Best restaurants 11th arrondissement

5 of the Best Restaurants in the 11th Arrondissement in Paris

Looking for the best restaurants in the 11th arrondissement in Paris? Our insider guide has got the best spots for you to discover. Written by someone who actually lives in Paris (and in the 11th for 1 year), this guide has got the best tried and tested bistros & restaurants in the lively, diverse area.

The 11th arrondissement is one of the up and coming areas of the city, with many of the trendiest eating spots, cafes and wine bars located in the district. It’s youthful, dynamic and a far cry from the historical areas of Paris. If you want to experience the real Paris, it’s here. Our guide focuses on restaurants serving up modern, forwarding thinking food. If you’re on the hunt for traditional French food, check out our best bistros Paris guide or our best restaurants Paris guide.

Cafe du Coin

Cafe du Coin is a cracking neighbourhood neo-bistro located just off the place Voltaire in the 11th arrondissement Paris. Bistro in the day and wine bar & small sharing plate restaurant in the evening, they serve modern French and Italian food with plenty of exciting twists thrown in. One of the more popular spots in this guide, it’s definitely a restaurant where you’ll need to reserve in advance. The copper bar, belle époque tiles and Formica tables add real rustic Parisian charm and the crowd is a mix of locals, foodies and in-the-know tourists.

During lunch time there are main style dishes on offer, they’re seasonal and change weekly. Expect Morteau sausage with confit onions, pork schnitzel with a fresh pea salad and duck ragu with home made pasta. In the evening their menu is all about French tapas (or tapassiette in French). They’ve got a killer selection of pizettes (small format pizzas) including nduja & mozza, cacio e pepe and smoked mozzarella and zaatar. Their other plates, like with their lunch menus, change weekly. Eggs mayo (with miso mayo), trout eggs and dill oil are a fantastic combination. Beef bourguignon croquettes, marinated sardines and courgette tempura are all memorable dishes that I’ve tried over the years. Their wine selection is fantastic with plenty of superb natural wines on offer. For beer fans, they’ve got a great IPA on tap, brewed just outside of Paris.

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What to know before you visit

  • Gets very busy at weekends
  • Open every day until 2am
  • Kitchen closes at 10:30pm

Address: 9 Rue Camille Desmoulins, 75011
Tel: 01 48 04 82 46


Sister restaurant of the famous Michelin starred Septime, Clamato is a fantastic seafood and fish bistro located in the middle of rue Charonne. Much more accessible that it’s big brother,Clamato is walk in only. So as long as you get inline early enough, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a table. During your peak times you’ll probably have to wait and for good reason – it’s extremely good. It’s a mix of letting ultra high quality ingredients shine with simple preparation and hits of techniques that you’ll find in Septime. The dining space is light with plenty of nautical decorations reminding you of the type of food that you’ll be eating.

The menu changes frequently and with the seasons – even to the point of what fish comes in on the day. They only fish caught from small boats using sustainable fishing methods and boy are they fresh. It’s really a restaurant where you’ll be blown away by the quality and freshness of the fish and seafood. During my last visit I had a fantastic seabream ceviche with fermented plums and chipotle oil. Their green curry clams were incredible with a lightly spiced broth that didn’t overpower the naturally sweet clams. Finally their wine menu, like at Septime is superb. I’d really recommend getting splurging and getting a good bottle – you won’t regret it.

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What to know before you visit

  • You can’t reserve
  • Expect to queue during the weekend
  • Get there early to be able to get a seat. You can put your name and phone number down and go for a drink nearby whilst you wait.

Address: 80 rue de Charonne, 75011
Tel: 01 43 72 74 53

Le Servan

Le Servan is an incredible contemporary restaurant run by the Levha sisters. With Tatiana on the pass and Katia curating the mine blowing wine selection, Le Servan is a fantastic neo-bistro serving classy and downright punchy Asian-French food. The bright, off-white dining space has nods to classic French bistros but industrial features and dim lighting in the evening reminds you of the real, modern food that you’re going to enjoy.

As with all good restaurants (and indeed all of them in this list), the menus change frequently and new dishes are tested, refined and perfected before being introduced to the general public. The menu is formatted to share with starters in a tapas/sharing plate form and the menus being slightly larger and premium in terms of ingredients. My last visit I had a clever potato dish with chilli crisp and scallops. A crispy pork belly dish was particularly memorable and came with a heavenly meat jus and pickled onions to cut through the richness. The wine list at Le Servan is also worth a note with some excellent bottles from small producers.

What to know before you visit

  • Closed on Sundays
  • You can reserve online
  • You’ll need to book 1-2 weeks in advance for prime weekend slots

Address: 32 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011
Tel: 01 55 28 51 82


If you’re in the mood for a steak then Brutos is the place for you. With an indoor BBQ, the entire menu revolves around beautiful (and rare to find in Paris) smokey, charcoal flavours. Chef Lucas Baur (ex. Robuchon) brings his Brazilian flair and grills everything and anything. Smoked sausage, langoustines, sirloin and Côte de Boeuf are grilled to perfection. The interior is very much of the area with exposed brick walls, dim lighting and green leather benches.

Just because it’s BBQ focused, don’t expect rustic, ham-fisted cooking here. It’s refined with their individual steaks being served with a fine dining style beef jus. Their fries are epic and come with a beautiful smokey, spicy harissa mayo. If you feel in the mood for sharing, you can order one of their huge sharing steaks which comes with chimichurri and their awesome beef sauce. On Sundays they serve only rotisserie style chicken from their grill. Again, you’ll get a real home made chicken sauce with a generous portion of fries.

What to know before you visit

  • You can reserve online
  • You’ll need to reserve +1 week in advance to get a table for their Sunday rotisserie chicken

Address: 5 Rue du Général Renault, 75011
Tel: 01 48 06 98 97

A La Renaissance

A La Renaissance is one of those really unknown spots where you’ll be almost guaranteed to be surrounded by in-the-know locals. It’s a really friendly restaurant with warm service mixed in with a local atmosphere in a traditional-meets-modern dining space. A La Renaissance is just off the Place Voltairewhich is close by to a a lot of trendy bars where you’ll feel the real Parisian night life.

The food is unpretentious yet genuinely good. Well seasoned with awesome flavour combos make for a really enjoyable meal. Don’t expect really out there dishes – they mainly do classics with a bit of a twist. Squid two ways – deep fried (think Spanish crispy calamari) and seared with garlic-parsley butter. Seasonal ingredients are always featured heavily – ceps during Autumn/fall, wild garlic in May. It’s honest, good cooking and is a perfect spot for an awesome evening with friends or family. Finally their wine list is certainly worth noting as they have a great mix of natural and classical wines.

What to know before you visit

  • Generally no need to reserve
  • Open daily until 2am

Address: 87 Rue de la Roquette, 75011
Tel: 01 43 79 83 09

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