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Paris affordable restaurant: Bouillon Racine

Affordable restaurants are highly in demand in Paris. It is possible to have a superb meal in the city at affordable price. Taste good French cuisine in cheap restaurants such as La Tourelle, Des Gars dans la cuisine, Pharamond, Cafe Louis Philippe, Cafe du Commerce. It is even possible to find affordable restaurants in touristic high spots such as the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees districts. Go for lunch. Order set menu, drink tap water and the house wine. Most restaurants are more expensive at dinner time, as they don't have then the affordable set menus. Top Restaurants in Paris.

58 Tour Eiffel restaurant

Although not the best price quality ratio in town, 58 Tour Eiffel is worth your money as an affordable restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Its concept is that of a chic picnic. The 58 Tour Eiffel welcomes you every day for a quick, fun lunch within the Eiffel Tower. A hostess will guide you to your table. A few moments later, your order is taken and your lunch is brought to you in a picnic-style basket so you can enjoy an original meal! The cooks work meticulously in the lively open kitchen, preparing multicultural, quick service food. The Chef's menu is changed twice a year to prioritise the flavour of seasonal products.

Lift ticket (1st floor) + Starter + main course + dessert. Meal served in a picnic-style basket. A soft drink or a glass of wine or a beer. 39 euros. Can be combined with city coach tour. Information. Paris metro: Ecole militaire. Paris map.

1st floor, Eiffel Tower
Paris 75007 France

58 Tour Eiffel is affordable Eiffel Tower restaurant
58 Tour Eiffel is affordable Eiffel Tower restaurant

Pharamond near Centre Pompidou

Close to Centre Pompidou, great and affordable food from Normandy + decor + service. Established in 1832 in Les Halles, Pharamond has moved to a remarkable 1900 property, a listed historic monument boasting wood trim, painted mirrors, enameled panels galore. It offers a delightful bistro menu, featuring Normandy specialties like tripe and andouillette. Pharamond is living testimony to the number of creations of the 1900 World's Fair in Paris.

Come and discover cuisine inspired by Normandy that is full of flavor, along with a good wine menu. Excellent two course set menu for lunch at 16.90 euros. Good wines. You must visit the private rooms on the 2nd floor where Clemenceau or Hemingway used to come. You may reserve one of them (2 to 50 people) for your professional or private events.

On a sunny day, you will enjoy the quiet terrace outside. Paris metro: Les Halles station, line 4. Paris map.

24, rue de la Grande Truanderie
Paris 75001 France

Pharamond is affordable restaurant in Les Halles district
Pharamond is affordable restaurant in Les Halles district

Des Gars dans la Cuisine Le Marais

In the heart of Le Marais, close to Picasso Museum, innovative and fresh French food with affordable set menu at lunch for 16.50 euros. Good wine glasses. Pictures.

The chef, Gil Rosinha, creates the dishes himself depending on the products which are available. The dishes are all thought out and diverse. They vary from a simple salad and soup of the day to fois gras in the style of pot au feu, passing by roasted duck breast with vanilla potato puree accompanied by a mango and ginger ratatouille, to a winter root vegetable selection cooked in butter, or a black angus burger. The wine list is huge, including a good range of reds, whites, sparkling wines and roses. Most are French, with the exception of a few specially selected Spanish wines. Metro: Hotel, de Ville station, line 1.Map.

72, rue Vieille du Temple
Paris 75004 France

Des gars dans la cuisine is a restaurant in Le Marais
Des gars dans la cuisine is a restaurant in Le Marais

Bouillon Racine in left bank

The quite affordable Bouillon Racine represents over 100 years of culinary history close to the Sorbonne University.

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. Metro: Cluny La Sorbonne or Luxembourg metro stations. Map.

3, rue Racine
Paris 75006 France

Bouillon Racine is on the left bank
Bouillon Racine is on the left bank

Domaine de Lintillac near the opera

Domaine de Lintillac is a great restaurant serving food from southwestern France. Check the affordable set menus.

The southwestern provinces of Gascony, the Basque country and Bordeaux have all contributed to the reputation of cooking from southwestern France. Traditional dishes include duck breast, rack of lamb, foie gras, salade landaise (mixed salad with duck foie gras, duck breast and gizzards), cassoulet (a white bean stew using different kinds of meat). Domaine de Lintillac serves excellent charcuterie, the cassoulet, breast of fattened duck, duck confit, traditinal black puddings, fillets of duck cooked with honey, thick cut steak with duck foie gras sauce. Metro: Quatre Septembre station line 3. In between the Louvre and Opera Garnier. Map.

