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).
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.
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!
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.