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The 38 Essential Restaurants in Paris

from a michelin-starred vegetarian tasting menu to an offal feast in les halles, here’s where to eat in the french capital

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Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new restaurants by talented young chefs from all over the world, plus an inventive and diverse array of casual dining options. There's also been a renaissance of its long-established gastronomic landscape, including traditional bistros, brasseries, and stylish restaurants serving classic French cooking made famous by Escoffier, including dishes like blanquette de veau (veal in cream sauce) and pistachio soufflés.

February 2020 Update:

as usual, some restaurants must leave the list to make way for new ones.

  • Many Paris chefs are looking for ways to reintroduce fun to expensive, haute cuisine. Excellent bistros Au Petit Tonneau and Chez la Vieille make way for La Scene and L’Epicure, two restaurants where high prices are guaranteed to buy you an amazing experience along with refined dishes.
  • The Paris dining scene has never been more cosmopolitan, so Pianovins and Hugo & Co. leave to make room for the wild Israeli party at Shabour and Japanese chef (and Clown Bar alum) Sota Atsumi’s solo project, Maison. Meanwhile, chef favorite Le Tagine replaces Le Mansouria as the capital’s best Moroccan restaurant.
  • The wave of affordable dining in Paris continues with places like Le Cadoret, which replaces Detour. KGB and Eels also provide great bang for your Euro, seeing off Chez Michel (which changed owners).
  • As the bistronomy movement grows long in the tooth, traditional French comfort food has become popular again. Baieta makes way for terrines and pates en croute at Restaurant Arnaud Nicolas. Chez l’Ami Jean, Stephane Jego’s homage to southwestern France, edges out Le Severo. Wine bar Juvenile’s solid, lowkey Gallic feed replaces A Noste. And Le Bon Georges gives way to Frenchie, which has become a beloved institution 10 years in, thanks to chef Gregory Marchand’s creative cooking.

prices per person, excluding alcohol:

$ = Less than 10 euros (less than $11 USD)
$$ = 10 - 35 euros ($11 - $40 USD)
$$$ = 35 - 75 euros ($40 - $83 USD)
$$$$ = More than 75 euros ($83 USD)

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Alexander Lobrano is the ultimate Paris restaurant expert and author of Hungry for Paris and Hungry for France. He blogs about restaurants on and writes often for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Saveur, and other publications.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Comice

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31 Avenue de Versailles
75016 Paris, France
01 42 15 55 70

红包扫雷源码免公众号the bulk of paris’s famed haute cuisine is fiscally out of reach for many. however michelin-starred comice, headed by canadian chef noam gedalof and sommelier etheliya hananova (the two are married), is an indulgence that won’t completely melt your credit card. the look strikes a similar balance: elegant but relaxed, with striking arrangements from a renowned local florist. hananova’s wine list — which features lesser-known wines from around the world — is terrific, as is gedalof’s light, inventive contemporary french cooking. try the duck foie gras with hazelnuts, strawberries, balsamic, and black pepper or the butter-poached lobster with sweet pea and mascarpone ravioli. [$$$]

A side table in a dining room with a vase of flowers, bread basket, and spirits
The dining room at Comice

2. L'Astrance

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4 rue Beethoven
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 40 50 84 40

红包扫雷源码免公众号chef pascal barbot has the most elegantly lyrical gastronomic imagination of any chef working in paris today, and it’s expressed by dishes that are often spectacularly simple, like his buttermilk and burnt toast crumb soup. the dish is not always on the menu, but if you tell them you’re desperate for it when you make your reservation, barbot and maitre d’hotel christophe rohat are such nice guys, they might make it for you. otherwise, you should beg for the mille-feuille of white mushrooms, apple, and foie gras. [$$$$]

A formal dining room with white table cloths, sliding windowed door, and high ceiling
Inside L’Astrance

3. Restaurant Arnaud Nicolas

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46 Avenue de la Bourdonnais
75007 Paris, France
01 45 55 59 59

红包扫雷源码免公众号with excellent handmade pates, sausages, and terrines, award-winning charcutier and chef arnaud nicolas has revived an ancient branch of french gastronomy. the space, on a leafy avenue in the silk-stocking seventh arrondissement, is decorated with exposed stone walls, a beamed ceiling, and battleship-gray moldings. roasts and meat pies, gallic pleasures that date back at least to the middle ages, figure as first courses, before an evolving menu filled with seasonal produce. nicolas shows off his style in cod with baby artichokes, yellow pollack with cockles and shellfish jus, grilled duckling with baby onions, and an airy baba au rhum.

