Feasting in the 9th Arrondissement: The Complete Guide

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Feasting in the 9th Arrondissement: The Complete Guide
There are few pleasures more readily available than gastronomy in France and even fewer clichés more frequently employed than that of the Frenchman with a baguette in hand and a string of garlic strung around his neck. From fromage to omelette, éclairs to saucisson – the French food scene is indulgent, plentiful, and sometimes quite overwhelming. And when it comes to food in Paris, the two are almost synonymous. Need steering in the right direction? Here’s your complete guide to the best cafés, boulangeries, restaurants, wine bars and brunch spots in the ninth arrondissement – an area which tends to go under the foodie’s radar but has so much to offer once you branch off from the humdrum of the Gare Saint Lazare. Bon appétit! PONI 24 Rue Saint-Lazare Tucked away in an edgy corner of Rue Saint Lazare, PONI is, at first glance, a wine bar, adorned with colorful bottles of liquor which glint enticingly against the mirrored shelving. But it’s the food here that steals the show. The signature dish, the bavette with garlic cream, rich orzo and fresh mushrooms, is unlike anything I’ve ever prepared. The meat is of exceptionally high quality and the flavors addictive. In the unlikely event that you have room for dessert, the brioche perdue is hugely indulgent and utterly moreish. It’s a fried slab of buttery brioche bread drenched in maple syrup and caramel with a side of ice cream to juxtapose the warmth of the pudding; the portions are so generous we left frustrated we could only manage one dessert between us. The young, lively staff members are hugely accommodating, spirited and enthusiastic. The richly prepared dishes are nourished by the bustling ambience of the modernized art-deco interior, complete with neon lettering, menus scribbled on a roll of brown paper and a copper bar top: this really is the pinnacle of the brasserie moderne.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Poni (@poni75009)
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Lead photo credit : a delicious Quiche with filling beef and cheese Photo by Keriliwi on Unsplash

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Claudia lived in Paris for six months during a year abroad which she did as part of her French and Spanish degree at Durham University. With a penchant for all things culture, languages, food and flânerie, she quickly discovered why it is that the French capital is so widely celebrated. While she was in Paris, she started writing for Ma Vie Francaise, an online-based publication about Francophone cultures. After completing an MA in Newspaper Journalism at City, University of London last year, she’s currently working as an editorial intern at Monocle Magazine, a globally-minded publication which focuses on culture, urbanism and business. Her favorite Parisian hidden gem is the Musée de la Vie Romantique, and if you’re a gourmand(e), she recommends paying a visit to the Rue des Martyrs.

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  • Ellen Corradini
    2022-11-19 12:08:43
    Ellen Corradini
    Claudia, thanks so much for a preview of these restaurants! I hope to spend more time in the 9th while I'm in Paris in a couple of weeks and am looking forward to trying at least one or two of them!

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    • Claudia Jacob
      2022-11-23 05:18:46
      Claudia Jacob
      Hi Ellen - enjoy the 9th! It's a lovely place with lots on offer

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