Paris' love for burgers is showing no signs of abating, with burger joints continuing to pop up all over the capital, even as far a field as the new, tasteful Le Ruisseau in a rather quiet corner of the 18th arrondissement. This part of town - on the other side of Montmartre, away from the picture-perfect Amélie-style photo ops - is rather residential but has lately been showing signs of slowly but surely becoming a destination in and of itself (see our piece on The Other Side of Montmartre) with a trendy Scandiwegian furniture shop, a connaisseur-approved coffee bar and a super-stylish garden concept store all part of the neighbourhood's draw. Le Ruisseau - helmed by chef Alban Jousse, who was trained at Michelin-starred restaurant, Laurent - is bringing more local hipsters out of the woodwork to hang out in its pared-back setting and chow down on one of its many top-notch burgers (including a goats cheese burger, a BBQ burger, a tartare burger and a mighty fine veggie burger - prices from €12), served with homemade chips and a green salad, and washed down with Brooklyn Lager on tap, a cocktail (Mojito, Gin FIzz, Americano... €7.50/8) or wine by the glass or bottle (from €4 for a glass of Chinon Rouge). For those who can't choose between all the burger options, a pair of mini burgers of your choice can be ordered so two flavours can be sampled. And for those all burgered out, there are also other delights on offer including a chicken club sandwich, steak tartare and a Caesar salad. Save some space for the desserts (from €5.50) which include a global round up of sweet favourites from cheesecake and tiramisu, to fondant au chocolat and apple sorbet in Calvados. A welcome addition to the 18th.
65 rue du Ruisseau
Open Tues-Sun lunch and dinner; Sun brunch.
all photos copyright Kim Laidlaw / Unlock Paris