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La Dégustation, Paris.
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The Eater Paris Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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Today, Eater returns to Paris to focus on 10 spots that are garnering serious buzz and acclaim. As was the case the last time around, Paris-based food writer and Mandarin Oriental concierge Adrian Moore (who is also currently writing an "insider chef book" due out in 2015) has shared his picks for the hottest openings of the past 12 months.

Bistros continue to rank high among Paris' hottest offerings thanks to the eponymous new restaurant from a chef who was mostly recently wowing diners at Agapé Substance (David Toutain). Meanwhile, the team behind the acclaimed bistro Septime have opened a new seafood house next door (Clamato). Michelin-starred chef Akrame Benallal has expanded with a wine-and-cheese bar (Brut), while the formerly Michelin-starred Antoine Westermann also has a new wine bar that doubles as a high-end deli (La Dégustation). Jean Francois Piege has also expanded his empire with a pastry shop offering both the classics and some more innovative pastries like the creampuff within a creampuff (Gateaux Thoumieux). Here now, the Eater Heatmap to Paris, a chronicle of the city's restaurants of the moment.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Le BAT

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16 bis boulevard Montmartre, Paris
75009, France
+33 1 42 46 14 25
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Sandwiched between the Hard Rock Cafe and a faux Tex Mex restaurant, this new place run by former Kitchen Galerie Bis chef Yariv Berrebi serves tartars and tapas (Bar A Tapas, get it?). Food is simple and the finest quality ingredients are used, making this a welcome new spot in a formerly gastronomic wasteland. [Photo]

2. Brut

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22 rue Lauriston, Paris
75016, France
The latest creation from one-star Michelin chef Akrame Benallal, this updated cheese and wine bar across from his eponymous restaurant has a cutting edge/dungeon-y style decor and exceptional cheese from Rodolphe Le Meunier and charcuterie from Eric Ospital. Both are best washed down by one of the hundred wines referenced here. [Photo]

3. Caillebotte

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8 rue Hippolyte Lebas, Paris
75009, France
Paris' most talked about new bistro is located in the increasingly hip South of Pigalle neighborhood. The pocket-sized corner restaurant offers one of the city's best values (19€ or $26, two-course lunch menu) with cooking from a team that trained at the Hotel Bristol. Service is friendly and young. The best perch is the bar seating directly in front of the open kitchen. [Photo]

4. Clamato

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80 Rue de Charonne, Paris
75011, France
+33 1 43 72 74 53
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This new seafood house, located next to sister restaurant Septime, offers up a selection of elegant small dishes (such Utah Beach oysters and tabasco, and ultra-fresh ceviches) accompanied by natural wines. Beware, come early or late, because no bookings are accepted. [Photo]

5. David Toutain

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29 Rue Surcouf, Paris
75007, France
+33 1 45 50 11 10
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The uncontested hot new bistro award goes to this sleek new table from David Toutain, formerly of the cult gastro spot Agapé Substance and trained by such culinary heavyweights as Alain Passard and Marc Veryrat. His surprise menus are inventive, eclectic, and hyper-seasonal. He is assisted in the dining room by his charming food photographer wife. [Photo: Adrian Moore]

6. La Dégustation

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93 rue Lepic, Paris
75018, France
+33 1 46 06 25 20
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One of Paris' best new wine bars was just opened on a winding Montmartre street by former three-star Michelin chef Antoine Westermann. (It's also next door to his chicken restaurant Le Coq Rico.) Part wine counter, part high-end deli, La Dégustation has a fantastic selection of Champagnes as well as delicious small dishes to soak it up with. [Photo]

7. Freddie's Deli

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22 rue Crespin du Gast, Paris
75011, France
+33 1 84 16 33 75
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This highly awaited bricks-and-mortar offering from Le Camion Qui Fume's Kristin Frederick is one of the harbingers of the new Anglo-French comfort food scene. With nary a burger in sight, the hot sandwiches here are a jet-setting food-loving Parisian's dream: Philly steak, roast beef and cheddar, all made with the finest local ingredients. [Photo]

8. Gâteaux Thoumieux

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58 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris
75007, France
+33 1 45 51 12 12
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The latest in master chef Jean Francois Piege's culinary empire is this fabulous pastry shop run by his head pastry chef Ludovic Chaussard, who trained with Alain Ducasse and at Le Tour d'Argent. All manner of baked goods from glazed croissants to classic creations with a twist such as the Chou Chou (a creampuff within a creampuff) draw Parisian sweet tooths from across town to eat in and take away from the most interesting new pastry shop in town. [Photo]

9. Holybelly

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19 rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris
75010, France
This Canal Saint Martin's coffee shop just opened a few months ago, but already feels like part of the family. Opened by Nico Alary, a Frenchie who worked the coffeeshops in Melbourne, this cozy modern hangout serves fabulous roasts from the Belleville Brullerié, all-day English breakfast, cakes, and salads, and has an interesting local clientele ranging from aging child actors to cool local media types. [Photo]

