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Paris’ cuisine surprises as much for its variety and range as it does for its quality and exquisite presentation. From small family-run bistros to Michelin-starred restaurants run by internationally famous chefs, dining here is more art than science. Sweets, pastries, cheese and fresh market produce are also an essential part of the Parisian gastronomic experience, as are, of course, local specialties like foie gras, macarons and crème brûlée. Top it off with a treat from a specialty chocolaterie and a fine local vintage in the evening to complete the tour of the best delicacies Paris has to offer.Hôtel du NordHôtel du Nord welcomes diners in a warm red velvet setting with suffused lighting. It is a bistro offering a variety of traditional dishes such as pan-seared foie gras with mango chutney and French toast or lightly cooked scallops with aubergine caviar.
Read More...Address: 102 Quai de Jemmapes, Paris
Phone: +33 1 40 40 78 78
Operating Hours: Daily 10:30am-1:30am
Carré des FeuillantsOne of the best places for contemporary French Nouvelle cuisine, located in a 17th century building near the Tuilerie Park and Eiffel Tower. The chef, Alain Dutournier, is considered to be one of the most ground-breaking chefs in his category.
Read More...Address: 14 Rue de Castiglione, Paris
Phone: +33 142 86 82 82
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 12:30pm-2pm and 7:30pm-10pm
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EpicureHailed as one of the best restaurants in Paris, Epicure offers an unique dining experience. Head Chef Eric Frechon concocts masterpiece French dishes using unusual combinations of exquisite ingredients, producing such meals as smoked oysters with a duck and green tea bullion.
Read More...Address: 112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris
Phone: +33 1 53 43 43 40
Operating Hours: Daily 7am-10:30am, 12pm-2pm and 7pm-10pm
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KONGThe past few years have turned Le Kong into somewhat of a legend in Paris. Underneath its glass ceiling you can have a lovely dinner, grab a drink and later on dance the night away, all the while enjoying one of the most romantic views over the river Seine.
Read More...Address: 1 Rue du Pont-Neuf, Paris
Phone: +33 140 39 09 00
Operating Hours: Sun-Thu 12:15pm-4pm and 7pm-11:45pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-4pm and 7pm-1am
AlcazarAlcazar is a trendy restaurant located in St Germain-des-Prés, where you can taste traditional English and French dishes prepared by skilled chefs. On the second floor, you can enjoy a drink in Alcazar's huge chill-out area.
Read More...Address: 62 Rue Mazarine, Paris
Phone: +33 153 10 19 99
Operating Hours: Tue-Sat 12pm-2am
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Pierre GagnairePierre Gagnaire is located near the Champs-Elysées and is one of the city’s most solid and appealing restaurants, ranked among the world’s top 50. Expect to pay up for the lunch and dinner menu and make sure you make a reservation well in advance.
Read More...Address: 6 Rue Balzac, Paris
Phone: +33 1 58 36 12 50
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-1:30pm and 7:30-9:30pm
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AllardThere are still local neighborhood restaurants that serve excellent food all over Paris. One of them is Allard, in the 6th Arrondissement, over on the left bank of the Seine. It is a traditional 1930’s bistro, with many regulars from the same era. Try the foie gras, frog legs and other typical French dishes that put this place on the culinary map.
Read More...Address: 41 Rue St-André des Arts, Paris
Phone: +33 1 58 00 23 42
Operating Hours: Daily 12pm-2pm and 7pm-10pm
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GoumardGoumard is the right place for seafood lovers. This reputable restaurant has been in business since 1872 and its motto is simply “Everything that comes from the sea.” In fact, the owner buys everything straight from the dock’s local fishermen. Specialties include grilled Breton lobster and scallop carpaccio with oysters.
Read More...Address: 9 Rue Duphot, Paris
Phone: +33 142 60 36 07
Operating Hours: Daily 11:30am-12:30am
Le BalzarLe Balzar is yet another traditional eatery with a nice atmosphere and a traditional menu. Located in the lively Quartier Latin since 1898, many of the city’s famous authors have been regulars here, a true seal of approval.
Read More...Address: 49 Rue des Ecoles, Paris
Phone: +33 1 43 54 13 67
Operating Hours: Daily 8:30am-11pm, Sun until 10:30pm
AnnapurnaThis Indian restaurant has been serving the best of Indian gastronomy ever since 1967. The décor is authentic and stylish. On the menu you will find tasty dishes like lamb curry, onion bargees and chicken tikka.
