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Around Lou­vre & PALAIS ROYAL (1st, 2nd)

Au Coin Des Gourmets - Cam­bo­dian-Viet­namese-Lao­tian

(€€) A very pop­u­lar restau­rant run by the charm­ing Ta fam­ily, serv­ing ex­cel­lent Asian food. The Viet­namese ravi­oli may be the best in town. Rea­son­able prices, good wines. Mon-Sat L&D. 38 rue du Mont-Tha­bor (1st), Mº Con­corde Aux Ly­on­nais - Bistro (€€) A beau­ti­ful 1890 bistro now co-owned by su­perchef Alain Du­casse, of­fer­ing spiffed-up and mod­ern­ized Lyon spe­cial­ties: baked eggs with craw­fish, roast chicken with mush­rooms, toma­toes and onions in vine­gar glaze. Tue-Fri L&D, Sat D. 32 rue Saint-Marc (2nd), M° Riche­lieu-Drouot Bistro Vol­nay - Bistro (€€€) Good, au­then­tic French food in a re­laxed, friendly set­ting with a first-rate wine list in­clud­ing an ex­cel­lent value Vol­nay. The cheese tray is su­perb and gen­er­ously served. Mon-Fri L&D. 8 rue Vol­ney (2nd), Mº Opéra Brasserie Ré­jane - Brasserie (€€) This ca­sual restau­rant of­fers up tra­di­tional French fare at the Nolin­ski ho­tel. Clas­sic starters in­clude mack­erel in white wine with grain mus­tard dress­ing while a nice main is the roasted freerange chicken in a thyme-flavoured gravy. The desserts were cre­ated by pas­try chef Yann Brys who has the M.O.F., the finest crafts­man of France, ti­tle. Daily B,L & D, 7am-11pm. 16 ave de l’Opéra (1st), 01 42 86 10 10. M° Pyra­mides Ca­nard & Cham­pagne - Clas­sic French (€€) This charm­ing restau­rant serves two of France’s most em­blem­atic food­stuffs, duck and cham­pagne. French-raised duck is served de­li­ciously as foie gras, con­fit (pre­served in its own fat and grilled) and ma­gret (duck breast). There is a su­perb se­lec­tion of cham­pagnes as well. Tues-Sat L&D. 57 Pas­sage des Panora­mas (2nd), M° Grands Boule­vards Chacha Club - Clas­sic French (€€) This restau­rant of­fers up a great at­mos­phere that in­cludes an out­door ter­race with a smart view in good weather. Starters in­clude ravi­o­lis of Royan in a creamy broth or foie gras with home­made apri­cot jam while for a main course sam­ple the tagli­atelle with smoked salmon or lamb chops with mashed pota­toes. There is a cheese board and a host of de­lec­ta­ble desserts. Wed-Sun D. 47 rue Berger (1st), M° Lou­vre-Rivoli Cham­peaux - Brasserie (€€) This Alain Du­casse brasserie, lo­cated be­neath the canopy of the Fo­rum des Halles cen­tre, is a fine spot for a nice lunch, in­ven­tive cock­tails with ta­pas or din­ner. Tra­di­tional brasserie fare is on the agenda like cold cut plat­ters and onion soup as well as a se­lec­tion of mar­i­nated raw fish dishes and an ar­ray of souf­flés, the house’s sig­na­ture dish. Daily L & D. Fo­rum des Halles, Porte Ram­buteau (1st), . M° Les Halles Clover Grill - Steak­house (€€€) The lat­est of­fer­ing from French chef JeanFrançois Piège sees car­ni­vores treated to the best steak in town. Black Mar­ket beef from Aus­tralia and Prime An­gus beef from Kansas are only some of the cuts found on the menu along­side cock­tails cre­ated by the tal­ented trio be­hind the Ex­per­i­men­tal Cock­tail Club es­pe­cially for the restau­rant. Mon- Sat L&D. 6 rue Bailleul (1st), Mº Lou­vre-Rivoli Kin­u­gawa - Ja­panese (€€€) Foot­steps from the Place Vendôme, this myth­i­cal Ja­panese restau­rant has been re-de­signed by the ar­chi­tects Gilles & Boissier. Chef Ozuru, for­merly of Nobu Paris, pre­pares Ja­panese gas­tron­omy that brings to­gether the tra­di­tional and the mod­ern. Mon-Sun L&D. 9 rue Mont Tha­bor (1st), M° Tui­leries La Cui­sine de l’E7 - Con­tem­po­rary (€€€) Two min­utes away from the mag­nif­i­cent opera house is where you can en­joy sea­sonal con­tem­po­rary cui­sine at Ho­tel Edouard 7’s restau­rant. Dishes in­clude a roasted goats cheese salad sea­soned with caramelised fig and honey and salmon tar­tar served with buck­wheat crepes. Mon-Fri L&D. 39 ave de l’Opéra (2nd), M˚ Opéra Le Grand Ve­four - Mod­ern Clas­sic (€€€€) The op­u­lent two-star restau­rant in the Palais Royal ar­cades that has been serv­ing the Parisian beau monde since the 1700s. Among chef Guy Martin’s su­perb dishes are the foie gras ravi­oli with truf­fle jus. Mon-Fri L&D, Fri. L only. 17 rue de Beau­jo­lais (1st), Mº Palais Royal Le Bistrot de Louchébem - Clas­sic French (€) Serv­ing tra­di­tional cui­sine in a cosy am­biance with plenty of charm. Once you’ve set­tled in, the staff will sug­gest a list of starters like the house­made foie gras or the warm goat cheese salad. Tues-Sat L&D un­til 11pm. 7 rue des Prou­vaires (1st), Mº Châtelet

