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Parisian Bistrots

From the original bistrots of the Industrial Revolution to the modern neo-bistros of the Bistronomic Revolution, Urbansider invites you on a journey to discover one of the most emblematic Parisian food institutions. 

DID YOU KNOW ?

Did you know where the word 'bistrot' come from? Well, actually, nobody knows for sure. But there are two opposing theories for that origin. 

The first one argues that Bistrot derives from 'bistraud' a colloquial name used 'a la Belle Epoque' (beginning of the XXe century) for a wine merchant, then by extension for the place selling wine.

Another theory asserts that it derives from the russian 'bistro', meaning 'quick', and dates back to the time russian cosacks occupied Paris. Pressed by the time as they had to be back to their camp before curfew, the soldiers would urge the service to be quick, shouting 'bistro, bistro', and the word remain for these 'fast food' places.

Bistrot Essentials


  • HOMELY, CONVIVIAL PLACE WHERE FRIENDS MEET TO HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME

  • A STYLE, A DECOR, SMALL WOODEN TABLES AND CHAIRS, BENCHES AND MIRRORS, NO WHITE TABLE CLOTHE, BUT WHITE CLOTHE NAPKINS

  • A SINCERE, AUTHENTIC AND HOMEMADE CUISINE WITH FRESH SEASONAL PRODUCTS AND TRADITIONAL RECIPES

  • A RICH WINE MENU, NICE BOTTLES FROM PASSIONATED WINE MAKERS. AND LE DIGESTIF, OF COURSE

  • PASSIONATED CHEFS AND WARM WELCOMING SERVICE

  • Semilla
  • Le Radis Beurre
  • Le Troquet
  • Le Mermoz
  • Septime
  • Jaja
  • Richer
  • La cantine du Troquet

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