Paris is notorious for shutting down in the month of August.  Last year, I gave you my short list of top restaurants that stay open for all or a good part of the month.  And I figured it would be helpful to have an update for 2012!  See my Crème de la Crème list for more details on each establishment.

FRENCH: Open all month!

• Kong (1st) 1, rue du Pont-Neuf (5th floor of the Kenzo store) Tel. 01 40 39 09 00.  Open the whole month of August, 7 days a week!

• Le Café Marly (1st) in the Louvre (Tel. 01 49 26 06 60, technically 93 Rivoli but it’s in the courtyard of the Louvre by the big glass pyramid).  Open the whole month of August, 7 days a week!

• Pamela Popo (4th) 15 Rue François Miron, Tel.: 01 42 74 14 65. Open Mon – Thurs 12h–23h, Fri 12h–23h30, Sat 13h–23h30, Sun 13h–23h. Open the whole month of August, 7 days a week!

• Au Tournebièvre (5th) 65, quai de la Tournelle, Tel. 01 44 07 27 34, letournebievre@orange.frOpen the whole month of August Tuesday – Saturday for lunch & dinner, Sunday for lunch only (and closed the evening of August 18th).

• Chez Lena et Mimile (5th) 32 Rue Tournefort, Tél: 01 47 07 72 47. Open the whole month of August, 7 days a week (12h to 14h30 & 19h to 23h)!

• Café Pères et Filles (6th) 8, rue de Seine, Tel. 01 43 25 00 28. Open the whole month of August, 7 days a week (12:00 – 14:30 and 19:30 – 23:00)!

• La Ferme Saint Simon (7th) 6 Rue de Saint Simon, Tel. 01 45 48 35 74. Open the whole month of August!  Closed only Saturdays for lunch, Sunday lunch and dinner and Monday, August 15th for lunch.

• Le Béguin (9th), 2 Rue du Cardinal Mercier, Tel. 01 42 81 58 20.  Open Mon – Fri 9:30am – 2:00am and Sat 10:00am – 2:00am. Open the whole month of August except Sundays and August 15th.

FRENCHOnly closed for one week!

• Fish La Boissonnerie (6th) 69, rue de Seine, Tel. 01 43 54 34 69.   Open 7 days a week.  Closed August 13 – 19 (reopening the 20th for dinner). 

• Restaurant l’Ile, (Issy Les Moulineaux), 170 Quai de Stalingrad, Tel. 01 41 09 99 99. Currently closed for renovations but they will reopen on August 8th and will be open 7 days a week.

TEA, BRUNCH & LUNCH: Open all month!

• A Priori Thé (2nd) 35 Galerie Vivienne (off rue des Petits-Champs), Tel. 01 42 97 48 75.  Open the whole month of August, 7 days a week (12:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday and 12:00 – 18:30 Saturday & Sunday)!

• Cosi (6th) 54, rue de Seine, Tel: 01 46 33 35 36.  Open the whole month of August, 7 days a week (noon to 11pm)!

 Mariages Frères (6th), 13 Rue des Grands Augustins, Metro St-Michel, phone: 01 40 51 82 50 (and other locations as well).  All locations open the whole month of August, 7 days a week!

• Ladurée (6th), 21 Rue Bonaparte (and 7 other Paris locations as well).  All locations open the whole month of August, 7 days a week, except for the Champs-Elysées location that has been under renovation forever!!

• La Cuisine de Bar/Poilâne Paris – Cherche-Midi bakery (6th) 8 rue du Cherche-Midi, Tel 01 45 48 42 59.  Open the whole month of August, every day but Sunday (7h15 – 20h15)!

• Bread & Roses (6th) 7 rue de Fleurus, Tel. 01 42 22 06 06. Open the whole month of August, every day but Sunday!

JAPANESEOpen all month!

• Wrap N Roll Sushi (9th) 10 rue Budapest, Tel. 01 56 92 02 13. Open the whole month of August, every day but Sunday!

MEXICANOpen all month!

• Anahua Calli (5th), 30 rue des Bernadins, Tel. 01 43 26 10 20.  Open the whole month of August, every day for dinner and Sunday for lunch and dinner!

THAI: Open all month!

• Suan Thai (4th), 35 rue du Temple (formerly at 41 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie between rue du Temple and rue des Archives), Tel. 01 42 77 10 20.  Open all month, every day!

• Baan-Boran (1st) 43, rue de Montpensier, Tel. 01 40 15 90 45. Open the whole month of August, except Saturday lunch and Sundays!

• Silk & Spice (2nd) 6 rue Mandar, Tel.: 01 44 88 21 91. Open all month 7 days/week (dinner only on Saturdays and Sundays)!

 LEBANESE: Open all month!

• Liza (2nd), 14 rue de la Banque, Tel. 01 55 35 00 66.  Open the whole month of August, every day (Monday – Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday for dinner)!

KOREAN: Open all month!

• Restaurant Bibimbap (5th) 32 Boulevard de l’Hôpital, Tel. 01 43 31 27 42, kwonyoungchul@hotmail.comOpen all month 7 days/week!

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Do you have additional recommendations for favorite restaurants that will be open all or most of August 2012? If so, please share them with us!


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