10 August 2016

Recommended Restaurants

As a ‘merci beaucoup’ for booking a tour, here’s a list of some of our favorite restaurants for you to try during your trip.

Note: This is a small part of our full tried-and-tested restaurant list! For personalized recommendations as well as reservations, consider our hourly Concierge Service.


HIGH END

Le Restaurant de l’Hotel

Situated in the mythical hotel L’Hotel, chef Julien Montbabut and his team design true gastronomic cuisine in the heart of St Germain. This is a great place to try to ‘weirder’ traditional French fare like frog legs. Make sure you save room for their divine dessert choices. Average dinner price with wine is about 150 euros.

Address: 13 rue des Beaux Arts 75006
Open: M-Sa 12:30 – 1:30, 7:30 – 9:30pm. Closed Su & Mo.
Tel: 01 44 41 99 01

Hélène Darroze

Ms. Darroze is one of the best-known female French chefs and she has restaurants in London and Moscow in addition to her Paris address! There are two different restaurants here, each with its own ambiance –Le Salon d’Hélène focuses on tapas, and is cosy and informal. 7 tapas at lunch (selection changes based on the season) for 35 euros, dinner for 85. The tapas are simply smaller portions of what is available in the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Salle à Manger. La Salla à Manger has an extensive gourmet tasting menu for 125 or 175 euros (based on how many courses you choose). Both are absolutely beautiful restaurants and the food is incredible.
Address : 4 rue d’Assas 75006
Open : Tu-Sa 12:30-2:30pm, 7:30-10:30pm
01 42 22 00 11


MID RANGE

Le Dome du Marais

This is an elegant restaurant with – you guessed it – a beautiful dome in the main dining area – there is a glass-ceiling dining area as well, but I believe that is used mainly for lunch. The chef uses only seasonal products (I recommend the duck, and the chorizo black risotto if it’s available). On average, starter-main-dessert is 50 euro before wine.

Address: 53 bis rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75004
Open: M-F lunch and dinner.
Tel: 01 42 74 54 17

Café Constant

Cute little bistro/cafe with a growing reputation, serving very typical and fancifully presented French food at a very reasonable price. Here is it 11 euros for an appetizer, 16 euros for a main dish, and 7 euros for a dessert. This restaurant does not take reservations – count on arriving early (around 6:45pm) and having a drink at the bar while you wait for them to open, to ensure you get a table.

Address: 139 rue Saint-Dominique 75007
Open: Every day noon – 2:30pm, 7 – 11pm (or any time for a drink)
Tel: 01 47 53 73 34

La Rallonge

Tapas-style wine bar with delicious gourmet choices. The chef is famous for truffle and cepe risotto so you must try that. Tapas range from 6-18 euros each (for a full dinner count on getting about 3-4 per person). Amazing wine list chalked on the wall – glasses from 4 euros, which is a steal for the high quality here. We highly recommend this for a semi-fancy and fun dinner!

Address: 16 rue Eugene Sue 75018
Open: Tu-Sa noon-2pm, 7-11pm
Tel: 01 42 59 43 24

Le Coupe-Chou

A restaurant and a piece of history. It was opened by actors in the 60’s and frequented Brigitte Bardot and the Queen of Denmark. Classical in its decor and with its food, this is a place to sit, eat, and feel a bit of old Parisian glamour without breaking the bank. Lunch menu for 20 euros and dinner menu for 30 euros (before wine).

Address: 9 & 11, rue de Lanneau 75005
Open: Every day noon-1:30pm, 7-11pm.
Tel: 01 46 33 68 69

Chez Janou

This is one of company founder Karen‘s favorite restaurants in Paris. It’s a provincial style bistro with fabulous traditional French food. Its location in the Marais makes it a great spot for after our Jewish History tour and exploration of Centre Pompidou or the Picasso Museum. About 40 euros per person for a 3-course meal.

Address: 2 rue Roger Verlomme 75003
Open: every day for lunch and dinner.
Tel: 01 42 72 28 41


CASUAL

Au Bougnat

This is a lovely little upscale bistro we love, and it’s only a few minutes’ walk from Notre Dame (one of the rare exceptions to the ’get out of touristy areas for good eats’ rule!). Traditional French dishes are all made completely in-house, and the menu daily depending on what the chef gets at the market. 2-course meal for 27 euros.

Address: 26 rue Chanoinesse 75004
Open: Every day noon – 10pm
Tel: 01 43 54 50 74

Au Bon Coin

Sister to Au Bougnat (another restaurant we love, right by Notre Dame), this is a fabulous ‘bistronome’ (bistro fare + gastronomic) in the Latin quarter. Chef’s choice changes daily and we are here with our Tickle Your Tastebuds tours quite often… enough to try it all, and everything is delicious! Don’t forget to mention you’re coming from Sight Seeker’s Delight.

