Chez L'Ami Jean

Paris, France

If you were to imagine a classic Parisian bistro, we'd wager that this hypothetical would come remarkably close to the reality of Chez L'Ami Jean. From its wooden frontage and jaunty egg-yolk-yellow awning to its tiled floors, red leather banquettes and marble-topped bar, little seems to have changed since the site initially opened as a Basque pub in the 1930s. Chef-proprietor Stéphane Jégo is one of the godfathers of the French Bistronomy movement too, which furthers this restaurant's commitment to Gallic culinary heritage, but adds a twist of something more modern along with a commitment to sourcing the very best ingredients. Dishes include sweetbreads roasted with thyme, roasted veal cheek confit and confit beef chuck smoked with oregano – hearty, delicious, and definitively a destination for meat-lovers, rather than vegetarians.

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27 Rue Malar, Gros Caillou, Paris, 75007