Top Restaurants in Paris
Collected by Sylvia Sabes, AFAR Local Expert
Paris is known for charming cafés, aromatic bakeries, and some of the world's finest cuisine. The city abounds with seasonal food simply prepared, as well as with sky-haute meals from the kitchens of culinary superstars. Taste Paris and you’ll know why this is the destination for food- and wine-lovers!
19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
La Terrasse, the most refined rooftop bar in Paris, attracts a well-heeled crowd who want the view without a fuss. White umbrellas provide shade over the spacious tables on this romantic rooftop garden with rose-lined alcoves and iconic views...
Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris, France
This 18th-century building that used to be the mint still holds treasure: It now houses the three-Michelin-starred Guy Savoy. Dark-colored walls set off the contemporary art and large windows frame views of the Seine, setting the stage for an...
3 Rue Victor Massé, 75009 Paris, France
Le Pantruche—the name is an old slang term for Paris—uses its excellent food to lure Parisians out of their flats and across the Seine. The ambience here is bright yet cozy and nostalgic, with brown leather banquettes, wood...
109 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris, France
By adding a neo-bistro flair to the trend, the chefs at 42 Degrés have reignited the raw food movement. The room may be almost too plain, but the unorthodox food certainly is not. Additions of colorful petals and swirls...
8 Rue des Plantes, 75014 Paris, France
Taxi drivers know where they’re going when clients ask for the Rue des Plantes around lunch or dinner time. The destination? Le Severo, a simple bistro tucked in a quiet neighborhood in the 14th arrondissement, set with vintage...
54 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France
This sliver of a wine bar and tapas joint is ideal for drinking solo or with a pal (larger groups will have a hard time finding a seat). Settle in at the wood bar or at one of the stools alongside the stone walls, and choose from the well-curated...
10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010 Paris, France
If the coffee scene in Paris is as robust as it is today, it's thanks in large part to Thomas Lehoux, one of the city's star baristas and co-owner of Ten Belles, just off the Canal Saint-Martin. He collaborated with two Englishwomen, Anna Trattles...
Rue Intérieure, 75008 Paris, France
For Michelin-starred chef Eric Frechon, opening a 110-seat restaurant in the heart of Paris's busiest train station (Gare St.-Lazare) was effectively a way to reconnect with his democratic, bistro past. The Bristol Hotel chef is an avowed...
52 Boulevard de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris, France
Galettes—savory crepes made from buckwheat flour—and regular crepes are specialties of Brittany. Trains from that region arrive in Paris at the Gare Montparnasse, which explains why there are so many Breton restaurants in the...
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