Auberge Etchegorry, Paris
Auberge Etchegorry, Paris. (Photo courtesy of Auberge Etchegorry)

A Basque country restaurant in Paris

Want to feel like you’re dining in the countryside, yet remain in Paris?

Way out in the sticks of the 13th Arrondissment, Auberge de la Jarente is a cosy, rustic little eatery with views over the park across the street and Basque cooking like grandma used to make. (In fact, it has been in the same family since 1962.)

No it's not fancy, but I love it anyway. Though there is sidewalk dining in nice weather, I prefer to pass through the homey main room—with its mid-20th-century wallpaper and hamhocks and garlic strands hanging from the rafters—and climb the narrow, rickety staircase at the back to eat up on the second floor with views over the trees of the neighboring park. Makes me feel just like I'm in the country.

The lunch menu (€18) makes the Etchegorry a steal; the more expensive set-price tasting menus (€34–€65) are worth every euro.

 

 

 



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The downstairs room at Auberge Etchegorry, Paris
The downstairs room at Auberge Etchegorry, Paris. (Photo courtesy of Auberge Etchegorry)

 

 

Food at Auberge Etchegorry, Paris
(Photo courtesy of Auberge Etchegorry)