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Restaurants in Paris

French cuisine is arguably unparalleled. Choosing one restaurant can be difficult, so we've done the research for you and come up with a few tried-and-true Paris restaurants. Duck cooked to perfection is the signature dish at Chez Janou, a Provençal bistro in Le Marais; there are more than 80 kinds of pastry on the dessert menu, but we recommend ordering the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate mousse. Conveniently located just two blocks from the city's central train station, A La Biche au Bois doesn’t take itself too seriously and dishes up fantastic game such as rabbit and its namesake biche (young female deer). Vegetarians needn't despair; the salads are equally tasty. Astier is a bit harder to find but well worth the effort for its wine cellar and bistro fare. Meanwhile, A La Petite Chaise has perfected everything from the well-crafted menu and artful plating to the traditional décor and impeccably trained staff—after all, it is known as one of the best restaurants in Paris, and the oldest, dating back to 1680. Some restaurants in Paris, such as Le Jip, also serve international cuisine. Order the chicken creole in coconut milk with a mojito, and plan to stay for late-night salsa dancing.

  • 142 Crêperie Contemporaine

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A favorite of President Nicolas Sarkozy, this small crêperie is situated on a quiet square in the 15th Arrondissement. The interior has plush brown... More
  • 21, Paris

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    21 is one of those under-the-radar Paris restaurants where true gourmands love to dine, regardless of the steep prices. Located on St.-Germain-des-... More
  • 5è Cru

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in the fifth arrondissement not far from Pierre and Marie Curie University, this small wine bar has only three pine tables and several wine... More
  • Afaria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Here, striped Basque runners on tables and a wine list scrawled on distressed mirrors set the mood for chef Julien Duboué’s playful exuberance: a c... More
  • Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Pricy even by Paris standards, Alain Ducasse's flagship restaurant at the ritzy Hotel Plaza Athenee marries haute cuisine with designer decor. Pier... More
  • Alfred

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Facing the 17th-century Théâtre du Palais Royal, this 30-seat bistro is just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower. Beveled mirrors, faux leather banq... More
  • Angelina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At the original Angelina location near the Louvre, patrons sit elbow-to-elbow in the Belle Époque dining room, with its sweeping archways, chandeli... More
  • Angl'Opéra

  • Astrance

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Atelier Maître Albert

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Across from Norte Dame on the Left Bank, this bistro serves a combination of classic and modern French cuisine imagined by world-renowned chef Guy ... More
  • Athiri

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This restaurant, located about three blocks north of Kerameikou Park, is known for its fresh Greek and Mediterranean cuisine prepared using local a... More
  • Au Bascou

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Hanging bunches of pimentos add a spicy aroma to this small Basque restaurant in the Third Arrondissement. In contrast with its unassuming exterior... More
  • Au Clair de Lune

    Located in a less-traveled section of Montmarte, this tiny café and bar caters to an almost exclusively local clientele. Outside, a pair of sidewal... More
  • Au Petit fer à Cheval

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Surrounded by the fashionable boutiques of Le Marais and situated on the winding rue Vieille du Temple, Au Petit fer à Cheval is the place to go to... More
  • Au Pied de Cochon, Paris

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Since 1946, Au Pied de Cochon has been treating guests to thoughtful French cuisine with a focus on the almighty pig. Decorated in Art Nouveau styl... More

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