Quality Suites Bercy Bibliotheque
15, rue de Tolbiac
Phone: (33) 1 53616200
Fax: (33) 1 53616201
15, rue de Tolbiac, Paris, FR, 75013
- Phone: (33) 1 53616200
- Fax: (33) 1 53616201
Ever dreamt of eating in a squat? Maybe not, but don't be put off by the graffiti-ridden quirkiness of this hip, sumptious gem of a restaurant! Located on the ground floor of the infamous art squat Les Frigos, this gallery-cum-restaurant serves up delicious, hand-prepared Japanese cuisine by magnificent resident chef Mariko, who often dictactes the menu according to her whims and moods. Be sure to try the swordfish sauteed with sake or the okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes). The spirit of this locale retains much of the funkiness of the squat. You must often search for a chair; the inside is marked by piping and hand-made decorations but the innovative dishes, copious portions and great prix-fixe menu will push anyone to summon their inner foodie rebel.
Along the Seine's quays, in a new and contemporary area, Sushi Massena mixes into the scenery. Its large glass windows give light to a totally contemporary and uncluttered space. The choice in sushi is large (try the shrimp!) but do not forget to try the skewers that are grilled on wood-coal (beef, quail, duck, chicken, seasonal vegetables), and the sea bream sashimi and octopus sashimi. Menus are very varied too, so everybody will be happy! the atmosphere is nice and relaxed, because most of the customers are students coming from the university located just nearby.
Moored on the banks of the Seine, Le Batofar is the capital's best techno and house music location. Food is served in the on-board restaurant while the bar on deck provides drinks as you bob gently on the water. Inside, off-the-wall decor plays host to some of the international circuit's best DJs. A varied program includes themed weeks (Barcelona, Budapest), experimental video evenings and fantastic weekend quayside concerts throughout the summer.
The name Dame de Canton (changed from Cabaret Pirate in 2008) encompasses an impressive range of possibilities: a Chinese-style yacht holds a restaurant and performance venue which transforms into a club animated by a live DJ after weekend concerts. At the restaurant, diners may choose à la carte or a formula including a meal and concert. The concerts themselves are fascinating. Contemporary performances of music from around the world: swing and jazz, reggae, rock, afro beat, electronic music, ska, hip hop, tzigane and gypsy styles, dub, beat box, singers, and occasional events built around the music find a home at the Dame de Canton. In addition, children's programming includes clown cabaret, musical theater, storytelling, and concerts. The boat may be rented for private events, and tickets are available online, by phone, or before the show.
This seaworthy theater is situated on a barge in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Baleine Blanche offers a groovy wood interior and two floors spanning 100 square meters - perfect for hosting a variety of cultural events. Past shows have included dramatic productions, documentary and video screenings, photo exhibitions, and acoustic concerts. The boat can hold 200 people.
If you want to dine in a nice cozy place with more than 15 varieties of wine, then Chai 33 is perfect for you. It is very popular for its international cuisine and the Tartar of three fish and Curried Avocado are the specialties here. If you are with kids, you don't have to worry as the restaurant has a special kid's menu. The restaurant can accommodate up to 300 people at a time and there is ample parking space outside.
This is one of the most happening hotspots in the city, and serves up delectable French cuisine. A bar-turned-restaurant, it is located in the ancient wine storehouses of Bercy, and hosts live music performances. Le Vinea is open till late, so it is perfect for those late-night jaunts - you can drop in for drinks or dinner.
Lao Lane Xang is found in Paris's Chinatown in the 13th arrondissement. The popular Thai restaurant was so successful that the owner opened a more expensive and slightly more chic restaurant across the street. Even so, Lao Lane Xang is no less popular thanks to its low prices, efficient service and authentic dishes. It's absolutely necessary to reserve a table because the restaurant is tiny and crowded. Most of the clientele are repeat customers, each with their own recommendation as to what a first-timer absolutely must try. With so many people coming back for more, there must be enough on the menu to satisfy a variety of palates. - Betsy Mikel
Trying to keep up with Restaurant L'Age d'Or is almost impossible---the happening locale is at once a gallery, a concert venue, a restaurant, a weekend brunch spot, a take-away joint and a space for tango classes! Instead, try to relax and enjoy its sunny demeanor, its mouth-watering courses, wonderful wine list and affordable prix-fixe menus. Specials are announced on a chalk board: be sure to try out the garlic shrimp, lamb chops or the spectacular date tart! The prices are more than reasonable so feast away; you can always burn off any sins with a dance lesson or two.
Are you a foodie tourist? Do you have a particular penchant for pho? Do you like a good challenge? If so, head straight for Pho Banh Cuon 14, a veritable institution of your favorite noodle. The crowds and a twenty minute wait are well worth the effort; you will soon be rewarded with a generous bowl of noodles with a meat of your choice- chicken or beef, seasoned with mouth-watering herbs. To wash down your feast, try a Saigon beer and one of their delectable desserts. Affordable prices and satisfaction guaranteed! It's been called one of the best Pho restaurants of the Little Saigon neighborhood, so be sure not to miss the culinary landmark!
Les Délices de Shandong, located in Paris' very own Chinatown, offers the best of Shandong cuisine--one of the oldest forms of cooking in China. But attention, this isn't for wusses! Dare to taste the fabulous sea cucumbers, the calimari soup, the tripes with pepper or the pork ears with cucumbers. If you'd rather something a little more well-behaved but still delicious, try the mushrooms flavored with green cabbage! Quality and authenticity prevail here.
If you love food, and you love boats, then this nautical cafe will rock your world. Situated in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, this dirigible dining vessel offers a 300 seat dining hall in addition to a terrace with 200 places. Café Barge serves up traditional southern French/Mediterranean food in style, with a decor that positively sparkles. The dining hall is done up with the flashy silver sheen of glass and steel, and features pop cultural icons stenciled on the furnishings for an effect that is decidedly Warhol-esque.