Updated May 2009
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.
Chez Izoi, 1 rue de l’Ancienne Ã‰cole polytechnique (01 43 25 95 77) – Small, super romantic and fun. Not a great restaurant but oh, so Parisian.
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 FrÃ¨res, 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.
Willy’s Wine Bar 13 r Petits Champs, Best wine bar in Paris back in the late 90s. Still a very strong choice.
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. [+184.108.40.206.78.52 - firstname.lastname@example.org ]
for brunch : le Pain Quotidien (2 rue Petits Carreaux or 18 place MarchÃ© St HonorÃ©) is really good.
But you can’t miss Le loir dans la thÃ©iÃ¨re (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 CafÃ©
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