Le Chateaubriand is by now an essential Paris restaurant, and it’s one that you need to make time for while you’re there. The environment is casual and the reasonably priced tasting menu is seasonal and distinctly French, but also very interesting. The term some use for such a thing is “bistronomy,” but we can’t really say that out loud. You probably shouldn’t either, especially while you’re in Paris. A reservation at Chateaubriand is always recommended, as you can book for the first seating as long as you call a few weeks in advance. If that’s filled up, you’ll end up having to wait next door at their wine bar, Le Dauphin, for your table. There are worse things in life.
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Bistrot Paul Bert
Bistrot Paul Bert is one of the most famous and popular bistros in all of Paris. Check it off your list, every time you go.
Aux Deux Amis
Au Deux Amis is an excellent late night spot in Oberkampf, which is where you’ll probably end up if you’re out late in Paris.
Owned and operated by the very same people behind Septime, Clamato is another must-have restaurant experience.
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Papillon in the 17th is somewhat upscale but also relaxed, and while the menu here is constantly changing, we’ve yet to walk away disappointed.
Le Servan is of our favorite little bistros in all of Paris, and we’re not alone in that sentiment. Hit it for lunch and some unexpected flavors.
L’Ami Jean is a lively French bistro in the 7th, and it’s on the expensive side, but the food is excellent, exciting, and worth your time.
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Frenchie Bar A Vins
At Frenchie Bar à Vins, the food is just as good as it is at the Frenchie across the street, but you can actually get in.
A simple French bistro in the 11th, Restaurant Astier is best known for their all you can eat cheese plate. Hit it for lunch and plan to nap.
La Tour d'Argent
La Tour d’Argent has the best wine cellar in the world. As in almost 500,000 bottles. They also have a mean pressed duck, and other opulent things.
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