Restaurants

Top Choice Ice Cream in The Islands

Berthillon

Founded here in 1954, this esteemed glacier (ice-cream maker) is still run by the same family today. Its 70-plus all-natural, chemical-free flavours include fruit sorbets (pink grapefruit, raspberry and rose) and ri…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Septime

The alchemists in Bertrand Grébaut's Michelin-starred kitchen produce truly beautiful creations, served by blue-aproned waitstaff. The menu reads like an obscure shopping list: each dish is a mere listing of three i…
Top Choice Pastries in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Ladurée Picnic

The first of its kind, Ladurée Picnic specialises in just that – picnics, albeit exceedingly fine, gourmet picnics to take away in the famous patisserie's signature peppermint-green packaging. Luxury salads include …
Top Choice Brasserie in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Bouillon Racine

Inconspicuously situated in a quiet street, this heritage-listed art nouveau ‘soup kitchen’, with mirrored walls, floral motifs and ceramic tiling, was built in 1906 to feed market workers. Despite the magnificent i…
Top Choice Pastries in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Jacques Genin

Wildly creative chocolatier Jacques Genin is famed for his flavoured caramels, pâtes de fruits (fruit jellies) and exquisitely embossed bonbons de chocolat (chocolate sweets). But what completely steals the show at …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Latin Quarter

Restaurant AT

Trained by some of the biggest names in gastronomy (Pierre Gagnaire included), chef Atsushi Tanaka showcases abstract artlike masterpieces incorporating rare ingredients (charred bamboo, kohlrabi turnip cabbage, jun…
Top Choice Gastronomy in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Tomy & Co

Tomy Gousset's restaurant near Mademoiselle Eiffel has been a sensation since day one. The French-Cambodian chef works his magic on inspired seasonal dishes using produce from his organic garden. Winter ushers in ar…
Top Choice French in St-Germain & Les Invalides

L'Étable Hugo Desnoyer

Duck beneath the elegant stone arches of Marché St-Germain to uncover the stylish steakhouse of Paris' superstar butcher Hugo Desnoyer. Vegetarians be warned, there are some delicious veggie dishes too, but some of …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Latin Quarter

La Bête Noire

Funky music and a small, fashionably minimalist interior with open kitchen ensure bags of soul at this off-the-radar 'cantine gastronomique', showcase for the sensational home cooking of passionate chef-owner Maria.…
Top Choice Modern American in Louvre & Les Halles

Verjus

Opened by American duo Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian, Verjus was born out of their former clandestine supper club, the Hidden Kitchen. The restaurant builds on that tradition, offering a chance to sample some exce…