One of the things where Paris is known for, is their extensive offer of restaurants or ‘les bistros’. After a day strolling around in Paris, gawking at all its architectural beauty and luxurious boutiques, a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere feels right at home. Most memorable in Paris are all the authentic bistros where everything is still the same compared to several decades ago. It is still the idyllic world where Van Gogh, Gauguin and Monet once sat at a table. Come and join us at the Top 10 best restaurants Paris!
With so much to offer, it is also the best place to get some inspiration while you are wining and dining. You are able to enjoy the beauty of the magical Louvre at Café Marly or dream away at restaurant La Palette where it’s interiors are dating back from a former time…
In a few days we are traveling to Paris for the famous interior design week Maison et Objet and the Paris Deco Off. Read about the fair and all the must-visit places here in our previous post!
Top 10 best restaurants paris:
Le Flandrin // 4 Place Tattegrain
What if you combined the restaurants Monsieur Bleu and Café Marly? Imagine the world of Monsieur Bleu with its Art Deco design and the history of Café Marly’s building. Le Flandrin has the same modern feeling as the Monsieur Bleu set in a historic old railway station. Enjoy a lovely glass of rosé on the large terrace in the summer while the sun is going down or enjoy the stunning designs in the spacious interior. You should definitely have some oysters for starter and have a roasted veal or steak as main course. (contact them here)
La Coupole // 102 Boulevard du Montparnasse
Imagine the Parisian life during the 50’s and 60’s where everyone was dressed up to go out. Celebrities and politicians just had dinner next to you. Today, if you go to La Coupole, you could still feel this vibe and imagine yourself back in those years. Expect always people in line or at the bar waiting to get a table. Once inside you will notice the enormous room with the Art Deco dome in the middle and a centrepiece sculpture surrounded by so many tables.
Celebrating a special event? Inform the maître d’or so they will dim the light and the waiters will sing and bring you – all in line – your birthday cake. Take a shot at the seafood platter, Indian lamb curry or the Charolais beef tartar. (website)
KONG // 1 Rue du Pont Neuf
Always wanted to have a fine dinner with stunning views of the centre of Paris? Kong is the place to be! Have an exquisite meal just under an entire glass rooftop and feel Paris! It feels so romantic in the middle of the city of lights, being surrounded by beautiful Parisian architecture, while the lighting of the by Philippe Starcke designed room is dimmed. Look each-other in the eyes, finish dinner and have some cocktails in the lively and trendy KONG bar downstairs. (website)
Hôtel Costes // 239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré
Enter this world of extravagance and you will completely forget the credit card charges of the days shopping spree. In this perfect world of Jacques Garcia (see more on him here!) you will think you are in one of the dining rooms of a modern Versailles. Have a seat on a velvet chair and be dazzled of all the theatrical passementerie, drapes and lighting. Just take a sip of your €20,- cocktail in the bar before a fabulous dinner in the courtyard restaurant. Please make reservations well in advance here as it certainly belongs in our Top 10 best restaurants paris! (website)
La Palette // 43 Rue de Seine
Close your eyes and go back to the time where Picasso and Cézanne once lived. Where they enjoyed their wine and meal in return for a drawing. They once sat at La Palette and when you will open your eyes you would still think you are back in those days. Probably because of the saloon style interior with traditional ceramics and paintings everywhere. Try the tartare de boeuf or the dish of the day… (website)
Monsieur Bleu // 20 Avenue de New York
Want to be surrounded by contemporary creativity then visit the new wing of Palais de Tokyo.
In this amazing ‘New’ Art Deco style restaurant you can dine in the spacious artistic room inside or have a lunch in the summer breeze on the large terrace with stunning view of the Eiffel tower. We would advice to make a reservation well ahead because it is one of the most popular places for the hip and happening in Paris. Please try the delicious gambas, the dorade or the linguine. (website)
Le Fouquet’s // 99, avenue des Champs-Elysées
Are you craving to put one of your new dresses or suits for a splendid dinner? Try this magical restaurant on the fabulous Champs-Elysées. Enjoy the delicious lobster or tagliatelle while admiring the rich and famous on the pictures on the walls or just sitting a few tables next to you. A glamorous dinner is exactly what you could expect here. (website)
Le Café Marly // 93 Rue de Rivoli
Probably the Louvre is the most spectacular and romantic place to visit in Paris. Imagine yourself now as a royalty having lunch or dinner under the magnificent arcades of the Richelieu wing viewing the amazing Louvre pyramid. Served by young and handsome staff with their spotless and fashionable uniforms, just have a delicious salad, rack of lamb or truffle ravioli in the Napoleon style dining rooms or under the arcades outside. (website)
Le Train Bleu // Gare de Lyon
Long ago the wealthy Parisians had luncheon and dinner in this luxurious and breathtaking restaurant while waiting for the train, taking them to their pied-à-terre in the South of France. Start with a lobster bisque followed by a veal or monkfish dish and finish with a giant profiteroles. If you don’t have a train to catch, just take the menu for the whole table so you will have a lot of delicious meals accompanied with champagne. (website)
Chez Andre // 12 Rue Marbeuf
If you enter this lovely bistro, you will be greeted by the cheerful maître d’ and the rest of the staff. You will immediately notice all the photographs of celebrities and artists who have frequented this restaurant. With this and a simplistic but typical interior you could think you are back in 30’s where it is all about enjoying a glass of wine with your company while having a delicious dinner. You should really try the frog legs and the seasonal fruits de mer, enjoy! (website)
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