Address: 21 Rue de la Collégiale 75005
Open: Every day 12- 2:30pm, 7 – 10pm
Tel: 01 43 31 55 57

Le Fumoir

Right opposite the Louvre is this beautiful, typical Parisian cafe. At lunch time you can have an appetizer and a main dish, or a main dish and a dessert for 19.50 euros and the food is very good. It’s a very nice place and good value, and the best part is that it’s two minutes from the Louvre. At lunchtime you can have starter-main-dessert for 23 euros, and for dinner you can get starter-main-dessert for 35 euros.

Address: 6 rue de l’Amiral Coligny 75001
Open: Every day from 11am – 2am
Tel: 01 42 92 00 24


SPECIALTY

Angelina

If you have a sweet tooth, we must tell you about this world famous cake shop/café – people come here JUST to try their world famous hot chocolate(à l’ancienne, meaning you are given a pot of melted chocolate, steamed milk, and a vat of whipped cream and left to your own resources), and their delicate cakes and pastries are just as amazing! You can also eat lunch here (though as a Sight Seeker’s Delight tip, lunch is overpriced).

Address: 226 rue de Rivoli 75001
Open: Every day 8:30am – 7pm
Tel: 01 42 60 82 00

Laduree

Probably the most well-known macaroons in the world! And for a good reason… French macaroons are not those simple little coconut cookies – they are French dessert making at its finest. Two flavored, soft meringue cookies sandwiched delicately together by a flavored crème. There are normal flavors, like vanilla, chocolate and raspberry… but Ladurée is known for its sometimes more bizarre flavors (try the rose petal, or lavendar). Each season they create a new flavor in homage to the founder.

Address: 75 avenue des Champs-Elysees 75008 (though there are 3 other Paris addresses, this is our favorite!)
Open: Mo-Fr 7:30am – 11:30pm, Sa 8:30am – 12:30am, Su 8:30am – 11:30pm
Tel: 01 40 75 08 75

Le Grenier de Notre Dame

There is a great little vegetarian restaurant that Karen loves, in central Paris not far from Notre Dame, called “Le Grenier de Notre Dame”. It is Paris’s oldest vegetarian restaurant, having opened in 1978.

Address: 18 Rue de la Bucherie 75005
Open: Every day noon – 2pm, 7 – 10:30pm
Tel: 01 43 29 98 29

Thank You My Deer

Thank you, my deer is a gluten free café, which offers homemade bread and cakes made with the best natural ingredients without any artificial preservatives. The café serves great coffee from Coutume, fresh fruit and vegetable juices as well as drinks made of superfood (such as chia seeds or goji berries) to accompany sandwiches, salads and waffles.

Address: 112 rue Saint Maur 75011
Open: Tu-Fr 10am-5pm, Sa-Su 12pm-6pm
Tel: 01 71 93 16 24

To find more gluten-free options in Paris, visit here or here.

To find Kosher restaurants in Paris, visit here.


BONUS: MARKET LIST

Food is an incredibly important part of Paris and French culture! Whether you loved our Tickle Your Tastebuds tour and want to experience more Parisian markets, or you just love food and want a taste of the market experience… This select list (complete with market location and opening times) is for you. Enjoy!

