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.
Les Deux Magots legendary terrace has long been the meeting-point for great writers and thinkers in Paris. Ernest Hemingway regularly popped up at the bar, and it's no wonder that Paris's best bookstore set up shop next door. The legend lives on, as the café it's often full of people sipping a Kir Royal after shopping at the nearby stores. A novel addition to the typical Parisian café-restaurant menu, there are mixed platters of salad and cold meats as well as a dish of the day like rustic chicken ratatouille and cold salmon.
Le China is an iconic and a multi-purpose venue where one can either go there for their scrumptious Chinese cuisine or their lively bar. It even houses a nightclub with the best DJs in Paris. The dimly-lit wooden furnished lounge like setting is classy and intimate, perfect for enjoying great food and great music. Order one of their delicious cocktails and get ready to dance to the music.
Formerly a high-end hotel, this architecturally rich restaurant is known for its lavish spread since its inception in 1766 on the banks of the Seine. The fare is French and one can savor it while sitting at one of the tables where eminent personalities like Guy de Maupassant and Alexandre Dumas have cherished the satiating morsels. Enter the pristine walls of this established and be struck with awe at the old-world charm that it exudes, complete with its wooden beams, leather chairs and brass tableware. The private rooms are well away from prying eyes, behind a hidden stairway, ideal for an exclusive, intimate dinner.
It was in the 1700s that the sandwich was invented and named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Today, owned by the 11th earl of this district, Earl of Sandwich has become a worldwide chain of restaurants, famous for their sandwiches. The use of old family recipes, freshly baked bread and freshly-roasted meat ensures that you get some of the most delicious sandwiches you have ever tasted. Other quick and filling dishes like salads, wraps, soups and breakfast bagels are also served here. You can come in for a quick bite to eat at this particular branch while exploring Disneyland.
A perfect venue for celebrating special occasions, this fine, upscale restaurant offers the ideal setting and cuisine that can make your dining experience a memorable one. The special feature at Lasserre is its painted roof that opens up during the summer months to give diners a breath-taking view of the starry sky above. The menu is a treat of traditional French fare with Chateaubriand, light green asparagus and salmon dishes on the list. The Millefeuille (Napoléon) is definitely worth a try even for those of you who lack a sweet-tooth. This multi-layered treat can increase the pleasure of dining here three-fold!
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.
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.
La Pause Beaubourg is a popular hipster haunt in town. This quaint pavement cafe, one among the many dotting its street has a spacious terrace ideal for people watching. Its wooden accents and upside-down lamp fixtures are quite charming. Whether it is a quick bite or a leisure lunch, you will like the dishes laid out here.
In a city where you can find almost any cuisine, Ao Yama is popular among locals for its Japanese and sushi preparations. Its dark chocolate store front facade is welcoming so is its light wood interiors. Their service is quick and efficient, making sure that you don't have to wait long. From yakitori to bento and sushi dishes, their food is reasonably priced.
This gay-friendly restaurant glows in a pink and purple light, thanks to its disco fairy lights and white walls. 4 Pat' has a combination of French and Italian fare. Their affable staff will ensure you have a pleasant time dining here. Suitable for groups and singles, their food is extremely affordable in this expensive city.