A chef places thick cuts of lobster in a bed of other ingredients on a mostly clean white plate
Lobster in summer stew

4. Chez L'Ami Jean

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27 Rue Malar
75007 Paris, France
01 47 05 86 89

chef stéphane jego’s heaving left bank bistro is perpetually packed. like so few other parisian chefs, jego knows how to deliver beautiful, traditional french bistro food, modernized with tweaks so subtle most people won’t even notice. he’s barely touched the 1930s space since taking it over 17 years ago from a basque rugby pub. the earthy dishes, often inspired by southwestern french farmhouse food, are so deeply satisfying you won’t mind the occasionally slow service or boisterous regulars. the menu includes parmesan soup with cabbage and bonito flakes, roasted pigeon with thyme and garlic, pork belly with lentils, and light and fluffy rice pudding.

Heaping cuts of roast pork in an iron skillet topped with sprigs of laurel
Roast pork at Chez L’Ami Jean

5. Restaurant David Toutain

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29 rue Surcouf
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 45 50 11 10

after working with alain passard and marc veyrat, david toutain first wowed paris at agapé substance in saint-germain. now he has his own place, and his constantly changing tasting menus (which range from 70 to 250 euroes) deliver the boldest and most interesting food in paris. think dishes like seared foie gras in baked potato bouillon with black truffles; a monochromatic white composition of cuttlefish with yuba; and nearly translucent parmesan gnocchi, seasoned with the juice extracted from cooking the cheese at very low temperatures for hours. [$$$]

A casual dining room with lots of exposed wood floors and walls, long farmhouse tables with simple chairs, and large windows for natural light
The dining room at Restaurant David Toutain
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6. La Scene

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32 Avenue Matignon
75008 Paris, France
01 42 65 05 61

红包扫雷源码免公众号chef stéphanie le quellec’s glamorous subterranean dining room feels like a luxury railroad car, with the chef working in a theater-like open kitchen at the head of the room. it’s fun and amusing, which is the point. le quellec has reinvented french haute cuisine for the 21st century, offering diners a good time instead of another long stuffy experience. her cooking is light, lucid, and precise, with touches of gastronomic wit. poached langoustines come with buckwheat and a quenelle of blanc-manger and claw meat. scottish grouse with morels is cooked with smoked tea. veal sweetbreads arrive with roasted cauliflower and harissa. and a ganache, featuring criollo chocolate from venezuela, is made with olive oil. la scene is one of the rare paris restaurants that works as well for a romantic tete a tete as it does for a business meal.

A shiny metallic bar with unique green felt bar stools, industrial table lamps at each place, and a gold back bar marked by dots of light
The bar at La Scene

7. L’Epicure

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112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris, France
01 53 43 43 00

红包扫雷源码免公众号given the vertiginous prices of french haute cuisine, no one digging deep in their pockets deserves a disappointing meal. chef éric fréchon’s restaurant is a fail-safe for special, exorbitantly expensive meals at the top of the french food chain. fréchon has helmed the kitchen here for more than 20 years and worn the ultimate gallic gastronomic crown of three michelin stars for the last 10. start with his signature macaroni stuffed with black truffles, duck foie gras, and artichoke, or maybe the grilled leeks with seaweed butter and oyster tartare. then tuck into the lobster roasted in its shell with grilled chestnuts and celeriac with truffle jus, or go for the veal sweetbreads braised with cocoa and tobacco leaves. dinner at l’epicure is suave, elegant, and surprising, and the dining room is a grand slam of old world elegance, with crystal chandeliers, a fireplace, and heavy chintz curtains at french doors overlooking the courtyard.

A formal dining room almost all in white, with heavy floral curtains, ornate lighting, and patio seating visible through large French doors
The dining room at L’Epicure

8. L’Arpège

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84 rue de Varenne
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 47 05 09 06

Okay, it costs a freaking fortune (390 euros), but the vegetarian tasting menu by three-Michelin-starred chef Alain Passard is as close to nirvana as Paris can deliver for vegetarians. It’s so good that accompanying non-vegetarians will forget they came as a somewhat selfless gesture, too. Passard’s vegetables come from his own organic farm, and what you’ll get depends on what's available at the time. A sample of Passard’s talent with the bounty of the garden includes dishes like cep mushrooms with lemon and a vol au vent (puff pastry case) filled with baby peas, turnips, and snow peas in a sauce spiked with Cote du Jura wine. It’s worth pointing out that people have strong feelings about L’Arpège — the restaurant has its share of critics, including Eater’s own Ryan Sutton. [$$$$]

An apple tart, with spiraling toppings that look like a bouquet of flowers, sitting on a wire rack
Tarte aux pommes at L’Arpège

9. Veal Sweetbreads at Le Grand Restaurant

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7 rue d'Aguesseau
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 53 05 00 00

the french have a genius for offal cooking, especially veal sweetbreads. maybe you love them already, but if not, there’s no better souvenir to take home from paris than a newly discovered favorite dish. the place to make this happen is jean-françois piège’s le grand restaurant. he cooks the sweetbreads on walnut shells in a hot box and serves them with walnut mousseline and morels. [$$$$]