Le Céladon - Gourmet (€€€€)

This restau­rant in­side the Hô­tel West­min­ster of­fers up sourced mar­ket-based gas­tro­nomic dishes in a re­fined Re­gency style set­ting. Chef Christophe Moisand changes the menu on a weekly ba­sis but dishes may in­clude a med­ley of Saint Jac­ques with leeks and can­died lemon for starters and mar­i­nated cod poached with gin­ger for a main. Daily L & D. 13 rue de la Paix (2nd), M° Opéra Le Meurice-Alain Du­casse - Mod­ern Clas­sic (€€€€€) A stun­ning 18th-cen­tury room of­fers a gas­tro­nomic menu fea­tur­ing sump­tu­ous 2-star cui­sine that changes with the sea­sons. Daily B, L (ex­cept Sat), D. Hô­tel Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli (1st), Mº Tui­leries Le Louchébem - Bistro (€) Lo­cated in the heart of the historic Les Halles district, this es­tab­lish­ment is cur­rently in the hands of the fourth gen­er­a­tion of the same fam­ily. From the cooked ham on the bone to an au­then­tic salad of pot au feu, ev­ery­thing here is home­made. Mon-Sat L&D. 31 rue Berger (1st), Mº Châtelet/Les Halles Le Lulli - Clas­sic French (€€) This de­light­ful restau­rant lo­cated in the Grand Hô­tel du Palais Royal of­fers fine cui­sine in a win­ter gar­den set­ting. Re­cent of­fer­ings in­cluded a pea soup flavoured with mint and served with pep­pered ri­cotta, and the Lulli cheese­burger served with French fries. B daily, Mon-Fri L. 4 rue de Valois (1st), M° Palais Royal-Musée du Lou­vre Le Restau­rant du Palais Royal - Con­tem­po­rary (€€) Fine con­tem­po­rary French cui­sine can be savoured in this one-star restau­rant with an el­e­gant and cosy at­mos­phere over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful gar­dens of the Palais Royal. Chef Philip Chronopou­los pre­pares tra­di­tional dishes like lamb T-bone served with sweet peas and sea­weed, and caramelised duck served with a sweet apri­cot jus and car­rot puree. Tues-Sat L&D. 110 Ga­lerie de Valois (1st), M° Palais Royal Le Souf­flé - Clas­sic French (€€) This is the place to taste one of France’s finest spe­cial­ties, the souf­fle. At­ten­tive ser­vice and su­perb qual­ity await in this restau­rant es­tab­lished in 1961. Faith­ful to tra­di­tional cui­sine, in ad­di­tion to over 20 dif­fer­ent kinds of souf­fles, a clas­sic French menu is pro­posed. Mon-Sat L&D. 36 rue du Mont Tha­bor (1st), Mº Con­corde La Tour de Montl­héry -Chez Denise - Bistro (€€) This tra­di­tional bistro serves up ex­cel­lent, co­pi­ous fare in the Les Halles neigh­bour­hood where the

Reser­va­tions for most restau­rants are strongly ad­vised. Check when book­ing that the restau­rant will ac­cept your credit card. B,L & D: Break­fast, Lunch & Din­ner.

city’s great food mar­ket once was. The chips and ter­rines are house-made, calf’s liver is done up English style and the beef is from the Li­mousin re­gion of France. Mon-Fri L&D, open un­til 5am. 5 rue des Prou­vaires (1st), M° Les Halles Lavinia - Clas­sic French (€€) Nicely pre­pared tra­di­tional French food is on the agenda in this ca­su­ally el­e­gant eatery. Home­made foie gras with lemon chut­ney is a nice starter and the main cour­ses in­clude a fish and a dish of the day. The restau­rant is at­tached to the Lavinia wine cel­lar and you can choose from 100 pres­ti­gious wines by the glass and from all of the wines car­ried by the house, some 6,000, by the bot­tle to ac­com­pany your meal. Mon-Sat noon-10pm. 3 blvd de la Madeleine (1st), M° Madeleine

