13 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
Photo courtesy of @bypattylee
Classic French Bistro in the BastilleThere’s nothing flashy or trendy about this Bastille-area bistro—just solid French fare served in a traditional setting. The decor is warm and cozy—wood chairs, white tablecloths and golden-yellow walls lined with vintage photos and posters—and the handwritten menu brims with what you might call Gallic comfort food. Choose from stalwarts like escargot, onion soup and steak au poivre, flambéed with cognac and topped with a dollop of butter. Prices are affordable and the crowd is mostly locals.