A formal dining room with a geographically accented skylight overhead
The dining room at Le Grand Restaurant
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10. Joséphine Chez Dumonet

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117 rue du Cherche-Midi
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 145-485240

红包扫雷源码免公众号with its lace curtains, cut-glass room dividers, and bentwood chairs, this century-old bistro is why you put up with all those terrible hours in economy class to get to paris. the boeuf bourguignon is the best in the city. the dish is a testament to gallic genius, calling for slowly simmering meat to create a flavor-rich sauce from the juices. you must book in advance, and don’t miss the grand marnier souffle for dessert either. [$$$]

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Chef Marc Amory prepares a Tournedos Rossini during lunch service at Joséphine Chez Dumonet
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11. L'Assiette

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181 Rue du Château
75014 Paris, France
01 43 22 64 86

it is quiet, hard-working, limelight-shunning chefs like david rathgeber who make paris such an enduringly terrific food city. he took over this locally famous restaurant — previously helmed by a flamboyant chef named lulu who charmed the likes of late president françois mitterrand and other celebrities — and has made it one of the city’s best bistros. it’s well worth the trek to the quiet 14th arrondissement for his deft take on traditional dishes like pork-knuckle rillettes with foie gras and a superb cassoulet. the menu also offers lighter fare, including sea bream tartare with green tomato and coriander jus, and cuttlefish carbonara. the creme caramel is nothing short of epic. [$$$]

From above, a dish of mixed seafood in broth
A seafood dish at L’Assiette

12. Oysters at l’Huîtrerie Régis

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3 rue de Montfaucon
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 44 41 10 07

this minuscule, white-painted, no-reservations raw bar in the heart of saint-germain-des-prés is a pearl, and it serves the best bivalves in paris. the owner gets them shipped daily from the marennes d’oléron region on france’s atlantic coast. every customer is required to order at least a dozen oysters, which come with really good bread and excellent salted butter. [$$]

From above, a large dish of shucked oysters, with bright shrimp and lemon wedges in the center
A plateau at l’Huîtrerie Régis

13. Ellsworth

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34 rue de Richelieu
Paris, Île-de-France
01 42 60 59 66

红包扫雷源码免公众号even in paris, you don’t always want to make a fuss about where you’re going to eat. when this happens, head for ellsworth, american chef braden perkins’s small-plates restaurant, where you can sit at the bar and tuck into some great nibbles without the hassle of making a reservation. go early and don’t miss the buttermilk fried chicken. the quality of french fowl helps the chef hit this comfort-food classic out of the park. [$$]

A server pours milky sauce over a bowl of ice cream, crumble topping, and meringue poufs
Malt ice cream at Ellsworth

14. Juvenile’s

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47 Rue de Richelieu
75001 Paris, France
01 42 97 46 49

红包扫雷源码免公众号this friendly wine bar and bistro is the perfect place to find really good french comfort food and a great bottle of wine without the hassle of booking three months in advance. scottish wine merchant and longtime paris expat tim johnston founded the restaurant, which is now run by his daughter margaux and her french boyfriend, romain roudeau. with roudeau in the kitchen and the younger johnston running the dining room, the pair orchestrate a gallic gastronomic experience that lives up to their motto: “we always deliver the goods.” the menu follows the seasons, but the kitchen displays its style with dishes like celery soup with cockles, chives with whipped cream, sauteed wild mushroom with egg yolk and prosciutto cream, duckling filet with swiss chard and chestnuts, and scallops with leek, baby potatoes, and parsley cream.

A cozy dining room, with guests seated at small tables and bottles of wine along the walls
The dining room at Juvenile’s

15. Guy Savoy

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11 quai de Conti
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 4380 40 61

paris haute cuisine is a nerve-wracking gamble. what if you spend all that money and the meal doesn’t make your brain explode? there are ways to play it safe. every day at lunch, restaurant guy savoy reserves one table for guests who want to make a splash without completely destroying the bank. for 130 euros a head, you choose a starter, main course, and dessert from the a la carte menu, then the sommelier will propose several wines by the glass for 10 euros apiece. the reservation has to be made online, and is only available at noon. order the artichoke and black truffle soup as your first course and it will immediately become one of the best things you’ve ever eaten. what happens next is up to you. [$$$$]

A naturally lit formal dining room, with midcentury modern swivel chairs pulled up to white tablecloth-laden tables, tall curtains, and large mirrors on wood paneling
The dining room at Guy Savoy
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16. La Bourse et la Vie

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12 rue Vivienne
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 42 60 08 83

红包扫雷源码免公众号chef daniel rose’s second paris restaurant has become one of the city’s best bistros. he delivers superb versions of the rock-of-ages french dishes that people yearn to eat. his superb foie gras de canard comes to the table perched on a fresh artichoke heart with a dribble of aspic-like shallot vinaigrette on the side, a brilliant detail. don’t miss the collier d’agneau provencal (braised lamb neck provençal style) either. [$$]

