Chez Gladines 30 rue des 5 Diamants 75013 Paris 01.45.80.70.10 Always bright, lively and loud, this is the "original" Gladines. Famous for their "dog bowl" salads (served in large stainless steel mixing bowls) and infamous for their Escalope de veau montagnarde (a piping hot plate piled high with potatoes, mushroom-cream sauce and large slabs of bacon-lined veal).
Pho 14 129, ave de Choisy 75013 Paris 01 45 83 61 15 Simple and delicious. Always a line of hungry customers waiting to sample from the small menu of delicious soups.
Les Cailloux 58 Rue des cinq Diamants 75013 Paris 01 45 80 15 08 High-priced, but succulent Italian food. Definitely ask for the bottle of aged balsamic vinegar to drizzle over fresh burrata salad.
L'Ourcine 92 rue Broca 75013 Paris 01 47 07 13 65 Traditional French bistro food with a tiny fresh modern twist. Great 35 € prix fixe. Some of the nicest waitstaff and (last I checked) a rockstar woman chef.
Chez Mamane 27, rue des Cinq-Diamants 75013 Paris 01 45 89 58 87 One room. One item on the menu: couscous. Served up in generous and delicious portions. A local hang out.
Pizza Cinq Diamants 54 Rue des cinq Diamants, 75013 Paris 01 53 80 46 85 This place keeps on getting better and better. Always a mountain of toppings and well-crafted crust. Bonus: take your pizza and eat it next door at Le Diamant bar paired with a cold draft beer!
Chez Van 65, bd Saint-Marcel 75013 Paris 01 43 37 05 97 Interesting all-you-can-eat joint with housemade noodles. The setting is dingy, but the food tasty.
La Régalade 49, av. Jean-Moulin 75014 Paris Famous as a bistro cuisine game-changer, many have observed a decline in quality and service over the last years. Still, taste the terrine de table and enjoy the cozy très français atmosphere at this 14th institution.
Le Beurre Noisette 68, rue Vasco-de-Gama 75015 Paris 01 48 56 82 49 A little far on the outskirts of the city, but reliable French bistro fare.
Frenchie 5, rue du Nil 75002 Paris 01 40 39 96 19 Powerful, original mouth-watering flavors. Call early to secure a reservation.