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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?

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Chez Marcel

Recommended by: Alice Lemoine (Fashion Designer)

The old-fashioned bistro has modernized Lyonnais classics and offers one of the more authentic French experiences. With a clientele of namely locals, this neighborhood spot on a quiet backstreet of Montmartre provides an atmosphere that feels truly French.

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La Coupole

 Recommended by: Jay Fielden (Editor-in-Chief, Town & Country)

This splendorous Parisian brasserie also functions as an Art Deco shrine of sorts. Once frequented by the likes of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, La Coupole is a great place to drink, dine, and gawk. According to Jay Fielden, editor-in-chief of Town & Country, La Coupole will be one of those places that never goes out of style. [...]

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La Régalade

Recommended by: Alex Guarnaschelli (Top Chef)

Top quality French country cooking is offered for one of the best values in Paris at La Regalade. The agreeable prices are no secret, which explains why the restaurant is full on a regular basis, making service rather hectic. Locals claim that this place is one of the most representative of French cuisine, and many stick [...]

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La Tour d’Argent

Recommended by: Joseph Smith (Owner, Bobby Van’s)

Meaning “Silver Tower” in English, La Tour d’Argent is a legendary fine-dining French restaurant in Paris known for its le canard à la presse (pressed duck), and having splendid views of the Seine and Notre Dame. While some may find the restaurant to be stuffy and ‘old-world’, that’s part of the charm that comes with [...]

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Le Duc

Recommended by: Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer)

Seafood done well is what this beautiful decorated spot has been achieving since 1967. The interior is reminiscent of a luxury yacht, and the seafood is always fresh. Le Duc is famously one of the first restaurants in Paris to start serving raw fish, but whether raw or cooked, the seafood served here is always [...]