Great places to eat around Paris

Finding some great authentic Parisian bistrot where french people go to eat can be tricky. This is why I’ve been working hard on making a list of my favourite places to eat out around Paris, have a look and take your pick:


Near the Panthéon (walking distance)

 Café de la nouvelle Mairie (€€) tasty food – busy bustling parisian café – 19 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques

Les Pipos affordable – friendly staff – 2 rue de l’Ecole Polytechnique

Le Berthoux : (€€) nice terrasse – 1 rue Valette

La Crêperie: tasty – affordable crêpes – rue soufflot / rue St Jacques

The Marais:

Le Temps des Cerises – (€€) – authentic décor – family held restaurant (off blvrd Henri IV – closest metro Sully Morland) 31 rue de la Cerisaie

Chez Camille : in the heart of the marais – typical parisian brasserie – always busy – 24 rue des Francs Bourgeois

Le Fumoir – €€€ – (closer to the Louvre) refined, stylish, trendy

Café Zimmer (place du Chatelet) – brasserie

Café Sarah Bernardt (place du Chatelet) – brasserie

Near Bastille:

 Le Tabarin: (€) Parisian Bistrot – tasty French food – friendly staff (3, rue du Pasteur Wagner – off boulevard Beaumarchais)

Café de l’Industrie – French café – rustic french decors – vibrant atmosphere

Bottom of Rue Mouffetard/Gobelins (5th & 13th)

Cave La Bourgogne (€€) French Brasserie – tasty classic French recipes

Le Café de l’arbalète – quiet little square off rue Mouffetard – friendly staff – local atmosphere – 2 Rue de l’Arbalète

14th and 15th:

Le Verre Siffleur rue d’Alésia : great food, vibrant atmosphere

Le Commerce – (€€€) elegant luxurious classical décors (rue du commerce 15e)

La Coupole – (€€€) famous French brasserie where a lot of the artists from the 30’s used to go to


In the 19th – in the quartier of Jourdain/Buttes Chaumont:

L’Escargot Bar – French cuisine – local atmosphere – friendly staff – 50 rue de la Villette 19ème – close to Jourdain

Chez Eva Pritsky – café brocante

In the 13th

 Le temps des Cerises – Buttes aux cailles – cooperative – French food

Chez Gladines – (€) Buttes aux cailles – rue des Cinq Diamants – cheap; big portions, French food

In the 10ème:

 La petite rose des sables (€) – 6 rue de Lancry

Brasserie Julien – (€€€) – classic brasserie decoration – traditional French food – 16 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis

Squares with nice restaurants

Place St Catherine

Rue St Marthe (11th)


Other than French Food


Italian: Pasta y Fagioli


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