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Our top recommendations for the best restaurants in Paris

Le Restaurant

​Le Restaurant 

This is a Michelin-starred restaurant (one star) and they propose to privatize the entire restaurant if you are a party of 20 or more. A 5 dish menu can be organized by the chef with any specificities you might need (gluten-free, vegan…). Located in the historic area of the Latin Quarter, this restaurant offers a cosy yet elegant decoration, with a beautiful private garden in the back.
Example of amazing dish you can taste at Le Restaurant: Breton Lobster – Spruce bud Served cold, eggplant & wild asparagus. 
13, rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 7.30 pm – 10 pm. 
Budget: €€€€
See their menu online: 
http://www.l-hotel.com/en-us/le-restaurant



 

L’Astrance

There is only one menu and it is DIVINE! If you want to experience the magic of French food by an amazing chef, this is the place. Right by the Eiffel Tower, this restaurant offers a simple and modern design. The staff and the food are beyond anything you would expect. Definitely our number one choice!
4 Rue Beethoven, 75016 Paris
Open Tuesday to Friday
Budget: €€€€
http://www.astrancerestaurant.com


 


Le Diane

Le Diane

This restaurant is the “sister” of the renowned Fouquet’s. It is actually at the same address and benefits from the same standards. The Menu “Degustation” costs 134€ and it is worth every penny.
46 avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
Budget: €€€
http://www.hotelsbarriere.com/
Note: the restaurant is unfortunately closed this summer, but we hope it will open again very soon!



 



Le Don Juan II

Le Don Juan II

Embark at the Port Henry IV (Paris 4) or at the Port de Javel Haut (Paris 15)
Budget: €€€
Link to book a table: 
http://donjuan2.yachtsdeparis.fr



 

First (The Westin Hotel Restaurant)

Set between the luxurious place Vendôme and Tuileries gardens, here is a chic restaurant with an inside lounge “boudoir” style and a lovely hidden terrace.
234 rue de Rivoli, 1er arr.
Budget: €€€
http://www.lefirstrestaurant.com/



 


Le Bistrot Vivienne

Bistrot Vivienne

In the very heart of Paris, two steps away from the Garnier Opera house, in a beautiful glass-roofed walkway, this Bistrot (the very incarnation of a Parisian bistrot!) will make you drool over traditional meals made from refined and exquisite ingredients.
If you are a wine aficionado, you will not be disappointed.
The waiters are of great advice and excel in the art of associating your wine to your meal. Don’t hesitate to ask!
4 Rue des Petits Champs, Paris 2
Budget: €€
www.bistrotvivienne.com



 

Auberge de Nicolas Flamel 

Ever heard of Nicolas Flamel, the famous alchemist? Please be reassured, no kinky chemistry done in the kitchen, though one could say that the chef does turn his ingredients into meals of gold!
Enter in a medieval tavern – wooden beams and stone walls, but perfectly dressed tables of white cloth and silver cutlery!
Service is exceptional, lights are low – perfect for a romantic dinner “en tête à tête”.
51 rue de Montmorency, 75003
Budget: €€
http://www.auberge-nicolas-flamel.fr/



 

Kei 

The atmosphere is very classy, with a sense of purity with its interior of pristine whiteness. And the food is just EXCELLENT! Every bite is like a dream come true (not an overstatement!).
Service lives up to the reputation of the establishment and the waiters speak fluently several languages.
5 rue Coq Héron, 75001
Budget: €€€€
http://www.restaurant-kei.fr/



 

Jules Verne 

Ever dreamed of having dinner at the Eiffel Tower? Introducing: le Jules Verne. They serve traditional French cuisine with just a hint of modernity. Prices are high but the view is there!
Eiffel Tower, Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 7ème arr.
Budget: €€€€€


 


Le Pré Catelan

Le Pré Catelan 

Bois de Boulogne 75016 Paris
Open Tuesday to Saturday
Budget: €€€€€


 

Laperouse 

51 Quai des Grands Augustin, Paris 6
Budget: €€€€€
http://www.laperouse.com/