FRENCH RESTAURANT PARIS
For a Michelin-starred French restaurant, La Grande Cascade is an address to remember. This gourmet restaurant in the Bois de Boulogne serves up French specialties in a historic setting dating back to Napoleon III. The house’s signature dish, Macaroni stuffed with celeriac with truffles and foie gras has been a Grande Cascade specialty for a decade now.
Not far from the Grand Cascade, the Auberge du Bonheur is a very charming French restaurant. With its large garden for summer meals on sunny days and the fireplace and rustic decor for winter comfort, it is an ideal spot for friendly dinners.
Lovers of elegant brasseries will enjoy Le Ballon des Ternes and Chez Georges. Located in the 17th arrondissement, these Art Deco restaurants serve the best of French gourmet food in a variety of dishes including duck foie gras and sole meunière with lemons.
More unusual, the Ballon et Coquillages is a French restaurant where you can enjoy seafood seated round a circular counter. This off-shoot of the Ballon des Ternes has fourteen places side by side for a friendly meal in an original setting.
For a more traditional seafood meal, the Garnier welcomes guests within walking distance of the major department stores and the Gare Saint-Lazare. Very elegant and contemporary, this French restaurant is known for the freshness of its produce and the variety of oysters that can be enjoyed on platters or à la carte.
Finally, Le Royal Vendôme is the perfect traditional French restaurant. With its warm atmosphere and reasonable prices, this brasserie specializes in serving meals that combine fine food and conviviality in the center of Paris.
From a starred house or an elegant restaurant to a traditional brasserie, discover our selection of typically French restaurants in Paris.
Elegant restaurants with French specialties
|LA GRANDE CASCADE
In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, La Grande Cascade is a Michelin-starred French restaurant. In a historic setting dating back to Napoleon III, you can enjoy the very best of French cuisine – natural-cooked duck foie gras with fine port jelly, spice-roasted Challans duck, and a croquant of Gariguette strawberries are some of the many specialties on the menu at this gourmet restaurant.
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|L’AUBERGE DU BONHEUR
Located in the Bois de Boulogne, the Auberge du Bonheur is a very charming French restaurant. Among the specialties on the menu are chilled cream of tomato, grilled beef with a béarnaise sauce, steak tartare, and a Liège coffee dessert. In the summer, you can eat outside in the large garden on a sunny day, while in winter you can eat a cozy meal beside the fire.
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Near the Gare Saint-Lazare, the Garnier is a French restaurant serving seafood specialties sourced from daily arrivals. The careful selection of produce on offer makes the Garnier Saint-Lazare one of the capital’s renowned fish restaurants. On the menu, you will find oysters, clams, shrimps, and crab along with sole meunière with crystallized lemon and grilled sea bass with a rice pilaf and virgin sauce.
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French brasseries in Paris
|BALLON DES TERNES
Near the Palais de Congrès convention center, the Ballon des Ternes is a 17th arrondissement French restaurant. You can enjoy salt pork with lentils, a Black Angus prime rib for two, or a plate of seafood in a typically Parisian Art Deco setting. For dessert, aficionados will enjoy the small pots of vanilla cream and chocolate.
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|BALLON ET COQUILLAGES
An off-shoot of the Ballon des Ternes, the Ballon et Coquillages is an original French restaurant where you eat sitting round a circular bar. The seafood specialties include oysters, clams, whelks, shrimps and crab.
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A legendary 17th arrondissement brasserie, Chez Georges offers the best of traditional French cuisine served in an Art Deco setting. The signature dishes include a leg of lamb carved tableside, and on Sundays roast chicken.
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Near the square of the same name, the Royal Vendôme is a French restaurant with authentic charm. Knife-chopped steak tartare, goose rillettes and floating islands are examples of à la carte or on-the-slate dishes. The Royal Vendôme’s strong points are its location, low prices and generous portions.
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