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‘Interesting Paris Restaurants’

 

58 Tour Eiffel


Inside the Eiffel Tower, the Altitude 95 restaurant is no more. Taking its place is 58 Tour Eiffel, run by the Alain Ducasse group, which also runs the Jules Verne. This restaurant is less expensive and "gourmet". It's brand new (opening end of March, 2009) ...more...

A la Biche Au Bois


Meaty classics, cheese courses,  foie gras,  pommes frites, coq au vin, huge desserts,  a wonderful bistro.  Sooo delicious.   Prix fixe around 25 euros.   Busy, so reserve if going at prime time.  LG Address: A la Biche Au Bois Map it! 45 avenue Ledru-Rollin Paris, France 75012 Tel: 01 43 43 34 38 more...

Afaria


Another well-trained husband and wife chef team have opened a restaurant, this with a Basque flavor. They cooked at the George V hotel. The menu is divided into, for lack of a better phrase, dining styles - heavy? Light? Adventurous? Famous chefs come in for ...more...

Angelina


In the Rue de Rivoli archway, hard by the Louvre, this gets tourists, locals and celebs due to its famous hot chocolate.  Picture melted chocolate bars accompanied by a pot of whipped cream.  It's insane.  you can get tea, quiche, famous rum cake and  more.  Leans to the super sweet, ...more...

Any Cafe, Any Time


When first traveling to Paris I was a scruffy post college type staying in youth hostels and eating at Restaurant Quick. A few years later I was making a bit more money and started eating at some swankier Parisian haunts. The point? No matter how I've traveled in Paris ...more...

Apicius


Walk into the private mansion where this restaurant is set and you are in another world. Nouvelle French food, with twists on old favorites. Michelin-starred. Very expensive. Plenty of rich and famous people-watching here. Expect perfectly prepared foie gras, duck, pigeon, and lovely souffles. ...more...

Arpege Restaurant


If you're going to spend $200 per person for lunch and double or more for dinner, you have to go to Michelin 3 starred Arpege. The chef Alain Passard owns an organic farm from which they get their produce. Forget steamed veggies - this place features ...more...

Astier


Known for a very robust cheese course which is part of the 4 course prix fixe menu at 31 euros. The new owner is a former wine steward who has refreshed the wine list in this joint which has been around since 1956. Menu is meat/pork focused. ...more...

Atelier Maitre Albert


Guy Savoy presents a new chef in collaboration. Prix Fixe lunch is 24 euros. Dinner is about double that. Short wine list of reasonably priced good bottles. The room features an open roasting spit in a giant fireplace. Atelier Maitre Albert Map it! 1 Rue Maitre ...more...

Au Bon Accueil


Located behind the Quai Branly Museum, this serves classic French food at a really impressive bargain. A 3 course lunch is 27 euros and dinner is 31 euros. It's all about high style French comfort food like duck terrine and Gateau Chocolat.  LG Address: Au Bon Accueil Map ...more...

Au Petit Lutetia


Beware bistros which have been written about so much you eat with Americans and Japanese and the French owners slip you inferior food.  Not the case here, where at least with the specials you get a good deal and friendly service.  Close to Bon Marche.  LG Address: Au Petit Lutetia Map it! 107 rue ...more...

Au Pied de Cochon


Opened in 1946 as Europe was rebuilding. Get the onion soup, fresh oysters, champagne and profiteroles - a perfect meal. Best known for pig's feet with bearnaise sauce for the adventurous. Open 24 hours, no reservations after 9:30 p.m., but not much of a wait either. ...more...

Au Trappiste


Mussels and shoestring fries are a big specialty in France and Belgium. You can get them all over Paris, in independent and chain restaurants. This one is an independent with a huge selection of local and European beers. LG Address: Au Trappiste Map it! 4 Rue Saint Denis Paris, France ...more...

Auberge de Chez Eux


Focusing on southwestern regional French food, with sausages and preserved meats very much featured throughout the menu. Auberge de Chez Eux is located  just a minute from Les Invalides. Hearty winter food is a specialty. Closed for the entire month of August. LG Address: Auberge de Chez Eux Map ...more...

