Israeli meets Mediterranean at this buzzy restaurant from the dream team behind The Barbary and Palomar in London. Meaning “hullabaloo” in Hebrew slang, the menu here lends itself to sharing, so go with friends and order everything on the menu.
A recent winner of The Sustainable Restaurant Award, Septime is a popular smart-modern restaurant, home to Bertrand Grébaut's Michelin-starred dishes which are innovative and delicious.
Upscale and exquisite, this is a dining experience offering classic French food in a luxurious setting (yes, that means it’s expensive). Perfect for a summer’s evening, book at table outside and dine among the candle light.
Luxurious, elegant, sexy, stylish - the praise for this Italian trattoria keeps coming. Think Venetian wine bar with simple Italian food in a contemporary setting at Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers.
Michelin-starred chef Jean-François Piège offers a carnivore’s dream menu at this fantastic grill in Les Halles. Wall-mounted copper pans, a huge marble sit-up bar and pale walls are the backdrop to some stunning food.
Les Grands Verres
NYC East Side has arrived in Paris at this sustainably themed hangout, which offers a lively meeting point whose identity is cultural, artistic, gastronomic, universal and cosmopolitan.
A celebrity hotspot (Kim K and Kanye have been spotted among others), this upscale, high-end eatery is classic luxe attracting a chic and classy crowd.
On the rooftop of The Peninsula Hotel, this aviation-inspired restaurant offers stunning views from its glass-clad dining room and summer terrace.
Located in Palais de Toyko, a modern art museum, this restaurant’s contemporary, modern and elegant decor is a refined backdrop to consistently well-reviewed food. Tip: Ask for a table by the window and watch the Eiffel Tower light up every hour.
Its burger is legendary, its ambience is cosy and small (with toys, cars and other curiosities on the walls), and you book ahead. We’ve heard the churros with chocolate are pretty memorable too!
Hotel Grands Boulevard
Hotels with designation restaurants are having a moment in Paris and this one should not be ignored. Situated around a landscaped courtyard, the food is wide-ranging – from monkfish teriyaki to hunger steak, there’s something for everyone.
The Cod House
This Japanese tapas cocktail bar is a light and airy space with is based around izakayas, small bars where people meet for a drink and snack. There’s an impressive range of Japanese food to wash down with their signature cocktails.
Meat lovers listen up! Head to this rustic yet modern setting where high-quality cuts are served for carnivores to enjoy alongside pureed parsnips, chunky fries and homemade sauces.
Fans of crispy fried Korean chicken, or yangyeom, need to head over to Hero vite for a quick fix in this hip-hop vibe hangout. Accompany with homemade sauces, salads and inventive house cocktails – we also loved the soju (distilled rice liquor).
Carbon is dedicated to cooking sustainable ingredients simply over fire. Think beef cheek with potato gnocchi, chanterelles and onions; or scallops with cedar, oysters and mushrooms. Down in the basement, you’ll find speakeasy La Mina, with its intimate smoking room, serving classic cocktails and small plates.
On the upper Marais, Malro is a modern brewery that offers Mediterranean cuisine such as half-cooked bluefin tuna with salsa verde and candied peppers; and lamb keftas with tahini, greek yogurt and harissa. Enjoy it in trendy interiors featuring white-washed walls, hanging lamps and a plethora of modern art and plants.
At Clamato, the menu is determined by daily deliveries from St-Jean-de-Luz, Concarneau and Île d'Yeu – its wild oysters are some of the freshest we’ve tried. Mullet ceviche with squash and coriander; bonito tataki with tamarind; and raw cuttlefish from Oléron, served with sesame and chili, are must-order dishes if they make onto the menu the day you visit.
LouLou describes itself as “an aesthete’s abode” and has the air of a collector’s dining room decorated over time. Whether you opt to dine during the day or evening, you’ll be impressed with its pretty location at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Menus offer healthy mains such as seared tuna with grilled romaine hearts, followed by more indulgent desserts such as rice pudding with salted butter caramel, hazelnuts and Sicilian pistachios.
Girafe is on the rooftop of the Musée de l’Architecture at the Trocadéro. It’s the latest launch by Laurent de Gourcuff and Gilles Malafosse, the duo behind popular Parisian hotspots Monsieur Bleu and LouLou. This is a beautifully designed space with an art-deco vibe, modern seafood menu and a terrace with direct views of the Eiffel Tower.
Opened in 2019, Eataly Paris is in the Marais district. Spread over three floors, the venue offers seven different restaurants and eight market counters, including a butcher, baker, cheesemonger and fresh pasta stand, plus fruit and vegetable stalls in an open-air space. It also offers the largest Italian wine cellar in Paris and has a cooking school.
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