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Top 5 new Wine Bars in Paris

If you are heading to Paris any time soon, you will be in time to enjoy some of the newest bistros and wine bars in the City of Lights. These new destinations in Paris serve nice wines and sloe have short menus of food items to go well with your great serving of wine.

The hybrid wine bars have been popping in different corners of Paris as young chefs dare to explore and experiment with the concept of new flavors and small plates. They change their menus very often and maintain a friendly and lively, casual atmosphere. The wines are all organic or unsulfured plus they come friendly to any traveler’s wallet. Some glasses of wine plus a few small plates of good food will set you back tops around 40 euros. Here are some of the newest wine bars that you can try when you travel to Paris soon:

Le Dauphin

This wine bar can be found at the 11th arrondissement. Mostly of white marbles inside, the cozy structure was designed by Clement Blanchet and Rem Koolhaaas. It is also by Inaki Aizpitarte who owns the Le Chateaubriand just next door. The chef showcases some imaginative cooking using Spanish ham, cabbage, snails, buttermilk, or ice cream among others for those who want an adventure of the palate.

Au Passage

A team of chefs who worked at the famous Spring restaurant opened this bar last summer. They offer a short menu ranging form grilled tuna, steak with pickles, mussels, just to name a few dishes. You can find Au Passage also at the 11th arrondissement. You may want to call for reservation or check if they are packed as the place is a bit small.


Some patient work has been surely put into the restoration of the tiles in this bistro which was once a store for exotic birds. This Art Nouveau bistro is definitely one of the finest in Paris today. Their menu on their chalkboard also proves to offer a daily excitement for those looking for natural flavors. You will most likely spot on the list organic vegetables served on the sides of a grilled hen or foie gras tempting you on a plate of artichoke salad.

Le Verre Vole

Another bistrot a vins is the Le Verre Vole at the 10th arrondissement. They recently renovated their dining area to make it bigger. This does not mean though that you can get a table quickly as regulars and travelers pack this place quickly. Call them well in advance to reserve a table and make sure you try their terrine of fig and lamb or their duck breast and some turnips.


This wine bar is among the list of places where it is so hard to get a reservation in Paris. That is not an exaggeration. This lively Parisian spot opened last June and went up quickly on the popularity scale for its contemporary flair. You cannot phone them in advance to reserve a seat since they only entertain walk-ins. Their best dishes include smoked trout topped with some shaved cucumber, fresh herbs, and pickled onions, and their terrine with pistachios. Again, go early or expect to wait long.

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