Auberge Etchegorry


Anyone for Basque food? This is a landmark at 41 Rue Croulebarbe F. Metro Les Gobelins. Sausages and garlic strands hang from the ceiling. Address: L'Auberge Etchegorry - Map it! 41 rue Croulebarbe Paris, France 75013 tél:(+33) 1 44 08 83 51 Website: www.etchegorry.com more...

Bar a Chocolat Chez Mauboussin


Right on the Champs d'Elysees, above a really nice jewelry shop, you can get hot chocolate Paris style, which means a thick cup of chocolate with a side of creamy milk.  A 15 euro pot is enough for two.  The decor is modern and bright, not cozy. LG Bar Au ...more...

Bath’s


Not over the top expensive at all, focusing on Auvergne food with a Spanish influence. Specials change daily and with the season. Father, son and brother run this tight ship. Has a Michelin star. LG Address: Bath's Map it! 11 Rue Villebois Mareuil Paris, France 75017 Tel: 01 45 74 74 ...more...

Bellotta-Bellotta


Spanish ham known as the "king of hams" is sold here - jamon Iberico. The pigs live on acorns and the ham is cured for at least 2 1/2 years. There are cold plates, tapas plates and a counter where you can buy to go. Prices ...more...

Bistro des Deux Theatres


Rack of lamb, rum-soaked cake (Baba au Rhum), hearty winter food, essentially, with a cocktail menu and plenty of english-speaking waiters. Yet another Paris institution. Not for foodies but certainly well-prepared classics. LG Address: Bistro des Deux Theatres Map it! 8 rue Blanche Paris, France 75009 Tel: 01 45 26 41 43 ...more...

Bouillon Racine


Subtly updated bistro food in the charming Marais.   Built in 1906 and brimming with gorgeous Art Deco touches.  It's a dedicated historical monument.    Open noon to 11 p.m. unlike some tourist-oriented bistros, this keeps its menu fresh.  LG Bouillon Racine Map it! 3, rue Racine Paris, France 75006 Tel : 01 44 32 ...more...

Brasserie Saint Benoit by Alain Ducasse


Right in lovely Saint Germain, this Alain Ducasse brasserie offers tres reasonable prices (by Paris standards) and is a "roots" restaurant focusing on earthy French classics. If you book online, you get a complimentary Kir cocktail. - LG La Brasserie Saint Benoît Map it! 20 rue Saint-Martin, 75004 PARIS http://www.benoit-paris.com more...

Breakfast in America


An American-run diner in Paris, with pancakes, burgers, milkshakes and Sunday brunch. Incroyable. One in the Latin Quarter, one in the Marais. Breakfast all day, and a Happy Hour 5-9 p.m. When you're tired of a tasteful croissant and cafe creme, ...more...

Breizh Cafe


There are lots of Bretons cooking in Paris; here we have organic buckwheat crepes, fine ham, excellent coffee, artisan ciders and Breton colas,  Breton butter and yogurt, salted caramels,  and fresh oysters.  In the trendy Marais but reasonably priced.  Also in Cancale in Brittany. Vive le Bretagne!  LG Address: Breizh Cafe Map it! 109, ...more...

Cafe Marly


Inside the Richelieu wing of the Louvre, offering a view of the famed Marly horses. Expensive but probably worth it, if it is in summer and you can be on the terrace outside in a sublime setting. Simple fare, well prepared; staff is pretty tired of tourists, hired because ...more...

Chaumette


French bistro food with a mix of regulars and drop-ins. Big portions of well prepared food. French journalists and particularly the French radio staffers favor this place because it's nearby and kind of "homey chic". Closed Sunday and Saturday lunch. 30-45 euros a person. ...more...

Chez Denise


A meat-focused bistro at Les Halles open very late.  Veal at 1 a.m.?  No problem.  Portions are generous, you get homey food, and, given the famous bistros are touristy and taken over by conglomerates, this kind of food done well is not so easy to come by.  Hence it is ...more...

