The Best Restaurants in Paris
A culinary revolution is underway in Paris, with a number of top chefs opting away from the traditional Michelin star limelight in favour of opening more intimate, creative modern restaurants. Discover our favourite restaurants in Paris right now.
Fine Dining Tucked away in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, chef Pascal Barbot’s 3-Michelin star restaurant is a truly special dining experience. Having been voted as the 16th best restaurant in the world in 2010, Barbot has finely crafted his highly intuitive and sophisticated cuisine over the past two decades in some of the world’s best kitchens. Prepare to be taken on a breathtaking culinary journey with his multi-course ‘surprise’ menus that are customised around his guests specific tastes and preferences.
Trendy Bistro With the talented, disruptive young chef Inaki Aizpitarte at the kitchen’s helm, Le Chateaubriand offers a creative and affordable 5-course menu (‘bistronomy’ cuisine as foodies like to call it) in a trendy 1930’s neo bistro setting. Having just been voted as the 11th best restaurant in the world, Aizpitarte is the master of sourcing fresh, seasonal produce and uses great intuition to find the right note in each of his dishes. Surprisingly for Paris, his exquisite cuisine is only 39€ for 5 courses.
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Traditional Bistro Gourmet foodies and dedicated locals sit elbow-to-elbow at this tiny Latin Quarter bistro, willing to wait up to six months in advance for a reservation to experience famed chef Yves Camdeborde’s brilliant modern take on traditional French bistro cuisine. Serving a highly affordable fixed-course gastronomic menu (€48), the tiny Art Deco bistro serves ever-changing sumptuous creations such as porcini mushroom foie gras, and marinated Coquilles St Jacques scallopswith cream of caviar.
Best New Restaurant Having only recently opened its doors in 2009, the award-winning Frenchie is one of the most in-demand casual restaurants in Paris for its simple yet flavorsome seasonal Franco-Italian cuisine, and its cosy-yet-chic modern interiors. Having trained with Jamie Oliver for many years, chef Gregory Marchand's cuisine lets his seasonal produce shine. Frenchie is also one of the best value 3-course lunch menus in town (€23), however with only 20-seats it is also one of the most difficult tables to book in Paris.