Le MArAis (3rd, 4th)

Bofin­ger - Brasserie (€€) A land­mark brasserie with a sen­sa­tional Belle Epoque decor. Keep it sim­ple here: steak tartare, oys­ters and big seafood plat­ters. Daily L&D un­til 1 am. 5-7 rue de la Bastille (4th), M° Bastille L’Am­broisie - Haute Cui­sine (€€€€€) In a beau­ti­ful 17th cen­tury man­sion in the Place des Vosges, me­dia-shy three-star chef Bernard Pa­caud is renowned for splen­did ren­di­tions of de­cep­tively sim­ple dishes such as lob­ster ravi­oli with truf­fles or lan­gous­tine feuil­lan­tine with se­same and curry. Tue-Sat L&D. 9 Place des Vosges (4th), Mº Saint-Paul L’Ami Louis - Bistro (€€€€€) A clas­sic bistro known for huge por­tions of foie gras and ex­or­bi­tant prices. Peo­ple tend to love it or hate it, and well-heeled tourists re­serve weeks in ad­vance. Wed-Sun L&D. 32 rue du Vert­bois (3rd), M° Arts et Métiers

QUARTIER Latin & SAINT-GER­MAIN (5th, 6th)

Al­cazar - Brasserie (€€€) This fam­ily-owned Parisian restau­rant of­fers a har­mo­nious at­mos­phere high­lighted by lux­u­ri­ant veg­e­ta­tion. Savour a beet, goat cheese and hazel­nut salad for starters then try a nicely spiced shoul­der of lamb with apri­cots for a main. Mean­while cock­tails can be en­joyed up on the bal­cony. Daily L&D, closed Sun & Mon in the sum­mer. 62 rue Mazarine (6th), Mº Odéon Au Moulin à Vent - Bistro (€€) This charm­ing bistro lo­cated in one of the old­est neigh­bour­hoods in Paris is known for the qual­ity of its Salers beef and its spe­cial­ties of the Beau­jo­lais re­gion. Tues–Fri L&D/Sat D only. 20 rue des FossésSaint-Bernard (5th), M° Jussieu Café de Flore - Bistro (€€) The leg­endary café made fa­mous in the 1950s by Jean-Paul Sartre, Si­mone de Beau­voir and other Left Bank in­tel­lec­tu­als. The at­mos­phere is still Parisian, the fare lim­ited to (ex­pen­sive) drinks and light snacks and tra­di­tional desserts. Daily 7:30 am-1:30 am. 172 blvd Saint-Ger­main (6th), Mº Saint-Ger­main- des-Prés Café des Deux Magots - Café (€€) The other leg­endary Left Bank café, still go­ing strong long af­ter its 1950s hey­day. The prices are equally high, but it re­mains an au­then­tic Parisian favourite. Daily 7:30 am-1:30 am. 6 Place Saint-Ger­main (6th), Mº Saint-Ger­main- des-Prés Hélène Dar­roze - South­west­ern French (€€) Young chef Hélène Dar­roze serves up south­west­ern French spe­cial­ties in this con­tem­po­rary one-star restau­rant. The ca­sual ground floor Sa­lon d’Hélène serves up­scale ta­pas. Tue-Sat L&D. 4 rue d’As­sas (6th), Mº Sèvres Baby­lone La Méditer­ranée - Seafood (€€) A bright and beau­ti­ful, mostly seafood restau­rant with mar­velous wall paint­ings and a glass­walled ter­race fac­ing the Odéon theater. It once wel­comed the likes of Liz Tay­lor and Or­son Welles, as the dis­creet pho­tos on the stair­well at­test. Daily L&D un­til 11 pm. 2 Place de l’Odéon (6th), M° Odéon Lapérouse - Gourmet (€€€) This el­e­gant restau­rant on the Seine serves finely pre­pared gas­tro­nomic French cui­sine. Starters in­clude cray­fish ravi­oli or foie gras with 12 spices. A nice main course is the aged house steak. Pri­vate din­ing rooms may be re­served as well. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat, D only. 51 Quai des Grands Au­gustins (6th), Mº Saint-Michel La Tour d’Ar­gent - Clas­sic French (€€€€€) A Paris in­sti­tu­tion from an­other era, now with only one star, but still of­fer­ing its fa­mous num­bered pressed duck and an ab­so­lutely mag­i­cal view of Notre-Dame. Tues-Sat L&D. 15-17 Quai de la Tour­nelle (5th), Mº Maubert-Mu­tu­al­ité La Truf­fière - South­west­ern French (€€€) Cozy restau­rant in a 17th cen­tury vaulted cel­lar serv­ing south­west­ern French cui­sine, in­clud­ing foie gras and black and white truf­fle dishes, and menus that change with the sea­sons. 2,400 bot­tle wine list. Tue-Sun L&D. 4 rue de Blainville (5th), Mº Place Monge Le Mont­par­nasse 1900 - Clas­sic French (€€) Sump­tu­ous food in a sump­tu­ous decor. A stun­ning Art Nou­veau set­ting in this reg­is­tered his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ment sur­rounds you as you de­light in a fine se­lec­tion of grilled meats and finely pre­pared dishes. Daily L&D. 59 blvd Mont­par­nasse (6th), Mº Mont­par­nasse-Bien­v­enue Re­lais Louis XIII - Clas­sic French (€€€€) In a wood-beamed me­dieval town­house, twostar chef Manuel Martinez serves de­li­cious dishes re­volv­ing around sea­sonal prod­ucts. Fine wine list. Tue-Sat, L&D. 8 rue des Grands-Au­gustins (6th), Mº Saint-Michel Taokan - Chi­nese (€€€) Con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese gas­tron­omy is served in this el­e­gantly dec­o­rated restau­rant. An ex­cel­lent dim sum is among the of­fer­ings while starters in­clude crispy shrimp rolls or pep­pery beef with a tasty herb salad. Mon-Sat L&D. 8 rue du Sabot (6th), M° Saint-Sulpice Ze Kitchen Ga­lerie - Fu­sion (€€) Ze silly name aside, chef Wil­liam Ledeuil’s chic restau­rant of­fers ex­cel­lent soups, mar­i­nated fish, pasta starters and main cour­ses a la plan­cha. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D. 4 rue des Grands-Au­gustins (6th), Mº Saint-Michel

