Friday, August 14, 2015

Where to Dine in Paris when you...

Dining in Paris
Something for all ~ and all occasions

Where to go if you…
Want the ultimate fine-dining experience?
Go to: Le Jules Verne

Dine on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel tower, in one of Paris' finest contemporary gourmet restaurants. With amazing city views, enjoy a unique dining experience by renown Michellin chef Alain Ducasse. Sample menu can include; crispy brioche, cucumber amuse bouche, duck foie gras, toasted country bread, salmon marinated with lemon/caviar/vodka, farm rabbit, tender potato and Swiss chard, French truffle cubes, petit fours and cheese of course.
Av Gustav Eiffel 75007. Reservations only: +33 1 45 55 61 44

Want to feel like Royalty?
Go to:  Le Meurice

 One of Paris' grandest hotel restaurants, with an interior reminiscent of Versailles with crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors and large bay windows overlooking the stunning Jardin des Tuileries. Set menu will set you back 75 Euros, allow for 100 Euros for à la carte.
Hotel Le Meurice 228 rue de Rivoli 75001

Want  to eat where the locals eat?
Go to: Brasserie Gallopin

A traditional brasserie with traditional French food served in a spectacular setting. Located off the tourist trail slightly, serving classic dishes and set menus at reasonable prices.
40 Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, 75002

Want old-world nostalgia?
Go to: Laperouse

Dine in a sumptuous old 17th century mansion (you can even reserve a private "niche" room for two). This is a mythical rplace overlooking the seine river where you feel like you just stepped back into old-world Belle-Epoque Paris. Food is good; atmosphere is the drawcard!
51 Quai des Grands Augustins 75005

Want the best Wine selection in Paris?
Go to: Le Baron Rouge

Festive and delicious! This is an enjoyable place to enjoy wine and tapas. Wine barrels, dark wood and cosy atmosphere both inside and outside. Crowded with locals spilling onto the sidewalk, where fresh oysters are heaped in baskets and opened and served by waiters. Best part: Feel like a local, large wine menu. TIP: Staff are impatient if you are indecisive but ask for recommendations and they’re all yours complete with tastings.
1 rue Theophile-Roussel 75012 Paris.

Want to eat in a Paris institution?
Go to: Chartier

A legendary Belle-Epoque restaurant (since 1869) draws constant crowds for its elegant turn-of-the-century dining room (seating over 300 people), gregarious wait staff and above all, the inexpensive, traditional, and good fare. The menu is classic (beef bourguignon, sauerkraut, sea bream) with prices at $10-$15, sides from $3, or three courses approx. $20-$30. Very popular with locals; arrive early; no reservations and there is always a line out the door.
7 Rue du Faubourg Paris 75009 MAP

Want to eat on a budget?
Go to: Chez Gladines

This relaxed and always-bustling kitchen in Paris' village-like Butte aux Cailles neighborhood offers quality French Basque-style meals for around $10-$20. Hearty dishes like potatoes with ham and cantal cheese, enormous mixed salads, or cassoulet await. Two caveats: neither reservations nor credit cards are accepted, so arrive early and bring cash.
30 Rue des cinq Diamants 75013

Want to have a girls night?
Go to: Kong

The glass-enclosed rooftop eatery where Carrie met her beau’s ex in the final double episode of SATC, and if that isn’t reason enough to drop by for a cosmpolitan with girlfriends, perfects the must-see {aris-meets-Tokyo ecor, with Louis XV armchairs is. The views alone attract diners. Book a table on the second floor and gaze through the glass rooftop.
1 Rue du Pont Neuf 75001 Paris

Are dining with Children?  
Go to: Le Train Bleue

A historic, baroque mythical jewel in the hall of the Gare de Lyon train station. Serving traditional French food the kids menu are smaller portions of adult meals. Your family will be dazzled by the gilt moulding and paintings on walls and ceilings. Prices 60-105euro.
 Gare de Lyon

Need a hangover cure?
Go to: Café Charlot

Charlot is a cult sunny Paris cafe famous for perfect people watching positioning and its enormous weekend brunches with everything and delicious cheesy dripping hamburgers and homemade chips.
38 rue de Bretagne 75003

Want Dessert for Dinner?
Go to: Un Dimanche a Paris

A decadent all-chocolate boutique concept store and gourmet chocolatier, a cake house, a tearoom, lunch room and chocolate cocktail bar where you find the most amazing chocolate concoctions. Book a seat and let the chocolate flow.
4 Cours du Commerce Saint-Andre 75006

Want to feel fashionable and fancy?
Go to: Chez Julien

An uber fashionable and elegant restaurant on the slightly pricier side but well worth it for the beauty inside – tall gilded mirrors, plush jewel furnishings and crystal chandeliers are your backdrop for some of the best French food in Paris including frogs’ legs and Chateaubriand (steak) and a stunning view over the Seine and Notre Dame Cathedral. C’est Superb
1 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe 75004

Want to try the latest ‘IT’ spot?
Go to: The Fish Club

A new trendy spot in Paris. Mixing Paris' new found fascination for seafood with cocktails, this is a two-floor bar and restaurant with retro decor, big windows and graphic tiles, it is all abustle amongst the locals thanks to a delicious seafood menu with a South American twist.
58 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau 75001

you want vegetarian?
Go to: Le Potager

You will be fighting for elbowroom with strangers on tables crammed in along one wall at this organic vegtarian eatery, but what the Potager du Marais lacks in space, it makes up for on the plate with luscious, homemade dishes brimming with pulses, tofu, fresh, crunchy vegetables and beans.
24 Rue Rambuteau 75003

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