For your next trip to Paris, check out this new list in our series on the best restaurants in Paris.
Paris is made for your indulgence in fine cuisine. It’s a world capital of gastronomy.
But don’t be overwhelmed by the richness and diversity of its gastronomic offering. This list of 3 great restaurants will help you narrow it down.
You’re in for a treat.
Paris shines for French cuisine, of course. For the discerning foodie and confirmed gastronome, it’s divine.
The grand French gastronomic meal, beatified by UNESCO, attains regal heights here. That’s especially true when it comes to The Unique Parisian Michelin Restaurant Experience.
Definitely try the exquisite French cuisine of Thomas Boullault at L’Arôme in Paris’ 8th arrondissement.
You’ll experience the perfect example of what we mean by divine dining in Paris.
You won’t be disappointed.
And also remember, the Parisian fine dining experience doesn’t stop with the Michelin experience, of course.
From haute-cuisine to all-day cafés and eccentric wine bars, Paris’ variety guarantees pleasure for all.
The real challenge for you isn’t a question of options. The hard part is narrowing your choice.
We’ve got you covered.
Let’s get started with this addition to your list of the best restaurants in Paris …
Le George for Mediterranean-Style Cuisine in Paris
Le George is one of the esteemed Guide Lebey’s top restaurant picks for the month of September, and for good reason.
With its distinctively Parisian vibe, Le George is an ideal address for visitors who love to mix and mingle in the local scene.
Treat yourself to the culinary creations of chef Simone Zanoni. Enjoy his light and modern Mediterranean-style cuisine.
At Le George, you’ll be treated to a balanced meal of healthy cuisine bursting with flavor and freshness. The menu features many fish and vegetable dishes.
Depending on the season, you could enjoy elegant gourmet dishes like:
- Ravioli del Plin with black truffle and parmesan cream,
- Yellowtail kingfish crudo with lemon,
- Beef consome, tortellini in parmesan or,
- Roasted sole with basic and vinegar sauce
For a sweet finish, taste the semi-confit apple with giner, mascarpone cream and milk ice cream or the cheese crème brulée with mandarin sorbet. Le George’s tiramsu is also excellent.
Dishes at Le George are designed for sharing. Many are available in half portions, so it’s perfect for an enjoyable lunch or dinner for two or more.
The setting is chic but relaxed. You’ll enjoy the convivial atmosphere. It’s the perfect Parisian experience.
Drop in for lunch at Le George and experience the Parisian way for the day.
Dining in luxurious comfort is Le George experience.
It’s dining room’s design sets the scene. It features modern influences, vaulted ceilings and large windows opening to the marble courtyard. Fine contemporary artwork by Junion Fritz Jacquet adds inspirational finish to the quality experience.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Paris, we can also highly recommend mixing your dining experience with the perfect hospitality of the George V Hotel. It’s quite renowned for excellence.
In addition to Le George, the hotel boasts a number of fine dining experiences. There’s the excellent Le Cinq to try, also. It’s run by chef Christian Le Squer and offers classic French dishes. Also experience La Galerie for elegant lunch and dinner menus.
Reservations are necessary, so call ahead.
How to dine at Le George in Paris
31 Avenue George V,
75008 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 49 52 72 09
Nearest Metro Station:
George V (Line 1)
American Express , Check , Mastercard , Visa
Air conditioned, Bar & Cocktail Service, Wifi, Handicap accessible
English & French
And when making your choice, be sure not to confuse Le George with our next suggestion for your list of the best restaurants in Paris, called “Georges”.
Restaurant Café Georges, For Stunning Paris Rooftop Views From The Pompidou Center
When abroad, stunning panoramas always excite. Some thrill more than others, of course. With this next restaurant pick, you’ll certainly be happy with the view.
Restaurant Café Georges is located in the heart of Paris, in Les Halles, in Paris’ famous temple of contemporary art, the George Pompidou Center. This modern / post-modern architectural monument houses one of the world’s most stunning collections of modern and contemporary art.
From the top floor, with its huge glass windows, you’ll be treated to stunning rooftop views overlooking the French capital.
It features a huge terrace from where to gaze out over the cityscape and take in the amazing structure of the museum itself, created by Dominique Jacob and Brendan Mc Farlane.
Not only will you be treated to stunning rooftop views but you can precursor your dining with a wonderful appetizer of the contemporary art.
Restaurant Café Georges is also one of those addresses where the theater of people around you makes your dining experience. It attracts the fashionable Parisian crowd, making it always fun for people watching.
