Cool Stuff in Paris. By Manning Leonard Krull.

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.
  • Le Procope
    13, Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris
    The oldest café in Paris, founded in 1686! Now a swanky restaurant.
  • Chez Svetlana
    52, Rue d'Orsel, 75018 Paris
    Russian place with traditional cuisine, crazy decor and great ambiance.
  • Wagon Bleu
    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.
  • Apparemment Café
    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!
  • Crep Story
    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.
  • La Rotonde
    105, Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris
    Wonderful brasserie/restaurant where Picasso and Hemingway hung out.
  • Caffè Vito
    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.
  • Alladin
    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.
  • Khatag
    68, Rue Quincampoix, 75003 Paris
    Traditional Tibetan cuisine.
  • Ta Sushi
    4, Rue Etienne Marcel, 75002 Paris
    Friendly and inexpensive sushi place.
  • Gang Seng
    40, Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris
    Tibetan cuisine in Montmartre.

Bon appetit!