Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?
Down the street from the Eiffel Tower is Chez L’Ami Jean, a Basque restaurant that feeds its guests large portions of homey cuisine bistronomique made from seasonal ingredients. It might be a challenge to save room for chef Stéphane Jego’s renowned homemade desserts like the riz au lait (rice pudding). www.lamijean.fr
A favorite of designer Jonathan Adler, this classic French restaurant near the Eiffel Tower is a popular local spot. With delicious French classics like escargot and duck a l’Orange, this restaurant is a must for a charming dinner in Paris. www.fontainedemars.com
This little, mother-daughter run gem lies a few minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, and offers itself as a classic Parisian bistro. From rich quiches to divine desserts, their quintessential Parisian eats are presented in a beautiful, quiet setting. “Les Deux Abeilles is a traditional tea room with a wonderful view of the Eiffel tower [...]
Since 1932, the Poilane family has carried on a tradition of making what’s commonly known as the best bread in Paris. The bright, cheery bakery has a few outposts throughout the city, all of which offer their celebrated sourdough country bread. www.poilane.com