Read More...Address: 32 rue de Berri, Paris
Phone: +33 1 45 63 91 56
Operating Hours: Daily 12pm-2pm and 7pm-11pm
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Founti AgadirParis has many North African restaurants and one of the best is the Moroccan Founti Agadir. Located on the left bank, it has a fine selection of good value couscous, tajines, and pastilla dishes.
Read More...Address: 117 Rue Monge, Paris
Phone: +33 1 43 37 85 10
Operating Hours: Tue-Sun 12pm-2:30pm and 7pm-11pm
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L'As du Fallafel On and around Rue des Rosiers you will find many delicious Middle-Eastern and Yiddish/Eastern European specialties. Be sure to make a stop at L'As du Fallafel. This little restaurant claims to have the "best falafel in the world," and many agree. Expect delicious falafel accompanied by yummy hummus and tasty vegetables, to go or to stay.
Read More...Address: 34 Rue des Rosiers, Paris
Phone: +33 1 48 87 63 60
Operating Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 12pm-12am, Fri 12pm-4pm, Sat 6pm-12am
ZoZo is a cozy restaurant that offers Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant has an exotic and welcoming décor and is very lively at weekends. On the menu you will find dishes ranging from sushi and pizza to steak and pasta.
Read More...Address: 13 rue Montalivet, Paris
Phone: +33 142 65 18 18
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm and 7:30pm-11:30pm, Sat 8pm-12am
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Pizzeria ManciniThis quaint little Italian restaurant tucked away in Montmartre offers great Neapolitan cuisine at very affordable prices. Pasta, gnocchi and pizza with homemade sauce prepared from scratch in a no-nonsense setting, it is perfect for a quick bite on your visit to this historic district.
Read More...Address: 20 rue Bachelet, Paris
Phone: +33 1 42 23 40 07
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-2:30pm and 7pm-11pm
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Passage 53Don't let this place's understated location and tone fool you. This is exclusive dining, with a price tag to match. But if you are looking for a unique dining experience (and can afford it), Passage 53 offers a meal you won't soon forget. A Paris-based Japanese chef with two Michelin stars, Shinichi Sato's set menus will make your mouth water.
Read More...Address: 53 Passage des Panoramas, Paris
Phone: +33 1 42 33 04 35
Operating Hours: Tue-Sat 12pm-1pm and 8pm-9pm
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ROOMIES ETIENNE MARCELHamburgers might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Paris dining, but Roomies gives you the chance to customize your own burger with fresh and high-quality ingredients. The friendly staff will gladly guide you through the process in good English. At just a 10 minute walk from Notre Dame, it is well worth a visit.
Read More...Address: 14 Rue du Cygne, Paris
Phone: +33 1 42 60 30 11
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm and 7:30pm-10:30pm, Sat 12pm-10:30pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
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Rouge BisRouge Bis is renowned for its friendly and welcoming staff, and its location, just across from the Moulin Rouge, makes an ideal place to catch a bite before a show. You can sample some local dishes or have something lighter, like a pre-cabaret sandwich or salad.
Read More...Address: 7 Place Blanche, Paris
Phone: +33 1 40 16 45 36
Operating Hours: Daily 7:30am-2am
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Yam'TchaA favorite among local foodies, Yam'Tcha's head Chef Adeline Grattard creates dishes that mix French tradition with Asian flare, resulting in combinations like scallops with peppers and black soya. In keeping with the mixed feeling of the place, for refreshments you can choose from a variety of Asian teas or French wines.
Read More...Address: 4 rue Sauval, Paris
Phone: +33 1 40 26 06 06
Operating Hours: Wed-Sat 11:30am-10pm
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La Maison de VerlaineLa Maison de Verlaine is located in the Latin Quarter and is one of the best deals around. A traditional French 3-course meal can be as little as €20. The waiters are very attentive, funny and are more than willing to guide you through the menu. The duck salad and home-made chocolate mousse come very highly recommended. It is possible to get a table without a reservation, but to be on the safe side it is recommended that you call ahead.
Read More...Address: 39 Rue Descartes, Paris
Phone: +33 1 43 26 39 15
Operating Hours: Fri-Tue 12pm-2:30pm and 7pm-10:30pm, Thu 7pm-10:30pm
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