From above, a plate of sliced stake with fork and knife beside a separate plate of thick-cut fries
Steak frites at La Bourse et La Vie

17. KGB

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25 Rue des Grands Augustins
75006 Paris, France
01 46 33 00 85

红包扫雷源码免公众号at this sister restaurant to chef william ledeuil’s michelin-starred ze kitchen galerie, young chef martin maumet has made one of the best restaurants on the left bank with his nervy, vivid, and inventive french cooking. a meal in the minimalist, gallery-like space begins with an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and then segues into a suite of asian-accented contemporary french dishes that showcase vegetables and seafood. the menu evolves constantly, but options might include sardinian gnocchi with mussels in herb-garnished shellfish bouillon, free-range heirloom chicken with carrots, and iberian pork with roasted root vegetables and chimichurri sauce. desserts are often made with vegetables, as in the butternut squash ice cream with chestnuts, pistachios, and yuzu.

A wooden tray filled with dishes including soup, lobster, and fried items
A variety of dishes at KGB

18. Tentation de Saint-Antoine at Au Pied de Cochon

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6 rue Coquillière
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 40 13 77 00

channel your inner anthony bourdain and andrew zimmern by ordering the tentation de saint-antoine (the temptation of saint anthony), served at this famous brasserie in les halles that’s been open nonstop — 24/7 — since it opened in 1947. saint anthony is the patron saint of charcutiers, and this plate includes a muzzle, ears, breaded pig’s foot, and a tail with lashings of béarnaise sauce. [$$]

A roasted pig’s foot on a plate beside a small pile of fries, cabbage garnish, and a boat of sauce
Pig’s foot at Au Pied de Cochon
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19. Frenchie

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5 Rue du Nil
75002 Paris, France
01 40 39 96 19

红包扫雷源码免公众号parisians have become a little bored by la bistronomie, the modern bistro movement launched by chef yves camdeborde 25 years ago. in its place are restaurants like chef gregory marchand’s contemporary frenchie, which has become a bonafide institution since it opened just over 10 years ago in a little lane in le sentier, paris’s old garment district. marchand’s cooking is incessantly inventive and reflects his international experiences in new york and london, and his tasting menus are perfect snapshots of how paris wants to eat right now. think cosmopolitan dishes like scamorza-stuffed agnolotti with butternut squash that’s roasted and pickled in a bouillon spiked with raspberry vinegar and porcini mushroom jus. there’s also guinea hen breast with roasted treviso and a sauce of deeply reduced chicken stock. it’s a chore to land a table, but it’s totally worth it.

From above, a large stalk of asparagus curls around a sunny-side up egg garnished with seeds and flowers
Asparagus, egg, and Parmesan at Frenchie

20. Shabour

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19 Rue Saint-Sauveur
75002 Paris, France
06 95 16 32 67

following the success of the quartet’s modern israeli restaurant balagan, assaf granit, uri navon, dan yosha, and tomer lanzman opened this hit, counter-seating-only restaurant in the sentier quarter. settle in at the pink marble counter that surrounds the open kitchen, and tuck into some superb israeli inspired dishes with french touches, including eggs marinated in tea, slicked with tahini, and garnished with salmon eggs, gravlax with horseradish cream, red mullet with braised fennel, and wagyu beef with freekeh, eggplant caramel, and girolles mushrooms. for dessert don’t miss the malabi, a sort of creamy panna cotta with figs and fresh raspberries. this is where the wild things are in paris right now.

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21. Pork Katsu Sandwich at Abri

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92 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 83 97 00 00

红包扫雷源码免公众号japanese chef katsuaki okiyama used to work at taillevent and joel robuchon, a pedigree that shows through in his superb and affordable lunch menu (30 euros), which may feature dishes like raw mackerel with an arugula jus, slivered almonds, herbs, and flowers, or cod with a celery-root puree and black-olive emulsion. but the pork katsu sandwich is the reason you’ll find lines in the street here on saturdays. the large, juicy breaded pork sandwich comes with a drink, and makes for a seriously good lunch. [$]

Half a sandwich, the interior showing pork katsu, omelette, and vegetables
Pork Katsu Sandwich at Abri

22. Jiaozi at Raviolis Chinois Nord-Est

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115 rue Saint-Denis
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 9 81 17 19 08

the homemade jiaozi (small beijing-style dumplings) at raviolis chinois nord-est are probably the best meal you’ll find in paris for a fiver. served grilled or boiled in orders of 10, they're stuffed with your choice of pork and green cabbage; mushrooms, beef, and celery; egg, chives, and shrimp; or tofu, mushrooms, and green cabbage. [$]

