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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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Clamato

Recommended by: Linda Wells (Editor-in-Chief, Allure)

The team behind Septime runs this rustically decorated oyster and seafood-centric restaurant. The daily changing menu features a plethora of fruit de mer, with oysters as the standout item.  Platters of cold oysters and silken crab fritters can be found on the tables of many who stop in, along with low-sulfite, organic wines from boutique [...]

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Davé

Recommended by: Ramya Giangola (Fashion Consultant)

It can be hard to find good Chinese/Vietnamese food in the city of lights, but Davé provides that. The owner – Davé himself – greets you at the door when you come in and it’s always been a popular spot amongst celebrities visiting Paris (you’ll see photos proving this all over the walls).

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David Toutain

Recommended by: Micaela Erlanger (Stylist)

This modern european restaurant from acclaimed chef David Toutain has been described by TNP tastemakers as “life changing.” Dining at this restaurant is more of an experience, with delicious and innovative dishes and creative presentation unlike anything else in Paris. www.davidtoutain.com

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Dersou

Recommended by: Julia Stiles (Actress)

This charming and trendy spot in the Bastille area of Paris is perfect for the adventurous eater. Combining Japanese flavors with Modern European cuisine, it’s a unique menu in a cool, minimal atmosphere. It’s perfect for Sunday brunch or a cozy dinner with friends. www.dersouparis.com

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Diep

Recommended by: Sara Foster (Actress)

Diep has been specializing in Chinese and Thai cuisine since the Diep family first opened the doors of the restaurant in 1985 just off the Champs-Elysées. While Chinese food isn’t necessarily what you’d be looking for in Paris, the popular restaurant offers a nice change of pace. The large dining rooms exhibit pieces of fine Chinese art, as well [...]

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Frenchie

Recommended by: David Myers (Chef/Owner, Hinoki & The Bird), Dominique Crenn (Chef/Owner, Atelier Crenn), Roopal Patel (Founder/Owner, Roopal Patel Consulting), Michele Promaulayko (Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health), Todd English (Chef/Owner, Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza), Carla Gugino (Actress)

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

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Glou

Recommended by: Rachelle Lefevre (Actress)

Without stuffiness or fanfare, this tiny, organic-minded restaurant features fresh, seasonal takes on Parisian bistro fare. The restaurant’s second floor view features a pretty garden and the Picasso Museum, giving diners a picturesque glimpse of the Marais district. “My favorite neighborhood in Paris is the Marais and I love a little organic restaurant called Glou.” [...]

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Guy Savoy

Recommended by: Dominique Crenn (Chef/Owner, Atelier Crenn), Reece Solomon (Handbag Designer), Alex Guarnaschelli (Iron Chef), Jenny Mollen (Actress)

At his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant, Guy Savoy turns out dishes just as artful as the modern art pieces from his collection that cover the walls. Savoy articulately combines texture and flavor with his fine fare like the signature truffled artichoke soup, keeping this place a top spot for haute cuisine in Paris. www.guysavoy.com

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Hotel Amour

Recommended by: Alice Lemoine (Fashion Designer), Stephanie March (Actress)

In the lounge of this funky boutique hotel is their hip and happening bar/café serving drinks and American-inspired French comfort food. Beginning with the pink neon sign out front, Hotel Amour is a quirky place to see and be seen, especially in the quaint back garden. Stephanie March (Actress) recommends their fun champagne brunch. www.hotelamourparis.fr

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L’Ambroisie

Recommended by: Jenny Mollen (Actress)

To have a meal at L’Ambroisie in the Place des Vosges is to know traditional French food absolutely perfected…Escape from Paris without leaving the city in this stunning atmosphere, whose interior is as rich as the truffle and caviar heavy menu. The 3 Michelin starred experience will be worth the 3-month wait! www.ambroisie-paris.com