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Paris Best Restaurants

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Top Restaurants in Paris

Restaurants Paris – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Paris. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!

Whether a sushi restaurant in Paris, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Paris are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Paris where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Paris with the x-factor!

The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Paris with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Paris where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!

But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Paris you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!

Apicius Restaurant

Sophisticated Fine Dining

Apicius

Jean-Pierre Vigato offers a truly one of a kind culinary experience at his 2-Michelin Star clad Apicius Restaurant in the wealthy 8th Arrondissement district of Paris. The gorgeous restaurant set in a charming chateau has multiple private dining rooms, a lovely main dining area, and a cozy bar.

Expect to see local elites, foreign dignitaries, and a highly influential crowd enjoying the ambiance and the exquisite gastronomy.  A la carte and degustation menu options are available.  Specialties include peppered foie gras with a coco sauce, beef millefeuille with caviar, and other French classics like pig trotters, frog legs, and luscious soufflés. The wine cellar offers 55,000 bottles of fine and rare wines.  Go for the degustation menu for the full extraordinary experience.

Apicius is open on weekdays for lunch (noon ‘til 2pm) and dinner (7:30pm – 9:30pm). Making reservations well in advance is advised as cancellations rarely happen.

 

Address: 20, rue d’Artois, 75008 Paris, France
Area: 8th Arr. (Champs-Elysées/Madeleine)
Phone: +33 1 43 80 19 66
Website: http://www.restaurant-apicius.com/

Price: €25 – €50 starters; €50 – €140 main course

Brasserie Balzar

Style: Charming Traditional Parisienne Brasserie

Brasserie Balzar

Balzar Restaurant in the Latin Quarter is a classic Parisienne brasserie that has been a bustling eatery since it opened in1998 but its roots go as far back as 1886 when it used to be a famous hangout spot for academics and braniac scientists.

Today, Balzar still offers the classical snacks and dishes that tickled thinkers’ and philosophers’ fancies. They have also added contemporary delights to the menu served from 8 am until midnight daily. Sole meunière, breaded pig’s feet, and pan fried veal liver are just some of the recommended traditional dishes.

The ambiance at Balzar is also reminiscent of the past, having moleskin seats, white and green tiles, mirrored walls, and many colourful artworks on display. For a true taste and feel of Paris, visit Balzar!

 

Address: 49 Rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris, France
Area: 5th Arr. (Quartier Latin)
Phone: +33 1 43 54 13 67
Website: http://www.brasseriebalzar.com/en/

Price: Main courses €18 – €35

Derriere Restaurant

Style: Trendy Hotspot in a Quirky Home-like Setting

DerriereDerriere Restaurant in Le Marais is brain child of the owner of Parisian restaurants 404 and Andy Wahloo, and Sketch and Momo in London . Upon entering Derriere, one would think that they came into a bustling party in a very cool and eclectically decorated home.

Customers may take their pick of where they would like to be seated – the budoir, the terrace, the den, or even the bathroom! Enjoy eating and conversing with friends while a film is being screened in the den, or while watching a ping pong or pool game at play in the living room, or head to the hidden smoke room behind the mirrored wardrobe (this fumour concept is VERY cool!).

The menu offers brasserie style seasonal French cuisine with modern North African influences prepared by Chef Lionel Delage. The homemade game terrine, squid or sea bass a la plancha, and veal brisket a la Provencal are stars on the menu. Go for Sunday brunch to savour a wide array of breads and cheeses.

Derriere is open for dinner daily (8pm – 11:30pm), for lunch on weekdays (Mon – Fri noon – 2:30pm), and for brunch on Sundays (noon – 4:30pm).

 

Address: 69 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France
Area: 3rd Arr. (Le Marais)
Phone: +33 1 44 61 91 95
Website: http://www.derriere-resto.com/restaurant/paris/derriere/

Price: €10 – €19 starters; €22 – €28 main course

Frenchie

Style: Trendy & Casual Bistro in Paris

FrenchieFrenchie is a small trendy “hole in the wall” bistro located in a small cobblestone area with easy access to the subway; located in Paris’ old garment district, Frenchie’s chef Gregory Marchand works his magic in terrific modern bistro; the menu includes “house-smoked trout with green, purple and wild asparagus”, “cherry tomato salad” in addition to many other French delicacies; closed on Saturday & Sunday.

Only open in Winter- and Summer-season. Please check their website for details.

Address: 5 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris, France
Area: 2nd Arr. (La Bourse)
Phone: +33 1 40 39 96 19
Website: http://www.frenchie-restaurant.com

Price: Starter & main course EUR 33.-

L’Avenue Paris

Style: Sophisticated Celebrity Hangout Spot

L'Avenue Paris

What do hip personalities like Beyonce Knowles, Kim Kardishan, Rihanna, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, and Anna Wintour have in common when they come to the romantic city of Paris? They all come to enjoy the food and the vibe at Brasserie L’Avenue, right across the Christian Dior shop, in upscale shopping Avenue Montaigne area of Paris. Plush purple velvet booths, dark wood, and dramatic lighting make up the lush interiors. Outdoor terrace seats are ideal for watching stylish people go by.