From above, a decorative plate containing a pile of dumplings beside a small bowl of chile sauce
Jiaozi at Raviolis Chinois Nord-Est

23. Les Arlots

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136 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 142-829201

the neighborhood near the gare du nord train station is nondescript, and this tiny bistrot a vins packs its clients in like sardines. no one minds the humdrum location or the crowd, though, because the restaurant serves some of the best and most reasonably priced french comfort food in paris. chef thomas brachet’s chalkboard menu changes daily but always offers an irresistible mix of contemporary dishes — like a salad of green beans, apricots, speck, and fresh almonds, or john dory meuniere with vegetable accras (beignets) — and traditional ones, which may include langoustines with homemade mayonnaise, or the best homemade sausage and potato puree in paris. the stuffed cabbage and rice pudding with cinnamon and orange shouldn’t be missed either. be sure to book a few days ahead of time. [$$]

Thick cuts of meat stacked on a plate
A dish at Les Arlots

24. Eels

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27 Rue d'Hauteville
75010 Paris, France
01 42 28 80 20

红包扫雷源码免公众号since it opened in 2017 in the 10th arrondissement, chef adrien ferrand’s friendly table has become one of the city’s best contemporary french bistros. the restaurant reflects its bustling, working-class district in the heart of paris, home to two of the city’s busiest train stations, gare du nord and gare de l’est. sand-blasted cast-iron pillars, vintage tile floors, and exposed brick walls create an industrial-chic backdrop for nervy and inventive dishes. starters include smoked eel with granny smith apple, liquorice, and hazelnuts, and endive braised with scamorza and chestnut cream, while mains feature grilled quail with brussels sprouts and chickpeas, prunes, and capers, or beef filet en croute with ceps, salsify, and a mandarin orange garnish. the desserts are great too, like a tartelette of coconut-vanilla cream with grapefruit and parsnip marmalade.

A plate with slices of eel, puddles of sauce, and crunchy and herbal garnish
Smoked eel, with matcha, kiwi, and almond

25. Pho Tai

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13 rue Philibert Lucot
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 45 85 97 36

The 13th Arrondissement is the largest of Paris’s Asian neighborhoods, with a mixed population originating from China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Head to Pho Tai for an excellent bo-bun 红包扫雷源码免公众号composed of freshly made nem (deep-fried spring rolls) and sauteed beef on a bed of rice noodles with an umami-rich sauce. The namesake pho is very good, too. [$]

Hands add chiles to a bowl of pho with bright green chopsticks
An order of Petit Pho (small beef noodle soup) is prepared at Pho Tai
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26. Breizh Café

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111 rue Vieille du Temple
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 42 71 39 44

Brittany-born Bertrand Larcher’s brilliant creperies are found everywhere from Cancale to Tokyo. In Paris, Larcher’s kitchen stars first-rate Breton produce, and his outpost in the Marais is a terrific choice for a meal of galettes and crêpes. Go with a smoked herring- and potato-filled galette, then tuck into a matcha and white chocolate mousse-filled crepe garnished with strawberries. [$]

27. Le Tagine

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13 Rue de Crussol
75011 Paris, France
01 47 00 28 67

红包扫雷源码免公众号paris has dozens of north african restaurants serving couscous and tagines, but what sets this cheerful moroccan restaurant apart is the outstanding quality of its produce, making it a favorite among parisian chefs. here, the couscous is made with fresh seasonal vegetables and succulent baby lamb from the pyrenees. they also bake their bread and north african pastries in-house, while the wine list features an interesting selection of mostly natural wines. the atmosphere is vivid but avoids cartoonish indulgence, with mosaic-topped tables, lanterns, and candles.

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28. Le Rigmarole

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10 Rue du Grand Prieuré
75011 Paris, France
01 71 24 58 44

After working at New York’s Yakitori Tori Shin, French-American chef Robert Compagnon became obsessed with cooking over Japanese binchotan charcoal, and returned to Paris to open a place dedicated to it. It has since become a hit with crowds who fill the walnut bar and tables for succulent dishes like sea bream and preserved lemon tartare, chicken thighs with clementine zest, and grilled zucchini with taramasalata. Don’t miss the meatballs with paratha flatbread, or co-owner and pastry chef Jessica Yang’s unique desserts, including chocolate fondant with praline and buckwheat ice cream. Open on Sunday night, too. [$$]

A dish of pasta with minced meat and diced chives
Fanciulle with pigeon liver ragout at Le Rigmarole
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29. Chocolate Mousse at L’Amarante

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4 Rue Biscornet
75012 Paris, France
(+33) 09 50 80 93 80

红包扫雷源码免公众号at his edward hopper-like bistro near the bastille, chef christophe philippe serves the best chocolate mousse in paris. it’s made from the sublime chocolate produced by italian claudio corallo on the tiny african islands of sao tome et principe. unctuous, funky, deep, this dark fluff will leave you with a craving you’ll never, ever escape. [$$]

