Just down the street from the bustling outdoor food market at Aligre, this beautiful, old-fashioned-looking bistro is helmed by a chef whose cooking is anything but traditional. How about spelt risotto with nettles, or mackerel with burnt spring onions—topped off with goat-cheese ice cream with roasted apricots for dessert? It may sound strange, but it tastes fantastic. Fans of experimental cooking can savor the 7-course tasting menu for 65€; at lunch a fixed-price menu offers 3 tiny appetizers and a main dish for 19€, an excellent price for this level of quality.
- Margie Rynn