During the day, Restaurant Café Georges is popular with museum-goers, so perhaps not the best choice if you’re looking for an authentically local experience.
In the evenings, however, Restaurant Café Georges attracts the Paris fashion crowd. That can be fun (though perhaps not, if you’re looking for a quiet and intimate dining experience).
It is a designer restaurant that offers spectacular views over Paris’s most famous monuments.
The food at Restaurant Café Georges is inventive and refined. It offers French cosmopolitan brasserie fare. Dishes feature fusion touches. The service is sometimes slow and icy in a somewhat posed way that adds to the theater of your dining experience.
You will have to fight for a table at this address which becomes quiet busy in the evening, so book ahead.
… and that stands for our next tip, too.
How to dine at Restaurant Café Georges, The Center George Pompidou
The Pompidou Center,
Place Georges Pompidou,
75000 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 44 78 47 99
Nearest Metro Station:
Rambuteau (Line 11)
Les Halles (Line 4, including RER A, B & D)
Châtelet (Lines, 1, 4, 7, 11 & 14)
Hôtel de Ville (Lines 1 & 11)
American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Air conditioned, Bar & Cocktail Service, Privatization (up to 200 people)
Terrace , Wifi, Car Park (Centre George Pompidou), Handicap accessible
English & French
Le Cléo, Hôtel-Spa Le Narcisse Blanc, For The Intimate Dining Experience In Paris Par Excellence
Like Le George, Cléo is one of Le guide Lebey’s top picks for September dining in Paris.
Cléo is located in one of the quiet avenues of the 7th arrondissement, close to l’Esplanade des Invalides. It’s an exclusive establishment celebrating a conjuncture between history and modernity, romance and comfort.
Cléo is like a palace in the form of a bourdoir, Les Lebey writes. Beautifully decorated rooms set the scene for perfectly intimate and charming dining experiences.
Chef Zachary Gaviller is originally from Canada and, after leading the kitchen at Frenchie to Go, took over as head chef at Cléo.
He offers a contemporary cuisine, bridging the Parisian bistronomic and gastronomic traditions. Each dish is elaborated using seasonal products, most of which are organic.
The lunch and dinner menus list a small selection of fresh and tonic dishes. Each plate is seductive without being forceful.
Take a look at today’s menu at Le Cléo by clicking here
Choose from Cléo’s excellent lunch or dinner options. For the gastronome, Cléo lets you discover a creative and refined cuisine.
You can also drop in to Cléo for a delightful afternoon tea. Enjoy their selection of sweet and savoury delicacies, accompanied by tea and coffee.
The fact that Cléo is part of the Hôtel-Spa Le Narcisse Blanc is another great advantage. Looking for somewhere chic to stay in Paris? Make your reservations at the Hôtel-Spa Le Narcisse Blanc.
And before you dine, get in a relaxing mood with a Spa. There’s an elegant pool where you can swim counter-current. There’s also a jacuzzi, hammam steam room, sauna and fitness room. The Spa offers a range of tailor-made treatments, too.
What a perfect prelude to a fabulous meal!
Lunch Menu: 29€
Dinner Menu: 56€ (including a glass of savennières 2013 Clos des Perrières, Château Soucherie
How to dine at Le Cléo
19 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg
75007 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 40 60 44 32
Nearest Metro Station:
Invalides (Lines 8 and 13, including RER Line C)
La Tour-Maubourg (Line 8)
American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Air conditioned, Bar & Cocktail Service, Privatization is possible, Terrace, Valet parking, Wifi, Pets allowed, Handicap accessible
English, French, German
So, there you go.
That will help narrow that must try list of the best restaurant in Paris for your next trip.
OK, it’s true. I did say we’d share just 3 tips to add to your list. But there you go. It’s actually really hard to narrow it all down in Paris. How can I resist throwing in a few more top restaurants to experience? Expecially L’Arôme!
Well, I guess that’s just proof of how tasty Paris is … simply hard to resist!
Revel in it … and stay tuned for our upcoming posts listing the best restaurants in Paris.
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Oh, yes … and also check out this fabulous Parisian dining experience with Pierre-Yves, editor and chief food critic at Le Guide Lebey.
Spend a wonderful time with Pierre-Yves. You’ll go behind-the-scenes of the life of a French food critic while enjoying a full lunch service at top rated Paris bistro, Le Caillbotte.
There you go … so hard to stop me talking about the best restaurants in Paris.
Wishing the very best fine dining in Paris to you …