Around the EIF­FEL tower & Les IN­VALIDES (7th)

58 Tour Eif­fel - Clas­sic French (€€) Lo­cated on the 1st floor of the Eif­fel Tower this is a great place for a lunch or din­ner while en­joy­ing a breath­tak­ing view. This restau­rant prof­fers a chic pic­nic for lunch, among the of­fer­ings: seared salmon, Cae­sar salad and gourmet ham­burg­ers (served un­til 5:30). Daily L&D. Champ de Mars (7th), Mº Ecole Mil­i­taire Ar­pège - Con­tem­po­rary (€€€€€) Three-star chef Alain Pas­sard’s menu is now half veg­e­tar­ian serv­ing ravi­oli with veg­eta­bles, Cévennes onions with Parme­san, and his fa­mous tomato dessert - though car­ni­vores can find dishes like squab with sug­ared al­monds. Mon-Fri L&D. 84 rue de Varenne (7th), M° Varenne Jules Verne - Haute Cui­sine (€€€€) This gas­tro­nomic gem is a very ex­pen­sive restau­rant in the Eif­fel Tower taken over by mul­ti­ple-star chef Alain Du­casse. The Jules

Key to din­ing prices per per­son for 3 cour­ses with­out wine: € = 30€ or less,€€ = 31-50€, €€€ = 51-100€, €€€€ = 101-150€,€€€€€ = 150€ and above.

Verne has been awarded one Miche­lin star. Treat your­self to “haute-cui­sine” with the most spec­tac­u­lar view of Paris. Daily L&D. Eif­fel Tower, 2nd floor (7th), Mº Bir-Hakeim L’Ate­lier de Joël Robu­chon - Bistron­omy (€€€) The 1-star lunch-counter restau­rant of chef Joel Robu­chon serves con­tem­po­rary French dishes such as a foie gras burger. Daily L&D un­til 11 pm. 5 rue Mon­talem­bert (7th), M° Rue du Bac Le Restau­rant du Cinq Codet - Clas­sic French (€€) En­joy savoury and au­then­tic cui­sine in a warm at­mos­phere in this restau­rant serv­ing clas­sic French cui­sine. The menu re­volves around the sea­sons and in­cludes home­made desserts. A snack menu is served ev­ery­day through­out the day. MonSat L& D, Sun, L only, snack menu in the evening. 5 rue Louis Codet (7th), M° Ecole Mil­i­taire Les Om­bres - Con­tem­po­rary (€€€€) The spec­tac­u­lar glass-domed rooftop restau­rant of Musée du Quai Branly, di­rectly be­neath the Eif­fel Tower. Con­tem­po­rary French with an ex­otic touch: foie gras ter­rine with mango chut­ney, roast lamb with ginger­bread and zuc­chini ravi­oli. Daily L&D. 27 Quai Branly (7th), Mº Alma-Marceau

Around the Champs-elysées (8th)

