Okay so I kinda wanted to name this article “Where to eat in Paris, France: The Complete Guide” like all the cool travel bloggers do, but there are a sh*t-ton of places to eat in Paris so I feel like it would be total click bate if I put “the complete guide” in here. Thus, we have “Where to eat in Paris, France” lol straight and to the point, just how I like it. So lets get into it, Your incomplete guide to dining in Paris, France. 🙂
Chateaubriand (129 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris, France)
DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS PLACE. Okay that was dramatic, but seriously this was one of my favorite things that I did in Paris. If you’re anything like me when I read travel blogs, I get wrapped up in the photos and when restaurants and such don’t have a photo I kinda forget about them, but please do not forget about this place. I truly wanted to be present for this meal so I chose to leave my camera at the hotel that evening.
Chateaubriand is a 10 course prefix menu of absolute deliciousness. It’s a flat rate for the entire prefix and for an extra charge you can do the drink pairing with it (which I HIGHLY recommend). This place fills up fast so I recommend making a reservation about a month or two in advance if possible on their website. I made mine a little less than a month in advance and it was really hard to get in, but I got lucky. If you are even the littlest bit a foodie, you will love this place.
Au Pere Louis (38 Rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006 Paris, France)
I’m usually not one to go back to the same restaurant more than once when I visit a new city because I like to experience as many places as possible in the time that I have, butttttt this one was an exception for a few reasons; 1. location 2. Red wine 3. because truffle…duh. This restaurant was conveniently located about 50 feet away from my hotel and so it was really easy to make this my “before I go in for the night” spot. What had me repeatedly coming back for more, was their truffle gouda and House red wine. The gouda was thin sliced and irresistible and their red wine had adorned the name “house red” because it is made IN HOUSE by their current chef. After the waitress informed me about the wine and how it may not be in existence the next trip to Paris I take, I bought two bottles. The food here is great and if you happen to be looking for the wine I had, it is called Cōtes du Rhōne Rencontre 2011.
A great way to eat your way through the city, is to go market hopping. Make sure to do your research because certain markets are only open on certain days so its easier to plan ahead of time for these. There are so many different markets scattered around the city, offering hundreds of options so I used this awesome Time Out Article to help guide me to each one.
Le Rostand (6 Place Edmond Rostand, 75006 Paris, France)
Le Rostand was an excellent breakfast spot for me one morning on my way to The Catacombs. If I had more days in my trip (because a little over a week just was not enough) I for sure would have revisited this place for lunch or dinner. They had some really great menu options, but I have to say I really enjoyed my breakfast here and I would defiantly recommend it after you take a stroll in Luxembourg Garden.
Le Tribeca Paris (36 Rue Cler, 75007 Paris, France)
Rue Cler is a Market in its self by day and filled with amazing restaurants, one of which was Le Tribeca. As if this massive (personal pie) truffle white pizza is isn’t reason enough to sit and eat, their appetizers and dessert are amazing too. If nothing on this menu has you excited, no worries! There are at least 15 other awesome restaurants on this little cobble stone street to choose from.
Angelina (226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France)
Angelina is a staple in Paris for their Cafe and desserts but I would be doing them a disservice if I didn’t add them to our “Where to eat in Paris list”. Honestly I was in love with my lunch from this place and it was the perfect place to finish with dessert and some crazy delicious hot chocolate and cappuccino. Why both you might ask? …because YOLO.
Laduree (16-18 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France)
Well, it’s no secret that I am pretty much obsessed with this place. I mean it’s an OCD’s heaven in design and foodies heaven in taste. My friend and I had some crazyyyyyy delicious breakfast here, it was truly an experience and what better way to start the day than with a box of macarons for the road. 😉
Café du Trocadéro (8 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris, France)
I suggest going here after dark because if you sit outside you have a great view of the Eiffel tower all lit up in it’s glory. If you like escargot or you’re feeling adventurous, this is a great place to order it. The garlic pesto is soooo feckin good and they top it off with some garlic pesto bread for dipping. All of the other food and wine we had here was awesome as well, but that escargot will forever make my mouth water just by thinking about it.
Au Vieux Paris (24 Rue Chanoinesse, 75004 Paris, France)
I had seen so many photos of this place on blogs and Instagram leading up to my trip, that I just had to visit. It did not disappoint! The food was delicious but really its all about the ambiance here. All of the greenery dripping off of this place makes the outside perfect for a great photo but be sure to spend some inside as well. The inside of this red velvet covered establishment makes you feel like you have gone back in time. For me, this was an epic people watching spot. A block away is Notre-Dame Cathedral so there are plenty of people walking by, but what I found more than tourists, was brides and grooms using us and the restaurant as their dream backdrop and old fashioned cars giving personal tours of the city. I must have spent 2 or 3 hours just sipping my coffee after lunch, resting my feet and watching the Parisian world pass by. It was wonderful.
Le Coup Chou (11 Rue de Lanneau, 75005 Paris, France)
Another great people watching spot, Le Coup Chou is filled with delicious food and a great ambiance for dining. This is also a great spot for some epic escargot if you please or even just to relax and have some wine and cheese.
Aux Ducs de Gascogne (111 rue Saint Antoine, 75004 Paris, France)
I met with a Loréal Professionnel colleague of mine in Le Marias to do a little shopping and the first place she brought me to was Aux Ducs de Gascogne. I am forever in her debt for introducing me to this place. Its not a restaurant, but is a “must eat” on our list today. This place is Foie Gras Heaven! They have every type you could think of and at every price point along with jams, wines, sweet treats, you name it! all of your picnic needs or “fancy night in” needs are living here. I picked up some jam, a jar of foie gras for my hotel room and a large tin to bring home with me. (The man in the shop informed me that the jar might not make it through TSA and advised me to purchase the tin. Thank you guy!!!)
Le Cooperative Beaufortain (9 Rue Corneille, 75006 Paris, France)
Conveniently located across the street from the Luxembourg Garden, this cheese shop is an excellent place to stop for some picnic needs. I went here for some cheese a few times during my trip and I loved everything that I tried. I even brought my father here when he met me for my last day (before we headed up to London together*) and we had a picnic in the Luxembourg Garden with some wine, cheese, prosciutto and a baguette.
*PRO TIP: My father wanted to go to London last minute but the flights were really expensive from NYC to London. I looked up flights to Paris for when he wanted to go, and they were a fraction of the cost. So instead of going straight to London and spending $1,000, he spent a day in Paris with me and we took the Eurostar up to London together for a fraction of the cost. Also, the Eurostar is dope and you need to take it at least once in your life.*
Lastly, on our “Where to eat in Paris” tour is…Your hotel! Sometimes when we take long trips and we are trying to squeeze every last drop of the city, we need to be aware when we need rest. Knowing the day before that I would want to relax in my room the next night (no coincidence that the newest season of House Of Cards was being released that day) I collected some jamón Serrano, Beaufort cheese and a baguette from Cooperative Beaufortain, a pastry from Angelina and some fig jam, foie gras and wine from Aux Ducs de Gascogne and had a hotel room picnic. It was the perfect way to rest and still enjoy the “fruits” of the city.
I hope this list helps you navigate around the delicious city of Paris. Are there any places to eat that you think should be on this list????? Comment below!!
*This post was not sponsored by any of the businesses mentioned.