It is possible to have a superb meal in Paris 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. Go for lunch. Order set menu, drink tap water and the house wine. Most restaurants are more expensive at dinner time. Top Restaurants in Paris.
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. 41.50 euros. Can be combined with city coach tour (information).
100 metres from Arc de Triomphe, the affordable Chez Clement Champs Elysees has a large glass wall which brightens the room up and gives special charm to the place.
You can sit on large and comfortable seats. In summer, you will enjoy sitting outside at the large terrace in front of the Champs Elysees. The meals are cooked from fresh products and french traditional recipes.
Chez Clement is a chain of restaurants that is not considered best in town, but we must admit Clement Champs Elysees is the best quality price ratio on this expensive avenue.
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 14.90 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.
In the heart of Le Marais, close to Picasso Museum, innovative and fresh French food with affordable set menu at lunch for 14 euros. Good wine glasses.
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.
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 33 euros for lunch and dinner.
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.
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.
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.
One of our favorite restaurants in town. We are regulars.
On the banks of the Seine river, overlooking Ile Saint Louis and Notre Dame, Cafe 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 15 euros.
Cafe 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 Cafe 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. 15 euros two set menu at lunch time.
International restaurants in Paris: the most affordable restaurants are Asian or oriental. Find greek and lebanese restaurants around rue Saint Severin (Paris map) near Notre Dame Cathedral and Rue Mouffetard near Le Pantheon. Find many good chinese and vietnamese restaurants around avenue d'Ivry (Paris map) in Chinatown 13th Arrondissement. Discover cheap Japanese restaurants rue Saint Anne (Paris map) close to the Louvre. Higuma is the best known.