114 Faubourg - Brasserie (€€€) An el­e­gant one-star es­tab­lish­ment in the Bris­tol Ho­tel prof­fers su­perb cook­ing from three-star chef Eric Fre­chon in a de­light­ful du­plex space. 7/7, L&D. 114 rue du Fbg Saint-Honoré (8th) , Mº Miromes­nil 39V - Con­tem­po­rary (€€€) This glam­orous one-star restau­rant, in the heart of the Golden Tri­an­gle, sports a mod­ern, stream­lined dé­cor. The grilled lan­goustines in a light citrus sauce are ex­cel­lent as is the cheese­cake. Mon-Fri L&D. 39 ave Ge­orge V (8th), Mº Ge­orge V Api­cius - Con­tem­po­rary (€€€€) The one-star restau­rant of chef Jean-Pierre Vi­gato, of­fer­ing a mix of mod­ern and coun­try cook­ing: lob­ster ravi­oli, potato char­lotte with caviar. Mon-Fri L&D. 20 rue d’Ar­tois (8th), Mº Saint-Philippe- du-Roule Bateaux-Mouches - Clas­sic French (€€€) En­joy a ro­man­tic din­ner cruise on the Seine river en­chanted by vi­o­lin and pi­ano mu­sic. Daily depar­tures for din­ner at 8:30pm. On Sat, Sun and pub­lic hol­i­days lunches at 1pm (with coun­try mu­sic). Port de la Con­férence, Pont de l’Alma (8th), Mº Alma-Marceau Caviar House & Prunier - Caviar (€€€€) Next door to the com­pe­ti­tion, the caviar shop and restau­rant an­nex of Prunier (16th), spe­cial­iz­ing in French caviar. Mon-Sat L&D. 15 Place de la Madeleine (8th), M° Madeleine

Epi­cure - Gourmet (€€€€€)

The beau­ti­ful din­ing room looks out over the ho­tel’s French gar­den and is a per­fect set­ting for three-star chef Eric Fre­chon’s re­mark­able cui­sine and su­perb desserts by pas­try chef Lau­rent Jean­nin. Daily L&D. Hô­tel Le Bris­tol, 112 rue du Fbg Saint-Honoré (8th), Mº Miromes­nil La Scène - Gourmet (€€€€) This gas­tro­nomic restau­rant in the Prince de Galles ho­tel of­fers an au­then­tic and gen­er­ous cui­sine us­ing re­mark­able prod­ucts. For a fish course, suc­cu­lent French lob­ster is a fine choice while meat dishes in­clude fine milk-fed veal and wild hare from the Beauce re­gion. Mon-Sat B, L&D, Sun Brunch. 33 ave Ge­orge V (8th), Mº Ge­orge V Ladurée Champs-Elysées - French Pas­tries (€€) Ev­ery day from 7.30 am to mid­night, Ladurée serves break­fast, lunch, tea time and din­ner. On the ground floor the “Eif­fel Ve­randa” as well as the out­door ter­race over­look the glam­orous Av­enue des Champs-Elysées. On the first floor, the five cosy din­ing rooms is dec­o­rated in the “Sec­ond Em­pire” re­fined style. 75 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th) Lau­rent - Gourmet (€€€€) This gourmet 1-star Miche­lin restau­rant serv­ing so­phis­ti­cated cui­sine in a beau­ti­ful set­ting with a gar­den is a Parisian in­sti­tu­tion. The finest pro­duce and prod­ucts are used to pre­pare sea­sonal French cui­sine with a con­tem­po­rary touch. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D only. 41 ave Gabriel (8th), M° Champs-Elysées Cle­menceau Lasserre - Clas­sic French (€€€€) Chef Adrien Trouil­loud serves an au­then­tic and re­fined cui­sine re­volv­ing around fresh pro­duce in this historic one-star restau­rant with its glid­ing sun­roof ceil­ing. Mon-Sat D only, Thu-Fri L only. 17 ave Franklin De­lano Roo­sevelt (8th), M° Franklin D. Roo­sevelt La Ta­ble du Lan­caster - Gourmet (€€€€) This de­light­ful one-star es­tab­lish­ment serves cre­ative, light and el­e­gant meals crafted by chef Julien Roucheteau whose sea­sonal menus re­volve around a spe­cific prod­uct. Mon-Fri L&D. Hô­tel Lan­caster, 7 rue de Berri (8th), Mº Ge­orge V Le 68 par Guy Martin - Con­tem­po­rary (€€) Tucked away down­stairs in the historic Guer­lain bou­tique is a restau­rant burst­ing with flavour­ful dishes. The menu and restau­rant have been con­ceived by starred chef Guy Martin and the dishes draw their in­spi­ra­tion from Guer­lain’s fa­mous fra­grances. 7/7, con­tin­u­ous, B, L, D. 68 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th) M° Ge­orge V Le­doyen - Gourmet (€€€€€) This 3-star restau­rant in an el­e­gant 18th-cen­tury pavil­ion with a Napoleon III decor in the gar­dens of the Champs-Elysées, where chef Yan­nick Al­léno serves his unique gas­tro­nomic cui­sine. Tue-Fri L&D, Mon D. Carré des Champs-Elysées (8th), M° Champs-Elysées-Cle­menceau Le Safran - Gourmet (€€€) Fine French gas­tron­omy and in­ter­na­tional cui­sine is served in the Art Deco am­biance of this restau­rant lo­cated in­side the Hô­tel du Col­lec­tion­neur. Daily L&D. 51-57 rue de Cour­celles (8th), M° Cour­celles Les Con­fi­dences du San Régis - French (€€€) In the chic 8th ar­rondisse­ment just a few steps from the Av­enue des Champs-Elysées is where you will find Hô­tel San Régis’s cosy win­ter gar­den restau­rant. Un­der an il­lu­mi­nat­ing glass roof guests are in­vited to sam­ple French dishes in­clud­ing duck foie gras and a scal­lops mille­feuilles. Daily B, L&D. 12 rue Jean-Gou­jon (8th), M˚ Champs-Elysées-Clé­menceau Mai­son Blanche - Con­tem­po­rary (€€€€) Chef Fabrice Gi­raud pre­pares savoury and re­fined fare that changes with the sea­sons. Lo­cated on the 7th floor of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the restau­rant with its gar­den ter­race over­looks the Eif­fel Tower. Mon-Fri L&D/ Sat-Sun D. 15 ave Mon­taigne (8th), Mº Alma Marceau Manko Paris - Peru­vian (€€) This charm­ing Peru­vian restau­rant serves up au­then­tic fare in a beau­ti­ful set­ting. Try spe­cial­i­ties like the causa, a mashed pota­toes dish sea­soned with lime and chilli pep­pers, ce­viches or em­ber oven-cooked dishes like jumbo prawns flavoured with Nikkei mari­nade and served with grilled shi­take mush­rooms. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D only. 15 ave Mon­taigne (8th), M° Alma-Marceau Yeeels - Con­tem­po­rary (€€€) This chic and trendy bar and restau­rant of­fers up fresh and in­ven­tive fare and both clas­sic and highly orig­i­nal cock­tails in an el­e­gant at­mos­phere. For starters try the re­fresh­ing gaz­pa­cho or as­para­gus with Parme­san cheese and radishes. Main dishes can in­clude salmon with wild rice or a filet of Black An­gus beef while cheese­cake and a rasp­berry based pas­try are stars of the dessert menu. Daily L&D. 24 ave Ge­orge V (8th), M° Ge­orge V

