Jules loves the hustle and bustle of a busy restaurant. Without a single fault from the starter to the dessert; the interior design to the shop frontage with its glowing red neon sign, the restaurant Le Braisenville in the 9th arrondissement has become the latest hangout for the über elite. Jules likes going there for its prevailing “masculine” vibe despite the ‘70s acid pop décor. It gives Jules the opportunity to spread his cultural ideology (namely his taste in music) and to discuss the stars of the era. But even Jules has to eat, so he orders a veal sweetbread with mashed sweet potato (garnished with a citrus twist)… a real man’s dish! For everyone else (the real men) you’ll be eagerly awaiting your côte de bœuf grilled on a Spanish brazier at the heart of the restaurant. Olé!
Closed on Sundays
Photo credits: François-Régis Gaudry
36, rue Condorcet
T. : +33.(0)126.96.36.199.74
After a hard day’s work, Jules doesn’t want to cook, so he grabs his bag and his keys and heads straight to 23 Clauzel. It is a ritual of his to relax and let go of everything.
Leaning against the restaurant’s red, satin wall seats, Jules savours delicate and refined cuisine, prepared by Julie Rivière, the restaurant’s Chef. Scallop with beats and citrus fruit sauce or grilled confit of duck with maple syrup, he is never disappointed by the bistronomic cuisine that the restaurant offers. With a bottle of tasty red wine, Jules knows that there is no better way to get rid of a work day’s worth of stress.
Jules prefers going there on Saturdays above all so as to make the most of the jazz concerts which take place in the privacy of the restaurant.
Open weekdays from noon to 3:30pm and from 7pm to 11:30pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays
Le 23 Clauzel
23, rue Clauzel
T. : +33.(0)188.8.131.52.40
The first time that Jules went to go eat Au Petit Riche, it was just after he had been to the theatre, near the Grands Boulevards. He was not disappointed with his choice.
With a lovely Belle Epoque décor, Jules mixed in with the businessmen, journalist and art collectors that frequent this spot. He tasted the restaurant’s “cuisine bourgeoise”, cooked with the utmost respect of French culinary tradition. The wine list from Val de Loire especially is to die for! And what is better than trying quality food with a Parisian brasserie décor that Woody Allen could have easily chosen for one his films?
Jules has been conquered, that’s for sure – he will come back and definitely not alone.
Au Petit Riche
25, rue Le Peletier
T. : +33.(0)184.108.40.206.68
F. : +33.(0)220.127.116.11.79
Tired of cheap food, Jules often likes to find the good food that his grandmother used to feed him when he was young. So for this, there is only one address: les Fils à Maman, a small and friendly restaurant near the Grands Boulevards.
Alban, Julien, Nicolas and Nicolas are serious foodies who decided to mix their knowledge and skills to create THEIR restaurant, with the idea to satisfy the nostalgia for the good food of yesteryear. The food is simple but delicious. Steak, veal stew, french fries … The desserts remind us of the culinary experiences we had during our childhood “Little Lu shortbread, warm Nutella and banana”, “Kinder Surprise Egg on a nest of apples”, but rest assured, the result is very different from the desert kids prepare with their dining sets.
In addition to this good-natured spirit, Jules especially likes the restaurant’s decor. A small terrace situated just off the street in a very lively area, a beautiful room decorated in a retro style, accentuated with vintage items (old dolls, toys for children) for a very bohemian look. Finally, one Tuesday a month, the mother of these four terrible children is in the kitchen, with the key to these secret wonderful recipes.
Dinner time !
Les Fils à Maman
7 bis, rue Geoffroy Marie
T. : +33.(0)18.104.22.168.39
On Rue du Faubourg Montmartre is one of Jules’ hottest addresses, for Asian cuisine in a canteen style atmosphere: les Pâtes Vivantes. At first glance, the entrance is no different from any other Chinese restaurants, but at closer inspection, you may see an unusual sight! In the window, the chief ‘manufacturer’ of fresh pasta: he stretches it, shakes it and then rolls it out by hand! Clients come here for the food just as much as for the show. On the menu? Hearty and delicious noodle dishes at a reasonable price. Crunchy beef, crispy soy, ginger, mustard greens, and the famous Chajiang sauce make up Jules’ favorite dish, noodles with beef. He also admits giving into the fried noodles with vegetables and a cucumber jellyfish salad: a delight! But Jules is not very talented with his chopsticks; the ‘living’ noodles are true to their name and tricky to master! In the end, you come out and cannot wait to go back to try out new dishes!
A sneaky peek ? www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn2Q-IBEUkc
Around 9 € for a dish of noodles with beef, 12 € for a menu.
Open Monday to Sunday from 12 noon to 2pm and 7pm to 10.45 pm
Les Pâtes Vivantes
46, rue Du Faubourg Montmartre
T. : +33.(0)22.214.171.124.21