24 Rue des Francs Bourgeoi,
Phone: +33 1 42 72 20 50
It’s hard to find a great neighborhood spot that you want to return to again and again. Especially for someone like me who loves to try new things and new places. Which is why I’m such a fan of Camille in the Marais. While nothing on the menu is earth-shattering, nearly everything is very good and it’s right in the heart of the Marais. It’s the perfect people-watching bistro with plenty of two tops along the highly trafficked Rue Francs-Bourgeois. And because the Marais attracts so many tourists to shop, the servers also speak English, so ordering is thankfully not a struggle.
Marinated Crayfish Salad
The kitchen turns out a terrific Steak Tartare, and a properly unctuous Andouillette Sausage with mashed potatoes (if you’re into that kind of thing). But my favorite dishes are ones I never found anywhere else in Paris; a Marinated Crayfish Salad that whisked me to the French coast and a zippy Gazpacho so good I craved it on a weekly basis. It’s a solid choice for Beef Carpaccio with shaved Parmesan Cheese and a Steak De Bar with good french fries. For dessert, try their Chocolate Mousse or Rice Pudding.