Around Opéra Garnier & Pi­galle (9th, 10th, 18th)

Bouil­lon Chartier - Clas­sic French (€) The myth­i­cal Parisian eatery where you share a ta­ble with stu­dents, artists or el­e­gant busi­ness­men. There is a daily set menu but each day en­joy clas­sics like hard-boiled eggs with may­on­naise or grated car­rots to start fol­lowed by a hearty chou­croute or chopped steak with chips. Daily con­tin­u­ous ser­vice L&D. 7 rue Fbg Mont­martre (9th), Mº Grands Boule­vards Café Pouchkine - Café (€) This de­light­ful tea sa­lon, the Paris branch of the fa­mous Moscow es­tab­lish­ment, lo­cated in the Prin­temps depart­ment store serves and sells

Reser­va­tions for most restau­rants are strongly ad­vised. Check when book­ing that the restau­rant will ac­cept your credit card. B,L & D: Break­fast, Lunch & Din­ner.

tra­di­tional Rus­sian pas­tries and sweets in a beau­ti­ful dé­cor. Mon-Sat con­tin­u­ous. 64 blvd Hauss­mann (9th), M° Havre-Cau­martin Le Lu­mière - Gourmet (€€€) En­joy lunch, din­ner or tea be­neath a mag­nif­i­cent glass roof in this lovely place. There are cham­pagne and cheese trol­leys and the dessert trol­ley filled with tra­di­tional French pas­tries like éclairs and mille­feuilles is a fine end­ing to a meal and a good rea­son to stop in for high tea. Daily L&D. Hô­tel Scribe,1 rue Scribe (9th), Mº Opéra L’Opera Restau­rant - Con­tem­po­rary (€€€) Lo­cated at the opera house, this restau­rant with a con­tem­po­rary decor of white and red, of­fers up a great view of the fa­mous opera neigh­bour­hood and one of the city’s largest ter­races. Daily B, L&D 7am-mid­night. Palais Garnier, Place Jac­ques Rouché (9th), Mº Opéra Wepler - Brasserie (€) Su­perb seafood plat­ters, French onion soup, home­made ice-cream and pas­tries are just some of the clas­sic de­lights at this Parisian land­mark nes­tled near Mont­martre and Pi­galle. Daily 8am12:30am. 14 Place de Clichy (18th), Mº Place de Clichy

