Paris is well known around the world as the capital of culture, romance and cuisine. A trip to the city is not complete if you don’t visit certain sights and attractions and the same can be said for some of the great restaurants that call the city their home. Here are some of the best places for you to eat in Paris while you are there and have an unforgettable food experience.
If you are looking to dine in some of the most grandiose settings while you enjoy some French cuisine, then look no further than Le Meurice. Located in the dining room of the hotel Meurice in the centre of the city, the room is decorated in beautiful chandeliers and mosaic floor. The menu here regularly evolves as the head chef, Yannick Alleno, creates new and delicious dishes for you to enjoy.
While the menu has plenty of original French cuisine on, there are some other dishes on the menu which are sure to delight you. For example, the spit roasted pigeon, marinated in a red wine sauce and served with red cabbage. While reservations are not necessary, jackets for dinner time are required.
Located in the quiet centre of Saint Germain des Pres, Huiterie Regis is one of the best places for people looking to order some delicious fresh oysters. The ingredients for the dishes are shipped in directly from the surrounding areas in the country and depending on their availability; you can also order prawns, clams and sea urchins.
Due to the restaurant being heavily focused on fish dishes, the wine menu here is mostly white wines which compliment the food perfectly. Huiterie Regis is also best enjoyed outside of the tourist season, which also means you can fly for less, so look for cheap flights to Paris online and avoid the crowds!
Maceo is a favourite amongst the locals of Paris with a menu that is regularly changing. Vegetables are the focus of almost every dish in the restaurant, making it a very popular choice amongst vegetarians. There are also plenty of seafood dishes for you to enjoy including scallops and wild sea bass while you can also order some of the authentic French dishes that you know already.
The wine list at Maceo is also excellent, largely due to the fact that the owner of the restaurant also owns a popular wine bar around the corner, a favourite for Parisian locals and tourists alike.
Recently having moved location to a 17th century house in Les Halles, Spring has become an extremely popular restaurant in Paris. Dishes such as Basque country trout with avocado and grilled New Caledonian Prawn have customers coming back time and again. Due to Spring’s popularity, you will have to reserve a table in advance, but be sure to make it well in advance as even that will not secure a table here.
There is also a delightful little wine bar in the basement which serves up some brilliant wines with a large range of cheeses meaning you could still try some of head chef Daniel Rose’s cuisine without having to wait for your reservation to clear.