The team behind Brasserie Bellanger in the 10th arrondissement, Victor and Charly have created another affordable, traditional restaurant experience, closer to the centre of the capital. With its sign adorned with flowers, a terrace in the style of a Paris café and vintage two-tone awning, Brasserie Dubillot is a passionate champion of the French art de vivre.
No tomatoes here in the middle of winter: the menu changes with the seasons, to ensure optimum flavour and an eco-friendly approach. Favouring short supply chains, the establishment sources its food directly from some fifty carefully selected producers who promote sustainable agriculture.
The timeless recipes of French brasserie cuisine are revisited with aplomb, from the must-have egg mayonnaise to poireaux vinaigrette (marinated leeks), sausage and mash, pâté en croûte (pâté wrapped in a pastry crust) and the unbeatable beef tartare. On the dessert menu, the rice pudding will take you back to your childhood, whilst the Paris-Brest (a wheel of choux pastry with praline cream) and the millefeuille will satisfy the sweetest tooth. You can tell from the quality of the dishes that everything here is home-made, from the desserts to the mayonnaise. No wonder then, that the Brasserie Dubillot ranks among the best places to regale your taste buds without spending a fortune.
222 rue Saint-Denis
Menu: around 22 EUR