- January 23, 2020
- All things Paris
- Jocelyn Wensjoe
As you may have already heard, Paris holds the title for one of the countries with the best cuisine in the world. Whether you’re looking to eat a little bit of everything or just searching for 100% French gastronomy, we know trending places you can explore for some of the most mouthwatering dishes in Paris based on reviews and price. With high-quality ingredients and local products that can also be affordable. Parisians normally take their time eating while savoring the food and having a peaceful conversation with a friend or partner, so if you’re looking for a quick affordable bite you can check out “Paris on a Budget”. Now, if you’re searching for a top of the line restaurant where you can unwind then you’ve come to the right place.
Le Bouillon Chartier
An oldy but a goody, Le Bouillon Chartier is a French restaurant that was inaugurated in 1896! How is it still in existence? By serving up savory dishes year after year. The menu has most likely changed over the years and it has adjusted its menu options to accommodate international visitors, but it still provides traditional French cuisine including escargot (snails), Confit duck with grilled potatoes, and steak dressed in pepper sauce. The prices in the restaurant are quite fair and the garnishing inside the restaurant is breathtaking and photo-worthy. Considering the restaurant has incredible food, it attracts many visitors due to its untouched décor from the 1800s.
Address: 7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009
Not a classic, but more of a modern concept with the finest quality meats you will taste. Beefbar has a concept that that according to them “breaks the traditional codes”. Unlike other restaurants in Paris, this one is more than welcoming to all guests. It’s so popular in quality and taste that it has other chains in different parts of the world including Morocco. With a combination between luxury and street food the venue attracts many hungry customers. Guests can expect to enjoy a cozy environment, but the architecture and glamorous designs are not to be missed, or should we say “it will be hard to miss”.
Address: 5 Rue Marbeuf, 75008
Coincidentally named after the modern yet praised play Frou- Frou The Musical and both being in the same venue, FrouFrou is a restaurant located within the walls of Théâtre Edouard VII is the most talked about in Paris. Enriched entirely from bottom to top in elegant design mirroring that of the 20s, the restaurant gets frequented visits from famed artists. The person in charge of the design was Alexis Mabille, the same designer who dresses Rhianna and Beyoncé it’s no wonder the restaurant is so trendy. Aside from the decoration, the restaurant holds 5 stars for its amazing menu. The menu is user-friendly so guests can share meat-based dishes with sides, only if they wish to of course. Once entering the scene, you can expect to be entertained by incredible performances, you can say it’s a pre-show before the actual show considering visitors normally have dinner in the restaurant before heading to watch a show in Théâtre Edouard VII. Act fast, seats tend to fill up quickly in this place.
Address: Théâtre Edouard VII, 10 Place Edouard VII, 75009
Remember we mentioned restaurants with high-quality ingredients and good prices? Well, Ma Kitchen a Korean infused restaurant should be on the top of your list if these are the attributes you are searching for in a restaurant. Every day and we mean literally every day this restaurant serves up new dishes to obsess over. Dishes are fresh and healthy and best of all cooked daily, considering the quality and taste Ma kitchen runs out of food right after lunch hours. Yeah, that’s how good it is. The locale is cozy, so people normally order to go. The plate served will always include hearty ingredients such as sweet potato, lentils, beets, carrots, you name it. All you need to do is choose the base which may vary from honey glazed chicken, to beef stew, pork balls, shrimp smothered in a special homemade sauce, and there are also vegetarian options. The price for what you receive is a big bonus.
Address: 85 Rue d’Hauteville, 75010
Who's up for some Mexican? Zicatela Rex has got to be one of the best places that serve up authentic Mexican food. When walking through the door you’ll automatically have a smile on your face as the employees in the restaurant greet you with a warm welcome. One taste of their food will have you seeing stars, their Enchiladas covered in a special slightly spicy green sauce will just melt in your mouth. Be sure to also try their rice milk, also known as Horchata. There are endless options, so choose wisely.
Address: 42 Rue Poissonniére, 75002
Lido de Paris
La Nouvelle Seine and Lido for dinner and a show
You can get the best of both worlds, dinner and a show! Two of the things that Paris is known for. Have you ever eaten on a floating boat? Not just any boat though, but a boat floating on the peniche of the Seine river facing the Notre Dame as its main viewpoint. This is what you can look forward to when reserving a table in the Nouvelle Seine. Don’t be fooled, the boat does not only consist of a restaurant on the base, but it also has a stage beneath the first floor where you can watch a special and humorous cabaret show by the name of Burlesque. If you were expecting to have dinner while watching a more sensual cabaret show, don’t worry because this also exists. We’ve got a little bit of everything in this magical city. Lido Cabaret offers dinner before their Vegas styled performance. The menu is quite tasty as well, Salmon steak with pickled carrots, cream of pumpkin soup, gnocchi, and spinach fondue, and more than you can imagine.
Nouvelle Seine’s Address: On the banks, 3 Quai de Montebello, 75005
Lido Paris’ Address: 116 Av. Des Champs- Elysées, 75008
Starting with their website, which is very visual demonstrating how the dishes are made by professional chefs, the food is also something to brag about! If you pass by a restaurant in the second arrondissement and see a long line of people waiting to get into a restaurant, then it is more than likely that you have come across Pizzeria Popolare. This Italian themed restaurant has a little bit of everything, but their pizzas, ooofff their pizzas are delicious! Serving up authentic dishes, you won’t want to miss the chance to eat here.
