10Best Paris, France Restaurants
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Sometimes, like the pearl in an oyster, the best things are hidden in plain sight. Such is the case with the L’Opéra Restaurant at the Palais Garnier. And it's also the case with Le Cristal Room in the Musée Baccarat. And then there are times when fresh influences - the California fresh kind - can liven up a culinary culture. Here we have the all-new FR/AME Brasserie, just five minutes from the Eiffel Tower. Read more »All New & Notable Paris Restaurants »
That we’re talking about the "City of Lights" translates into chefs who are particularly outstanding. A celebrity chef is included, and for the others - Michelin, in bequeathing their stars - assured them entry into the food hall of fame. Magical settings are also an ingredient, as ambiance is everything. And popped into the mix is an up-and-comer whose creativity outshines as the sweetest of them all. Read more »All New & Notable Paris Restaurants »
About Paris, France Restaurants
Paris, the grande dame of the world’s culinary destinations, still holds its own with nearly as many three-star restaurants in this French capital (10) as there are in all of North America (12). But even with this notoriety, the French culture of culinary excellence does not rest on its laurels, not even after receiving, in 2010, the distinction of UNESCO World Heritage Classification for its cuisine.
The most distinguished chefs in Paris regularly challenge this culinary culture. Dining in their establishments is to bear witness to this re-envisioning of the pillars of French cuisine, whether it be fresh alchemic recipes for sauces, a brand new way to present charcuterie, an evolution of molecular gastronomy, or even a simple and delicious way to re-imagine an affordable set menu for the business lunch crowd.
So if you enjoy good food, but don’t necessarily have the time to spend hours researching a Parisian chef’s philosophy and storied career, have no fear. This list is one I’ve curated to extract sure bets so that you can be confident you’ll come out a winner. I’ve also culled from several price categories, so whatever your budget, you will be sure to experience an authentic, outstanding meal while in Paris.
- Paris Expert Paige Donner