The Best Places to Eat in Paris

PARISIANS’ FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

There are so many good restaurants in Paris, it can be tough to decide where to dine out. To help you narrow down your options, we asked our community of local Parisians for their top personal recommendations and brought them all together in this curated restaurant guide of the best places to eat in Paris. Whether you want to grab a quick bite or are in the mood for fine dining à la française, these are our favorite restaurants in the French capital.

TRADITIONAL FRENCH RESTAURANTS

Astay in the City of Light isn’t complete without enjoying a meal in a classic Parisian bistro, brasserie, or bouillon. Working-class restaurants in a bygone era, today, these traditional French restaurants offer both authentic and inventive dining experiences. For typical French food, often in historic Belle Epoque interiors, here’s where to eat in Paris.

TRENDY RESTAURANTS

When you’re craving a stylish meal in the capital, head to one of these top Parisian restaurants. Combining chic design with casual dining, these cool eateries offer international cuisine on their menus, Instagram-worthy interiors, and, usually a bit of a line since everybody’s talking about these trendy spots. Our Paris insiders share why they love these restaurants along with their tips for when to go and what to order.

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street food

Although the City of Light is known around the world for its impressive offer of gastronomic restaurants, locals know that there are also many amazing places to eat a good, quick meal. There’s no shortage of excellent street food restaurants in Paris serving great falafels, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pad thai, or poke bowls, all perfect for a fast-but-tasty lunch or late night snack that won’t break the bank either.

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Fine dining

You can’t visit the capital of a country known for its cuisine without tasting some of its finest gastronomy. Whether to celebrate a special occasion, experience the height of French cuisine, or simply to be able to say you’ve eaten at one of the best restaurants in the world, these amazing restaurants offer exceptional food, impeccable service, and five-star settings. Here are our favorite gastronomic restaurants in Paris.

All Our Paris Restaurant Recommendations

Aren’t sure what you’re hungry for or just searching for the best restaurant nearby? Browse our full collection of Paris restaurant reviews for some mouth-watering suggestions.

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