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Whitewaller Paris 2019: Where to Eat

By Whitewaller

October 15, 2019

Check out Whitewaller‘s favorite Parisian spots so you can get your culinary and cocktail fill while in town.

Carbón
With charming service and a quaint setting, Carbón pays homage to nature. Over-the-fire cooking techniques elevate the French restaurant’s authentic approach to serving products in their most heightened natural state. With a cozy interior full of wood, plants, mirrors, and banquette seats, Carbón offers guests a quaint escape from the bustle outside. Here, a private dining room with a charcoal ceiling is also available, featuring a menu that changes daily and seats for 8–10 people.
∙Check out the downstairs speakeasy, La Mina.
∙Order the scallop dish.
∙Don’t skip dessert.

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Courtesy of Le Gabriel.

Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the Cynar Al Fresco cocktail.

Ralph’s 6th arrondissement
Serving guests a timeless menu with an elegant twist, Ralph’s is a welcoming restaurant that delicately offers a comfortable, lush courtyard and a sophisticated, warm interior with high ceilings and dark wood.

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Courtesy of Ralph's.

Whitewaller recommends: Curing your sweet tooth with Ralph’s Brownies.

Les Grands Verres 16th arrondissement
An interior shining with high ceilings, stone, glass, and wood greets you as soon as you enter Les Grands Verres. The large, welcoming atmosphere sets the stage for a gastronomic experience worth revisiting time and time again. Newly appointed Chef Giacomo Seregni adds French and Italian influences to Mediterranean-oriented cuisine, and the bar is now under the care of Matthias Ingleman.

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Courtesy of Brasserie Thoumieux.

Whitewaller recommends: Listening to a DJ set in the outdoor space.

Vava 18th arrondissement
As an homage to the owner’s mother, Valerie, and as an acronym standing for “Venez avec votre amour” (“Come with your love”), the Mediterranean-influenced bistro is bursting with beautiful seasonal colors. Chef Benjamin Mathieu pleases all guests, from vegetarians to carnivores, with tapas, starters, mains, and desserts.

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Courtesy of Balagan.

Whitewaller recommends: Trying the veal shortbread.

Balagan Paris 1st arrondissement
At Balagan Paris, those who know of the founders of the Experimental Group are in for a treat—this time with culinary creations by Chef Elior Benarosh. Mediterranean references inspire the food and the decor, which features the enchanting touch of designer Dorothée Meilichzon.

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Courtesy of Vava.

Whitewaller recommends: Sipping Ruinart or trying the Algue Colada.

Danico 2nd arrondissement
Tucked into the back of restaurant Daroco is Danico—a modern Francesca Errico–designed space with a stellar herringbone bar, velvet armchairs, brass wall lamps, and a view of Galerie Vivienne. With irresistible cocktails and an atmosphere worth truly

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Photo by Nicolas Villion
Courtesy of Pierre Sang.

Whitewaller recommends: Indulging in The Whey of the Samuraï cocktail.

Pierre Sang 11th arrondissement
In 2012, Chef Pierre Sang opened this location. His first restaurant, located on rue Oberkampf, focused on a sense of complete transparency. Featuring an open kitchen, the spot allows guests to discover behind-the-scenes action as they await a delicious blend of French and Korean fare. Dishes are included in a unique menu that changes monthly.

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Courtesy of Danico.

Whitewaller recommends: Sitting at the counter to watch the chefs at work.

Le Perchoir 11th arrondissement
Known for its energetic rooftop scene, Le Perchoir is set within an industrial building in the Ménilmontant neighborhood. The spot offers patrons a beautiful rooftop with a large bar, a restaurant, a snack cabin, and even exercise classes. Complete with a garden, vineyard, and cozy seating, it’s the perfect spot for admiring the Sacré-Cœur and picturesque Parisian rooftops.

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Courtesy of Le Perchoir.

Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a drink with a view from the sixth-floor terrace.

Le Gabriel 8th arrondissement
Located inside La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa, Le Gabriel is a sophisticated space for dining. Serving contemporary French cuisine, the restaurant earned two Michelin stars last year for its stellar seasonal dishes.

Whitewaller recommends: Feasting on the five-course experience menu.

Brasserie Thoumieux 7th arrondissement
Located within the Hôtel Thoumieux, Brasserie Thoumieux is a traditional Parisian brasserie with styling and interiors by Gérard Cholot and M/M graphic designers. Guests will find charming details like red velvet bench seats, parquet floors, and green glass lamps at each table, setting the mood for hearty French cuisine.

Whitewaller recommends: Ordering Le Grand dessert du Thoumieux to share.

Pavillon Ledoyen
Chef Yannick Alléno’s famed Pavillon Ledoyen hosts three separate restaurants: Alléno Paris, the three-Michelin-starred restaurant; L’Abysse, a one-Michelin-starred sushi counter; and PAVYLLON, a new space set to open this month. Constructed in 1842 by Jacques-Ignace Hittorff, the historic neoclassical mansion offers grand and intimate rooms, welcoming guests to a unique dining experience among both historical monuments and exceptional gastronomy. The mix of tradition and modernity is Alléno’s ode to the past and the future—a remarkable place and time to enjoy an unforgettable meal.
∙Reserve one of the 12 seats at L’Abysse for lunch.
∙Schedule a half-day “Moments de Cuisine” cooking class, available on Saturdays and Sundays.
∙Book an event in the Offenbach space—Pavillon Ledoyen’s largest event venue, which opens onto the Champs-Elysées’ gardens and the Hittorf fountain, and features a glass wall and crystal tent.

Whitewaller recommends: Inquiring about “Inside” with Moët & Chandon.

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