Fast food is getting the artisanal treatment at a new crop of Parisian bistros, where comfort-food classics arrive at your table within minutes.
© Pierre Javelle Classic double cheeseburger
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Le Floors

Burgers are made to order with a list of 10 special sauces in a three-story glass-walled space. Try the one with crisp bacon, cheese, onion marmalade, and barbecue sauce. 100 Rue Myrha, 18th Arr.; 33-1/42-62-08-08; dinner for two $65.

Les Cocottes

Chef Christian Constant whips up simple, hearty staples such as cod roasted with chorizo and white beans in a cast-iron casserole pan at the sleek counter. 135 Rue St.-Dominique, Seventh Arr.; 33-1/45-50-10-31; dinner for two $60.

142 Crêperie Contemporaine

The modern bistro is known for its many varieties of crêpes, whether traditional (ham and cheese) or seasonal (chicken, tomato, chopped chive, and citrus confit). 59 Rue St.-Charles, 15th Arr.; 33-1/40-59-84-01; dinner for two $44.

Café Charlot

A convivial watering hole with a salvaged 1950’s bar, Charlot serves the perfect post-late-night brunch: eggs Benedict, creamy mac-and-cheese, and chocolate and strawberry milk shakes. 39 Rue Charlot, 13th Arr.; 33-1/44-54-03-30; dinner for two $58.