The 3rd Arrondissement features an easy going and unpretentious cocktail lounge that will sure please your senses. The cozy ambiance is great for small groups. Offering authentic Mexican cuisine, Candelaria's must-haves are mushroom tacos, queso fresco, cactus tostada, chicken tostada, and lots more. The creative cocktails here are unique. Call ahead or check out the website for detailed information.
Blink and you may miss the almost hidden door to the Experimental Cocktail Club. This one-room bar makes for a fun and intimate evening no matter who you're with. Like the name suggests, this place is known for its exquisite cocktails and for the crafty bartenders who make them, so you know you can't just have one drink! With live DJs setting the mood and keeping the atmosphere lively, the Experimental Cocktail Club will become your new favorite hangout.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is the brainchild of the group responsible for several of Paris' unrivaled watering holes in 6th Arrondissement. Located in the hip locality off Marché Saint Germain, the wine bar makes a great addition to the city's thriving wine scene. The thoughtfully-selected vino collection spans across 300 varieties, which pair beautifully with charcuterie platters. The decor is sophisticated, with blue walls, intimate lights, a cozy fire place, chic accents and interesting upholstery. A contemporary version of a quintessential Parisian establishment, the space exudes a nightclub-esque appeal.
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.
A glorious red and gold, 18th-century dining room, resplendent with mirrors and chandeliers, greets guests as they enter Le Grand Véfour. Within its palatial boundaries, Chef Guy Martin displays magical culinary artistry, as he skillfully whips up his trademark dishes like Tourte d'Artichauts et Légumes Confits and some divine concoctions, such as Ravioles de Foie Gras à l'émulsion de Crème Truffée. Business lunches are often organized during the day, but, at night, a romantic atmosphere takes over. Don't let the long names on the menu intimidate you. Indulge, and let the flavors linger. Even longer lasting, however, are memories of this splendid dining experience.
Le Train Bleu is located in the Gare de Lyon Station and was built simultaneously with the Grand Palais, Pont Alexandre III and Petit Palais for the World Exhibtion of 1900. This dining room is ornate and gorgeously decorated with exquisite wall frescoes, gilded beams, rich wooden booths with blue motifs. The service is spot on and the cuisine is prepared in French Escoffier style. Must-haves include, Escargots in Chablis sauce, Loin of Lamb Provençal and Veal Kidneys in Mustard. In addition, the Big Ben Bar serves drinks in a jiffy.
This traditional French bistro only changed hands once in 80 years. So of course the venue is packed with memories and good food is the only valid creed around here! With Mr and Mrs Petit, you are in good hands. Dishes are traditional and refined, such as the Duck Pâté, the Pan-seared Beef Fillet, an assortment of French cheeses, and finally Profiteroles or a home-made tart with fresh fruit. As for the wine list, it is well-supplied.
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.
Set in the stylish Hotel Duo, the Lounge Bar has a sleek look. You will feel relaxed in the laid-back ambiance highlighted by cozy armchairs and couches, huge lampshades and glass walls. There is also a corner of greenery with plants covering one full portion of a wall. This hotel bar has a fine selection of cocktails, champagne and wine. Though a bit expensive, the experience is worth the price.
This old-fashioned 19th-century bistro is called the Grizzli cafe because decades ago it used to have dance performances by bears. The owner gets his ingredients all the way from Pyrénées. You can also choose from an interesting selection of wines from Southern France. Dishes like the Salmon and the lamb are cooked on a hot plate. There is no lunch served on Mondays and Saturdays. This place is closed on Sundays.
Voulez-Vous has a sleek and modern look that reflects the style of owner, Thibault Jardon. This cafe-bar is gay-friendly and has an amicable staff. The background music is soft enough for you to have a conversation. Dig into their burgers and take a sip of their crafty cocktails.
Experience a little bit of Spain and lots of fun at the Les Piétons. This tapas bar is popular for its lovely and friendly ambiance that welcomes locals and tourists alike. The tasty lunch is filling enough to keep your energy levels high for the rest of the day. You can also try the Spanish delights doled out by the chef and wash down the meals with your favorite drink. Taste the Pisto Serrano or Arroz Frito and you can't resist but go in for a second helping. Ensure that you do not miss out on the decadent desserts.