When a shop makes only one thing, you can bet they do it right!
Paris is currently experiencing an explosion of hyper-specialized restaurants and bakeries making just a handful of products. But while this is certainly on-trend, it’s not the first time that Paris has played host to single-product establishments. There are a few old standbys on the Paris restaurant scene where you’ll barely have to order to reap the benefits of their expertise.
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Le Relais de l'Entrecote
Patrons of this classic French bistro aren’t given a menu: waitresses merely ask “How would you like it cooked?” before serving generous portions of the namesake entrecote steak. Enjoy the secret house sauce with house-made French fries. A simple frisée salad to start and a buffet of desserts to bookend this experience nicely.
INSIDER TIPDon’t be worried if your portion seems small at first: servers will double back to dole out a second helping once you’ve cleaned your plate!
This classic restaurant on Rue Montorgueil, not far from the former Les Halles market area, is famous for its namesake escargots. While snails aren’t the only thing on this menu, the restaurant does them up right, with several different options alongside the Burgundian classic of garlic-and-parsley butter. Truffled or curried, with blue cheese or with foie gras, this spot has something for all escargot fans.
L'Eclair de Génie
Pastry chef Christophe Adam has elevated classic éclairs to new heights with his Éclair de Génie shops. Boasting several addresses throughout the city, Adam offers a host of exciting flavors like rose-lychee or lemon meringue. Each flavor is numbered, and only a select few will be available at any given time, dictated by the season and by the whims of the chef.