where you need to eat right now

This legendary resto space is situated in the quaint Passage des Panoramas, which is full of antiques shops, cafés and an array of restaurants that vary from the touristic of the worst kind, via super-chic Caffè Stern, to the exceptional **Michelin studio-sized Passage 53. Racines has now changed hands, and the man behind the stove is chef Simone Tondo, with a strong background in playful parisian cooking. But here at Racines he is truly discovering mature simplicity and refinement in the basics, from a short menu with lovers-food such as ragús, cotolettas, burata, boudin and langoustines. Italian naturals on the wine shelves, an intimite and joyous atmosphere that can spark up into generous conversations with anyone around. Go here often, it’s the food and spirit of an invigorated and youthful little trattoria.