Large windows let in blinding light on a dining room with wood walls, leather banquets, and tables
The dining room at L’Amarante
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30. Maison

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3 Rue Saint-Hubert
75011 Paris, France
01 43 38 61 95

红包扫雷源码免公众号japanese-born chef sota atsumi earned a major reputation as one of the most inventive chefs in paris when he helmed the kitchen at the gorgeous clown bar bistro in the 11th arrondissement. now he’s opened his own place in a former factory building. japanese architect tsuyoshi tane redesigned the airy space with stylish tongue-in-cheek decor, covering the walls with tommettes, traditional french terra-cotta tiles usually used on floors, which give the restaurant a lot of warmth. the dining room is located on the mezzanine, where guests sit at a long trencher table, the bar, or a couple of four-tops, all facing the open kitchen where atsumi produces his tasting menus. options change regularly but could include veal tartare with cepes and haddock, or roasted monkfish with squid ink. look out for the luxurious pithivier, a short-crust pastry tourte filled with duck, foie gras, and spinach, and garnished with quince puree.

A restaurant exterior with steeped roof, second-floor windows revealing pendant lights inside, a large open entrance, and a large window showing foliage and seating inside
Outside Maison

31. Aux Bons Crus

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54 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac
75011 Paris, France
01 45 67 21 13

the tongue-in-cheek decor nods to les routiers, the roadside restaurants once frequented by truck drivers — think red-and-white checkered tablecloths, plastic bread baskets, and moleskin banquettes. deals like a solid two-course meal for 16 euros, including wine, have kept this jaunty bistro packed since it opened. the menu changes constantly but you can expect dishes like celery remoulade with crabmeat, steak au poivre, stuffed cabbage, beef braised with carrots, and chocolate mousse. [$$]

A leg of roast chicken in sauce beside a glass of wine, metal tin of fries and basket of bread, all on a checkered tablecloth
Roast chicken at Aux Bons Crus

32. Septime

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80 rue de Charonne
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 143-673829

given how hard it is to score a reservation at chef bertrand grébaut’s relaxed modern bistro, you’ll probably come to the table expecting a meal that will induce instant rapture. but that’s not grébaut’s style. instead, his cooking is “innocent, spontaneous, and balanced,” in the chef’s own words, which translates to superbly delicate, subtle dishes like mushrooms with oyster and foie gras bouillon or seared tuna with raspberries and tomato water. service is friendly and easygoing, and the loft-like space is airy. [$$$]

A restaurant interior with bare wood farmhouse tables, simple chairs, large windows in an interior wall between dining sections, and metal spiral staircase
The dining room at Septime

33. Clamato

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80 Rue de Charonne
75011 Paris, France
01 43 72 74 53

chef bertrand grébaut’s seafood bar is one of the hottest places in paris right now. it does not take reservations, so if you want to beat the line, try to go right when it opens, at 7 p.m., or late, after 10 p.m. the menu changes daily, but offers dishes like smoked shrimp with roasted red pepper and white beans, tuna tartare, ceviche, oysters, crab fritters, and more. it also boasts terrific platters of raw seafood like clams, shrimp, sea snails, and other seaworthy delights. [$$]

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34. Le Cadoret

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1 Rue Pradier
75019 Paris, France
01 53 21 92 13

an old working-class neighborhood on the northeastern edge of paris (and the birthplace of édith piaf), belleville is coming on strong as one of the most interesting food neighborhoods in paris. brother-and-sister team léa and louis-marie fleuriot run this very affordable modern bistro in a former corner cafe. while she works the kitchen, he runs the dining room, and together they offer the kind of market-driven cooking that exemplifies the area. the petroleum-blue facade has big picture windows, and inside there’s an indigo-painted zinc-topped service bar, an open kitchen, and wooden tables with cloth napkins and french-made opinel knives. the chalkboard menu changes daily but runs to dishes like mussels in creamy, saffron-spiked bisque, haddock in coriander court bouillon with mushrooms and potato puree, and egg-rich, caramel-sauce-lashed creme caramel.

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35. Le Servan

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32 rue Saint-Maur
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 1 55 28 51 82

红包扫雷源码免公众号chef tatiana levha’s market-driven cosmopolitan french cooking reflects both her french-russian-filipino background and her training at two of the most exalted temples of haute cuisine in paris, arpège and l’astrance. occupying an old cafe with wedding-cake molding on the ceiling, le servan pulls an arty young crowd from one of the last authentically bohemian neighborhoods in paris. a perfect example of her cooking is the steamed baby clams in a chile-spiked, coriander-brightened fish sauce, which is usually on the menu. but don’t sweat it if they’re not available, since everything she cooks is fresh, vivid, and generously served. [$$]

