Restaurants in France

One of Sète’s newest restaurants is the friendly bistro run by Nicolas Dubois and his wife, Emma. Simple dishes take creative twists (think smoked herring offset with beetroot mousse).

Located right by Cimetiere du Montparnasse in the 14th arrondissement, Le Duc restaurant has been frequented by the likes of Diane von Furstenberg and the late President Mitterrand, who come to sample the fresh seafood.

In the village of Arbois, book a table at the Michelin-starred restaurant with wood-beamed ceilings, a log-burning fireplace, and a cavernous wine cellar.

On Rue Elzévir in the Marais district, near Rue des Francs-Bourgeois with its boutiques and Renaissance architecture, Valerie Schlumberger created La Compagnie du Sénégal et de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (Company of Senegal and West Africa) and Le Petit Dakar, which offers Senegalese and other cuisine.

Just down from the Louvre on a Saint Honoré side-street, Le Garde Robe is an intimate wine bar and shop.

The food of France’s Breton region shines at Chez Michel.

Just off the Champs-Élysées, Le Chiberta is one of the more affordable restaurants created by world-renowned chef Guy Savoy. Set inside a stylized Haussmann building with undulating balconies, Le Chiberta is a contemporary, multi-room space designed by acclaimed architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte.

The newest venue in the old port is stark white and mirrored, which helps put its thin, gorgeous, and tanned clientele on display. The menu features light Mediterranean cuisine, such as moules marinieres (mussels cooked in white wine) and seared calamari.

Chef William Ledeuil, who earned his toque under Guy Savoy, is a scholar of Asian flavors, grafting them with impeccably French, impeccably modern techniques, as seen through the open kitchen of this handsome, Michelin star-winning St. Germain restaurant.

Started by Lucien Legrand in 1945, the shop at Legrand Filles & Fils opens into Galerie Vivienne which sits atop the Legrand wine cellars. Legrand Filles & Fils offers a wine bar, gourmet food and chocolate.