A Table in Paris: The Cafés, Bistros, and Brasseries of the World's Most Romantic City

A Table in Paris: The Cafés, Bistros, and Brasseries of the World's Most Romantic City

by John Donohue
A Table in Paris: The Cafés, Bistros, and Brasseries of the World's Most Romantic City

A Table in Paris: The Cafés, Bistros, and Brasseries of the World's Most Romantic City

by John Donohue


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A visual exploration of the Paris dining scene, with stories, guides, and recommendations from everyday patrons and famous aficionados alike

Paris is a city like no other, beloved by travelers the world over for its incomparable architecture, atmosphere, arts, and, of course, food. The restaurants of Paris are rich with history, culture, and flavor. Whether you're a frequent visitor to the City of Light with memories of your favorite meals or an armchair traveler dreaming of the cuisine you could discover there, A Table in Paris will take you on a delicious visual journey through the arrondissements that you'll never forget. In his signature loose and evocative style, artist John Donohue has rendered an incredible sampling of the iconic institutions, hidden gems, and everything in between that make the Paris dining scene one of a kind.
Guided by recommendations from a breadth of locals, visitors, and experts, you’ll discover the places one must visit and the dishes one must sample in pursuit of the perfect Parisian meal. The book also offers space for your Paris dining bucket list, food memories or dreams from each arrondissement, and notes on the establishments featured. Restaurants hold a powerful place in our hearts, and A Table in Paris is a must-have for anyone with epicurean visions of Paris in theirs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419747786
Publisher: Abrams Image
Publication date: 03/23/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 512,678
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Donohue is an artist and writer who lives in New York. His articles and cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Barron’s, and other publications. He’s the author of All the Restaurants in New York and the editor of Man With a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook For their Families, a bestselling anthology featuring contributions from Mark Bittman, Mark Kurlansky, Stephen King, and many others.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Around Champs-Élysées and L'Arc du Triomphe

Alan CEAAM Restaurant 10

Apicius 13

Le Fouquet's 16

Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecôte 17

Le Taillevent 18

Pierre Gagnaire 19

Restaurant Substance 21

2 From the Louvre to the Grand Palais

Angelina 28

Chez La Vieille 31

Lasserre 32

Maxim's 33

Pavilion Ledoyen 35

Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse 36

Yam'Tcha 39

3 In and About Le Marais

Benoit 44

Bofinger 46

Breizh Café 48

Candelaria 50

Chez Omar 51

L'Ambassade D'Auvergne 53

L'Ambroisie 55

L'Ami Louis 56

L'As du Fallafel 58

Robert et Louise 59

4 Latin Quarter and Île Saint-Louis

Au Coin des Gourmets 66

Baieta 67

Berthillon 68

Bouillon Racine 71

Brasserie Balzar 73

La Tour d'Argent 75

Le Saint Régis 76

5 St Germain

Allard 82

Brasserie Lipp 86

Café de Flore 90

Café Tournon 91

Guy Savoy 92

Huîtrerie Régis 93

Lapérouse 95

Le Comptoir (du Relais) 98

Le Procope 99

Les Deux Magots 100

6 From the Eiffel Tower to Les Invalides

Arpège 104

Astrance 105

Chez L'Ami Jean 106

David Toutain 107

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon 108

La Fontaine de Mars 110

Le Jules Verne 111

7 From Les Halles to Palais Royal

Au Pied De Cochon 118

Frenchie 121

L'Escargot Montorgueil 122

Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie 123

Le Grand Colbert 124

Le Grand Véfour 126

Verjus 127

8 Up in Montmartre

Abri 132

Au Virage Lepic 133

Café des Deux Moulins 134

Le Bon Georges 135

Le Petrelle 136

Le Refuge des Fondus 139

Le Wepler 140

Wally Le Saharien 143

9 Near Place de L'Opéra

Astair 150

Bouillon Chartier 155

Café de la Paix 156

Chez Georges 158

Drouant 159

Le Grand Café Capucines 160

Liza 161

Racines 162

10 Montparnasse and Adjacent

Joséphine Chez Dumonet 166

La Closerie des Lilas 169

La Coupole 172

Le Dome 175

Le Duc 178

Le Grand Pan 182

Le Select 183

Le Severo 184

Marsan par Hélène Darroze 185

Pho Tai 186

Quinsou 187

11 Between Republic and Bastille

Au Passage 190

Clamato 191

Clown Bar 192

Double Dragon 195

Fulgurances 196

Le Bistrot Paul Bert 197

Le Rigmarole 198

Le Servan 199

Le Train Bleu 201

Mokonuts 202

Septime 205

Virtus 206

12 Canal Saint-Martin to les Buttes Chaumont

Bob's Juice Bar 214

Bouillon Julien 217

Du Pain et des Idées 219

Holybelly 220

La Fontaine de Belleville 221

Le Baratin 222

Le Chateaubriand 223

Le Galopin 224

Le Grand Bain 226

Le Verre Volé 227

Quedubon 228

Zerda Café 229

Map 234

Acknowledgments 239

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