This small yet charming restaurant with a great authentic
atmosphere is located in an old 16th century building in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris and serves North African cuisine with the
emphasis on couscous and tajine and is run by the same people that run the Andy Wahloo bar next door.
Although there is the main dining room, there is also a balcony or mezzanine that looks
over the main area and what is cooking on the open stove and this only has two low tables
that you reach by a tiny, ancient staircase with light flickering from lanterns on each
This little restaurant in Paris is often
frequented by celebrities who enjoy the spicy Moroccan cuisine and the cosy ambience, yet
it is a friendly place where everyone is treated the same, famous or not. However,
it is a good idea to make a reservation and if possible, ask for the loft area that will
make the evening an even more special night to remember.
On a Saturday and Sunday the 404 Restaurant provide a brunch that can include items such
as couscous with grilled skewers and sausages, but the other speciality served here are
the tagines, which are basically complex and intricately spiced stews. Meat dishes
like duck, lamb and beef are cooked on an open flame in earthenware pots and served
exceedingly hot where the meat just falls off the bone, but they also do a vegetarian
alternative with seven vegetables. Other items on offer include cucumber in yoghurt
sauce, grilled meats, potato pastries, chicken with lemon and olives and fruit salad in
There is also a great selection of Moroccan wine, mint tea and beer on offer, and what a
lot of people do, is go next door to the unusual Andy Wahloo bar and nightclub after their meal to enjoy
the complete North African experience for the rest of the evening with a few mojito
Restaurant Guide Key Points
The 404 Restaurant is open for lunch from noon until 2.30pm and for dinner from 7.30pm
through to 10.30pm.
The A la Carte cost for the delicious and authentic North African cuisine is approximately
45 with a main course costing around 16.
There is no age limit and no particular dress code and is suitable for all, although it is
more recommended for a fun, warm and lively dining experience with friends than if you
wanted a romantic dinner for two.
Reservations are not just highly recommended, but virtually a must due to its popularity.
The nearest metro station is the Arts et Metiers.
Address & Contact Details:
69 Rue Gravilliers
Telephone: 1 42 74 57 81 or 1 42 71 10 92
Fax: 1 42 74 03 41