Restaurants in France

A favorite of President Nicolas Sarkozy, this small crêperie is situated on a quiet square in the 15th Arrondissement.

The modern ecru-and-teak cliffside beach club and restaurant is run by the Pourcel brothers of Paris’s Maison Blanche. The menu features Provençal and Italian specialties, such as tuna carpaccio and saffron risotto with asparagus, shrimp, and parmesan.

Professionals, grandmothers, and farmers in clay-caked boots crowding together under the slate-gray beams.

Housed in the Bini family home on Rue Gérgoire de Tours, Casa Bini looks like a rustic taverna, with its terra cotta tiles, exposed beams, bright yellows and greens, and two olive trees.

Rino is the brainchild of Chef Giovanni Passerini, who honed his craft under the renowned Swedish chef Peter Nilsson at La Gazzetta. With seating for 20, Rino offers an intimate dining experience.

Just minutes from the Trocadero in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, Jamin achieved notoriety in the 1980s when chef Joel Robuchon earned his third Michelin star.

The unlikely people behind Pierrerue's only storefront are Maryvonne and Mark Marinelli, Americans in their forties who formerly owned a corporate catering company in North Carolina.

Owned by actor Gérard Depardieu and his former paramour Carole Bouquet, this brilliantly colored restaurant is known for offering some of the best oyster platters, shellfish, and seafood in the city.

Don't be fooled by the understated interior; this culinary institution, run by a Tropezienne family, is prized for its Provençal cuisine, such as the warm artichoke barigoule and rouille de seiche (cuttlefish with saffron mayonnaise). Reservations essential.