City Guide: Paris

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By Katie Mascaro

Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

A traditional bistro that oozes Paris with its lively terrace.

This truly Parisian bistro features menus scrawled on chalkboards propped up on traditional Thonet chairs—as you would imagine a neighborhood bistro would do. Offerings are classic French comfort food—terrines, quiche with a perfect mixed green salad with a bright vinaigrette, and steak tartar to name a few. Never to be ignored when lunching here is their solid list of natural wines. For dessert you will be giddy when you tuck into the killer apple crumble. Adding to the charm of this gem is the mosaic flooring, vintage mirrors and woven rattan chairs on the lively terrace overlooking a tiny triangle of greenery.

Must try:
Country Terrines, Deviled Eggs, Lacquered Cod
Bistro Fare / All Day Café
Reservations: n/a
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-12 a.m.; Food Service: 12-2:45 pm, 8-10:30 p.m.
Location: 5th Arrondissement
Address: 19, rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques
Phone: 01 44 07 04 41
  • Metro: Place Monge / Luxembourg / Cardinal Lemoine
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