Restaurants

Top Choice Modern French in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Septime

The alchemists in Bertrand Grébaut's Michelin-starred kitchen produce truly beautiful creations, while blue-aproned waitstaff ensure culinary surprises are all pleasant. Each dish on the menu is a mere listing of th…
Top Choice Modern French in Montmartre & Northern Paris

52 Faubourg St-Denis

This thoroughly contemporary, neighbourhood cafe-restaurant is simply a brilliant space to hang out in at any time of day. Be it for breakfast, coffee, a zingy fresh-sage infusion, dinner or drinks, 52 Faubourg, as …
Top Choice Modern French in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Le Clown Bar

The former staff dining room of the city's winter circus, the 1852-built Cirque d’Hiver, is a historic monument with colourful clown-themed ceramics and mosaics, painted glass ceilings and its original zinc bar. Fab…
Top Choice Modern French in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Pierre Sang Boyer

Top Chef finalist Pierre Sang Boyer stars at his kitchen restaurant where foodies sit on bar stools and watch the French–South Korean chef perform. Cuisine is modern French with a strong fusion lilt, and the vibe is…
Top Choice Modern French in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Le Clos Y

One of Paris' rapidly rising star chefs Yoshitaka Ikeda creates utterly original menus that change daily but might start with foie gras ice cream and move on to perch sashimi with beetroot, apple and powdered olive …
Top Choice Modern French in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

Hugo Desnoyer

Hugo Desnoyer is Paris' most famous butcher and the trip to his 16e premises, done out with cowhide-covered seats, is well worth it. Reserve ahead to feast on exceptional homemade terrines, quiches, foie gras and co…
Top Choice French in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Chez Françoise

Buried beneath the enormous Air France building but opening to a retractable-roofed terrace, this old-school 1949-opened restaurant – a favourite with parliamentary workers from the Assemblée Nationale – recalls the…
Top Choice Modern French in Montmartre & Northern Paris

La Bulle

It's worth the short detour to this contemporary corner bistro with lime-green seating on a sunny pavement terrace, and talented young chef Romain Perrollaz in the kitchen. His cuisine is creative and strictly fait …
Top Choice Modern French in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Le Casse Noix

Proving that a location footsteps from the Eiffel Tower doesn't mean compromising on quality, quantity or authenticity, 'the nutcracker' is a neighbourhood gem with a cosy retro interior, affordable prices, and exce…
Top Choice Modern French in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Matière à.

The short but stunning seasonal menu changes daily at this unique space. Table d'hôte–style dining for up to 14 is around a shared oak table lit by dozens of naked light bulbs. In the kitchen is young chef Anthony C…