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.

Chez Casimir

6 rue de Belzunce, Paris, 75010

This typical Parisian bistro, with its little wooden tables, serves traditional French cuisine. Close to the Gare de l'Est and......

Le Réveil du Xe

35 rue du Château-d’Eau, Paris, 75010

On top of the great wine menu, the Réveil du Xe continues to delight guests with its dishes from the Auvergne region. The stuffed......

L'Écailler du Bistrot

22 rue Paul Bert, Paris, 75011

The sophisticated bistro is unmissable for people who love oysters, seafood and fish.

Le Grand Pan

20 rue Rosenwald, Paris, 75015

Quality local food, friendly atmosphere: this "Grand Pan" is a bistro that deserves a detour. Epicuriens and gourmet lovers can......

Au Bistrot Beaubourg

25 rue Quincampoix, Paris, 75003

For twenty years, this place has set the standard for bars in the Halles district. The Bistrot Beaubourg has the endless charm of......

Dédé la Frite

135 rue Montmartre, Paris, 75002

The Dédé la Frite bar, famous for its chip baskets, has throughout the years become a bar which is very popular for its friendly......

Chez Prune

36 rue Beaurepaire, Paris, 75010

At aperitif time, people meet up with friends at Chez Prune for a glass of wine and to share a platter of charcuterie. This......

Les Tontons

38 rue Raymond Losserand, Paris, 75014

Those who are taken a little aback by the look of a steak tartare may find something to their taste at the canteen Les tontons!......


11 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris, 75001

It's all about having a good time here in this venue that reflects its owner, a professional rugby player. Enjoy tapas, generous......

Bistrot Vivienne

4 rue des Petits Champs, Paris, 75002

Creative meals, often made using exotic inspiration, are offered to eat in a peaceful and calm room in the first floor or on the......