Restaurant Write-Up Policy

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Occasionally I will write up a restaurant on the site. These are not traditional restaurant reviews; I don’t visit three times, I don’t take notes, I don’t go in disguises, and I’m not qualified to critique certain cuisines and wine lists. I write about food and travel but am not a restaurant critic.

I consider the site a “guide” rather than critiques, as I want to point visitors to places where I think they’d enjoy visiting. When I write up a restaurant it’s because I think it’s a place of interest to readers, whether you live here or not. Dining out anywhere can be a variable experience, depending on the guests, the staff, and other factors, and even the most reliable restaurant can have an off-night, so readers may have a different experience than I do.

博客在巴黎和其他地方反映了我生命的片段,而我确实保持着我的巴黎餐厅page up-to-date, individual blog posts go back many years (5+). During that time, restaurants can change.


My time does not permit me to go back and update the nearly one thousand blog entries on the site, but each entry is dated so you can read when the restaurant was written up. In addition, readers are welcome to leave constructive万博ios客户端regarding their experiences at a restaurant, good or bad, to share with others. So you may wish to scan them to get other opinions. (In some cases, unfortunately, comments have been turned off due to spammers.)

I provide phone numbers for the establishments listed. Most places in Paris require reservations, and they’re a good idea even in smaller places. (You’ll get treated much better if they know you’re coming rather than if you just show up unannounced.) Unlike restaurants in America, and elsewhere, reservations can often be made a few days, or the same day, except in places that are very popular.


Although many places in Paris have websites, few respond to e-mail requests and it’s best to call. Usually there is an English-speaking employee available if you don’t speak French. It’s to ask,“Parlez-vous anglais, s’il vous plaît?”first, no matter how shaky you think your French is. They appreciate the gesture.

And because out-of-towners have a reputation for not showing up, whether deserved or not, it’s best to call and re-confirm your reservation the day before.

Selected Posts on Dining

Les Papilles


巴黎Favorite Restaurants

Sunday Dining in Paris


Gluten-Free Eating & Dining in Paris

Where to Find the Best Steak Frites in Paris

Vegetarian Dining in Paris

Two Delicious Paris Dining Guides


French Menu Translation Made Easy

The Best Crêpes in Paris


Chez Dumonet



L’As du Fallafel

10 Insanely Delicious Things You Shouldn’t Miss in Paris


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