Paris restaurant map locates the 30 best Paris restaurants in their categories: nouvelle cuisine, restaurants with a view, Art Nouveau restaurants, affordable restaurants. All are in central districts. We know these restaurants well, taste them regularly, love them. Restaurants change rapidly. Sometimes, a chef replaces another one and the restaurant is quite different. Restaurants disappear too. Only locals can make recommendations. Feedback if disappointed. Paris map. Trip to Paris.
In between the Seine River and Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the left bank, Relais Louis XIII is housed in a 17th century house, featuring old stones, noble wooden beams, engravings, stained glass windows and antique chairs.
Very attached to traditional French cuisine, Manuel Martinez, the cook, revisits it and brings an elegant modernity to his classical dishes. The cook is obsessed with finding the truth in flavors, through a meticulous produce selection process. Great gastronomy. 80 euro signature menu at lunch time.
One of our favorites restaurants in town. We are regulars.
Mollard was founded in 1895 by Mr and Mrs Mollard opposite Saint-Lazare train station in the 8th arrondissement to serve wealthy passengers doing business in Paris. Mollard has a superb Art Nouveau decor, with large frescos in shades of green, blue and gold, beige and brown marble columns and ancient mosaics. Mollard was officially classified in the complementary list of historic monuments in 1989.
Mollard is a classical brasserie with fresh seafood and everything you could wish for an excellent meal. Choice of sea food is large: oysters, clams, mussels, sea urchin, crab, prawns, schrimps, craw fishs, sea snails. The choice of typmically French deserts is great too: Omelette Mollard flambée au Grand Marnier, Profiteroles, Creme brulée.
115 rue Saint Lazare 75008 Paris. Paris metro: Saint-Lazare station.Map. Web site
Bouillon Racine represents over 100 years of culinary history close to the Sorbonne University in the heart of the left bank.
It was created in 1906 as a bouillon, the ancestors of Parisian brasseries serving food to working people. Its Art Nouveau setting made of carved wood, ceramics, mirrors and glass paintings, is one of the most beautiful in town.
Now listed as an historical monument, Bouillon Racine offers an immersion in the Paris of the 1900s. Where food is concerned, the chef Alexandre Belthoise has selected a subtle blend of modern day and more traditional dishes.3 course menu at 35 euros for lunch and dinner. Lunch review.
Paris metro: Cluny La Sorbonne metro station of Luxembourg metro station. Map.
At the edge of the lovely Parc Montsouris, south of the city, Pavillon Montsouris has a beautiful dining room in winter and a terrace right in the park when the weather is good. Service and food are excellent. Prices are moderate for this quality. The metro station is Cité Universitaire on RER B, 10' from Notre Dame. A really good experience.
Boualem and Yakob just opened le Petit Plaisir restaurant in the left bank a few metro stops away from Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Près. These very welcoming brothers perpetuate the tradition of affordable restaurants for locals. Good cuisine made from fresh products, good French wine, very affordable set menu at lunch time, Parisian atmosphere.
If you would like to take your time and go off the beaten tourist track, rush to Le Petit Plaisir. This is Paris at its best.
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