Chez Les Anges


Dating back to the 1950's, but recently refreshed by a new chef, the owner of Au Bon Accueil near the Eiffel Tower. Well priced for seasonal food, with an emphasis on vegetables, never a strong suit in classic French cooking. Prix fixe menu is 36 ...more...

Chez Michel


Retro bistro near Gare du Nord and very popular. The chef is from Brittany and features game in season. Chez Michel Map it! 10 Rue Belzunce F. Paris, France 75010 Tel: 01 44 53 06 20. Metro: Gare Du Nord more...

Christophe


Chef-owned, French fusion place which attracts other chefs on their night off. Open Sundays and Mondays, making it convenient, but booking is essential with only 20 seats available unless you go at an odd time. Eclectic menu with everything from spring rolls to Basque ham, steak and duck. ...more...

Cinq Mars


Non smoking, leans toward hipsters (must be the mojitos), and offers clean food plus French standbys like foie gras. The chocolate mousse is 8 euros and served in a very large help yourself bowl. Order it for the table or pig out and have it all yourself. ...more...

Citrus Etoile


Would-be food stars come to Paris and chef Gilles Epie earned a Michelin star at 22. He returns from years in L.A. and rediscovers French classics, applying his California touch. Expensive and service can vary from night to night. Being near the Champs d'Elysees means they ...more...

Coffee Parisien


More American food in Paris.  Young crowd and lots more Parisians than you would think.  It's a pretty decent NY style diner.   It will however feel expensive. Brunch on weekends.  Burgers at all hours. French reviewers like the burgers and don't like the leathery scrambled eggs. Americans will find it all ...more...

D’Chez Eux


Mostly French people and occasional famous people, smattering of tourists. Checked tablecloths, cheerful waiters, don't expect snooty at ALL. Fixed menu is 38 euros, but the portions are huge. Very meat and potato, cuisine of southwest France. The simpler the food ...more...

Da Pietro Pizza Paris


Affiliated with a true Naples pizzeria in some familial way, some say this is joint has the best pizza in Paris.   Real wood-fired oven, and, per French tradition, a raw egg is cracked on top of the piping hot pie before it comes to you.  You can say "non" to ...more...

Da Zavola


The many Italians in Paris make for good Italian restaurants. This is a local and tourist favorite, tiny, with carefully made food. Cozy atmosphere and fresh cuisine. LG Address: Da Zavola Map it! 1 rue Brochant Paris, France 75017 Tel: 01 58 59 36 91 website: www.dazavola.com more...

Dishny


Not searingly spicy hot, but offers good clean ingredients and a cheap dinner out in Paris. The neighborhood has a lot of ethnic markets worth shopping in. LG Address: Dishny Map it! 25 rue Cail Paris, France 75010 Tel: 01 42 05 44 04 Metro: La Chapelle more...

Dominique Bouchet


Chef, you guessed it, Dominique Bouchet, helms this classic Parisian Restaurant. Delicious - JR Dominique Bouchet Map it! 11 rue Treilhard 75008 Paris France Tel 01 45 61 09 46, Fax 01 42 89 11 14 METRO: Miromesnil or St Augustin more...

Et Dans Ma Couer, Il y a


Loic Anquier, brother of a famous Brazilian chef, has created an exceptional bistro in the Canal St. Martin area. The restaurant strives to mix classics with the new. There's a limited wine list, yet great ambiance as there is a bar attached with a lively scene. Address: Et ...more...

Findi


Italy is next door to France and plenty of expat Italians run restaurants in Paris. This place has an excellent takeaway deli with cheeses, meats and "salades composees" cold deli salads. Do they make their own pasta? Check. Offer more than tiramisu for dessert? ...more...

Flunch


Every American city has a cafeteria chain of some description.  Paris now has Flunch, of which there are three locations in the city, and many all over France.  You pay the cashier, get a tray and a ticket, and line up for fish, chicken or beef, then you go to ...more...

Foody’s


Kind of a soup and salad bar, with fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies.    Not far from Les Halles.  Prices are reasonable and the food is fresh and quick.  Plenty of vegetarian options.  LG Address: Foody's Map it! 26 rue Montorgueil Paris, France 75001 Tel: 01 40 13 02 53 Metro: Les Halles more...

