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The Best Restaurants in Paris

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Paris is known for charming bistros serving traditional French dishes, exquisite patisseries, and more than its share of Michelin-starred restaurants. The city abounds with seasonal food simply prepared, as well as haute cuisine from the kitchens of culinary superstars. Taste Paris and you’ll know why this is the destination for food- and wine-lovers!
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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...
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7 Rue de Taïti, 75012 Paris, France
Wine barrels set out front provide extra table space at this busy corner wine bar a block away from the fashionista hunting grounds of the Rue St. Honoré. Locals and young office workers arrive at lunch...
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Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris, France
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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...
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36 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
The cafés that line the streets of Paris make an easy option for a quick lunch. But not all cafés are created equal, and you don't want to end up at one that heats up frozen meals and drowns salads in industrial...
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Visitors often dismiss Les Ombres, assuming the tourist-heavy crowd means bad food, but they’re wrong. The cheeses here come from Marie-Anne Cantin, one of Paris's best fromager-affineurs, and the scampi dish is delightfully...
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3 Quai Malaquais, 75006 Paris, France
Dinner cruises on the Seine have been on the Parisian visitor's bucket list since they were first introduced. Some of the modern boats lack charm, and the expensive food they serve is often less than stellar, two developments...
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85 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
After years of working exclusively in the kitchen of his family's three-Michelin-starred L’Ambroisie, chef Mathieu Pacaud has branched out and opened a new restaurant, Hexagone, with a resolutely modern flair. Contrasting...
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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...
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49 Rue des Cloys, 75018 Paris, France
That wine barrel beside the door tells you this is the right place for simple French fare. And the boisterous crowd of regulars tells you this is where you'll want to stay and join the fun. Au Bon Coin has been run by the...
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85 Rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France
Forget food trucks and crepe stands. When Parisians want a quick, easy meal, they head to the local boulangerie and order a jambon-beurre—"un mixte, s’il vous plaît!" The best sandwiches are the simplest: a thick slice...
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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...
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8 Rue des Plantes, 75014 Paris, France
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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...
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12 Rue des Messageries, 75010 Paris, France
Down a long corridor behind the door at No. 12, you'll find a dining room set in a former lingerie factory, lit by corset-inspired fixtures and featuring the remarkable cuisine of the talented chef Vincent Crépel. After...
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1 Rue de Cotte, 75012 Paris, France
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It’s a play on words: Côte-Rôtie is the famous wine-growing region along the Rhône, and this wine bar/restaurant is located on the Rue de Cotte. The charming host keeps the playfulness...
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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...
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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...
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Rue Intérieure, 75008 Paris, France
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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...
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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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102 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
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In its heyday, La Couple was one of the most important gathering spots of the Roaring Twenties. Set in the Montparnasse district, where American jazz flourished, the Art Deco hotspot attracted the likes of Josephine Baker, as well as famous...
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27 Rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
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The oldest Basque restaurant in the city, L'Ami Jean has been helmed by Brittany-born chef Stéphane Jego since 2002. Known for his passionate temperament—which is reflected in his cooking—Jego has taken the flavors of his...
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You'd think that having a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (a prestigious crafstman title) at the helm of a restaurant would imply steep prices, but at Semilla, you're in for both a great meal and a great deal. The international influence is strong...
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34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France
Situated a block from the Canal St.-Martin in the 10th arrondissement, Du Pain et des Idées is your favorite corner bakery—only better. The owner, Christophe Vasseur, was named best boulanger in Paris in 2008, and for good reason....
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129 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
With the precipitous rise of gourmet street food and market-fresh neo-bistrots, it's not surprising that Boris Leclercq's eponymous steak joint 'Chez Boris' opened near the Champs-Elysées last year with little fanfare. The conceit of this...
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43 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France
Cafe La Palette is one of the iconic cafes in the Latin Quarter in Paris, located in the gallery and art district of Saint Germain. The cafe is known for its large terrace overlooking rue Jacques-Callot and is popular among Fine Arts students and...
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34 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris, France
Husband and wife team Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian opened this restaurant in the “tres Brooklyn” style that’s so popular in Paris now. The food is of American influence, but is made with fabulous French ingredients. We love going here.