Paris restaurants

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  1. birdness

    birdness Karting

    Mar 12, 2005
    Any suggestions for hip Paris restaurants with excellent food? Michelin starred or not. Will be there in September
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  3. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2017
    The "Pur'", restaurant of the Hyatt hotel rue de la Paix, is a nice one - not cheap and "only" one star Michelin, but pretty good IMHO.
  4. lopena

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    Nov 3, 2003
    Here is my list of favorite Parisian joints that I’ve honed over many years of visiting Paris on a regular basis:

    1) TRADITIONAL BISTROS (in no particular order)
    Chez Josephine Dumonnet
    L’Ami Jean
    Moulin au Vent
    Le Petit Pontoise
    Chez Denise -La Tour de Montlhery
    Chez Eux
    Bistro Paul Bert
    Auberge Bressan
    Fontaine du Mar
    Brasserie Lipp
    Square Trouseau
    Le Bistrot d’Andre’
    Le Quincy (cash only)

    Guy Savoy
    Le Grand Vefour
    La Tour d’Argent

    3) SEAFOOD
    Le Dome
    Le Duc
    Regis Oyster Bar
    Le Bar ‘a Huitres

    Le Petit Cler
    L’ Bretzel
    Le Select
    Le Rotonde
    Le Coupole

    Hemingway Bar-Ritz Hotel
    Closerie des Lilas
    L’ Esplanade

    6) MARKET STREETS (permanent)
    Rue Cler
    Rue Mouffetard
    Rue Montorgueil

    Le Bon Marche’ department store
    Galeries Lafayette Gourmet

    There is also a series of moving street markets that you should visit...check the internet for street markets near you.

    You should google any of the above restaurants above to see their menu, location, hours of operation, reviews, etc.

    Reservations are always a good idea for dinner (which usually starts at 7:00 or 7:30 pm). Tables are easier to get on a walk-in basis at lunch time. Perfect English is widely spoken in Parisian restaurants.

    Service (tipping) is almost always included in the restaurant prices (“sevice compris”), but, being the son of a waiter, I always leave another 5, 10 or 15%, depending on how much wine I had.

    Additional questions invited.

    Good luck and enjoy!

  5. NbyNW

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    This is from almost 20 years ago and our first trip to Paris. We really enjoyed this restaurant - La Petit Machon. This was before the internet so we must have just stumbled on it and gave it a try. Our hotel was just east of the Louvre so it was a few blocks away. I still think about the escargot.
  6. NbyNW

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    Another trip to Paris we rented a car and drove to Giverny. Decided to go cross country back to Paris and stumbled on this restaurant in Fourges. Le Moulin de Fourges. Tables were set up outside and it was a really nice setting on the banks of the river. This was also before the internet and iPhones so just followed my nose back to Paris. We didn't even have a map. Fun drive.
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  8. spirot

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    #6 spirot, Sep 3, 2019
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    Great list of restaurants for Paris. Highly recommend Le Grand Vefour also Arpege ... La Tour D'Argent is very good as well - extremely traditional almost only one left like that..... One of the only places that you can eat that has served the Emperor of Japan, Ethiopia and Queen Elizabeth along with tons of US presidents...

    I'd add a couple of my local faves in very touristy areas:

    1. Café Marly at the Louvre - in the Richelieu wing... great people watching - very good food and not too bad price wise. usually full of French.
    2. Lilot Vache on ile st. louis - can be touristy... but usually good food.
    3. Café Vauban - sits across from Les Invalides - good basic Paris café/ Bistro.
    4. Le Polidor - over by Luxemburg gardens - very old - basic working mans café - cool place
    5. Harry's Bar - rue Danu - bring a mini baguette, bloody mary and two hard cooked eggs ... perfect rainy day Paris hangout.
  9. chris0315

    chris0315 Karting

    Jul 11, 2014
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