Itineraires


Rabbit, beef cheeks, sardines.  Earthy eating from a seasoned independent chef.    The Latin Quarter is thronged with restaurants but this stands out.   The prix fixe menu works out to under $50 a person without wine, a good deal for such nicely cooked and creative food. LG Address: Itineraires Map it! 5 rue de ...more...

Joe Allen


Get a burger, NY cheesecake, watch the Superbowl (if it's January), and dine on possibly the best-priced brunch in Paris at 21 euros. Food till 1 a.m. They also do a Halloween party, July 4th party and Thanksgiving and Oscar night. Not the only chicken wings in ...more...

Jules Verne Restaurant


On the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower is a very lovely gourmet dining experience, with one of the most amazing views on earth. Expensive, but the relative deal is to do the prix fixe lunch at 85 euros a person without wine. That's only Monday-Friday. ...more...

L’Agassin


L'Agassin is a restaurant with a Brittany flavor, meaning lots of seafood and earthy specials.   It's run by a former Tour D'Argent chef (Andre Le Letty), who also cooked for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs; this is a yummy bistro which delivers bang for the euro.   They make their ...more...

L’Ami Louis


Bill Clinton ate here often until his heart surgeon changed his diet.  A very expensive bistro considered to offer the perfect expression of French classics like foie gras, duck and roast chicken.   The wine list has many rare bottles.  A treat. Closed Monday and Tuesday. LG L'Ami Louis Map it! 32 Rue ...more...

L’As du Falafel


Devotees say it's the best falafel in Paris.  Lenny Kravitz comes here often, so they say.    Yet the special is only 4 euros!   If you sit inside rather than take away, you can get a wider array of sauces and more menu choices.  Closed Friday and Saturday, which means, unlike ...more...

L’Astrance


Very expensive but it's a Michelin 3 star and very much considered worth it.  The tasting menu is at Chef Barbot's discretion but you will enjoy the ride.  190 euros a person without wine.   Two month waiting list, so get on it!  LG Address: L'Astrance Map it! 4 rue Beethoven Paris, France 75016 Tel: 01 ...more...

L’Avenue


If you are a famous model or sports figure, on French radio or a politician, you eat here and pay 60 euros a person because it's a "to be seen" place. Food is fine but it's not about the food. Forget people watching, this is gawking. LG Address: L'Avenue Map it! 41 ...more...

L’ecluse


Always a fun place to eat. Great wine tasting with wine only from Bordeaux. 26 wines by the glass available. Menus in English, great attitude, authentic seasonal food. Open until 1 a.m. 5 locations in Paris. The original is on the site ...more...

L’Estimanet


Long wooden communal tables, earthy food, not a fancy neighborhood, but has many fans. Seasonal soups, crusty bread, charcuterie platters, white sausage and good prices for wine by the glass. Around the corner from the Marche des Enfants Rouges. LG Address: L'Estimanet Map it! 39 Rue de Bretagne Paris, France 75003 Tel: 01 43 57 ...more...

L’Orangerie Bistro


Polished but not pretentious, on the Ile Saint Louis. Creative food that does not get self-consciously weird. Prix fixe lunch is 35 euros, dinner is 75 euros on up. Address L'Orangerie Map it! 28, RUE SAINT LOUIS EN ILE Paris, France 75001 Tel: 01 46 33 93 98 more...

L’Ostreade


Locals like this place, so it helps to know some rudimentary French for ordering. Seafood specialties, especially mussels. More of a neighborhood place. Open 7 days. LG Address: L'Ostreade Map it! 11 Boulevard de Vaugirard Paris, France 75015 Tel: 01 43 21 87 41 Metro: Montparnasse more...

La Braisiere


Cuisine of southwest France from a Michelin-starred chef (Jacques Faussat). You won't be spending 100 euros a person, however. Expect a menu with lamb, lobster, tuna, fig ice cream, flaky pastry dough - hearty, well prepared and without nearly as much attitude as the Right Bank places. ...more...

