Top restaurants in Paris & Best Places to Eat

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From the traditional bistro to the elegant dining experiences in the city’s posh hotels, all over Paris you can sample the best of French dishes and see for yourself why it’s considered the most decadent cuisines in the world. 

Between exciting flavour combinations, rare ingredients and concept dining, many of the best restaurants in Europe can be found in central Paris, so it’s the perfect place to try something new and indulge yourself on holiday.

Eat at the best of the best 

If you’re looking for a decadent meal in Paris you won’t have to work too hard; the city is teaming with creative restaurateurs who are reinventing French food and proving once and for all why French cuisine is still best. A few of the highlights include:

Les Deux Canards – This traditional restaurant has all the heart and charm of the Paris of a time before. Open since 1950, here you’ll find simple, traditional dishes with a provincial flare – it’s a favourite with tourists and visitors alike and the perfect setting for a great meal in casual and quintessentially French surroundings.

L’Entrecote  – This Paris institution regularly has line ups out the door, and if you want to dine here you’ll have to join the queue. Famous for only serving one dish and not taking any reservations, L’Entrecote puts a spin on the notion of fast food and serves up its famous steak and frites with the secret sauce that’s earned it an international reputation. With all the decisions made for you, the only thing to do is sit back and enjoy.

Beniot – More than 100 years old, Beniot is one of the last true independent French bistros in the city, and lives up to its name in every way. Acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse oversees the restaurant, serving up traditional foods on large porcelain plates in a timeless setting.

L’Astrance – While dinner at Pascal Barbot’s three-star restaurant in the 16th arrondissement will be one of the more costly meals during your getaway, it’s guaranteed to be one of the best – on the menu expect to find imaginative dishes like alette of finely sliced button mushrooms and verjus marinated foie gras dressed with hazelnut oil.

Find a table 

If you want to find a special restaurant to eat at while you’re in Paris, there’s plenty of places to look for inspiration; Michelin has published its expertly curated list of Paris restaurants that you can browse to see what takes your fancy. Similarly, popular online city listings magazine Time Out has also published its pick of the 50 best restaurants in Paris and on it you’ll find an eclectic mix of the affordable and extravagant, casual and formal.

Services like The Fork and Book a Table also make it easy to find and book a restaurant in Paris online. From both sites you can browse its list of top restaurants, read reviews and find offers – an added bonus is the listings are all in English, so if your French is a little rusty you don’t have to worry about phoning up to make a reservation.

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