At the heart of the Marais, on an adorable little bridge, pull open the door of a restaurant quite unlike most others, Les Mauvais Garçons. Riad, the house master, is charming and welcoming, delighted to discuss his specialties. Originally from the city of Lyon, he has brought back a piece of his native town to Paris, and transformed it into a real bouchon Lyonnais - the name given to typical restaurants in Lyon.
In a simple and friendly decor, between portraits of Mesrine and Gainsbourg , dimmed lights and velvet banquettes, Riad offers you a menu where regional specialties flirt with dishes one can only find in a typical French bistrot. It gets pretty hard to decide on what we are going to have.
Appetizers, main dishes or desserts, everything is tempting ! We recomment the roasted camembert for the bravest, chicken cooked with shrimps, frogs legs, praline pastries, or a strawberry/ fresh mint soup to die for...
We pay: 25 euros, more or less
Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from noon to 2.30pm, and from 7pm to 11pm.
Picture credit: Do it in Paris