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?
Aux Lyonnais is a charming Lyon-style bistro by Alain Ducasse, which originally opened in 1890. It features appropriately old-fashioned decor and the slightly contemporary cuisine maintains its traditional heartiness. Town & Country’s editor-in-chief Jay Fielden tells us he would finish up his ideal food day here for dinner. www.auxlyonnais.com
Chez Georges remains as authentic as it was when it opened in the 1920s, complete with a charming Victorian-style decor, varied menu of Parisian delicacies, and consistent flow of wine. The warm and spirited atmosphere provides good company for a traditional bistro meal. www.restaurantsparisiens.com
A charming little Italian spot with only 15 seats, Cibus is oozing in authenticity and offers only the freshest fare daily, as transcribed onto the petite chalkboard menu. It’s the perfect spot for an intimate meal and some Italian hospitality.
Across the street from the legendary Frenchie restaurant is Frenchie Bar à Vins which features a sample of Grégory Marchand’s cuisine as well as an interesting list of wines. Open windows look out to the cobbled street as guests enjoy high quality food and wine.
The incredibly petite bistro features the inventive market-fresh dishes of chef Grégory Marchand. At Frenchie, the interior is modern and industrial with a wall of exposed brick, and it is famously impossible to score a reservation. www.frenchie-restaurant.com
This restaurant has been called “the world’s most famous bistro” and is a favorite of celebrities, politicians, and locals alike. Known for it’s classic French dishes such as roast chicken and fois gras, Chez L’ami Louis is as traditional as it gets.
As the first grand restaurant in Paris, Le Grand Véfour epitomizes Parisian luxury and serves only the best of French gourmet. Large mirrors in gilded frames deck the walls of the incredibly ornate neoclassical dining room, where Maison Premiere’s Josh Boissy would sit “for a four hour lunch with Champagne and some Burgundy”. “I’m in love with [...]
This little gem is the epitome of the Parisian neighborhood eatery, and is a favorite amongst locals. For tourists who wish to experience Paris like the true Parisians do – this place is for you. On cold nights, dine in the simple and cozy main room. When the sun’s out, grab a table on the [...]
Combining health and freshness with Franco-Japanese flavors, Nanashi has become a favorite amongst those who appreciate good food at reasonable prices. The restaurant’s large, bright room carries Brooklyn-esque vibes, and mixes vintage chairs with fancy chandeliers. Meat, fish, and veggie bento boxes are the speciality here, with a favorite being th vegetarian bento with grilled [...]
At Spring, American chef Daniel Rose’s multi-course menu changes regularly, reflecting the seasonal nature of fresh market ingredients, which are meticulously prepared from the open kitchen. Refined and polished with a casual elegance, this modern French restaurant is the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion and is well-worth the difficulty of winning a reservation. [...]
This Japanese tea room is a lovely spot to visit for afternoon tea and pastries while in Paris. Popular amongst locals, it’s a great spot to experience authentic and unique Japanese pastries and baked goods – such as Japanese macarons – that you can’t often find anywhere else. www.toraya-group.co
This Franco-Chinois fusion bistro serves inspiring dishes in the Cantonese style, as well as a plethora of delicious teas. Chef Adeline Grattard incorporates traditional French and Cantonese cooking techniques and ingredients into flavor-filled, prix fixe menus. Her menus also offer the choice to come with matched teas, which her husband and co-owner curates. The peaceful [...]