The ‘bar à manger’ (or, bar dining) movement is teasing Parisian tastebuds with casual bistronomy in intimate, fuss-free venues, teaming small restaurant quality with the alluring attitude of bars. No need to sit at a starched table with stuffy service and fine-dine pomp; order a tasty share plate with pals, a glass of pukka plonk, and let the good times roll.
Perfect for a refuel post-ramble in Père Lachaise (the city’s celeb-dotted cemetery), charming new resto Jones ticks all the trend boxes with pared-back industri-chic decor, a tempting cave of artisan wines and pretty plating.
Originally called Bones, it was helmed by Aussie talent James Henry, whose daily tasting menus made this side street secret in the 11th a food-bloggers’ favourite. Now Henry has moved on, chef-owner Florent Ciccoli is manning the pans, putting a seasonal spin on quality ingredients.
This nabe gem starts the day off in style with coffees and breakfast, before morphing into relaxed lunches and sociable dinners where tapas-y tidbits rule (think slices of onglet steak with shiitake mushrooms and Swiss chard, or bonito tuna with ricotta, fried girolles and potato purée).
Menus are still daily changing, with smartly sourced produce attracting an admiring following. Natural wines, made by small producers, complement the simple, delicious fare. Res for evening tables, or swing by to sample bar bites as a walk-in. Bon appétit!
43 rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 11th / +33 9 80 75 32 08 / 8.30am-midnight Mon-Fri / jonescaferestaurant.com