Baratin is a typically Parisian bistro, where you can enjoy both.


48 rue d’Argout, Paris, 75002

Behind the red facade a charming little bistro is hidden away where you can enjoy market food. Summer terrace.


8 passage des Panoramas, Paris, 75002

Located in a former wine merchants, the wine bar/restaurant uses quality products to create tasty food. Large choice of organic......

Café des Musées

49 rue de Turenne, Paris, 75003

Located a stone's throw away from the Picasso and Carnavalet museums, this bistro offers traditional food prepared in front of......