Around Bastille (11th, 12th)

Blue Ele­phant - Thai (€€€) Au­then­tic Thai cui­sine in a set­ting of lush plants, or­chids and a wa­ter­fall. Weekly ar­rivals of herbs, spices, fruits and other goods di­rect from Bangkok. 7/7 L& D, Sun brunch & D. 43- 45 rue de la Ro­quette (11th), Mº Bastille East Mamma - Ital­ian (€) This wel­com­ing restau­rant serves up au­then­tic and sea­sonal Ital­ian food in an invit­ing at­mos­phere with an open kitchen. The piz­zas are baked in a wood fire oven and the home­made pasta dishes can be or­dered for one or for four and are served in in­di­vid­ual cop­per pans. Daily L&D. 133 rue du Fbg Saint-An­toine (11th), M° Le­dru-Rollin Le Train Bleu - Clas­sic French (€€€) A mag­nif­i­cent, mir­rored Belle Epoque restau­rant in the Gare de Lyon train sta­tion serv­ing clas­sic French fare in­clud­ing lob­ster salad with ar­ti­chokes, sole me­u­nière and steak tartare. Daily B, L&D. Gare de Lyon, Place Louis Ar­mand (12th), Mº Gare de Lyon Les Grandes Marches - Brasserie (€€) A new ownership and a new dé­cor have come to this pil­lar of the Place de la Bastille. The es­tab­lish­ment serves up tra­di­tional French fare and su­perb seafood plat­ters. Daily B, L&D. 6 Place de la Bastille (12th), Mº Bastille Ober Mamma - Ital­ian (€) Home­made piz­zas and pas­tas with in­gre­di­ents from Italy are the hall­marks of this trat­to­ria style restau­rant with its friendly and en­er­getic staff. En­joy fresh pasta, made on the premises, with creamy pecorino cheese sauce, black pep­per and ar­ti­chokes and savour an au­then­tic tiramisu for dessert. Daily L&D. 107 blvd Richard Lenoir (11th), M° Oberkampf Sep­time - Clas­sic French (€€€) Tra­di­tional French fare fea­tur­ing in­ven­tive mar­ket­based cui­sine from the tal­ented Ber­trand Grébaut is on the agenda here. En­joy se­lec­tive pro­duce and prod­ucts like the Banka trout from the Basque coun­try with lentils and co­rian­der in a re­laxed at­mos­phere. Tues-Fri L, D, Mon D only. 80 rue de Charonne (11th), Mº Charonne

Around Mont­par­nasse (13th, 14th, 15th)

Le Bar à Huîtres - Seafood (€€€) This is the place to go for fab­u­lous seafood plat­ters, finely pre­pared fresh fish dishes and one of the best and most eclec­tic se­lec­tions of oys­ters in the French cap­i­tal. Main course dishes in­clude French sea bass, lob­ster from Brit­tany and filet of beef. Daily, noon-mid­night. 112 blvd Mont­par­nasse (14th), Mº Van­vin Le Ciel de Paris - Gourmet (€€€) Dis­cover Paris from the 56th floor of the Mont­par­nasse tower. With a breath­tak­ing view, en­joy one of their foie gras of­fer­ings or try the de­li­cious seafood. Daily L&D. 33 ave du Maine (15th), Mº Mont­par­nasse Le Gastroquet - Clas­sic French (€€€) This cosy com­fort­able restau­rant serves up de­li­cious tra­di­tional French cui­sine. You can sam­ple some briny oys­ters for starters or a salad of co­quilles Saint-Jac­ques. Mon-Sat L&D. 10 rue Des­nou­ettes (15th), Mº Con­ven­tion/Porte de Ver­sailles Le Quinzieme - Fu­sion (€€€) One-star star chef Cyril Lignac’s restau­rant serves a mar­ket-based cui­sine of de­li­ciously pre­pared clas­sics. All in­clu­sive dis­cov­ery, tast­ing and cham­pagne menus are also on the agenda. Tues-Fri L&D, Sat D. 14 rue Cauchy (15th), Mº Javel

Tro­cadéro & Porte Mail­lot (16th, 17th)