10. Lockwood

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73 rue d'Aboukir, Paris
75002, France
+33 1 77 32 97 21
Squirreled away in Paris' increasingly gentrifying garment district, this coffee house/restaurant/subterranean cocktail bar that's open from early to late was the brainchild of three globetrotting French brothers, who hail from some of the best spots in town. Brews are from the Belleville Brulerié (thanks to Brother Thomas Lehoux, who is also behind the roaster) and cocktails from brother Olivier (also of the club Le Silencio). Breakfast and lunch are organic and Anglo-inspired. [Photo]

1. Le BAT

16 bis boulevard Montmartre, Paris, 75009, France
Sandwiched between the Hard Rock Cafe and a faux Tex Mex restaurant, this new place run by former Kitchen Galerie Bis chef Yariv Berrebi serves tartars and tapas (Bar A Tapas, get it?). Food is simple and the finest quality ingredients are used, making this a welcome new spot in a formerly gastronomic wasteland. [Photo]
16 bis boulevard Montmartre, Paris
75009, France

2. Brut

22 rue Lauriston, Paris, 75016, France
The latest creation from one-star Michelin chef Akrame Benallal, this updated cheese and wine bar across from his eponymous restaurant has a cutting edge/dungeon-y style decor and exceptional cheese from Rodolphe Le Meunier and charcuterie from Eric Ospital. Both are best washed down by one of the hundred wines referenced here. [Photo]
22 rue Lauriston, Paris
75016, France

3. Caillebotte

8 rue Hippolyte Lebas, Paris, 75009, France
Paris' most talked about new bistro is located in the increasingly hip South of Pigalle neighborhood. The pocket-sized corner restaurant offers one of the city's best values (19€ or $26, two-course lunch menu) with cooking from a team that trained at the Hotel Bristol. Service is friendly and young. The best perch is the bar seating directly in front of the open kitchen. [Photo]
8 rue Hippolyte Lebas, Paris
75009, France

4. Clamato

80 Rue de Charonne, Paris, 75011, France
This new seafood house, located next to sister restaurant Septime, offers up a selection of elegant small dishes (such Utah Beach oysters and tabasco, and ultra-fresh ceviches) accompanied by natural wines. Beware, come early or late, because no bookings are accepted. [Photo]
80 Rue de Charonne, Paris
75011, France

5. David Toutain

29 Rue Surcouf, Paris, 75007, France
The uncontested hot new bistro award goes to this sleek new table from David Toutain, formerly of the cult gastro spot Agapé Substance and trained by such culinary heavyweights as Alain Passard and Marc Veryrat. His surprise menus are inventive, eclectic, and hyper-seasonal. He is assisted in the dining room by his charming food photographer wife. [Photo: Adrian Moore]
29 Rue Surcouf, Paris
75007, France

6. La Dégustation

93 rue Lepic, Paris, 75018, France
One of Paris' best new wine bars was just opened on a winding Montmartre street by former three-star Michelin chef Antoine Westermann. (It's also next door to his chicken restaurant Le Coq Rico.) Part wine counter, part high-end deli, La Dégustation has a fantastic selection of Champagnes as well as delicious small dishes to soak it up with. [Photo]
93 rue Lepic, Paris
75018, France

7. Freddie's Deli

22 rue Crespin du Gast, Paris, 75011, France
This highly awaited bricks-and-mortar offering from Le Camion Qui Fume's Kristin Frederick is one of the harbingers of the new Anglo-French comfort food scene. With nary a burger in sight, the hot sandwiches here are a jet-setting food-loving Parisian's dream: Philly steak, roast beef and cheddar, all made with the finest local ingredients. [Photo]
22 rue Crespin du Gast, Paris
75011, France

8. Gâteaux Thoumieux

58 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris, 75007, France
The latest in master chef Jean Francois Piege's culinary empire is this fabulous pastry shop run by his head pastry chef Ludovic Chaussard, who trained with Alain Ducasse and at Le Tour d'Argent. All manner of baked goods from glazed croissants to classic creations with a twist such as the Chou Chou (a creampuff within a creampuff) draw Parisian sweet tooths from across town to eat in and take away from the most interesting new pastry shop in town. [Photo]
58 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris
75007, France

9. Holybelly

19 rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris, 75010, France
This Canal Saint Martin's coffee shop just opened a few months ago, but already feels like part of the family. Opened by Nico Alary, a Frenchie who worked the coffeeshops in Melbourne, this cozy modern hangout serves fabulous roasts from the Belleville Brullerié, all-day English breakfast, cakes, and salads, and has an interesting local clientele ranging from aging child actors to cool local media types. [Photo]
19 rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris
75010, France

10. Lockwood

73 rue d'Aboukir, Paris, 75002, France
Squirreled away in Paris' increasingly gentrifying garment district, this coffee house/restaurant/subterranean cocktail bar that's open from early to late was the brainchild of three globetrotting French brothers, who hail from some of the best spots in town. Brews are from the Belleville Brulerié (thanks to Brother Thomas Lehoux, who is also behind the roaster) and cocktails from brother Olivier (also of the club Le Silencio). Breakfast and lunch are organic and Anglo-inspired. [Photo]
73 rue d'Aboukir, Paris
75002, France

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