Editors’ Picks: The Best Restaurants in Paris

Indagare is always scouting for the newest best restaurants, classic spots and neighborhood gems that feel like a special find. Though the restaurant scene changes often, here is our current list of top tables in Paris, for any occasion.

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Editors’ Picks: Lunch


Set in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (part of the Louvre), Loulou serves a mix of French and Italian Riviera–inspired cuisine. The truffle pizza is a must-order and the terrace is the best place to dine when the weather is nice. 107 Rue de Rivoli, 1st arrondissement

La Poule au Pot

After a stylish revamp in 2018, this institution (which has been open since 1935 and is now led by chef Jean-Francois Piège) is a top spot for a traditional feel and timeless classics, including buttery snails, veal stew and cherry clafoutis. 9 Rue Vauvilliers, 1st arrondissement

Breizh Café

Arguably Paris’s best creperie, Breizh Café is a tiny spot worth stopping at for their innovative sweet crêpes and savory galettes. 109 Rue Vieille du Temple, 3rd arrondissement


Alain Ducasse’s beloved bistro (first opened in 1912) serves traditional French cuisine in a classically Parisian dining room. 20 Rue St.-Martin, 4th arrondissement

Chez Janou

This casual corner bistro is popular with both travelers and locals who come for its classic Provençal dishes (think moules gratinées and ratatouille). 2 Rue Roger Verlomme, 4th arrondissement

Le Comptoir du Relais

This cozy, 10-table bistro in the center of St. Germain is just about the toughest restaurant to score for a dinner reservation—so go for lunch, when it’s first come, first served. 9 Carrefour de l’Odéon, 6th arrondissement

Le Récamier

At this Left Bank institution soufflés are a specialty of the house, where varieties such as Creole and vanilla are added monthly alongside the more traditional choices. Snag a seat on the terrace. 4, Rue Récamier, 6th arrondissement

La Sociéte

This restaurant serves up crowd-pleasing food (nothing too adventurous) to a glamorous crowd that is enhanced by the sexy atmosphere. La Société has an enviable location right on the Place St. Germain. 4 Place Saint-Germain-des-Près, 6th arrondissement

Café Lapérouse

Designed by Cordelia de Castellane (the designer behind Baby Dior and Maison), this new restaurant in the courtyard of Hôtel de la Marine has a menu comprised of French comfort food with dishes like lobster salad, smoked salmon, sole meuniere and chateaubriand. 2 Rue Royale, 8th arrondissement

Le Taillevent

One of Paris’s most storied gourmet restaurants (and a Michelin two-star), Le Taillevent has a sumptuous redesign and an Italian chef whose menus emphasize quality and local produce with fresh takes on classic French dishes. 15 Rue Lamennais, 8th arrondissement


From the same group that created LouLou, Perruche (“parakeet” in French) feels like a beach club in the sky. Printemps de l’Homme Haussmann, Rue de Havre, 9th arrondissement


This beautiful, hot spot restaurant from the team behind Loulou and Monsieur Bleu has a terrace with views of the Eiffel Tower and a Mediteranean menu. 1, Place du Trocadéro, 16th arrondissement

Editor’ Picks: Lunch at Versailles

La Veranda at Trianon Palace

Chef Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant at the Trianon Palace hotel serves fine French food in an elegant dining room. 1 Boulevard de la Reine, Versailles


Located in the Pavillon Dufour, Alain Ducasse’s culinary project was the first full-service restaurant to open inside the palace’s gilded gates. Place d’Armes, Versailles

– Indagare




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