Best of Paris – Food Edition
This summer I went to Paris and it was amazing! We waited a long time to make the trip because we really wanted to do it right. We wanted everyday in Paris to be special. We went to all the major sites and tried many of the well known and best kept secret restaurants as well-we did a lot in 9 days!!
Tip: Use LaFourchette.com to make reservations before you arrive. La Fourchette is to Paris what OpenTable is to the US.
- Le Petit Cler – This place was walking distance from our Hotel and they had the best Croque Madame I have ever had. If you do not know what Croque Madame is, its basically half a hero bread with ham, cheese and a sunny side up egg on top – it is truly rich and delicious as well as inexpensive!
- Le Grand Vefour – I will warn you this place is expensive!! It one of the crème de la crème restaurants in Paris with multiple Michelin stars, if you want to splurge for one meal, this would be the one to do so at. I do not even want to say how much we spent in this place! We were there for hours and everything we had was so well put together and detailed, pure food artistry.
- Café Richelieu/Angelina – this is where we got a quick bite at the museum, and it was a place we frequented. The have the richest, best hot chocolate I have ever had. They have multiple locations throughout the city, we may have gone to almost all.
- Table – we read great reviews and decided to make a reservation and give it a try. We were seated in front of the chef and got to see them make all the meals. We did their prix fixe lunch meal and were glad we did. Everything was great and the price was reasonable at 25 Euros for lunch for 3 courses.
- La Perouse – Another truly amazing experience. Established in 1766, this place is a historic landmark and is extremely well kept.
- Restaurant David Toutain – wonderful creations, very gastropub like.
- Berthillon Glacier – very well known for their ice cream, the best salted caramel I’ve ever had.
- Storer Macarons – these were okay but I preferred Laduree.
- Restaurant de la Cordonnerie – This place was interesting. I felt like I walked into someone’s living room which they turned into a restaurant. The dad is the chef and what I presume are his 2 sons, work as the wait staff or whatever else he needs them to do. But I will tell you this, the food was delicious, the prices were reasonable and you need a reservation. This place had around 10 tables and they were all spoken for by the time they opened.
- Les Antiquaires – known for their steak tartare which was very good.
- Le Bosquet – quant little restaurant with reasonable prices.
- La Boulangerie des Invalides had wonderful breakfast pastries. This is great stop to make if you are going to the Army museum since its around the corner.
- Le Jules Verne – this place is in the Eiffel Tour. You get to take an elevator straight to the 2nd floor of the Tour where you eat and can then walk right out to enjoy the view. It is expensive, but we did it to avoid the very long lines to go up.
- Le Coq Rico – the best chicken I have ever had. We ordered the lunch portion and it was divine. It was so good in fact, we went back for dinner and ordered the full chicken. They actually bring you the cooked chicken before they cut it so you can approve.
- Debauve & Gallais – chocolatier
- La Maison du Truffe – if you love truffles, everything here is made with truffles. We found this place just walking by and it was amazing!
- Laduree–this place has the best macarons and wonderful gift options to bring back to the states. The food here was also surprisingly good.
- Café des officiers – we went for dinner one night because it was close to our hotel and ended up having to go back before we left and have the escargot and duck again.
We cannot wait to go back, this was the trip of a lifetime and we had an amazing time! Hope this list is helpful and you get to enjoy some of the places we loved while abroad!!