Paris, the fabled “City of Love“ and “City of Lights”, is renowned not only for its attractions, but numerous exceptional gourmet restaurants as well. There are many fine-dining restaurants options for you in the fabulous French capital. For those visiting the city frequently or for the first time, finding good places to eat can sometimes be difficult.
Here’s a list of some of the best eateries we have specially prepared for your convenience. So, get ready for a virtual tour of some of these Michelin-starred restaurants, and have a wonderful dining experience during your holiday in Paris. The famous restaurants worth visiting here include Le Chateaubriand, Ze Kitchen Galerie, Laurent, Georges, Les Cocottes, Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse, Septime, L'Abeille, Allard, Lazare, Mon Vieil Ami, MiniPalais, Agapé Substance, Le Jules Verne, and Pierre Gagnaire.
Le Chateaubriand is situated in Belleville area of the city. The restaurant has a bistro setting of the 1930s. Chef Inaki Aizpitarte is renowned for his delicious creations. The restaurant attracts numerous visitors. You will love savoring delicate sweetbreads, and asparagus with elderflower. Reservations here are a must for every visitor. You can make reservations for your dinner from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Les Cocottes restaurant is situated in Invalides. Three-Michelin-starred chef Christian Constant has remained a great inspiration for this restaurant. Whether you are visiting alone or with your friends or with family members, dining at the restaurant is always a wonderful experience. The cocottes are a specialty here. The preparation of the dishes is quite exquisite as they are slowly simmered in a cast-iron black-colored cocotte or casserole. Ask the waiter to serve combinations of grander monkfish and vegetables or pig’s trotters and potatoes. These are simply great to relish.
Laurent is situated in Champs-Elysées. The strategic location of the restaurant nearby the Elysée Palace makes it a perfect place for politicians and ministers. Popular rock stars can also be seen occasionally at the restaurant. With its romantic setting on Champs-Elysées lower reaches, Laurent restaurant is absolutely one of the best places in the city to eat outdoors. Haute cuisine by Chef Alain Pégouret is a fabulous treat in itself. The restaurant offers an assorted list of premium wines.
Ze Kitchen Galerie
Ze Kitchen Galerie is situated in St-Germain-des-Prés. The gourmet restaurant is known for the amazing creations by Chef William Ledeuil. The exclusive Franco-Asian style fusion dishes by Ledeuil are prominent attractions for the visitors. The dishes of French fish and Lozère lamb prepared with Asian condiments and herbs such as Thai basil and wasabi are joy de vivre. It is great to watch Ledeuil and his team of skilled chefs working in the open kitchen here. The modern art adorning the walls of the dining area is ready to catch your fancy.
Le Jules Verne
Le Jules Verne is situated in an astonishing setting 400 feet up the Eiffel Tower. A visit to this restaurant is refreshing. Get ready to be excited and enthused while clicking beautiful photos of Eiffel Tower sitting right there in the restaurant itself. The food served is simply amazing. Don’t forget to savor the signature chocolate bolt dessert created specially to commemorate the 2.5 million bolts that continue to hold the Eiffel Tower together. You need to come at the restaurant smartly dressed, not like those visiting the Eiffel Tower wearing shorts and T-shirts.
Mon Vieil Ami
Mon Vieil Ami is situated on Ile St-Louis’ main thoroughfare. It’s a chic, sophisticated, gourmet bistro. Chef Antoine Westermann from Strasbourg is the mastermind behind this restaurant. Mon Vieil Ami is renowned for its French regional cooking, which its master chef Westermann greatly emphasizes on. The dishes prepared here mostly have vegetables as its main base. The specialties worth relishing at the restaurant include guinea fowl with spinach and chanterelle mushrooms, or Lamb and Tarbais beans. A vegetable menu is also available here according to the particular season. The 17th century dining room with its high ceiling is elegantly designed and quite stylish. The restaurant is also open on Sundays and is a great place to have your lunch.
MiniPalais is located at Champs-Elysées. The restaurant attracts local Parisians, visitors from corporate world and those visiting international exhibitions. The dining room at the restaurant is spectacular and draws its inspiration from an artist’s studio. Three-Michelin-starred chef Eric Frechon is the chief creator of the exotic dishes aptly amalgamating contemporary and classic. The specialties such as steak tartare, curried prawns and squid pil pil are worth relishing. Apart from the dinner and lunch, MiniPalais can also be visited for evening cocktails, afternoon tea and gourmet snacks. When visiting this place during summer, an ice-cream bar is also available for you.
Agapé Substance is located at St-Germain-des-Prés. The white minimalist, small restaurant was previously an art gallery. It opened its doors for the visitors during late 2011. The restaurant is renowned for its exclusive and innovative dishes such as peach with shiso, chervil with chestnuts and sea urchins, beef with brown ale sause and spring onions, and duck and sole. The menu offered at the restaurant also guides the visitors on choosing the best wines complementing with the dishes.
Allard is situated at St-Germain-des-Prés. This bistro is owned by Alain Ducasse, who purchased it in 2013. Ducasse has preferred not to change the original settings with its series of small rooms, and the traditional French dishes remaining very much the same. However, the restaurant has now become even much better in its offerings. Consider ordering for starters starting with snails or tender green bean salad, followed by garlicky frogs' legs, then buttery sole meunière. You can also ask for Allard's classic duck with olives, which is served for two people. Conclude your starter with a rum savarin with whipped cream. The main courses served here are also quite delicious.
Lazare is located at Grands Boulevards. This all-day, train station brasserie was opened by Eric Frechon, a chef at Hotel Bristol, in autumn 2013. The train station, where the restaurant is located, serves Normandy, from where Chef Eric Frechon also belongs. Lazare’s setting is quite amazing. It is known for its regional specialties such as Paris-Deauville, sole Dieppoise, mussels, and soused mackerel.