What's on in Paris in Winter 2012-2013
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Paris' Top Wine Bars, Jazz Clubs and Terrace Restaurants
Winter 2012-2013 Art of the Table
Paris 1st
Opera area
Willi's Wine Bar

Run by a certain Mark Williamson, this bar offers a lively upscale atmosphere as a fitting accompaniment to the wide selection of all manner of wines, many of which available by the glass. When you add the good food available, this makes it one of the more memorable wine bars on the Paris scene.

Willi's Wine Bar
13, rue des Petits Champs, Paris 1st
Phone 33 (0)1 42 61 05 09
Metro: Pyramides
Open: every day, 11:00 to 2:00 Closed: Sundays
Menu: 25 and 32 Euros
Paris 1st
Pont Neuf
Notre Dame,
Taverne Henri-IV

One of the most famous wine bars in Paris — at the point of the Ile de la Cité with a fine view of the river — where you can taste foie gras (the 'French paradox': it seems that moderate amounts are even good for the heart!) or cheese with fabulous wines such as Burgundy, Beaujolais, Bordeaux or Jurançon.

Taverne Heni IV,
13, Place du Pont Neuf, Paris 1st
Phone 33 (0)1 43 54 27 90
Metro: Pont Neuf
Open: Monday to Fridays ,12:00 to 22:00—Saturdays 12:00 to 16:00
Closed: Sundays
Paris 2nd
Opera area
Harry's New York Bar
A legendary address just a few paces from the Paris Opera—recently celebrated its 90th anniversary— Harry's Bar was made famous for its (claimed) invention of the 'Bloody Mary', 'Blue Lagoon' and the 'Side Car'. Hemingway, along with so many other Americans, came here too for cocktails (not just to the Ritz bar). Interesting piano bar downstairs too.
Harry's New York Bar
5, rue Daunou, Paris 2nd
Phone 33 (0)1 42 61 71 14
Metro: Opéra
Paris 1st
Forum des Halles
Cloche des Halles

Excellent wines with little alcohol, especially the Chiroubles and Côte de Brouilly — full of character — served all day with cold meat or cheese.

Cloche des Halles
289 rue Coquillière, Paris 1st
Phone 33 (0)1 42 36 93 89
Metro: Les Halles
Closed: Sundays
Paris 7th
Invalides area
Le Café Bordelais

Specialized in Bordeaux wine, this is a must for wine lovers. In addition, the food has the quality of a good restaurant... for an essentially wine-bar Café.

Le Café Bordelais
75, Boulevard de Latour-Maubourg, Paris 7th
Phone 33 (0)1 45 51 50 58

Metro: Latour-Maubourg
Menu: 30.50 Euros
Paris 8th
George V area

Very popular, with a young and chic ambiance, this is a trendy bar with good and authentic food at jet-set prices. But it's worth it for a brunch on Sundays for an 'all you can eat' buffet.

49 Avenue George V, Paris 8th
Phone 33 (0)1 53 67 84 60
Metro: George V
Menu: 38.10 Euros
Paris 15th
Heliport area
La Cave de l'Os à Moëlle

A bit off the beaten track, but a simple, cheap menu is just right to accompany your choice of wine while seated at a 'table d'hôte' in a very warm atmosphere.

La Cave de l'Os à Moëlle
181, rue de Lourmel, Paris 15th
Phone 33 (0)1 45 57 28 28

Metro: Lourmel
Menu: 20 Euros (excl. wine)
Paris 4th
Marais / Ile
Saint-Louis area
Le Rouge Gorge

Here the cuisine follows the seasons of the wine of each region: Corsica, Provence, Lyon or Bordeaux. The atmosphere — old tavern style with oak beams — makes it one of the more interesting wine bars to visit.

Le Rouge Gorge
8, rue Saint-Paul, Paris 4th
Phone 33 (0)1 48 04 75 89
Metro: Saint-Paul
Open: every day, 11:00 to 2:00 Closed: Sundays
Menu: 27.50 Euros
Paris 2nd
Palais Royal area
Espace Legrand

In the characteristic Vivienne passage, this is a new outlet with a tasting counter and a great selection of wines from the famous Legrand wine traders.

Espace Legrand
1, rue de la Banque (Galerie Vivienne), Paris 2nd
Phone: 33 (0)1 42 60 07 12
Metro: Pyramides
Menu: 20 Euros
Paris 17th
Etoile area
Caves Pétrissans

In its authentic 3rd Republic décor where a fabulous choice of wines is for sale in the boutique or for tasting with a traditional French meal, enjoy the magic of 100 years experience.

