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Go To Rue Montorgueil For Good Eats

libadmin March 31, 2018

It’s true that Paris has many neighborhoods richly endowed with food lovers’ fare. But there is something about the compactness and accessibility of Montorgueil, the little neighborhood just to the North of Les Halles, that has long earned it its reputation as the food haven of Paris. 

The cobble-stoned street of rue Montorgueil stretches from the St. Eustache church, crosses rue Etienne Marcel, and continues on for another couple of blocks. The far reaches of the area are what has become known as Silicon Sentier because of all of the start-up offices and co-working spaces in and around rue Sentier and rue d’Aboukir. Here, too, is  where you’ll find Rivié  and Frenchie’s Bar à Vin, as well as Boneshaker Doughnuts, just on the outside border of what is considered Montorgueil. The walking street is also dotted with all kinds of ethnic eateries, from Thai fast food to pizza to falafel takeaway as well as cheese shops, fruit stands and pastry/bakery shops.

This area is also known as being highly affordable and many of the places here are casual. This area is not necessarily the place to come to for a fancy restaurant dinner night out, but rather a good place to come with friends or your significant other when you just want a good meal and not too much fuss.

From the restaurant, L’Escargot, recognizable by its huge golden snail, “escargot” in French, that graces its entryway, to the oldest patisserie in Paris, Stohrer, dating from 1730, also found here along this lovely little pedestrian street, you will have many delicious reasons to explore this area. A restaurant that will delight you with its bistronomy fare is Le Pas Sage located in the gorgeously old-world covered passage of Le Grand Cerf.

Boneshaker Doughnuts

In what has become a sea of Parisian hamburger joints, there is now, at long last, a real doughnut shop. Doughnuts fresh-baked every 2 hours from morning ’til evening by pastry-chef-trained Amanda Bankert who owns the shop with her Irish…  Read More

Babylone Bis

There are a couple of restaurants in Paris, near this area especially, that are popular places for all-nighters since they stay open and are serving either 24/7 or until the wee hours. But few of the late, late night places get as grungy…  Read More

La Grille Montorgueil

When you take your table here at this bistrot-brasserie, keep in mind that you are dining at one of General de Gaulle’s former regular spots. This restaurant has been around long enough to witness the slow gentrification of the neighborhood and…  Read More

Klay Saint Sauveur

The restaurant of the ultra-hip fitness club and well-being center, is nestled in the glass rooftopped atrium-like inner courtyard. The real overhaul though is with their new menu which caters to the body-conscious, health-conscious clientele….  Read More


Its claim to fame is that it’s Paris’ oldest patisserie. Established in 1725 when King Louis XV’s new wife, the Polish Maris Leszczynska’s father’s pastry chef followed her to Versailles. Five years later, Nicolas Stohrer, the Polish King…  Read More

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Silk & Spice

There a couple of fast food Thai places along the pedestrian zone and also the perennial take out (or eat in with plastic chopsticks) Chinese restaurants, the kind you find all over Paris, along this route. But this restaurant is elegant and…  Read More

Le Pas Sage

Hailed by hipsters as one of the coolest places in Paris when it opened a few years ago, this bistronomy restaurant has nonetheless evolved even further and I daresay, it has become better. It used to be a wine bar and a restaurant but now…  Read More

Au Rocher de Cancale

Opened in 1846 this is one of the neighborhood’s longest standing and most richly historical restaurants. Opened when the rue St. Denis and rue Montorgueil were largely just foot paths, this restaurant has welcomed such artistic greats as…  Read More

L'Escargot Montorgueil

If there is a world-famous rue Montorgueil restaurant, this is it. Its namesake welcoming snail that hangs in all its golden-brass glory above the door, doesn’t let you forget that you’re in France now. The interior had a makeover in spring 2014…  Read More

Rivie Restaurant and Brasserie

Photo courtesy of The Hoxton /Alex Prior

Do you enjoy dining in a harbor of hot, trendy 20-somethings? If so, if that is your scene, this is one of those Parisian places that will make you feel like you have found your tribe. Self-described as a restaurant and brasserie, this London…  Read More