The city of light is a place you can visit an endless number of times, but still depart Charles de Gaulle feeling as though you’ve just barely scratched the surface. Whether you choose to nibble on delicate sablés aux fleurs from Peonies or decide to give frogs’ legs a try at Le Taillevent, Paris is a city that will always leave your stomach wanting more. If what you’re seeking during your rendezvous in Paris is an evening indulging in the pleasure of good food done well, then you need look no further than Buvette.
For foodies visiting Paris the 9th arrondissement, where you’ll stumble upon Buvette, is practically a landmark destination in its own right. Buvette is the type of place that’s showered with low lighting, tightly packed tables and young couples on first dates. It’s the kind of French bistro where you’ll find hip young students from Amsterdam chatting in English with the Americans seated beside them.
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One of funnest dishes on the menu, for us at least, is the hachis parmentier. It’s basically the French version of shepherd’s pie, a delicious dish commonly found across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Buvette’s constantly rotating melting pot of dishes and English speaking patrons shouldn’t be all that surprising when you consider that Chef Jody Williams is an American. Despite its French name and Parisian address, the first outpost of Buvette actually opened up in New York City’s West Village in 2011. The Paris location came along in 2012. Buvette’s third and final nook, Tokyo, landed on the map in 2018.
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Out of all the yummy plates that crowded our tiny table that evening, one dish was our absolute favorite. Coming in directly ahead of the hachis parmentier for the first place crown was the choux de Bruxelles (Bussels sprouts).
Another one of our favorite things, besides the os à moelle, choux de Bruxelles and hachis parmentier we chowed down on, are the lovely menus at Buvette.
Whether you’re in the mood for a light bite like chevre et miel (goat cheese and honey) or something a bit more substantial like coq au vin (braised chicken in a red wine sauce), Buvette is the type of spot you can easily sidle on into.
*There are three Buvette locations around the world.
Address: 28 Rue Henry Monnier
Paris, France 75009
Hours: Monday Through Friday 8:30am to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to Midnight
Phone: +33 1 44 63 41 71
Pricing (All in Euros): Tartines (Toasts and Small Plates) €8.00, Légumes (Vegetable Dishes) €9.00, Les Croques (Fried Cheese Sandwiches) €12.00, Viandes (Meat Plates) €15.00
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