La Cantine du Faubourg


Classics, comfort food and cutting edge - a bar, a lounge, a restaurant?   Need to eat at 3 a.m. and be sure it's good?   All of the above.  Very nice neighborhood and they even have drivers for hire if you are too tipsy to get home safely.   LG Address: La Cantine du ...more...

La Closeries des Lilas


Hemingway drank here, as did many famous poets and artists (Picasso, Lenin, Dali).  Brass name plates are placed on tables of famous, long dead, regulars.  On the expensive side; gorgeous terrace in the summer, cozy interior in winter.  Almost always a live piano player.   LG Address: Le Closeries des Lilas Map it! 171 Boulevard ...more...

La Creperie Josselin


Brits fight about the best fish and chips, Americans the best hot dogs and the French about crepes.   This is considered the best in Paris by many, and be assured you can get crepes all over the place at sidewalk stands and near Montparnasse station, since those trains go to ...more...

La Fabrique Brew Pub and Restaurant


A new phenomenon in Paris - A brew pub. Simple food, with various roasted meats and homemade apple tarts and hand crafted beer. The restaurant is right in the middle of the lively Bastille area. Cocktails as well, especially mojitos. LG Le Fabrique Brew Pub and ...more...

La Petite Legume


Vegans and vegetarians have to do some research before eating in the land of foie gras and pork in all forms.  Tofu burgers, salads.  Not always open when they say they will be.  You can also buy organic groceries there.  LG La Petite Legume Map it! 36 rue des Boulangers Paris, France 75005 Tel: ...more...

La Table de Fabrice


The chef/owner departed Joel Robuchon to create his own simple, well-prepared food. Accessible from three metro lines, just parallel to the Blvd Saint Germain. La Table de Fabrice Map it! 13 Quai de la Tournelle Paris, France Tel: 01 44 07 17 57. Website: www.restaurantlatabledefabrice.com more...

La Tourelle


Favored by the French, a good value, well prepared food and not on the reviewer radar. Busy but not impossible to be seated. Good choice for a hearty, long lunch. Menu changes with seasons/ availability. Very close to Blvd St. Michel LG Address La Tourelle Map it! 5, Rue Hautefeuille Paris, France ...more...

La Victoire Supreme du Couer


Right in the Marais, this is clean, inexpensive food, both French and Indian. They do an Indian plate of rice with curry, salad, tofu and the like, but also have French specials like quiche and pasta. Quirky and good. As cheap as 13 euros. LG Address: La Victoire Supreme ...more...

Le 404


Moroccan/African and hip enough to attract Gaulthier and Spielberg. Still, the prices aren't super high, since the food is well-prepared but not fancy. Really cozy, yet elegant. Don't wear jeans. LG Le 404 Map it! 69 Rue Gravilliers Paris, France 75003 Tel: 1 42 74 57 81 more...

Le Bambou


Vietnamese food at a fair price, due to not being anywhere near the Champs d'Elysees. Plenty of French locals makes this their "cantine". Closed Mondays. Expect to eat elbow to elbow with strangers. LG Address: Le Bambou Map it! 70 Rue Baudricourt Paris, France 75013 Tel: 01 45 70 91 75 Metro: ...more...

Le Baron Rouge


Inexpensive but good.  The gimmick is the grower-direct wine is center stage in barrels, which are tapped to pour you a glass or a take home bottle.   Well-priced oyster and cheese plates to accompany your wine.  LG Address: Le Baron Rouge Map it! 1 Rue Théophile Roussel Paris, France 75012 Tel:  01 43 43 14 32 Metro: ...more...

Le Bistro des Dames


Next to the Eldorado Hotel is a darling courtyard bistro with excellent French food, open till 2 a.m. (last order 11:30).   Regional wines are featured.  In fine weather, the terrace is a mini vacation in the city.   LG Address: Bistro des Dames Map it! 18 rue des Dames Paris, France 75017 Metro: Place de ...more...

Le Cafe Qui Parle


How about a neighborhood bistro in the 18th?  Le Cafe Qui Parle is popular and fairly priced, not the least reason being because Montmartre has limited choices for well-cooked food.   LG Le Cafe Qui Parle Map it! 24 rue Caulaincourt Paris, France 75018 Tel: 01 46 06 06 88 more...

