Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

Restaurant Café de la Nouvelle Mairie in ParisCafé de la Nouvelle Mairie (Paris)

Chic meals guaranteed at this pretty wine bar located across the street from Universal Music, with a tin bar, cadavers of exquisite bottles (Augereau, Breton…) and a big blackboard menu decked out with all the essentials: chicken liver terrine with raisins and Armagnac (€8.50); braised beef brisket (€17); grilled sausage with blond peas (€15)… Plus a handful of more delicate dishes: pan-fried white asparagus sprinkled with crushed pistachios (€9); smoked mozzarella comfortably plated over a perfectly spiced eggplant purée, sprinkled with toasted almonds (€11); a runny manigodine cheese from the Savoie (€7.50); sweetened gariguette strawberries with meringue and homemade whipped cream (€8.50)…. To celebrate all that, uncork a bottle, chosen blindly: Pourpre, a Côtes-du-Rhône from Maxime-François Laurent (€6 a glass), an excellent Maximum from Nicolas Carmarans (€6.80), a buttery Chenin Méchant from Nicolas Reau (€5), or a craft La Loirette beer from the Brasserie de La Pigeonnelle (€6 for 330 ml). À la carte €24.50 to €40.50. // S.G.

Getting there

Restaurant Café de la Nouvelle Mairie
19, rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques
TEL: +33 1 44 07 04 41
Subway: Place Monge, Luxembourg