A gourmet venue in the Bois de Boulogne, the Parisian Grande Cascade is a Michelin-starred restaurant. You can appreciate its beautiful decor dating back to Napoleon III and enjoy its refined dishes either in the large dining room or out on the terrace when the weather permits. On the menu you will find macaroni stuffed with celeriac with foie gras and truffles, the house specialty.
In addition to the grand Parisian restaurants, the capital is full of lovely brasseries with their typically Parisian atmosphere. They include the Royal Vendôme and the Ballon des Ternes, two Parisian brasseries with an Art Deco atmosphere. Located near the Opéra, the Royal Vendôme offers a bistro menu at reasonable prices featuring the greatest classics of French cuisine. You can go for the goose rillettes, the steak tartare or a crème brûlée. As for the Ballon des Ternes, this elegant 17th arrondissement brasserie is furnished in the Art Deco style and offers a traditional menu featuring both fish and meat specialties. In the same vein, Chez Georges offers a rich variety of French specialties: The leg of lamb carved tableside is one of the signature house dishes.
For a complete change of scenery, the Auberge du Bonheur is a Parisian restaurant near the Jardin d’Acclimation garden. In winter, its warm atmosphere is ideal for romantic dinners, while the terrace in summer makes for conviviality around a meal of French specialties.
For seafood lovers, the Garnier and the Ballon et Coquillages serve delicious fish cooked in sauce, grilled or steamed, as well as shellfish by the piece or as a platter.
But Parisian restaurants don’t only serve French cuisine. To experience the best of Italian cuisine, try the Bellagio and the Bellagio Pizza Bar, with their risottos, pastas, and tasty pizzas for an authentic Italian meal.
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Good Parisian brasseries
Near the Place Vendôme, the Royal Vendôme is perfect for business lunches. This Paris brasserie gives priority to traditional French dishes. Cold cuts, rillettes and grilled meats are among the house specialties for a tasty and satisfying meal.
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A good restaurant in the 17th arrondissement, Chez Georges is perfect for lovers of beautiful interiors. This stylish 20th century brasserie is known for its tableside service as well as for its weekend roast chicken where family or friends can enjoy a good meal together.
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|BALLON DES TERNES
Among good Paris restaurants, the Ballon des Ternes is an absolute must. In an Art Deco décor with broad banquettes, French specialties such as prime rib of beef for two or the Black Angus steak tartare can taste wonderful. Shellfish are also on the menu with a large variety of oysters, shrimp, crabs, and clams. The sourcing and daily delivery of this seafood are a guarantee of freshness and quality.
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The Ternes neighborhood and its Italian restaurants
Renowned for its flavors, Italian cuisine always attracts food lovers. And the Bellagio is an ideal restaurant in which to enjoy it. Located on the Avenue des Ternes with a trattoria atmosphere, it offers fine meals prepared with imported Italian products. A special mention for the house-made tiramisu – only the chef knows how it’s done!
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|BELLAGIO PIZZA BAR
An off-shoot of the Bellagio, the Bellagio Pizza Bar offers the same variety of dishes as its neighbor. But what makes this restaurant original is the setting as much as what’s in your plate. You eat pizzas and other Italian recipes here around a circular bar, making for a friendly, and pleasantly different kind of eating experience.
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Restaurants specialized in seafood
|BALLON ET COQUILLAGES
Ballon et Coquillages is an original fish restaurant in Paris where you eat seated round a circular bar. You can enjoy oysters, crabs, shrimp, clams and whelks in a friendly atmosphere, accompanied by a wine list that matches the specialties on offer.
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In the large department store area, the Garnier is an elegant fish restaurant. It features a variety of specialties such as sole meunière with crystallized lemons, a slice of grilled turbot or a variety of shellfish, either by the piece or on a platter.
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Unusual restaurants with an exceptional décor
|L’AUBERGE DU BONHEUR
In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, the Auberge du Bonheur is a beautifully-decorated restaurant radiating exotic charm. In this inn once owned by Napoleon III, you can enjoy French specialties such as guinea fowl breast and mushroom sauce or roast fillet of sea bream and ratatouille. In summer, the Auberge du Bonheur offers a large terrace where you can eat in fine weather.
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|LA GRANDE CASCADE
This beautifully decorated hunting lodge dating back to Napoleon III is one of most popular restaurants in the guidebooks. You can enjoy the gourmet dishes of this Michelin-starred venue in the large dining room or out on the garden terrace in fine weather. Among the attractions on the menu, the macaroni stuffed with celeriac with foie gras and truffles is the house’s signature dish.
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