Known by many for its tiny horseshoe-shaped bar in the Marais, Au Petit Fer a Cheval actually hides a restaurant, which unless you knew about it, you’d miss. So while this is a fun chilled place to come for a pre-dinner aperitif on its small terrace, I’d also recommend staying for dinner.
The food is hearty and traditional Bistro food, with classic French dishes such as duck confit and steak, as well as more simple sandwiches and salads. And it’s very well priced, which is rare in Paris. Don’t expect anything upmarket, but this is a good place to come to mingle with a young, fun and somewhat noisy crowd or simply enjoy a crème brulee and people watch.
Au Petit Fer a Cheval
30 Rue Vieille du Temple