Bistrot Paul Bert
Situated in the trendy 11th Arrondissement, Bistrot Paul Bert is a classic French eatery with unexpected twists. Inspired by local flea market finds, the eclectic interior includes a bright mosaic floor, oversize mirrors, small wooden tables, and unusual chandeliers. The chalkboard menu changes regularly to highlight seasonal produce, but reliable favorites include the steak frites—served very rare and topped with marrow—and the signature Paris-Brest dessert: a large puff pastry filled with chocolate-hazelnut cream. Dishes are paired with hard-to-find small-batch wines from an extensive list.