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.
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.
A historic landmark in Paris since 1890, this cafe was a favorite of many great 19th-century writers and artists. French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre always took his coffee and croissant on the terrace. These days you can drop in for either a quick snack or delectable desserts, or a glass of Champagne, having shopped-till-you-dropped in the district's luxurious boutiques. The sophisticated clientele that revels in the cafe's upscale style insures that its reputation lives on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.