Paris is known for creating and sharing good food that the classic experience of French dining has even made it as a UNESCO Heritage Item. The best way to experience this is always to go to a local kitchen, but tourists do not always have that access. The next best thing you can do is to find the best restaurants in Paris – but how and where to start?
You certainly cannot leave Paris without getting their crepes. One of the best restaurants to experience this is in Breizh Café in 109 Rue Vieille du Temple. How about getting a taste of authentic Breton crepe stuffed with ham and cheese – paired with a glass of cider, nonetheless! The café also has subtle Japanese touches in its decoration and presentation making for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Le Jules Verne
If you are looking for a restaurant tour in the Eiffel area, then Le Jules Verne is not to be missed. Visitors flock this place for the best gastronomic experience in contemporary French cuisine whether in for snacks, lunch or dinner. This restaurant located 125 metres above the country’s capital was constructed in 1983 to pay homage to the literary genius to whom it was named after and also offers the best views in Paris with its floor-to-ceiling bay windows.
Owner Inaki Aizpitarte, who hails from the Basque country, was actually a stonemason and gardener before entering the restaurant scene in Paris. The place is very hipster in that it does not give the diners menu choices – rates are fixed at 65 Euros – but they are instead treated to whatever the chef puts together, in the most interesting fashion, using the ingredients taken that morning. Try to plan in advance to get a reservation otherwise you will have to join the crowds waiting in the sidewalk.
While this dining place is relatively new, it has quickly risen into popularity, and its name has become known as one of the best restaurants in Paris. The restaurant is located in Rue de Siene, which is a very touristy place, and features an open kitchen manned by an M.O.D. chef, which is the highest French honour given to them. Semilla offers vintage dishes in small servings as well as selections of full and half-size plated ones.
Truly, you cannot be visiting Paris without getting a taste of their patisserie, which is world-renowned. Macaroons – or small almond biscuits that have ganache fillings in various flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, salted caramel, pistachio, orange blossom and coffee – are what are in store for you. Dubbed as one of the best restaurants, you can also get your taste of éclairs, millefeuilles, religieuses and savarins and pair them off with some tea or hot chocolate.