Updated June 2013

If you go to Paris…

A lot of people often ask me about Paris and where to go there in terms of culinary delight.

It’s quite simple really, make sure you read on and check out every single one of those places and the French capital will impress you with its cuisine.

For me, they are Paris.


For amazing couscous, better than anything you’ll find in the US:
Le 404
69, rue des Gravilliers
75003 Paris
+ 33 1 42 74 57 81

For trendy with great view of the river:
1 Rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 40 39 09 00

Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole 24 rue Chanoinesse, very close to Notre Dame. My all time favorite. If you’re hungry : La Table gourmande d’Odette (59 Euros, $80). Try the snails and go down the stairs to visit the wine cave. [+ – auvieuxparis@gmail.com ]

Closed –
Chez Izoi
, 1 rue de l’Ancienne École polytechnique (01 43 25 95 77) – Small, super romantic and fun. Not a great restaurant but oh, so Parisian.

Closed – Le Gamin de Paris, 49 rue Vieille du temple (franco moroccan, get the honey duck)

Refuge des Fondues is not to be missed. Go with a group of friends or go just the 2 of you, make reservations (17 rue Trois Frères, 01 42 55 22 65). Order the cheese fondue, drink wine out of baby bottles. Be prepared to be drunk, friendly and hot. You’ll have the best time. Make a reservation.

Closed – Willy’s Wine Bar 13 r Petits Champs, Best wine bar in Paris back in the late 90s. Still a very strong choice.


for brunch : le Pain Quotidien (2 rue Petits Carreaux or 18 place Marché St Honoré) is really good.

But you can’t miss Le loir dans la théière (3 rue des Rosiers in the Marais – +33-1 42 72 90 61 ) for Brunch or Lunch.

Trendy places: Buddy Bar (near the american embassy, metro Concorde, also a good dinner), Bar Fly (Champs elysees), Opus Café

Let me know what you though of them. I’d love feedback !

If you need more recommendations, I have them, let me know. You can look up phone numbers on that web site