One of the main reasons to come to Paris is to discover French food. But don't waste valuable stomach space eating soggy frites in crowded, uber-touristy restaurants! The best food can be found off-the-beaten-path.
Here are our top picks for French cuisine in Paris:
43, rue de Cîteaux, Paris 12è
An original twist on traditional French cuisine in a welcoming setting. l’Ebauchoir, meaning the chisel, offers locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients and a nice wine selection. The staff are super friendly and the patio is a must in Summer.
6, rue Aristide Bruant, Paris 18è
A very small restaurant in hip Montmartre. Dishes are delicious and change every few weeks. They offer a special set menu for people who can't decide what to order - the "Menu pour les indécis", which allows you to taste several dishes in small portions (38€).
48, rue Louis Blanc, Paris 10è
A good example of French "bistronomie", the food is creative without forgetting the classics. Casual chic, there's a sunny terrace in the afternoon to be enjoyed with a "goûter" menu (6€).
3, rue des Grands Degrés, Paris 5è
This small bistro on the Left Bank serves some of the most delicious French food in the city. It can get quite pricey for dinner but the lunch menu is one of the best kept secrets in town. For less than 20€, an exquisite meal at an unbeatable price.
* We recommend reserving in advance at all of the above restaurants since they are often packed with local Frenchies!