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Baby clams at Le Servan

36. Mokonuts

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5 rue Saint-Bernard
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 611-955912

the talented couple omar koreitem and moko hirayama run this friendly cafe-bakery, the place to head for a casual but outstanding lunch or snack. franco-lebanese chef koreitem creates the savory dishes, such as bonito with spring tabbouleh, while japanese chef hirayama is a superb baker, serving up fennel, pickled lemon, and almond cookies and flourless chocolate layer cake with coffee-mascarpone cream. open from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., it’s deservedly one of the most popular places in eastern paris. [$$]

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Chouquettes at Mokonuts
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37. Le Baratin

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3 rue Jouye-Rouve
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 143-493970

when paris chefs want to unwind they head for this little wine bar in belleville where argentine-born self-taught chef raquel carena serves up some of the most deeply satisfying food in paris. the chalkboard menu changes constantly, but carena loves offal and fish, and her palate favors tart and sweet-and-sour flavors, as seen in dishes like mackerel tartare with smoked vinegar, tuna steak with black cherries, and rabbit and mushroom ragout with red-wine sauce. the bohemian soul of rapidly gentrifying belleville has taken refuge here, too. so go now while the good times last. [$$$]

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A server prepares a place setting before lunch service at Le Baratin
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38. Fulgurances

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10 rue Alexandre Dumas
Paris, Île-de-France
(+33) 143-481459

three french food writers (hugo hivernat, sophie coribert, and rebecca asthalter) opened this laid-back restaurant with bare wood tables and an open kitchen to serve as an incubator for new culinary talent. the idea is to showcase young chefs who’ve arrived at a critical moment in their career, like a sous chef who wants to become a head chef, or a chef about to open his or her own restaurant. since this welcoming place opened in october 2015, it’s earned quite a reputation for being one of the most consistently exciting tables in town. check the website to see who’s currently in the kitchen here. [$$-$$$]

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The kitchen at work at Fulgurances
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1. Comice

31 Avenue de Versailles, 75016 Paris, France
A side table in a dining room with a vase of flowers, bread basket, and spirits
The dining room at Comice

the bulk of paris’s famed haute cuisine is fiscally out of reach for many. however michelin-starred comice, headed by canadian chef noam gedalof and sommelier etheliya hananova (the two are married), is an indulgence that won’t completely melt your credit card. the look strikes a similar balance: elegant but relaxed, with striking arrangements from a renowned local florist. hananova’s wine list — which features lesser-known wines from around the world — is terrific, as is gedalof’s light, inventive contemporary french cooking. try the duck foie gras with hazelnuts, strawberries, balsamic, and black pepper or the butter-poached lobster with sweet pea and mascarpone ravioli. [$$$]

31 Avenue de Versailles
75016 Paris, France

2. L'Astrance

4 rue Beethoven, Paris, Île-de-France
A formal dining room with white table cloths, sliding windowed door, and high ceiling
Inside L’Astrance

红包扫雷源码免公众号chef pascal barbot has the most elegantly lyrical gastronomic imagination of any chef working in paris today, and it’s expressed by dishes that are often spectacularly simple, like his buttermilk and burnt toast crumb soup. the dish is not always on the menu, but if you tell them you’re desperate for it when you make your reservation, barbot and maitre d’hotel christophe rohat are such nice guys, they might make it for you. otherwise, you should beg for the mille-feuille of white mushrooms, apple, and foie gras. [$$$$]

4 rue Beethoven
Paris, Île-de-France

3. Restaurant Arnaud Nicolas

46 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France
A chef places thick cuts of lobster in a bed of other ingredients on a mostly clean white plate
Lobster in summer stew

with excellent handmade pates, sausages, and terrines, award-winning charcutier and chef arnaud nicolas has revived an ancient branch of french gastronomy. the space, on a leafy avenue in the silk-stocking seventh arrondissement, is decorated with exposed stone walls, a beamed ceiling, and battleship-gray moldings. roasts and meat pies, gallic pleasures that date back at least to the middle ages, figure as first courses, before an evolving menu filled with seasonal produce. nicolas shows off his style in cod with baby artichokes, yellow pollack with cockles and shellfish jus, grilled duckling with baby onions, and an airy baba au rhum.

46 Avenue de la Bourdonnais
75007 Paris, France

4. Chez L'Ami Jean

27 Rue Malar, 75007 Paris, France
Heaping cuts of roast pork in an iron skillet topped with sprigs of laurel
Roast pork at Chez L’Ami Jean

红包扫雷源码免公众号chef stéphane jego’s heaving left bank bistro is perpetually packed. like so few other parisian chefs, jego knows how to deliver beautiful, traditional french bistro food, modernized with tweaks so subtle most people won’t even notice. he’s barely touched the 1930s space since taking it over 17 years ago from a basque rugby pub. the earthy dishes, often inspired by southwestern french farmhouse food, are so deeply satisfying you won’t mind the occasionally slow service or boisterous regulars. the menu includes parmesan soup with cabbage and bonito flakes, roasted pigeon with thyme and garlic, pork belly with lentils, and light and fluffy rice pudding.