Address: 111 Rue Réaumur, 75002
Yet another popular Asian themed canteen, Goku (we’re assuming named after the main character of Dragon Ball Z) is a very modern styled restaurant that offers consumers a fusion of Asian dishes with a little oomph. Their menu has various options to choose from like caramelized chicken with peanuts, pathai, and savory yet unusual cocktails but what they’re most recognized for is their Black OG burger. The Black OG burger is a big juicy gourmet burger with cheese, pickles, French meat, and homemade sauce…. oh, and almost forgot, it also comes with black buns made with vegetable charcoal. Yum!
Address: 27 Boulevard du Temple, 75003
The Jules Verne
Typical but with a perk, The Jules Verne is gastronomic heaven located 410 feet up on the most famous landmark in Paris, that’s right, we're talking about the Eiffel Tower. Aside from the breathtaking view and the food you can also reserve tickets to watch a classical music concert with the finest composers and orchestra playing to the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, and Shubert in the Eiffel Tower Concert Series located in the same floor as the restaurant. Imagine being served an exquisite plate of your choice to then look forward to listening to relaxing music coming from a live concert in the EIFFEL TOWER! A dream come true. Of course, this experience mainly attracts tourists from around the world.
Address: Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007
Marché des Enfants Rouges
Marché des Enfants Rouges is place is not exactly a restaurant but a small community of different international restaurants offering their services within a market established back in 1615, you can say it’s the oldest market in Paris. The open-aired market hosts vendors that sell fresh food produce and small restaurant owners that offer Italian food, Moroccan, French, African, you name it. It does not matter which restaurant within these walls you choose to eat in because all the food is good and homemade. Just let the smell of the food guide you.
Address: 39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003
Krishna Bhavan has earned its reviews and with good reason, it attracts people through their authentic Indian food and affordable prices. We believe that many would agree that this particular restaurant brings joy because it’s the closest to India that anyone will get in Paris. There is a wide variety of vegetarian dishes for those who don’t eat meat, and for those who do you really need to try their chicken curry or buttered chicken, they’re completely exquisite! Strategically located near Gare de l’Est you can easily find the locale.
Address: 24 Rue Cail, 75010
Marigny Le Restaurant
Similar to FrouFrou, Marigny Le Restaurant is also located inside a Parisian theatre with an interesting history. Fun fact, Charles Garnier, the architect who designed and helped construct Opera Garnier also designed Théâtre Marigny which was originally an observatory. Marigny Le Restaurant is essential for guests who want to have a splendid meal either in the morning, evening, or in the afternoon but folks normally enjoy the restaurant before or after a show displayed in the famed theatre. The theatre is adorned with silk red and gold and eccentric staircases that lead to top seats in the auditorium, also it has a beautiful chandelier that hangs from the ceiling of the main entrance. While the restaurant is decorated with portraits of recognized actors, modern furniture, and a dimly lighted atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing evening. The two-sided menu consists of a mix of Italian and French dishes, one bite of their savory pasta will take you somewhere out of this world. If you’re curious to know what show might be on at Théâtre Marigny, the answer is Funny Girl! A Broadway Hit Musical that was originally a movie starring Barbra Streisand.
Address: 10 bis Av. Des Champs- Elysées, 75008
One word, “Special signature Ramen”. If you cannot eat pork there are a couple of vegetarian plates you can eat in Hakata Choten, but their best dishes include ramen noodle soup with everything. The ramen soup we recommend trying once again, of course, is the Special signature Ramen which has grilled garlic, roasted pork, ajitama eggs, and most importantly spicy miso. During lunch and dinner, you’ll see people lined up to enter the restaurant, considering it’s not very big not a lot of people fit so the wait time can vary from 15 to 30 minutes and on weekends it can even last one hour. The food here is highly sought after by both locals and tourists.
Address: 53 Rue des Petits Champs, 75001
Have you tried fish cooked in lemon juice or sautéed steak scrambled with French fries, onion, and tomatoes? These are all original Peruvian plates, a little taste you can get from Peru by visiting Sabor Peruano. Peruvian food has been voted as the best gastronomy in the world next to Mexican food. Peruvian plates consist of seafood mostly and some dishes are even infused with a few other cultures such as Japanese and Chinese offering dishes such as raw fish in lemon something similar to sushi and chifa which is noodles mixed with chicken and vegetables. The chefs at Sabor Peruano will make your taste buds go crazy with all the options provided in the menu.
Address: 13 Rue Dautancourt, 75017
Serving up Michelin starred cuisine, Septime is a restaurant filled with many fine exquisite flavors. When tasting the food here you can tell the chefs have cooked the food with passion, putting a bit of love to each and every plate. The prices here might be a little on the higher side, but the food and attention you obtain in this prodigious venue in return are completely worth it. Just picture food elegantly decorating a dish, something like what you would see in a poster or in television commercials advertising a fancy restaurant. This is what you can expect to look forward to in the Septime.
Address: 80 Rue de Charonne, 75011