Situated in the Bastille area, Brasserie Bofinger possesses a beautiful Belle-Époque decor with a stained-glass ceiling, ceramics and mirrors. Celebrities, Parisians and tourists alike come here to taste the varied cuisine, which includes choucroute garnie (a sauerkraut dish), roasted lobster or magret de canard (duck breast). So when in Paris, do not miss out on the opportunity to sit under this exotic stained-glass ceiling and to be greeted by an unparalleled ambiance and a pleasant service.
This cafe is undoubtedly one of the most popular in Paris. With its exquisite Second Empire style, it has forever been a favored hangout for celebrities and tourists alike. The leafy look combined with the rich decor of ornate flourishes and deep polished wood creates an atmosphere of freshness blending with class. You can drop in here for an early breakfast or a delayed supper as the cafe remains open till late in the night. During winter, you can dine alfresco at the winter terrace that overlooks the Boulevard des Capucines, while summer months see crowds filling in at the open air terrace that gives a great view of the Place de l'Opera. While in Paris, this is one destination you should not miss.
Situated in Disneyland, France, Inventions mingles a global dining experience with Disney magic. The restaurant serves innovative, contemporary dishes from around the world in a buffet setup. While you dine, you can chat with Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters as they come up to diners for photos and conversation. The decor of the restaurant is also worth a second look as quaint and inventive Disney-themed nick-nacks hang from the ceiling and dozens of colorful pictures hang from the walls. Early risers can also come in for a family brunch with Disney characters on every Sunday.
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.
Epicure is an elegantly appointed restaurant that changes its decor seasonally. In winter, dine in a rotund-shaped room adorned with Hungarian oak and French Tapestry. In the summer, enjoy the beautiful garden of the Hôtel Le Bristol's courtyard. Award-winning chef Eric Fréchon is an ardent advocate of French culinary traditions and a personal admirer of great past chefs like Escoffier or Vatel. His cuisine, although spanning the French classics is revisited to enhance the recipes with exotic flavors and spices highly praised by the food critics. Patrons favorite include roast duck breast with spices and orange-caramelized turnips or macaroni with Foie gras, artichokes, and truffles. The restaurant also has an exceptional wine cellar.
A dinner at Le Cinq can give you a good idea of what fine French dining is all about. With a decor that resembles the dining room of a royal palace - carpeted floors, elegant chandeliers, ornate adornments and more, this restaurant is tucked in the revered Four Seasons Hotel. The traditional classics are made, garnished and presented with all the charm and etiquette that the French are known for. The atmosphere is rich with an elite crowd and views of the hotel's courtyard and garden.
Le Coupe-Gorge is an intimate restaurant and has a vintage charm to it. Their menu features fresh ingredients from the local markets. Savor dishes like vodka marinated salmon, homemade terrines, Tatin oxtail spiced caramel, Koulibiak of salmon and saddle of lamb with tapenade. Round off your meal with desserts such as crispy chocolate mousse and chocolate souffle.
This French fast food chain has a worldwide presence. Brioche Dorée on Rue de Rivoli is tucked away amongst shops and tourist attractions. So naturally it is a nice spot to make a pit stop to relish their sandwiches, tarts and pastries. If you are in a hurry, then you can also opt their to-go list.
Gourmet food in a moving truck?? Who wouldn't want to go there! Le Camion Qui Fume provides this unique experience in Paris that is delightful and unforgettable. People usually swear by the many-award-winning food truck. They have some of the most amazing dishes- mouthwatering, perfectly cooked meats and most scrumptious burgers! Sure you may have to wait patiently for your turn, but believe it or not, it will be worth the wait. But how do you track this nomadic restaurant? Follow them on Twitter or Facebook to know their next stop. Bon Appetit!
Nestled besides the iconic Saint-Jacques Tower and Parc de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Le Café Livres is a charming restaurant for everyone especially book lovers. With more than 13,000 books neatly arranged and adorned with mirrors, clocks, light fixtures and comfy leather armchairs, this is a place where you will want to linger even after you have had your meal. Their seasonal menu is made up of fresh ingredients procured from local markets. Complement your meal with wine or coffee.
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.
Opened in 1997, Crêperie Beaubourg is a popular spot near the Centre Pompidou. Their cozy decor is accentuated by hanging red lampshades and artworks. Relish their savory and sweet crepes that are made fresh daily. Complement your meal with ciders and Celtic whiskeys to complete the taste of Brittany and Ireland.