27 Rue Malar
75007 Paris, France

5. Restaurant David Toutain

29 rue Surcouf, Paris, Île-de-France
A casual dining room with lots of exposed wood floors and walls, long farmhouse tables with simple chairs, and large windows for natural light
The dining room at Restaurant David Toutain
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after working with alain passard and marc veyrat, david toutain first wowed paris at agapé substance in saint-germain. now he has his own place, and his constantly changing tasting menus (which range from 70 to 250 euroes) deliver the boldest and most interesting food in paris. think dishes like seared foie gras in baked potato bouillon with black truffles; a monochromatic white composition of cuttlefish with yuba; and nearly translucent parmesan gnocchi, seasoned with the juice extracted from cooking the cheese at very low temperatures for hours. [$$$]

29 rue Surcouf
Paris, Île-de-France

6. La Scene

32 Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris, France
A shiny metallic bar with unique green felt bar stools, industrial table lamps at each place, and a gold back bar marked by dots of light
The bar at La Scene

chef stéphanie le quellec’s glamorous subterranean dining room feels like a luxury railroad car, with the chef working in a theater-like open kitchen at the head of the room. it’s fun and amusing, which is the point. le quellec has reinvented french haute cuisine for the 21st century, offering diners a good time instead of another long stuffy experience. her cooking is light, lucid, and precise, with touches of gastronomic wit. poached langoustines come with buckwheat and a quenelle of blanc-manger and claw meat. scottish grouse with morels is cooked with smoked tea. veal sweetbreads arrive with roasted cauliflower and harissa. and a ganache, featuring criollo chocolate from venezuela, is made with olive oil. la scene is one of the rare paris restaurants that works as well for a romantic tete a tete as it does for a business meal.

32 Avenue Matignon
75008 Paris, France

7. L’Epicure

112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
A formal dining room almost all in white, with heavy floral curtains, ornate lighting, and patio seating visible through large French doors
The dining room at L’Epicure

红包扫雷源码免公众号given the vertiginous prices of french haute cuisine, no one digging deep in their pockets deserves a disappointing meal. chef éric fréchon’s restaurant is a fail-safe for special, exorbitantly expensive meals at the top of the french food chain. fréchon has helmed the kitchen here for more than 20 years and worn the ultimate gallic gastronomic crown of three michelin stars for the last 10. start with his signature macaroni stuffed with black truffles, duck foie gras, and artichoke, or maybe the grilled leeks with seaweed butter and oyster tartare. then tuck into the lobster roasted in its shell with grilled chestnuts and celeriac with truffle jus, or go for the veal sweetbreads braised with cocoa and tobacco leaves. dinner at l’epicure is suave, elegant, and surprising, and the dining room is a grand slam of old world elegance, with crystal chandeliers, a fireplace, and heavy chintz curtains at french doors overlooking the courtyard.

112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris, France

8. L’Arpège

84 rue de Varenne, Paris, Île-de-France
An apple tart, with spiraling toppings that look like a bouquet of flowers, sitting on a wire rack
Tarte aux pommes at L’Arpège

Okay, it costs a freaking fortune (390 euros), but the vegetarian tasting menu by three-Michelin-starred chef Alain Passard is as close to nirvana as Paris can deliver for vegetarians. It’s so good that accompanying non-vegetarians will forget they came as a somewhat selfless gesture, too. Passard’s vegetables come from his own organic farm, and what you’ll get depends on what's available at the time. A sample of Passard’s talent with the bounty of the garden includes dishes like cep mushrooms with lemon and a vol au vent (puff pastry case) filled with baby peas, turnips, and snow peas in a sauce spiked with Cote du Jura wine. It’s worth pointing out that people have strong feelings about L’Arpège — the restaurant has its share of critics, including Eater’s own Ryan Sutton. [$$$$]

84 rue de Varenne
Paris, Île-de-France

9. Veal Sweetbreads at Le Grand Restaurant

7 rue d'Aguesseau, Paris, Île-de-France
A formal dining room with a geographically accented skylight overhead
The dining room at Le Grand Restaurant
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红包扫雷源码免公众号the french have a genius for offal cooking, especially veal sweetbreads. maybe you love them already, but if not, there’s no better souvenir to take home from paris than a newly discovered favorite dish. the place to make this happen is jean-françois piège’s le grand restaurant. he cooks the sweetbreads on walnut shells in a hot box and serves them with walnut mousseline and morels. [$$$$]

7 rue d'Aguesseau
Paris, Île-de-France

10. Joséphine Chez Dumonet

117 rue du Cherche-Midi, Paris, Île-de-France