Les Papilles opened in 2003, has captured the hearts of the picky gourmands of Paris with its gourmet food, classic wines and amiable service. It's a delicatessen by the day offering wide choices of local dishes spiced up with authentic herbs. In the afternoon, when you look forward to an elaborate lunch, Les Papilles offers you dining services. Since they believe in serving fresh recipes, the food served varies seasonally and the menu board always has a list of exclusive delicacies. As the day ends, all we want is a glass of fine wine and good company. In the evening, explore the cellar of Les Papilles which stocks the finest vintage wines, specially hand-made by masters of renowned vine-yards. A visit to Les Papilles and you get to experience all that is France famous for.
This restaurant is a good family kitchen, containing fresh products, light, local wines in a pleasant environment. Au Bon Coin has an impressive wine list that offers a wide range of selective local vintages which are affordable, and suitable for all: sweet, fruity, light, robust and more. If you are flummoxed by the plethora of wines, just ask and you will be advised well. This is a place where one can meet for coffee, eat some delicious food, and enjoy a glass of wine.
L Alchimiste is a small, cozy bistro. The waiters are friendly and the table decoration is simple. But don't be mistaken, what's on the plate is quite sophisticated! Almost all the dishes are traditionally French, but the chef cooks them in his own way and successfully blends flavors. For example, the confit of duck pastilla comes with dates and pistachios, the veal sweetbread is coated with breadcrumbs, and the sauteed foie gras comes with gingerbread. The wine list is very rich and it is possible to order a glass of wine or a bottle.
This authentic French bistro with a red canvas awning welcomes patrons to sample delicious local cuisine accompanied by some exquisite wines. Bistrot du Sommelier was started by sommelier Philippe Faure-Brac at the young age of 24, the restaurant is known all over Paris for its wine collection. Patrons can order from their set menus or dine a la carte, pairing their meals with some of the best red, white and rose wines. Two private dining rooms are available for meetings, family dinners and other gatherings. Reservations are required.
As the name suggests, this place is for hard rock lovers. With 21 screens featuring rock videos and the perfect sound system complementing it, Hard Rock Café is a popular choice among ardent rock fans. The cocktail bar is just the right place to enjoy a big glass of your favorite drink. Strategically located next to the Opera, this venue has hosted many star-studded events. Take your pick from the two floors and a VIP room – whichever suits the occasion.
This critically acclaimed restaurant is one of the best Japanese joints you can treat yourself to. With a great sushi bar on the ground floor, all you sushi fans can work up a good appetite and stream in here. The restaurant above offers some real authentic Japanese fare among a traditional decor of gold, wood and rock. The prices are a bit on the steep side, but one you dig into the food, you'll realize its worth every penny. If you're willing to shell out a little more, Kinugawa can be a nice spot to relax, unwind and binge away on treats from the heart of Japan!
Au Verre Luisant is a Parisian bistro that is always brimming with locals. If you know French then that would be a boon since no one speaks English and the menu is also in the native language. Their menu has some Southern American flair which just gives a burst of flavor to their food. Their range chicken (poulet fermier) is the crowd favorite. So if you don't know what to order, just ask for this hot seller. Complement your meal with caipirinha or beer.
Café Benjamin is a quaint cafe with comfy armchairs and light fixtures. This Parisian brasserie is a nice spot to make a pit stop while exploring the city. Savor French classics like the Boeuf Bourguignon and a take a sip of cocktails during their happy hours. Teetotalers can enjoy their coffee and tea.
La Panfoulia is nestled in the Marais district and is spread across two floors. The hanging light fixtures, wildlife paintings and cozy armchairs give it a chic and intimate ambiance. Relish their burgers like Tapenade of Champignons, Pepper Burger and dishes such as Confit de canard and Pavé de boeuf du boucher. Complement your meal with wine. You will not only be charmed by their food, but their splendid service as well.
French dining is fun, and this cozy restaurant drives the point home. Light colors, woody interiors, an amazing set of lights and comfy seating contrast with the Spanish wall hangings, while immaculately dressed waiters serve you with great finesse and politesse. Meals are light and simple; try any of the salads, for they won't let you down. For a heavier lunch, go in for the steaks. If you just don't want to bother with the menu, ask for the dish of the day – it's a delectable ensemble of aperitif, entree and dessert. Bon appétit!
Au Bourguignon Du Marais is a contemporary French bistro serving flavoursome delicacies and an exclusive wine list. Headed by chef Yann Lecourt, some of its specials include jambon persillé, beef bourguignon, foie grass de canard, volaiile fermiere rotie au marc bourgonge, notre paris-brest, moelleus au chocolate and lots more. Their wine list is mainly from Burgundy, which perfectly blends with your choice of food. They also have a special kids and a vegetarian menu, making the place suitable for everyone. Making reservations is essential as the place gets packed during evenings.
Pain Vin Fromage is one of the best fondue restaurants in Paris. Nestled near tourist attractions like the Musée de la Poupée and Centre Pompidou, it is easy to miss this unassuming eatery. It has two distinct dining areas; the upstairs room is reminiscent of the French countryside while the downstairs is a cavern with stone walls and frosted glass lamps. Their menu is composed of cheeses from every region of France. Just choose which part you would like to explore and sample delicacies from a variety of cheese platters with bread and wine, or dip into a pot of fragrant fondue with a side of salad. Don't miss this spot if you are a cheese lover.