Cool Restaurants in Paris
Going out to eat is one of the greatest pleasures Paris has to offer and one of the top reasons I feel so lucky to live here. Here are some of the coolest and most unusual restaurants in Paris, along with some that are just plain good. Unlinked items are articles I'm working on now. I would love to hear your recommendations too! Please email me! I only write about places I've actually visited, but suggest a place and I'll put it on my to-do (/to-eat?) list!
Cool, Weird, and Unusual Restaurants in Paris
- La Gare
19, Chausée de la Muette, 75016 Paris
Fine dining in an old train station.
Le Refuge des Fondues
17, Rue des Trois Frères, 75018 Paris
Rowdy fondue joint with wine served in baby bottles.
Dans le Noir
51, Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
It doesn't get any more intimate than dining in total darkness.
13, Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris
The oldest café in Paris, founded in 1686! Now a swanky restaurant.
52, Rue d'Orsel, 75018 Paris
Russian place with traditional cuisine, crazy decor and great ambiance.
7, Rue Boursault, 75017 Paris
Have dinner in a real train car from the Orient Express.
Lena et Mimile
32, Rue Tournefort, 75005 Paris
Molecular gastronomy joint.
18, Rue des Coutures Saint-Gervais, 75003
Cozy apartment-like decor with lots of board games for your amusement.
Cool and/or Just Plain Good Restaurants in Paris
Pain, Vin, Fromages
3, Rue Geoffroy-l'Angevin, 75004 Paris
Bread, wine, and cheese!
23, Rue Rambuteau, 75004 Paris
My favorite crepes in Paris.
Planet Sushi Café
55, Rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris
Pseudo-American style sushi, and a note about sushi in France.
105, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris
Wonderful brasserie/restaurant where Picasso and Hemingway hung out.
12, Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Lively pizza place in the Marais.
- Breakfast in America
Latin Quarter location: 17, rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris
Marais location: 4, rue Malher, 75004 Paris
American-style breakfast/brunch place.
11, Rue du Maine, 75014 Paris
Excellent North African couscous place.
Au Petit Budapest
96, Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris
Fantastic Hungarian cuisine (and fantastic Hungarian wine!)
Creperie Lepic Assiette
35, Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris
Excellent crepes in Montmartre, cozy atmosphere.
68, Rue Quincampoix, 75003 Paris
Traditional Tibetan cuisine.
- Ta Sushi
4, Rue Etienne Marcel, 75002 Paris
Friendly and inexpensive sushi place.
40, Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris
Tibetan cuisine in Montmartre.