What is the latest and coolest place to eat and have a cocktail in Paris?
Where are the Parisians eating? Where are they headed to after work? I always want to know.
The best way to find out is to ask someone who is local and loves food and wine as much as I do… as we all do.
I have been wanting to explore the 9th arrondissement for ages…
The 9th is located on the Right bank,with many places of cultural, historical, and architectural interest, including the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera, Boulevard Haussmann and the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.
Last week my daughter’s friend was visiting London, he has lived in the 9th in Paris for many years and as we chatted we inevitably talked about “where to eat” and the best places for a cocktail or two in his neighbourhood.
He has generously shared his list so we can all visit when we are next in Paris.
That’s the next question… When are we going? xv
The Insider’s List
Petrelle – a really exquisite place, with a beautiful candle-lit funky interior and farm/market-to-table food that is sensational.
Also a very strong and fairly reasonably priced wine list.
Really my favourite spot.
34 Rue Petrelle, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 42 82 11 02
Ito – the Asian hit of the 9th
Ito moved from a small fun interior to a larger more sophisticated space next door after only 6 months or so in operation.
Super friendly folks and terrific small plate Japanese tasting menus. Very popular these days, and it should be.
2 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 9 52 91 00
Buvette – building off the success of its NY West Village sister restaurant.
We really love this quaint and cute taverna.
Good small plates (salads, vegetables, cheeses, some sandwiches) served with a smile and some pretty darn good cocktails too.
Feels very New York, so of course it is popular in Paris!
28 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 63 41 71
Momoka – another fantastic Japanese tasting menu hole in the wall.
Momoka is so popular that they have opened a second location on the same street.
You won’t leave hungry, and will try many new things during the meal, all delicious.
5 Rue Jean -Baptiste Pigalle, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 40 16 19 09
Pantruche – these are the darlings of the 9th, written up all over the world it seems.
A very parisian bistro interior, low-key and charming service and vibe.
3 Rue Victor Massé, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 48 78 55 60
Caillebotte - even more so, and not (yet) visited by the tourists.
Definitely one of the hippest joints in the area and has great success with innovative takes on standard dishes.
8 Rue Hippolyte Lebas, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 53 20 88 70
Professore – if in the mood for some Italian rather than French, this is the coolest spot.
Good (not fantastic) food and a really fun, dark, noisy, warm environment.
Not your standard pastas and pizzas, but you will feel like you are part of the new hip wave overtaking the neighbourhood, especially if you duck into the back where there is a lounge/bar that is probably even better than the restaurant upfront.
7 Rue Choron, 75009, Paris,
+33 (0) 1 45 26 52 15
L’Artisan – the New York cocktail bar explosion has hit my area too, and this place does it really well.
Fantastic attention to detail is shown at this VERY popular bar where small plates (I haven’t tried them yet) are also on offer.
From bourbon to vodka to gin, the barmen can suit your fancy and he knows exactly what he is doing (of course it takes some time if the place is busy, and it usually is).
14 Rue Bochart de Saron, 75009, Paris
( be early, no reservations possible)
Pizzeta and Da Carmine – two very different pizzerias near the extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful Avenue Trudaine at the top of rue de Martyrs.
You will have those that will defend to the end one over the other – in fact they are both great.
Pizzeta is pizza chique with the staff and ambiance to prove it, Da Carmine is side-of-the-road Napolitan pizza shop done well, and let’s face it sometimes we don’t want to be at the coolest spot around…
22 Avenue Trudaine, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 48 78 14 08
61 Rue des Martyrs, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 48 78 28 01
Glass Bar and Dirty Dick’s – these two bars, across the street from one another have become major players in the rapidly expanding going-out scene in the 9th.
Dirty Dick’s is now a Tikki bar… feels like you are at a Hawaiian Halloween party with a bunch of other revellers looking for strong and fruity rum drinks.
Glass Bar is like walking into a small dark closet speak-easy that is hot and raw and usually very, very fun.
These two are my choices in the hood for a night out, often starting at one and then heading to the other.
7 Rue Frochot, 75009 ,Paris
+33 (0) 9 80 72 98 83
10 Rude Frochot, 75009, Paris
+33 (0) 1 48 78 74 58