Cristal Room Bac­carat - Mod­ern Clas­sic (€€€) A restau­rant in the pala­tial head­quar­ters of the crys­tal man­u­fac­turer serv­ing a con­tem­po­rary and clas­sic cui­sine con­ceived by Guy Martin of four ap­pe­tis­ers, four mains and four desserts that change monthly. Mon-Sat L& D, reser­va­tions only. 11 Place des Etats-Unis (16th), M° Bois­sière L’Abeille - Gourmet (€€€€€) This 2-star restau­rant in the Shangri-La ho­tel of­fers up so­phis­ti­cated fare in a beau­ti­ful set­ting. Chef Christophe Moret elab­o­rates a care­fully sourced orig­i­nal menu in tune with the sea­sons. Starters can in­clude pre­served duck foie gras with sweet and sour cher­ries while a sea­sonal main is the line caught sea bass served with cau­li­flower and brioche. Tues-Sat, din­ner only. 10 ave d’Iéna (16th), M° Iéna L’Oiseau Blanc - Clas­sic French (€€€) This restau­rant, bar and ter­race on the top floor of the Penin­sula ho­tel fea­tures tra­di­tional French dishes with a con­tem­po­rary twist us­ing re­gional prod­ucts. Daily L&D. 19 ave Kléber (16th), M° Charles de Gaulle-Etoile Makas­sar - Con­tem­po­rary (€€) Sa­vor a con­tem­po­rary and stylish home-made French cui­sine with sea­sonal prod­ucts. Free cock­tail school & DJ set By Ur­ban Peo­ple from Mon­day to Satur­day. Daily B, L&D. 39 ave de Wa­gram (17th), M° Wa­gram Mon­sieur Bleu - Con­tem­po­rary (€€) This restau­rant serves ex­cel­lent French con­tem­po­rary fare as well as in­ter­na­tional dishes. Tucked in­side the Palais de Tokyo its ter­race has splen­did views of the Eif­fel Tower. Daily, con­tin­u­ous from 12pm to 2am. 20 ave du Prési­dent Wil­son (16th), M° Iéna Shang Palace - Chi­nese (€€€) This one-star restau­rant in the Shangri-La ho­tel serves au­then­tic Chi­nese cui­sine in­spired by the culi­nary tra­di­tions of south­east China. The art of Can­tonese fine din­ing comes to life in the main room and three pri­vate din­ing rooms. Thurs-San, L&D. 10 ave d’Iéna (16th), Mº Iéna

Belleville (19th, 20th)

Au Boeuf Couronne - Clas­sic French (€€) Unique in its genre, this restau­rant re­mains one of the city’s tem­ples to red meat with 16 cuts of beef avail­able in var­i­ous sizes. Prime rib, filets of Charo­lais beef, veal kid­neys and home­made pota­toes are all su­perb. The up­stairs din­ing room can be re­served for pri­vate par­ties. Daily L&D. 188 ave Jean Jau­rès (19th), Mº Porte de Pantin Mama Shel­ter Paris - Con­tem­po­rary (€€) This restau­rant fea­tures sim­ple fare in a warm and wel­com­ing set­ting. For starters there is a nice lentil salad while main cour­ses in­clude Black An­gus steak with a pep­per sauce. The es­tab­lish­ment in known for its fine se­lec­tion of piz­zas and there are plenty of choices for veg­e­tar­i­ans. Daily B,L & D, brunch is served on Sun­days in place of lunch. 109 rue de Bag­no­let (20th), M° Gam­betta

Sub­urbs not too far from Paris

Le Kavéri – In­dian (€€) This restau­rant, rec­om­mended by Gault&Mil­lau, serves re­fined dishes from the reper­toire of In­dian gas­tron­omy. Starters in­clude chicken tikka and veg­etable samosas while but­ter chicken, tan­doori masala quail or shrimp with egg­plant are among the many main cour­ses. Daily, L&D. 3-5 quai Au­lagnier, As­nières-sur-Seine, M° Gabriel Péri Ma Co­cotte - Bistro (€€€) This sleek Philippe Stark de­signed bistro in the Sain­tOuen Flea Mar­ket serves up mainly tra­di­tional French fare. For starters sam­ple the mar­i­nated salmon and for a main course a prime rib of beef or a rack of lamb. Desserts in­clude fun se­lec­tions like float­ing is­land and baba au rum. Daily L&D. 106 rue des Rosiers, Saint-Ouen, M° Porte de Clig­nan­court

Key to din­ing prices per per­son for 3 cour­ses with­out wine: € = 30€ or less,€€ = 31-50€, €€€ = 51-100€, €€€€ = 101-150€,€€€€€ = 150€ and above.

Le Grand Ve­four | Mod­ern Clas­sic (1st)

Le Céladon | Gourmet (2nd)

Brasserie Ré­jane | Brasserie (1st)

Ar­pège | Con­tem­po­rary (7th)

Lasserre | Clas­sic French (8th)

Jules Verne | Haute Cui­sine (7th)

Le Bar à Huîtres | Seafood (14th)

Mama Shel­ter Paris | Con­tem­po­rary (20th)

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