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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

  • Le Grand Véfour: Guy Martin

    Most beautiful restaurant
    Ask a few Parisians which is the loveliest restaurant in the city and most will tell you Le Grand Véfour. You’ll find this 18th century gem under the arcades of the Palais Royal. Despite the very high prices, it’s hard to get a table in the evening – so make sure to reserve one. It’s a magical place with history and two Michelin stars.
    17 Rue du Beaujolais | 75001 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 42 96 56 27
    grand-vefour.com
  • Le Bistrot de Paris

    Traditional
    No reservation means no deal here. Everything is prepared fresh daily at this traditional restaurant: sole, salmon, shrimp, thick slabs of tender calf’s liver, and juicy beef filet trimmed of fat and fresh off the grill. Diners pick their own sides, from a choice of salad, vegetables, rice or potatoes. There’s a special dish of the day at lunchtime.
    33 Rue de Lille | 75007 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 42 61 15 84
  • La Brasserie de l‘Isle Saint Louis

    Informal
    As in every brasserie, the kitchen here serves up warm food from noon to midnight. The generously garnished sauerkraut and delicious cassoulet taste particularly good in the affectionate, informal ambiance here. They’re also said to have the best steak tartar in Paris, served with crispy chips. And for dessert you simply must leave room for the chocolate mousse. Mmmm.
    55 Quai Bourbon | 75004 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 43 54 02 59
    labrasserie-isl.fr
  • Restaurant Dominique Bouchet

    Simple elegance
    This is the place to eat for those who like it quiet, uncomplicated, elegant and nonetheless unpretentious. Dominique Bouchet focuses on classic cuisine with a strong dose of creativity. His enthusiasm for Japanese cooking is apparent not just in his dishes, but also in the WA-BI-Salon, where he also hosts events.
    11 Rue Treilhard | 75008 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 45 61 09 46
    dominique-bouchet.com
  • Restaurant Chez Georges

    Cordial and timeless
    Chez Georges, near the Place des Victoires, is the place for visitors to experience the real Paris of old. Travelling back to the early 20th century, guests enjoy traditional French cuisine in timeless surroundings. Particular favourites are the fois gras, filet de boeuf, pavé du mail served with pommes allumettes, sole George, and for dessert the famous baba au rhum. The warmth of the staff is remarkable, so it’s no wonder that the loyal, somewhat well-do-do guests say, «once Georges, always Georges».
    4 Rue du Mail | 75002 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 42 60 07 11
  • Le Bistrot Paul Bert

    Popular
    Just the way Parisian gourmands love it: popular, a cheerful ambiance and the best French cuisine. Of course, that includes a glass of wine. The combination of simplicity and quality is a real crowd pleaser. As a guest, you get the feeling that everyone knows each other and if they don’t they soon will.
    18 Rue Paul Bert | 75011 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 43 72 24 01
  • L’Arpège : Alain Passard

    3 Michelin stars
    Parisian star chef Alain Passard celebrates the versatility of cooked vegetables in his restaurant. He’s the proud owner of three natural vegetable gardens himself. The four seasons are respected here and the kitchen only uses regional products. Fish, mussels and shellfish are fresh from the water, poultry comes directly from the farm and game from local hunters.
    84 Rue de Varenne | 75007 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 47 05 09 06
    alain-passard.com
  • Café La Palette

    An institution
    This café in the Parisian quarter of Saint-Germain-de-Prés has been an iconic establishment for decades. You’ll see architects, gallery owners, artists, students at the nearby art school and tourists gathering here from early until late. At lunchtime they offer warm dishes as well as salad, a cheese or cured meat plate, sandwiches, hot dogs and croques monsieur – served with a glass of wine or beer on tap, of course. This is the ideal place to recover your strength after along stroll through Paris along the Seine River.
    43 Rue de Seine | 75006 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 43 26 68 15
    cafelapaletteparis.com