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.
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.
Nestled in the posh neighborhood of the eighth arrondissement,Royal Madeleine will allure you with its lovely facade, attractive terrace, wall engravings, chandeliers and silverware. This chic Parisian bistro with its zinc bar and gastronomic delights has been wowing the discerning palates of food lovers for a long time now. The seasonal, traditional menu is sublime and the wines are equally impressive. A perfect gem of a restaurant for your romantic rendezvous.
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.
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.
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.
Sly Bar, which is located at the 1st Arrondissement, is a popular gay-friendly bar. The ambiance is bright and the lighting will take you by surprise. With great food and cocktails, this place hosts some of the most amazing parties. Events and celebrations like the "Do Brazil Rio" are one of the examples of entertaining nights. The music is loud and get to listen to an extensive genre. Check out the website or call ahead for more information.
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.