10, rue Saint Augustin
Paris 75002 France
Domaine de Lintillac is famous for its breast of duck
Domaine de Lintillac is famous for its breast of duck

Chartier, the affordable legend

A legend in itself, Chartier is over 100 years old and still very much alive. The restaurant is dear to native Parisians, which might help explain why it is just as beloved by tourists from the world over. In 1896, the Bouillon Chartier was born out to provide a decent meal at a very affordable price and give customers good service in order to earn their loyalty.

50 million meals, and four owners later, the recipe is still every bit as much a success. The dishes are traditional but with a wide range of choices at frankly unbeatable prices. Enjoy leek vinaigrette, hard-boiled eggs with mayonnaise, vegetable soup or snails for starters; meat, fish or stews come next. The menu is a long one, the meals are authentic and the mains are around 10 euros. For dessert, ask for the famous home-made Chantilly cream. Chartier takes no reservations and if there’s a big line. Wait in line. It's worth it. Metro: Grands Boulevards station, line 8,9. Map.. Close to Grevin Museum.

7, rue du Faubourg Montmartre
Paris 75009 France

Bouillon Chartier is the cheapest brasserie in Paris
Bouillon Chartier is the cheapest brasserie in Paris

Cafe de la Tourelle near Notre Dame

Parisians like us can miss La Tourelle for years. The local who recommended it to us hesitated. If more people know the place, it could change the wrong way. No web site. No thrills. They focus on food the old way and serve delicious home made French dishes at more than affordable prices. 16 euro set menu.

For more than 100 years, Cafe de la Tourelle has been a neighborhood restaurant for working Parisians. While the place has changed hands a few times, most recently in 2000, nothing much has changed. There is nothing hip about La Tourelle. No trendy menu, no cute server, no floral arrangement. Even the address, though in a highly touristic district near Notre Dame, is on a quiet side street off the busy Boulevard Saint Michel. The outside looks staid and forgotten. Get in and try it. Metro: Saint Michel line 4. Map. Close to Notre-Dame. No web site.

Café de la Tourelle
5, rue Hautefeuille
Paris 75006 France

La Tourelle is an authentic and cheap French restaurant
La Tourelle is an authentic and cheap French restaurant

Café Louis Philippe in Le Marais

One of our favorite restaurants in town. We are regulars.

On the banks of the Seine river, overlooking Ile Saint Louis and Notre Dame, Café Louis Philippe is an affordable Paris restaurant with terrace. One of the cutest restaurants in town, Cafe Louis Philippe is what you imagine a Parisian bistro is: striped awnings topped with flower-laden window boxes, wrought iron lanterns, a bustling terrace and a forest of greenery offering a rare bit of privacy and seclusion.

Excellent two course set menu for lunch at 17.5 euros. Metro: Pont Marie station, line 7. Map.

66, Quai Hotel de ville
Paris 75004 France

Cafe Louis Philippe, a cheap restaurant near Notre Dame
Cafe Louis Philippe, a cheap restaurant near Notre Dame

Café du Commerce, Eiffel Tower

Café du Commerce is an affordable and spacious three floor restaurant, serving traditional French cuisine. Cafe du Commerce is located on a lively and distinctive street of the 15th arrondissement, close to the Eiffel Tower.

The Café du Commerce serves a selection of authentic recipes for you to discover including their poireau vinaigrette (leeks in vinaigrette), oeuf mayonnaise (eggs and mayonnaise) and of course, their quality Limousine meat.

Around 30 euros. 17.5 euros two set menu + cafe at lunch time. Metro: Motte Piquet Grenelle. Two metro stops from Eiffel tower.Map.

51 rue du commerce
Paris 75015 France

Cafe du Commerce is a cheap and high quality restaurant
Cafe du Commerce is a cheap and high quality restaurant

International restaurants in Paris

As in many large cities around the world, many affordable restaurants in town are Asian or oriental.

There are many affordable greek and lebanese restaurants around rue Saint Severin (map) near Notre Dame Cathedral and Rue Mouffetard near Le Pantheon.

You will find many good chinese and vietnamese restaurants around avenue d'Ivry (map) in Chinatown 13th Arrondissement. The street for cheap and good Japanese restaurants is rue Saint Anne (map) close to the Louvre. Higuma is the best known.

We are regulars of Les Pates Vivantes (46, rue du Faubourg Montmartre near Grevin Museum, 3 rue de Turbigo near Les Halles) specialized in Chinese noodles and Mian Fan (124, boulevard du Montparnasse, 20 rue Mogador near Department stores, 15 Bvd Montmartre near Grevin Museum, 40, rue Saint-Georges) serving tasty Asian fusion food.

Mian Fan serves Asian fusion food
Mian Fan serves Asian fusion food

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