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.
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.
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 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.
French delicacies are cooked in a very contemporary style at Michel's. The convivial atmosphere puts you perfectly in sync with the fried bacon accompanied with baked potatoes or with mashed potatoes. Book a table in advance or you'll have to wait in line.
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.
Inside Gallery 88 you can see works of art from all over the world - pottery, statuettes, tapestries, and so on. Outside, on the terrace, you have a fine view of the embankments of the Seine. The menu is a selection of Mediterranean-inspired light dishes like tapas plates, salads and pastas. The selection of teas go perfectly with the cakes which are made in the confectionery next door. They also offer a selection of pre-set menus for lunch and dinner.
Located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris near the Hôtel de Ville, La Table des Gourmets is a unique place. Have dinner in a magical setting: the vaulted cave of a former chapel dating from the 12th Century. On top of that, during the decorating and renovating undertaken in the restaurant’s basement, a Gallo-Roman well and another from the Middle Ages were discovered, as well as other relics from the 16th and 17th Centuries. All are witness to the archeological richness of the district. The restaurant’s ambiance is intimate while the cooking is refined and reflects the beautiful interior decoration.
Who's Bar and Restaurant, resurrected from Curieux Spaghetti Bar, is an instant hit amongst the picky and choosy Parisians. Crystal chandeliers, compressed wooden flooring jazz up the decor of the place giving it a chic look. Be it a treat with your friends or a simple brunch, it caters to all your needs. Lavish Italian dishes are served here with a pinch of warmth and dollops of good service. Apart from the regular Italian fare like Pizzas, Pastas and Spaghetti, special home-made delights like Limoncello are also included in the extensive menu. Chups, flavored vodka shots perfectly complement the savories and your good mood. What are you waiting for? Simply drop-in at Curieux and gorge on the treats offered.
Kick-start your day and pep-up your gloomy morning with hot coffee and tasty breakfast at the Cafe Rive Droite. At the cafe you can sit in the cozy interiors or simply laze around in the brightly colored chairs neatly laid-out on the pavement. Sitting by the street, you can see the crowd comprising of office-goers, fashionistas and teenagers, while you relax with a cup of tea. The menu varies seasonally and it serves modern dishes with a new flavor each month. It is the karaoke section with nearly five thousand titles in different languages that makes it a rocking place buzzing with young crowd. Check-out this cafe that offers much more than the regular fare.
Fond of extreme and astonishing experiences? Dans Le Noir is an innovative-concept bar and restaurant based on rediscovering the many flavors of food by dining in the complete darkness. After making your selections from the menu, you are guided to your table in the dark by one of the eight visually impaired waiters as your senses begin to adjust in preparation for this uncommon dining experience. Chef Virginie Bossu, who trained in some of the best restaurants in Paris, will enchant you with her traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean accents. You can also choose the 'Surprise Menu' to try and guess the items in your plate. All ingredients are organic and recipes are established by a nutritionist. Talk to your 'without a face' neighbors, eat with your hands or take your (blind) date out for a fun experience. The establishment largely supports the visually impaired in the work environment. The timings vary, please check the website for more details.