Restaurants in France

No reservations and no choice. That's the glory of this steak place where all the waitress asks is how you like your steak prepared. A generous helping of entrecote swimming in their secret green herb sauce arrives in front of you with perfectly crispy frites.

While Italian food is often lackluster in Paris, East Mamma has breathed new life into traditional pasta and pizza dishes, even constructing a bruschetta bar that goes beyond the typical tomato-and-basil variety.

For the best pizza in the world, Italy is just one country over, but for something truly unique, Pink Flamingo lives up to its motto of "not like the others." The French-American couple behind the now four shops in Paris create the most innovative pizzas in the city, like the Aphrodite with gril

One of the city's best loved chefs, Bertrand Grébault, now has a mini-kingdom with three popular establishments in Paris. His flagship, Septime, opened in 2011 and picked up a Michelin star in 2014.

In the ever-trendy Upper Marais, this food concept venue opened up in 2015, featuring dining options as well a refined grocery store for locals to pick up a few bits of quality fare.

A partner food truck of the well-known Réfectoire, Le Cousin Mouton offers something other than burgers. What could be better street food in Paris than a grilled cheese, given the seemingly endless selection of cheeses this country has to offer?

The city's first food truck has evoloved into such a phenomenon that it now boasts the city's first food boat to go alongside it. Who would have thought that a burger truck would have conquered the hearts of Parisians so quickly?

Since 2002, chef Stéphane Jégo has kept Basque cooking alive and fresh at L'Ami Jean, tucked away between Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. The tiny dining room and simple decor are a simple background that let the food really shine.

This coffee shop and eatery is one of the few places you'll find twenty somethings queuing in Paris without the prospect of cheap drinks.

One of the city's most creative young chefs, David Toutain, now has a restaurant in his name that earned a Michelin Star in 2015.

This little magnet attracts foodies looking for authentic French cuisine, not unlike one of its most famous patrons, Julia Child herself. Dinners begin with radishes and butter, just like the American chef enjoyed them.

This unassuming little neo bistrot set back from trendy rue des Martyrs in the south end of Pigalle is easy to overlook. The food, however, is anything but forgettable.

On a little side street near rue Oberkampf, this tiny coffee shop serves up cold brew coffee, piccolos, and chai tea to the delight of hipsters in the neighborhood. For breakfast, try a tartine with Vegemite or Marmite, or make the safe choice with some muesli alongside your coffee.

The trendy Upper Marais district in Paris is no stranger to strollers and hipsters, but it also houses some of the best and most innovative crepes in the world at Breizh Café. The ambiance is warm and lively, with a distinct Japanese flavor in the form of pale wood and low lighting.

Situated in the trendy 11th arrondissement, Bistrot Paul Bert is a classic French eatery with unexpected twists. Inspired by local flea market finds, the eclectic interior includes a bright mosaic floor, oversize mirrors, small wooden tables, and unusual chandeliers.