Les Caves Pétrissans
30 bis
, Ave Niel, Paris 17th
Phone 33 (0)1 42 27 52 03
Metro: Ternes
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays
Menu: 35 - 45 Euros

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Jazz Clubs
Paris 1st
Châtelet-les-Halles area
Duc des Lombards

This is an intimate jazz club with well known artists performing nightly at 20:00 and 22:00.

Duc des Lombards
42, rue des Lombards, Paris 1st
Phone 33 (0)1 42 33 22 88
Metro: Châtelet/Châtelet-les Halles
Open: every day, 22:00 to 3:00
Paris 10th
Strasbourg-St-Denis area
Le New Morning

Here is the address in Paris where legendary international artists perform jazz, blues and world music throughout the night.

Le New Morning
-9, rue des Petites Ecuries, Paris 10th
Phone 33 (0)1 45 23 51 41
Metro: Château d'Eau
Open: every day, from 20:00
Closed: Sundays
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Paris 6th
Beaubourg area
Pompidou Center 6th Floor Terrace,

Here you get a fabulous view of Paris as well as good cuisine.

Centre Georges Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou,
Paris 4th .
Phone: 01 44 78 47 99.
Menu: 38 Euros
Paris 8th
Alma-Marceau area
Cour Jardin du Plaza
With Paul Ducasse as chef and this beautiful Summer courtyard garden, you can sit back and simply enjoy.
Hotel Plaza Athénée
25 Ave. Montaigne, Paris 8th.
Phone: 01 53 67 66 65.
Menu: 76.25 Euros

Paris 9th
Opera / Madeleine area

Champagne bar (with a choice of almost 200 varieties) plus a restaurant on a nice terrace.

6, rue Édouard-VII, Paris 9th.
Phone: 01 47 42 77 95.
Menu: 45.75 Euros.

Paris 12th
Bercy area
Café Ké
Within the Hotel Sofitel you'll find this riverside Café with a vast terrace.

Hôtel Sofitel Paris-Bercy
100 quai de Bercy, Paris 12th. Phone: 01 44 67 34 71.
Menu: 30,50 Euros.

Paris 12th
Gare de Lyon / Bercy area
Café Barge
Moored to the quay, this restaurant has a vast terrace that makes outdoor eating a pleasure, with Mediterranean food as speciality.
Café Barge
Port de la Rapée Paris 12th Phone: 01 40 02 09 09
Menu: 28 Euros.
Closed on Saturdays.
Paris 14th
Montparnasse area
La Cagouille
In the heart of historic Montparnasse, this is a fine fish restaurant. The shaded terrace is perfect in the summer months, especially since it remains open during the vacation periods.
La Cagouille,
Place Constantin-Brancusi, Paris 14th.
Phone: 01 43 22 09 01
Menu: 23 or 38 Euros (incl. wine and coffee).
Paris 16th
Etoile area
Terrace of Hotel Raphael

In fine weather enyoy a fabulous view while eating a refined buffet lunch or barbecue dinner on this terrace just a few steps from the Etoile.
Hôtel Raphaël,
17, Ave. Kléber, Paris 16th.
Phone: 01 53 64 32 00
Menu: 45.75 Euros.
Paris 16th
Trocadero area
La Terrasse du Musée
On the Parvis of the Modern Art Museum, facing the Seine, you'll find one of the most attractive terrace restaurants in Paris. Trendy cuisine.
Musée d'Art Moderne
11, Ave. du Président Wilson, Paris 16th.
Phone: 01 53 67 40 47
Menu: carte about 30 Euros
Paris 18th
Montmartre area
A. Beauvilliers
Characteristic yet exceptional in Montmartre, perched on a stepped street on the eastern side of the basilica and thus off the tourist track, this restaurant has a beautiful flowery terrace that attracts customers from all over town.
A. Beauvilliers
52, rue Lamarck, Paris 18th.
Phone: 01 42 54 54 42

Menu: 30 or 45 Euros.
Issy les Moulineaux / Boulogne area River Café
Enjoy good food and a refreshing atmosphere on a boat moored at a calm place on the river.

River Café
Issy Les Moulineaux
Phone: 01 40 93 50 20

Neuilly area Café de La Jatte
Enjoy a wonderful view from a recently redecorated sunny terrace by the river, with good food and drinks. What more could you want?
Café de La Jatte
60, Blvd Vital-Bouhot,
Ile de la Jatte, 92 Neuilly sur Seine
Phone: 01 47 45 04 20
Chatou area
(western suburb)
Les Rives de la Courtille

This is an occasion to visit the attractive Island of the Impressionists and the Maison Fournaise ... and also eat a light lunch by the river, weather permitting.

Les Rives de la Courtille
Rue du Bas, Île des Impressionistes, Chatou
Phone: 01 34 80 92 62.
Take RER A, get off at Rueil Malmaison and walk back to the middle of the bridge over the Seine.
Menu: 30.30 Euros.

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