Bistrot Paul Bert is the French bistrot that tourists believe they will find on every street corner in the city of light.
However, they key difference between this and every other ‘French’ bistro in Paris, is that the food isn’t awful and the wine list doesn’t rely on vin de table.
From a local perspective it’s not everyday food, it is a I-have-friends-in-town-and-they-want-to-eat-French sort of establishment. The set menu at dinner is three courses of generous French fare for €36, set amongst a heaving dining room with plastic table clothes.
The Steak Frites with Béarnaise is the comfort to end all comfort food, to be washed down with one of the many affordable bottles (or magnums) of natural wine on offer.
Impress fellow hipsters: The three course set menu at lunch is a steal at just €18. Finish with the raw milk cheese platter.
Bistrot Paul Bert, 18 Rue Paul Bert 75011
Metro Faidherbe Chaligny, Rue des Boulets
Lunch & Dinner, Tuesday to Saturday