District Market Name Market Location Opening times
1 Marché Saint-Honoré Place du Marché Saint Honoré (Metro: Pyramides) W 15:00-20:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
1 Marche des Halles rue Montmartre, next to St Eustache (Métro: les Halles) Th 12:30-20:00 & Su 7:00-15:00
2 Marché Bourse Place de la Bourse (Metro: Bourse) Tu & F 12:30-20:00
3 Marché Enfants Rouges 39 rue de Bretagne (Metro: Filles du Calvaire) Tu-Sa 8:30-13:00 & 16:00-19:30, Su 8:30-14:00
4 Marché Baudoyer Place Baudoyer (Metro: Hôtel de Ville, St-Paul) We 15:00-20:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
5 Marché Maubert Place Maubert (Metro: Maubert-Mutualité) Tu & Th 7:00-14:30, Sa 7:00-15:00
5 Marché Monge Place Monge (Metro: Place Monge) We & F 7:00-14:30, Su 7:00-15:00
5 Marché Port Royal Boulevard de Port-Royal, in front of Hôpital du Val de Grâce
(Metro: Port-Royal)
Tu & Th 7:00-14:30, Sa 7:00-15:00
6 Marché Couvert St-Germain 4/8 rue Lobineau (Metro: Mabillon) Tu – Sa 8:30-13:00 & 16:00-19h30, Su 8:30-13:00
6 Marché Raspail Boulevard Raspail, between rue du Cherche-Midi and rue de Rennes (Metro: Rennes) Tu & F 7:00-14:30
7 Marché Saxe-Breteuil Avenue de Saxe (Metro: Ségur) Th 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
8 Marché Couvert Europe 1 rue Corvetto (Metro: Villiers) Tu-Sa 8:00-13:30 & 16:00-19:00, Su 8:00-13:00
8 Marché Aguesseau Place de la Madeleine (Metro: Madeleine) Tu & F 7:00-13:30
9 Marché Anvers Place d’Anvers (Metro: Anvers) F 15:00-20:00
10 Marché Couvert St-Martin 31/33 rue du Château d’Eau (Metro: Château d’Eau) Tu-Sa 8:30-13:00 & 16:00-19:30, Su 8:30-13:00
11 Marché Belleville Median of boulevard de Belleville (Metro: Belleville) Tu & F 7:00-14:30
11 Marché Charonne Between rue de Charonne and rue Alexandre Dumas (Metro: Alexandre Dumas) W 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
11 Marché Bastille Boulevard Richard Lenoir, between rue Amelot and rue Saint-Sabin (Metro: Bastille) Th 7:00-14:30 & Su 7:00-15:00
11 Marché Père-Lachaise Boulevard de Ménilmontant, between rue des Panoyaux and rue des Cendriers(Metro: Ménilmontant) Tu & F 7:00-14:30
12 Marché Beauvau Place d’Aligre (Metro: Ledru Rollin) Tu-Sa 8:30-13:00 & 16:00-19:30, Su 8:30-13:30
12 Marché Bercy Place Lachambaudie (Metro: Cour St-Emilion) Su 7:00-15:00 & W 15:00-20:00
12 Marché Ledru-Rollin Avenue Ledru-Rollin, between rue de Lyon and rue de Bercy (Metro: Gare de Lyon, Quai de la Rapée) Th 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
13 Marché Alésia Rue de la Glacière and rue de la Santé (Metro: Glacière) W 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
13 Marché Auguste-Blanqui Boulevard Blanqui , between place d’Italie and rue Barrault (Metro: Corvisart, Place d’Italie) Tu & F 7:00-14:30, Su 7:00-15:00
14 Marché Edgar-Quinet Median of boulevard Edgar-Quinet (Metro: Edgar-Quinet) W 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
15 Marché Convention Rue de la Convention, between rue Alain-Chartier and rue l’Abbé Groult (Metro: Convention) Tu & Th 7:00-14:30, Su 7:00-15:00
15 Marché Grenelle Boulevard de Grenelle, between rue Lourmel and rue du Commerce (Metro: La Motte-Piquet Grenelle) W 7:00-14:30 & Su 7:00-15:00
16 Marché Auteuil Place Jean Lorrain (Metro: Michel-Ange-Auteuil) W 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
16 Marché Président Wilson Avenue du Président Wilson, between rue Debrousse and Place d’Iéna (Metro: Alma-Marceau, Iéna) W 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
17 Marché Couvert des Ternes 8 bis rue Lebon (Metro: Ternes) Tu – Sa 8:30-13:00 & 16:00-19h30, Su 8:30-13:00
17 Marché Couvert Batignolles 96 bis rue Lemercier (Metro: Brochant) Tu – Sa 8:30-13:00 & 16:00-19:30, Su 8:00-13:00
18 Marché Ornano Boulevard Ornano, between rue Mt-Cenis and rue Ordener (Metro: Simplon) Tu & F 7:00-14:30, Su 7:00-15:00
18 Marché Ordener Between rue Montcalm and rue Championnet (Metro: Guy Moquet, Jules Joffrin) W 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
18 Marché Couvert La Chapelle 10 rue l’Olive (Metro: Marx Dormoy) Tu-Sa 8:30-13:00 & 16:00-19:30, Su 8:30-13:00
19 Marché Villette Boulevard de la Villette, between No. 27 and No. 41 (Metro: Belleville) W 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
19 Marché Jean-Jaurès Avenue Jean-Jaurès, between rue de l’Ourcq and rue des Ardennes (Metro: Ourcq) Tu & Th 7:00-14:30, Su 7:00-15:00
19 Marché Place des Fêtes Place des Fêtes (Metro: Place des Fêtes) Tu & F 7:00-14:30, Su 7:00-15:00
20 Marché Pyrénées Rue des Pyrénées, between rue de l’ Ermitage and rue de Ménilmontant (Metro: Pyrénées) Th 7:00-14:30 & Su 7:00-15:00
20 Marché Belgrand Rue Belgrand, rue de la Chine and place Piaf (Metro: Porte de Bagnolet) W 7:00-14:30 & Sa 7:00-15:00
20 Marché Réunion Place de la Réunion (Metro: Alexandre Dumas) Th 7:00-14:30 & Su 7:00-15:00
19 Marché couvert Riquet 42 rue Riquet (Metro: Riquet) Tu-Sa 8:30-13:00 & 16:00-19:30, Su 8:30-13:00