Chez Jeannette, Paris
Tel: 33 1 47 70 30 89
Metro: Château d'Eau
Concierge.com's insider take:
Not long ago, this corner bar and café on gentrifying Rue Faubourg St. Denis felt like an outtake from a Jean-Paul Belmondo film, with dingy red chandeliers, blue leatherette-chairs, smoked-mirror walls, and a 1950s chrome bar occupied by mime students and garment district workers. When new (read "young") owners took over in 2007, they were smart and didn't touch the gloriously faded decor but updated the drink menu to include cocktails. By day, media and film types hold lively meetings at corner tables; on Friday and Saturday nights, leather-jacketed DJs play scratchy rock and an artfully scruffy hipster crowd packs the banquettes. There's no door policy, but with few tables, it can be hard to find a seat.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 8 am to 11 pm, Sunday 8 am to 10 pm.