Le Centre Ville


Advertised as a bar, brasserie and cafe, this is a no frills, basic ambience place of the type which dot almost every Paris street.  No restaurant reviewers popping in, but plenty of locals who want a break from the rain, a baguette sandwich at the bar and perhaps a Brittany ...more...

Le Cherche Midi 22


Italians move to Paris.  They open restaurants.  Some are good; this is really good.   House made sauces and pastas.  Even the fried mozzarella balls are delicate and subtle.  Very near the Bon Marche, if you don't choose to eat in that emporium after shopping.   LG Address: Le Cherche Midi 22 Map it! 22 ...more...

Le Ciel de Paris


Billed as the "highest restaurant in europe",  this sits atop the Montparnasse Tower, one of the few high rises in central Paris.  Hated for the buildings it displaced, the Tower nevertheless offers a great view of Paris.   You can dine here, have just drinks, or pay to go on the ...more...

Le Cinq


This is the fine dining room inside the George V Four Seasons Hotel. Every Four Seasons dining room offers top notch service and this is no exception. Expensive; the prix fixe lunch menu is the best value at 85 euros a person. Very much a special ...more...

Le Clown Bar


Sounds awful but it's not.  Yes, the decor is all clowns, since it's right next to where the circus comes to Paris in winter.   Inexpensive good food   Good wine list.  Especially friendly for Paris.  i guess sad clowns make the patrons feel happy.  LG Address Le Clown Bar Map it! 114 rue ...more...

Le Florimond


Small bistro, independently owned and has a mom and pop feel - when pop is a chef. Quite busy, so reservations are recommended, even on a week night, as there are not very many tables. Don't expect trendy, but do expect fresh, friendly and a dedicated staff. ...more...

Le Grand Cafe Capucines


They never close.  Really.  Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.   Near the Opera Garnier.  Leans toward seafood but you can get other fare.  they opened in 1875 and have not closed since.  Remarkably warm to tourists.  Waiters are lifers, efficient and almost nice.  LG Address: La Grand Cafe Capucines Map ...more...

Le Mauzac


More than 20 wines by the glass and meaty food to go along with the wine choices.   Near the Luxembourg Gardens.    A bistro, so open late.  Closed Sundays.  Plenty of foie gras dishes to choose from.  LG Address: Le Mauzac Map it! 7 rue de l' Abbe  de l'Epee Paris, France 75005 Tel: 01 46 33 ...more...

Le Petit Retro


Unashamedly courting tourists looking to dine in a vintage Deco atmosphere (has air conditioning and accepts Amex, two sure signs), this nevertheless offers decent food at a good price. Escargot, foie gras, salmon ravioli, chocolate cake, tarte tatin etc. 24-35 euros for the 3 course specials at ...more...

Le Refuge des Fondues


Down the hill from Sacre Couer in Montmartre is this very silly and un-sacred fondue joint.  They famously serve their wine in baby bottles, no glasses at all.  You are at a communal table which you have to climb over if you happen to be seated against the wall.   A ...more...

Le Revaillac


The nations of Europe are well-represented in Paris, so of course there is a Polish restaurant. The pierogies are much-loved; the atmosphere is romantic.  When you come in, it looks like it's just a bar.  The dining rooms is upstairs, lit entirely and only by candles.   Not expensive.  LG Address: Le Revaillac Map ...more...

Le Sancerre


Kind of a wine bar plus Parisian tapas, with simple meat plates you can order along with Loire and Sancerre wines by the glass. Prices start at 3 euros, which is not bad in any city, never mind Paris. Not to be confused with the dance bar of ...more...

Le Seraphin


You can get a French style breakfast here, but they are open all day for lunch and dinner. In the heart of St. Germain, opposite the market and half a block from Saint Sulpice. LG Address Seraphin Map it! 5 rue Mabillon Paris, France 75006 Tel: 01 56 24 41 00 Metro: Rue ...more...

