Paris Food and Restaurants – Our Top Finds


Food & Drink




After many trips to Paris, these are our favorite spots for great French cuisine:

Fauchon, at 26 place de la Madeleine, has wonderful gourmet items.

Maille: For the famous French mustards and other specialty food items.

Laduree: At 75 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, this is the place in Paris for macarons.

Mariage Freres: Located in the Marais at 30 rue du Bourg, this store has the best teas!

Au Pied de Cochon, 6 rue Coquilliere: Great brasserie in the old Les Halles market area. It is known for its onion soup.

Le Petit St.-Benoit: Located at 4 rue St. Benoit, this is a charming restaurant opened in 1901.

Au Fin Gourmet: It has wonderful southwestern French food with great cassoulet. It is located at 213 Boulevard Saint Germain.

Lasserre, 17 Ave. Franklin Roosevelt: This was my first major five star experience years ago. I loved the fact that the second floor roof opens for alfresco dining.

Le Jules Verne, at the Eiffel Tour: This was a fun spot for our family Thanksgiving Dinner in 2001. The views are amazing.

Brasserie Balzar, 49 rue de Ecoles: Have enjoyed the great atmosphere on two separate trips.

Brasserie de l’Isle St. Louis, 55 quai de Bourbon: This is an Alsacian restaurant serving very hearty food.

Cremerie Restaurant Polidor, 41 rue Monsieur Le Prince: Opened in the 1800’s this has a wonderful atmosphere and great food. The beef bourguignon was a big hit.

La Fourmi Ailee, 8 rue du Fouarre: Charming small restaurant.

Berthillon A Café on rue St. Louis on the Ile St. Louis, known for its wonderful ice cream.

My favorite cafe is Les Deux Magots at 6 Place Saint Germain-des-Pres. It has the perfect ambiance and setting. A close second is Cafe de la Paix at 5 Place de l’Opera.