A high-class restaurant on the world's most famous avenue, Ladurée (founded in 1862) also boasts a bakery. You can try the famous “macarons” (moist jam-filled cookies), a specialty of this establishment, or enjoy the raw and cooked vegetable salad along with a variable of other dishes served for lunch and dinner.
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.
Truly a Parisian gem, this world-class restaurant is located inside the Eiffel Tower. Dining at Le Jules Verne is an experience unto itself. Patrons are whisked up a private elevator to a breathtaking dining room replete with some of the most amazing views from inside the iconic Paris landmark. The cuisine rivals the views with contemporary French dishes that are sumptuous and paired perfectly with a wine list of only the finest French wines. Prix fixe menus and specialty options complete the experience and add to the wow factor of this beloved Paris establishment.
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.
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.
Angelina Versailles occupies an ornately decorated room in the Chateau de Versailles's Pavillon D'Orleans, offering a refined tea room experience and a hearty menu of bistro selections. Frequented by the likes of Chanel and Proust, Angelina has been a fashionable destination for Parisians since 1903. Traditional tea service, coffee beverages, hot chocolate and assorted dessert items are some of the simpler selections at Angelina, however dishes such as the imperial caviar platter and leek fondue show the kind of elegance with which this cafe prefers to operate. A takeout display and snack area are available for guests wanting a quick bite. Be advised, Angelina Versailles is only open to visitors of the Chateau de Versailles.
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.
Le Second Empire with its neo-Imperial look offers a refine dining experience. Whether it is a business lunch, a romantic date or you are trying out a new restaurant, it aims to satisfy all its diners. Though it is a French diner, there are glimpses of gourmet delights that is a culinary journey in itself. Ideal for special occasions since it is on the pricey side.
Surrounded by many tourists sites, Gossip Café is a nice spot to make a pit stop. This trendy eatery with its black leather couches, picture frames and soft neon lights offers a lovely dining experience. Savor their tempura prawns, samosa salmon and breaded veal. Round it off with cheesecake or tiramisu.
The Yogurt Factory outlet in Paris is located on rue Saint-Merri, in the 4th arrondissement. Offering a delicious range of frozen yogurts and other desserts, the place is quite the local hit. Secret recipes blend with fresh fruits and other flavors to produce brilliant froyos. Also on offer here are a range of smoothies that are equally delightful. Although the prices are a bit high, the service is superb and offerings unbeatable. Drop in for drool-worthy desserts!
L’Étincelle is among the many cafes dotting the city and its quaint streets. While exploring the many attractions such as the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie and Saint-Paul Saint-Louis Church, it is a nice pit stop. You can also dine alfresco at their terrace.