The menu is comprised of traditional brasserie fare – steak frites, raw bar, foie gras, and various seafood and meat options are on offer. Live DJ music evokes a supper club ambiance throughout the day.

L’Avenue is open from 8am until 2am daily. Making reservations are advised.

Address: 41 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
Area: 8th Arr. (Champs-Elysées/Madeleine)
Phone: +33 1 40 70 14 91
Website: http://www.avenue-restaurant.com/

La Societe

Style: Hip French With Asian Spices

La SocieteWhat have the Selfridges department store in London, the Mercer Hotel in New York and La Societe in common? They are all designed by the French interior designer Christian Liaigre; Located in a 19th-century building in St.Germain des Pres and a stone throw away from left-bank legends Cafe de Flore and Les deux Magots; this hip and trendy restaurant is frequented by celebrities like the Fendi family and Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana and belongs to the uber-famous Costes family (Hotel Costes, Cafe Marly, Cafe Etienne Marcel, Hotel d’Amour, Le Georges, Tokyo Eat); yes, this is the hip Paris…

Address: 4, place de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris, France
Area: 6th Arr. (St-Germain/Luxembourg)
Phone: +33 1 53 63 60 60
Website: http://www.restaurantlasociete.com

Price: Starter & main course EUR 49.-

Le Cafe Marly

Style: Trendy Summer Cafe

Le Cafe Marly

Le Café Marly is definitely not an ordinary café. Apart from being located at the Louvre and having a terrace brasserie type café with a great view of the Louvre Pyramid (especially at night), it also has a fine dining restaurant with plush interior décor. The owners – the Costes brothers also own innumerable other restaurant and hotels.

The ambiance Café Marly ambiance and decoration here just oozes royalty and sophistication; it is no wonder that it is a celebrity hotspot where international stars and the Parisian elite converge. The menu offers classical French cuisine given a modern flare.

Visit Café Marly for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day from 8am until 2am. Who knows, you might even rub shoulders with frequent diner celebrities like Keanu Reeves.

Address: 93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Area: 11th Arr. (Opéra Bastille)
Phone: +33 1 49 26 06 60
Website: http://www.louvre.fr/le-cafe-marly

Le Cinq

Style: French Fine Dining with Eric Briffard

Le Cinq

This is one of the most traditional and classic French gourmet restaurants in Paris. Le Cinq – situated in the Four Season’s Hotel George V.- showcases its luxurious main dining room decorated in silver & gold and the world-renowned flower arrangements; top chef Eric Rippard serves in this royal environment dishes like “morel mushroom” and “sorrel salad with crab”, “roasted dublin bay prawns with bruccio cheese” and “milk-fed veal chop with mozzarella”.

Daily: 12:30pm – 2:30pm and 7pm – 10:30pm.

 

Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
Area: 8th Arr. (Champs-Elysées/Madeleine)
Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/paris/dining/le_cinq.html

Le Georges

Style: Modern French on top of Centre Pompidou

Le GeorgesLocated on level 6 of Centre Pompidou; white modern setting; most beautiful roof terrace in Paris; perfect to watch the sunset; if the food is too expensive for you just order a drink and enjoy the spectacular view; museum restaurants are currently very popular in Paris.

 

Address: Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Area: 4th arrondissement
Phone: +33 1 44 78 47 99
Website: http://www.centrepompidou.fr

Price: Starter & main course EUR 59.-

Le Relais De l’Entrecote

Style: Meat For Meat Lovers

Le Relais De l EntrecoteLe Relais de l’entrecote is operated by a daughter of Paul Gineste (original founder) with three locations in Paris and one in Geneva; literally the only dish you get is a steak (in its famous sauce) and frites; cheese and tartes (cakes) for dessert.

 

Address: 15 Rue de Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France
Area: 8th Arr. (Champs-Elysées/Madeleine)
Phone: +33 1 49 52 07 17
Website: http://www.relaisentrecote.fr

Price: Starter & main course EUR 39.-

Le Matignon Restaurant

Style: Trendy Restaurant in a Group

Le Matignon RestaurantThe Restaurant at Matignon, Paris offers a stylish and buzzing ambiance, great food selection, with great background live DJ music to boot.

The trendy eatery is great for entertaining clients, celebrating special occasions (they even bust out sparklers for birthday celebrant’s cakes), or simply enjoying good food with good friends. The interiors designed by Jacques Garcia cleverly combines casual with lavish touches giving it a fashionable yet funky hedonistic playground look. The location near Champs-Élysées makes it even more enticing, especially to many high-end brands who have held corporate events and launches here.

Le Matignon Restaurant menu features inventive and modern brasserie dishes liken scallop carpaccio served with truffles and with dry caviar, salmon tartare, caramelized silver cod in champagne sauce, and delicious lobster spaghetti. Their desserts, especially the chocolate cake and pavlova, are divine.

This is on surprise since the group (owned by Gilbert Costes and Cyril Péret) responsible for the stylish eatery are also behind great places like Café Marly, Chez Julien, and Hotel Amour to name a few.

Make sure to call ahead days in advance to book a table. The restaurant is open from 9am – 2am.

