Le Bistrot Paul Bert
Rue Paul Bert, in the Bastille neighborhood, has become one of Paris’s tastiest streets: There are restaurants, foodie bookstores, and wine shops, as well as this legendary bistro. Its strength is its owner, Bertrand Auboyneau, who also owns the fantastic Le 6 Paul Bert down the street. Often tied to the zinc bar, he presides over a world of gourmands who come here to sit shoulder to shoulder at bistro tables covered in white table cloths for scallops in salted butter and farm fresh eggs fried and served with shavings of black truffle, as well as for one of the city’s best steak frites. For dessert, it’s more classics like Paris Brest or the glorious île flottante. Add to all this a remarkable organic wine list and you will understand why by 10:30 p.m. the restaurant is jam packed with Parisians and visitors every night.