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Restaurant Billili in ParisBillili (Paris) - © Billili

After carefully mulling over names for their new wine spot annex, Thomas Brachet and Tristan Renoux ended up combining their daughters’ names to baptize this place Billili. The space? A former Japanese restaurant located right next to the mother ship, Les Arlots, which the two rascals have transformed into a cheeky bistro with stone walls, hardwood floors, vintage furniture and scrawled blackboard menus. The night we went, served at a table or at the bar, carried by an intense Carignan from the Domaine La Petite Baigneuse (€30 a bottle), the freshly made dishes were a little all over the place: a delightful house terrine (€8); very fresh but somewhat bland mullet tartare (€12); a classic pork cheek and trotter head cheese served cold over a bed of warm lentils (€14); slices of sautéed octopus with morsels of Morteau sausage and a Beaujolais sauce (€17); before a chocolate pudding sprinkled with streusel (€5.50). As for the wines, there are good things to choose from, including plenty served by the glass: a Languedoc white from Le Clovallon (€6), a red Rendez-vous des Acolytes from the Domaine des Accoles (€4.50) and a Beaujolais Pinot noir from Xavier Benier (€6), etc. À la carte €22-35. Victoire Vollot

Getting there

Restaurant Billili
136, rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière
TEL: + 33 9 87 76 27 49
Subway: Barbès - Rochechouart, Poissonnière, Gare du Nord