WorldTop7 Insider Tip: After dinner go clubbing at the club downstairs which opens from 11:30pm onwards.

 

Address: 3 Avenue Montaigne/Faubourg St-Honoré, 8ème, 75008 Paris, France
Area: 8th Arr. (Champs-Elysées/Madeleine)
Phone: + 33 1 42 89 64 72

Le Stresa

Style: Italian Hotspot For A-Listers

Le StresaLe Stresa  is the Italian food embassy in Paris: As featured in all genuine Italian restaurants, the atmosphere is friendly and cheerful and the food is just mouthwatering. Here you will mate your delicious meal with some unbelievable celebrity sightings, Naomi Campbell, Ines Sastre and Sarah Jessica Parker are regulars and you’ll have the chance to dine right next to them.

Therefore make sure you reserve your table well in advance. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Address: 7 Rue Chambiges, 75008 Paris, France
Area: 8th Arr. (Champs-Elysées/Madeleine)
Phone: +33 1 47 23 51 62
Website: http://www.lestresa.com/

Pizza Chic

Style: Trendy Lunch Hotspot in St. Germain

Pizza Chic

Let’s face it, the words Chic doesn’t really go with the word Pizza, but this restaurant in the 3rd Arrondissment of Paris really pulled the combination off – Pizza Chic! The eatery is indeed chic and stylish with silver cutlery, white linen, creative lighting, and a general Paris underground feel. The black and white theme creates a dramatic effect, especially with the sound of crackling logs burning in the fireplace.

The bustling pizzeria is in a great location being in the bustling St. Germain area which is also a reason why the eatery is just as busy. The lovely terrace space is also great for summer lunches.

Tasty crispy thin crust pizzas are of course the stars on the menu; their pizza Aurora is a crowd pleaser. Delicious Apertifs, antipasti, dolci (desserts), and an impressive selection of wines are also offered.

Pizza Chic serves lunch and dinner daily from 11:30am – 11pm (until 10pm on Sundays).

 

Address: 13 rue de Mezieres, 75006 Paris, France
Area: 6th Arr. (St-Germain/Luxembourg)
Phone: +33 1 45 48 30 38
Website: http://www.pizzachic.fr/

Price: €10 – €18 starters; €14 – €22 for a pizza

Quai-Quai Restaurant

Style: Casual Business Lunch & Dinner with Friends

Quai-Quai Restaurant

Quai Quai on Ile de la Cité is a laid back traditional style bistro that has a relaxed ambiance and a quirky décor. The charming eatery attracts hip and young Parisians that enjoy the cool vibe and the riverside location.

Lunchtime gets pretty crowded with Saint Germain lawyers and Louis Vuitton designers as regulars. Best seat for people watching in and outside of the restaurant would be by floor to ceiling glass window in front.

The menu is comprised of typical French pub fare with dishes like veal blanquette in white sauce, pan fried tuna steak, and roast leg lamb in white beans. The wild boar cottage pie, mussels casserole, and crispy chocolate cake are also must try offerings.

Quai Quai is open from Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12am- 2:30 pm and 7:30pm until 11pm.

 

Address: 74 Quai des Orfèvres, 75001 Paris, France
Area: 1st Arr. (Musée du Louvre/Les Halles)
Phone: +33 1 46 33 69 75
Website: http://quai-quai-restaurant.com/

Price: €8 – €15 starters; €16 – €27 main course

Restaurant Ferdi

Style: Best Cheeseburger Lunch With Penelope Cruz

Restaurant Ferdi

With its informal and laid back atmosphere, with a similar flare as the Burger Joint in the Le Meridien Hotel in New York, it doesn’t surprise that even celebrities like Penelope Cruz come here to feel at home.

The restaurant Ferdi’s interior is packed with funny signs from the old times and old style kitsch kids toys and it features the best cheeseburgers in town.

Go early for lunch or get ready for long Parisian style queues: it is not cool to stay in an organized line, so show your laid back attitude and get ready to argue for your precedence.

Should you want to have dinner at Ferdi bear in mind that tables for dinner are booked months before.

 

Address: 32 rue Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France
Area: 1st Arr. (Musée du Louvre/Les Halles)
Phone: +33 1 42 60 82 52

Septime

Style: Bijou Must Go Bistro

Septime

Septime in Paris is Bertrand Grébaut’s brilliant bistro that serves beautiful and delecatble artworks of food on plates. His menu is driven by pristine seasonal ingredients paired with an impressive drink list of fine wines. The casually elegant eatery lives up to all the hype and the 11th arrondissement atmosphere of artisan shops. The interior décor is quite fashionable and has a rustic feel.

Dishes like oyster and salmon with green asparagus in sauce Gribiche, gnocchi with corn and edible flowers, and pigeon with rhubarb and melted onions are just some of the innovative creations that are to be expected from the innovative menu.

Septime is open for lunch Tue – Fri from noon until 2pm and for dinner from Mon – Fri for dinner from 7:30pm – 10pm. Reservations are essential so make sure to book well in advance.

 

Address: 80 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
Area: 11th Arr. (Opéra Bastille)
Phone: +33 1 43 67 38 29
Website: http://www.septime-charonne.fr/