Inaugurated in 1862, this café 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 décor 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 café 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.
Epicure, a three Michelin starred restaurant elegantly welcoming Parisians to a classic French meal. Offering a vastly spaced dining room with chic decor, overlooking an exquisite garden in the courtyard of the Hôtel Le Bristol, the restaurant promises excellent service on this gastronomical journey. 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, spanning the French classics, is revisited to enhance the recipes with exotic flavors and spices, highly praised by the food critics. Patrons favorites 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.
This lovely bar located in the Hôtel Meurice was redesigned by Philippe Starck in December 2007. The bar, achieving the perfect balance of cozy and chic, serves more than fifty whiskeys and malts, and over three-hundred drinks including seventeen original creations such as the cocktail Starcky or the 228. Bar 228 also serves a full menu of French specialties as well as small tapas-like plates to munch on.
For over 100 years, Fouquet's has been a landmark of the Champs-Élysées, patronized by confirmed celebrities and political figures along with a discerning public. Remodeled and purchased by the Barrière group, proprietors of the palatial Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière next door, Fouquet's continues to offer traditional French cuisine and a high-end experience steeped in cultural history.
This establishment, known as Le Bar, is popular among both Parisians and guests of the world-renowned Four Seasons Hotel George V. There is a lovely view of the avenue George V, one of Paris' chicest streets. The bar serves coffees and teas, cocktails (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), milkshakes, and a light menu featuring snacks, salads and sandwiches as well as a more heartier of duck, scallops and beef tartare. It is a perfect place to relax with a glass of your favorite beverage.
If after a long day at Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum), you are tired of walking and gazing at paintings such as the Mona Lisa, then give your tired legs a rest at Rim Café in Hotel Europe Saint Séverin. Here, you can sink your teeth into cheese laden traditional Italian fare! The delicious pizzas and pastas are an inseparable part of the menu and for those with a sweet tooth, there is an array of delicious pastries to go with your coffee. The cafe also serves a magnificent breakfast that is fit for a king. Hot drinks, orange juice, bread, yogurt and fruit are included in this breakfast.
Le Comptoir du Relais is a neo-bistro, the pet project of the acclaimed Chef Yves Camdeborde. The two distinct menus (the bistro menu and the five course menu) have customers queuing. The wait is worth it, considering that the dinner menu has reservations booked months in advance. Once in and seated on one of the wooden chairs and slightly small table, the chef's creations will surely convert even the most stubborn and discerning.
Brasserie Du Louvre is located in the Louvre hotel. Traditional French cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a meal on the terrace during summers. It is advisable to make reservations in advance and credit cards are accepted.
Le Roch Restaurant & Bar is a lovely spot that is located within the charming Hotel Le Roch & Spa. Located in the heart of Paris, this restaurant and bar has a large dining room with a high ceiling. The space looks elegant and chic and is well lit. The atmosphere is warm, cozy and inviting. The simple yet creative French menu consists of dishes that you might be hungry for. They also have a nice and diverse wine list. Guests can also choose to sit outside in the courtyard or upstairs to a first floor terrace.