Café culture is an important part of life in Paris and the city boasts a huge selection of eateries from cool coffee shops to chic restaurants. To uncover some of the best places to eat, we asked our community of travellers on Facebook to pick some of the top restaurants in Paris. Here’s what you had to say…
Jessica Hutcheson says:
Chez Margot… best French onion soup in the world!!!
This trendy bistro serves up a great selection of dishes in a retro and welcoming interior. Starters on offer include escargots and foie gras, while main courses run the gamut from veal to salmon. Brunch is available at a cost of €22. If you fancy a tipple with your meal, Chez Margot’s bar serves up an array of colourful cocktails.
Location: 25 bis boulevard Henri VI.
Fernando Nogueira says:
Found at various locations throughout the city, this chain of Paris restaurants boasts an impressive menu filled with a wide variety of choices. These include everything from salads to seafood, along with plenty of meat dishes and more. They offer regular specials and set menus at very reasonable prices, which makes it one of the top restaurants in Paris for anyone on a budget. The drinks menu is extensive as well and includes wines, champagnes, cocktails, beers and aperitifs.
Claire Maelys Breñas says:
Quai 21 – Saint Michel. It’s quite cheap for what it is (French cuisine) and very good quality food… particularly the Entrcôte Grillée and Oeuf cocotte foie gras….!! :p
Chuck Bird says:
French cuisine is what you’ll find on the menu at this quirky little spot. Enjoy tasty, affordable dishes in a welcoming atmosphere.
Location: 21, Quai des Grands Augustins.
Daniele Mannina says:
Chez Janou – Rue Roger Verlomme (the best mousse au chocolat in the world)
A lively bar and restaurant, Chez Janou is popular with both locals and visitors. The menu features a great selection of dishes including French favourites like coq au vin. Other dishes to try out include risotto, dusk, scallops, rabbit and more. Chez Janou also serves up some delectable desserts such as the aforementioned chocolate mousse.
Location: 2, rue Roger Verlomme.
Opening hours: Daily for lunch & dinner.
La Bonne Franquette
Sullivan Lambert says:
A la bonne franquette- Montmartre!
This restaurant is housed inside a beautiful old house in Montmartre and over the years has been a meeting place for famous artists including Cezanne, Monet and Van Gogh. On the menu you’ll find everything from traditional dishes like onion soup to Moroccan chicken, plus lots more.
Location: 2 rue des Saules et 18 rue Saint Rustique.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-9pm, Tues-Sat 11.30am-10pm.
Laurent Caraffa says:
Chez Gladines 🙂
Ecem Çetiny?lmaz says:
Located in the Butte aux Cailles area of Paris, Chez Gladines is a funky little boho spot and is often packed, so don’t be surprised if you’re asked to share your table. Lots of French Basque dishes appear on the menu here alongside huge salads, delicious desserts and more. At Chez Gladines, the affordable dishes are served up by friendly staff.
Location: 30 Rue des Cinq Diamants, 13th arr.
Opening hours: Mon-Tues noon-3pm & 7pm-midnight; Wed-Sat noon-3 pm & 7pm-1am; Sat noon-4pm & 7pm-1am; Sun noon-4pm.
La Cloche d’Or
Jaume Hernández Montfort says:
La Cloche d’Or, near Pigalle
La Cloche d’Or is a traditional French restaurant serving up lunch and dinner. On the menu you’ll find duck confit, beef tartare, salmon and lots more. The restaurant offers a great value special each day including a Basque chicken dish on Tuesdays and cassoulet (a slow cooked bean and meet stew or casserole) on Fridays and Saturdays.
Location: 3, rue Mansart.
Opening hours: Closed on Sundays.
Lao Siam Thai Restaurant
Pasit Saighamey says:
Lao-Siam Thai restaurant…very authentic and reasonable price!
Affordable Thai cuisine is the hallmark of this popular restaurant. The menu features authentic dishes including crowd favourites like pad Thai. Things can get pretty busy at Lao Siam so if you want to eat later in the evening, it might be a good idea to make a reservation.
Location: 49,rue de Belleville.
Leon de Bruxelles
May Anita Ertvåg says:
I love to eat Moules Frites at Leon de Bruxelles 🙂
Found at numerous locations in Paris, throughout the rest of France and also in Belgium, Leon de Bruxelles serves up perennial favourite ‘moules-frites’ or mussels and French fries. The food here is tasty and affordable, making it a big hit with diners.
Nazan Soydan says:
Brasserie Lipp in Saint-Germain-des-Pres
This classy brasserie offers up large portions of Alsatian cuisine, alongside beers, coffees, wines and more. Dishes on the menu include sauerkraut, grilled pigs trotters and pickled Baltic herring. Throughout its long history, Brasserie Lipp has attracted many famous faces from French presidents to Hollywood actors, which is why it consistently ranks in the list of top restaurants in Paris.
Location: 151, Bld. Saint-Germain.
Opening hours: Daily from 11.30am-1am.
Bérengère Toton says:
Chez prosper à Nation… à tester absolument… n’oubliez pas le tiramisu au nutella en dessert…
Chez Prosper is a popular bistro, attracting plenty of locals for lunch and dinner with its tasty food and lively atmosphere. Main courses include everything from lamb to salmon, while the dessert menu features the much-loved Tarte Tatin.
Location: 7, Avenue Trone.
Le Potager du Pere Thierry
Jook Prapassorn Choobutr says:
Le Potager du Pere Thierry, 16, rue des Trois Freres, Montmatre district. Tiny place but really cosy. I last visited Paris 2 years ago and I am pretty sure that the place is still because of their special home-made foods. I have not tried all their dishes but the ones we had were surprisingly amazing. I don’t remember the names coz they were in French but it’s worth trying something duck, beef and rice. Its decoration, its smell, its taste just make me realise how good we ate when we were there. And yeah, do not forget to try their table wine. I am not very keen on wine but this one is an exception! Bon appetit! 🙂
Delicious food and wallet-friendly prices make this a popular Parisian eatery. Located close to the famous Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Le Potager du Pere Thierry serves up duck confit, salads, mouth-watering desserts and plenty more.
Location: 16, Rue des trois freres.
Le Bistrot Marguerite
Rike We-Punkt says:
Le Bistrot Marguerite, 1 Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
Le Bistrot Marguerite is the embodiment of Paris’ café culture. A typical French bistro, it is frequented by lots of locals. The menu is quite varied and very affordable, and if you don’t feel like lunch or dinner you can just sit at one of the tables outside with a coffee and a pasty while you watch the world go by.
Location: 1, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville.
And many more…
David Victor says:
“Best Japanese restaurants are “Rue Sainte-Anne” : metro Pyramides
Mike Kuznetsov says:
Embankment of Sena, around Point Neuf
So if you plan to travel to Paris, try and check out some of these great Paris restaurants for delicious and affordable food.