Le Troquet


Exceptional quality for a prix fixe meal.  6 course tasting menu for 40 euros a person!  Even a cheese course.  This a bustling place with a hands-on chef who is known to stand at the kitchen door and shout out  to the waiters when plates are ready.  The Basque chef ...more...

Le Violon d’Ingres


In the seventh, owned and run by a renowned former chef of the Hotel Crillon  (Christian Constant), this has a Michelin star and a devoted following.  It's about earthy classics cooked perfectly.  The prix fixe menu and specials are remarkably inexpensive for Paris.  They'll even prepare take-out if you order ...more...

Le Zango


What?  There's no geography themed cafe in your town?  Well, Paris has one.   There are cartography and geography talks once a month (in French), plus a good menu.  LG Le Zango Map it! Rue du Cygne 15 Paris, France 75001 Tel: (0)1 40 26 27 27 Le Zango Map it! 58 Rue Daguerre Paris, France 75014 Tel: (0)1 43 20 ...more...

Leon de Bruxelles


Of course there's a mussels and fries chain in Paris and Belgium, because they love their mussels. The restaurants all have the same decent standard of food, but try not to go to the one at the Champs d'Elysees unless you like waiting in line and brusque waiters combined. ...more...

Les Bouquinistes


Guy Savoy-sponsored, which means less expensive but with rigorous training of the kitchen and wait staff. On the Left Bank, with a kind of business lunch ambiance. Food is consistently excellent, seasonal and well-priced. It's near the Parisian book purveyors, hence the name, ...more...

Les Elysees du Vernet


Inside a hotel (Hotel Vernet), this is off the Champs d'Elysees.  It offers expensive upscale lunch and dinner, under a ceiling built by Gustaf Eiffel himself.  Casual attire discouraged. LG Les Elysees du Vernet Map it! 25 Rue Vernet Paris, France, 75008 Tel: 01 44 31 85 69 Metro: Line 1 George V more...

Les Papilles


An independent (non chain-owned) bistro in a very convenient area. 4 course prix fixe is 31 euros, and the menu has plenty of staples like fois gras and escargots. The fresh pea soup with sides you mix in is lovely. LG Address: Les Papilles Map it! 30 rue ...more...

Les Pates Vivantes


Chinese food in Paris is a cheap and delicious antidote to "le gastronome!". This place has hand-pulled noodles and will run you at most 12 euros a person, half the usual Paris prix fixe. Closed Sunday and Monday. LG Address: Les Pates Vivantes Map it! 46 rue du Faubourg Montmartre. ...more...

Maoz


Vegetarian fast food chain focusing on falafel, fries, pita bread and soup.   They do combo meals just like the transfat high calorie big boys do.    Very near Notre Dame.  Good value for clean food. Just starting in the USA, mostly on the east coast.  LG Address: Maoz Map it! 8 rue Xavier Privas Paris, France ...more...

Mavromattis


Near the Paris Mosque, this is family run, featuring Greek wines which are way above average. Expect the usual fare only a bit upscale. There's a large appetizer plate which can serve as a meal. Cuisine is above peasant fare, with shrimp and fennel, lamb sausages ...more...

McDonald’s


Yes, the famous fast food restaurant is here - it's everywhere.  For cheap food, clean restrooms, and, at some locations, free wifi and  soccer matches on giant screens, this is a Paris bargain.  Go if homesick or stuck for a convenient loo.  Some have lemon tart and custard desserts, and ...more...

Nomad’s


6 days a week Parisians eat a croissant and cafe for breakfast, but on Sunday, it's all about brunch.  Every place worth eating at has a line, at least after 12:30, when the fashionable arrive.  Families and tourists come at 11 when you can actually sit down.  For 29 euros, ...more...

Nono


Wine store morphs into wine bar, morphs into light fare restaurant and voila, an inexpensive, friendly place.  You can buy a bottle and pay 3 euros corkage to drink it there.  Wow.  Why? It's a cheap and unfashionable neighborhood. Many never-exported French growers are represented.  It's a  neighborhood, Monday-Friday kind ...more...

Ozu


Inside the new Paris Aquarium (Cineaqua) is a sushi restaurant.   Of course!  The prix fixe lunch menu is well worth it.   Dine beside fashionistas and wealthy Japanese after seeing the new Aquarium.    Full bar. LG Address: Ozu Map it! 5 avenue Albert De Mun Paris,  France 75016 website: www.ozu-paris.com more...

Pierre Gagniere


Michelin 3 starred restaurant. There's a branch in Tokyo; mixes molecular gastronomy with standbys. The chef has been honored by the French government with high commendations. The restaurant website features him running, playing guitar and otherwise enjoying life. Your food will be very good ...more...

Ratatouille Restaurant


Not the movie, the restaurant. In Paris, a restaurant is not a bistro or a cafe. It's more formal, with carefully chosen wines and multiple courses available. Ratatouille has a personal touch with lighter cuisine and less usual offerings such as salmon tartare and bergamot ice ...more...

Restaurant Music Hall


In the very tony 8th arondissement, you can dine beautifully until 4 a.m., at a place which opens at 11 a.m. You might call it a high class cantine for the area. Prix fixe dinner is 50-60 euros, and the atmosphere is trendy and lively, with rotating photo ...more...

Restaurant Quick


A Belgian knock-off of McDonalds; slightly better food quality, with rotating specialties like spicy fries and wrap sandwiches with decent cheeses. A way to sit down cheaply along the trop cher Champs d'Elysees. There are locations all over Paris and France. LG Restaurant Quick 62, Avenue Champs d'Elysees Paris, ...more...

Rose Bakery


A French/British couple run this darling lunch/tea/bakery combo near Pigalle.  It's all organic, and a melange of French and British\recipes, from bangers and mash, to French salades composees of lentils or mini quiches.  Forget flaky pastries, they do brownies, carrot cake  and  scones.   They sell British goods like Marmite and ...more...

Spring


A Chicago chef trained in Lyon and at the Hotel Meurice; his sous chef is his girlfriend and worked under Guy Savoy. This 16 seat restaurant is all about seasonal and really fresh food, with many last minute inspirations. Prix Fixe menu and reservations a must, though you can ...more...

Taillevent


Named for the French writer of the first cookbook, this is a temple of cuisine, with service, service, service. Want to taste your companion's dish? A waiter notices, and appears with an extra fork and a dish to place it on. Verges on stuffy, but ...more...

Tribal Cafe


Recite a poem and get a free drink.  Free, yes, free mussels and fries on Wednesdays.   Beer for 3.50 euros instead of the usual 7 euros.  Plenty of French locals and a cozy atmosphere.  LG Tribal Cafe Map it! 3 cour des Petites Ecuries Paris France 75010 Tel: 01 47 70 57 08 more...

Un Piano sur le trottoir


Somewhere in the Marais, you'll see a piano on the sidewalk. That means you are at this wacky restaurant/karaoke/piano bar. Your waiter can and will sing to you. Rabbit in mustard sauce is the best-known specialty. Stick with the chocolate desserts. LG Un Piano sur ...more...

Villa Spicy


Skip the expensive TGV to the Mediterranean and eat in Paris.  Situated in Paris' Golden Triangle, near the Champs'd'Elysees, Embassies and fashion houses, but not as cher as you might expect.  Plenty of fish dishes and earthy Provencal-esque food.  LG Villa Spicy Map it! 8, ave Franklin D Roosevelt Paris, France 75008 Tél : ...more...

Vin des Pyrenees


In the Marias, trendy but not snobby.   Good bistro food, wines by the glass or bottle,  very busy at prime times so come at a weird time for immediate seating, but at prime time for friendly chats with people you don't know.  LG Address: Vin des Pyrenees Map it! 25 Rue Beautreillis Paris, France 75004 Tel: ...more...

Williams Cafe and Cocktail


Given the name, does getting a 4 euro breakfast (juice, coffee, croissant) here surprise you?  And yet you can, not to mention 5 euro champagne by the glass in the evening.  It's off the Champs d'Elysees, so the low prices are doubly impressive.   LG Williams Cafe and Cocktail Map it! 26 Avenue de ...more...