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City Guides

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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L’Ami Louis

Recommended by: Katie Lee (Host, The Kitchen)

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.

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L’Astrance

Recommended by: Daniel Corey (Chef, Luce)

For a very contemporary prix fixe, L’Astrance serves haute cuisine from the imagination of chef Pascal Barbot. The imaginative plates and well-paired wines in this formal restaurant make L’Astrance place one of the most sought-after bookings in the city. Aside from the food and service, chef Daniel Corey said he particularly loves the “different colored plates [...]

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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 Cremerie

Recommended by: Gabrielle Bernstein (Writer, Motivational Speaker)

This gem of a wine bar in the Odeon/Saint Michel area specializes in natural organic wines, and looks like more of a wine shop than a restaurant. You’re able to sit cozily at one of the four tables available and sample wines with delicious accompaniments. It’s definitely worth a drop by for the quintessential Paris dining experience… [...]

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La Fontaine de Mars

Recommended by: Jonathan Adler (Designer)

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

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La Société

Recommended by: Lizzie Tisch (Suite 1521)

Another hotspot by the Costes Brothers, this sophisticated favorite is a happening venue located in the heart of Saint-Germain. At La Société, it’s hard to decide what’s more beautiful: the stunning interior or its stylish patrons. www.restaurantlasociete.com

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Ladurée Champs-Elysées

Recommended by: Andrew Zimmern (Host, Bizarre Foods), David Myers (Chef/Owner, Hinoki & The Bird), Seamus Mullen (Chef/Owner, Tertulia), Katie Lee (Host, The Kitchen)

It might be considered criminal to go to Paris without paying a visit to Ladurée. Home to the most Parisian macaron, Ladurée has a history dating back to 1862. The patisserie now offers eighteen permanent flavors, as well as a selection of other tempting pastries. Adoring foodies worldwide surely agree with Tertulia’s chef Seamus Mullen that Ladurée’s [...]

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Ladurée Royale

Recommended by: Andrew Zimmern (Host, Bizarre Foods), David Myers (Chef/Owner, Hinoki & The Bird), Seamus Mullen (Chef/Owner, Tertulia), Katie Lee (Host, The Kitchen)

It might be considered criminal to go to Paris without paying a visit to Ladurée. Home to the most Parisian macaron, Ladurée has a history dating back to 1862. The patisserie now offers eighteen permanent flavors, as well as a selection of other tempting pastries. Adoring foodies worldwide surely agree with Tertulia’s chef Seamus Mullen that Ladurée’s [...]

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Le 404

Recommended by: Jenni Kayne (Fashion Designer)

Le 404 has transformed the interior of their 16th-century dwellings into an authentic Moroccan masterpiece, complete with tooled leather and North African relics floating about. The couscous, tagines, and other Berber treats regularly draw a chic, lively crowd. www.404-resto.com

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Le Baratin

Recommended by: Ariel Foxman (Editor-in-Chief, InStyle)

An Argentinian chef and her husband run this beloved little restaurant; he specializes in great wines and she in cozy French cooking. Le Baratin is French bistro with a wine bar feel, listing specials on a blackboard and hosting locals while they indulge in a home-cooked meal.

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Le Chapeau Melon

Recommended by: Cindi Leive (Editor-in-Chief, Glamour)

This neighborhood wine bar serves flavorful, bright dishes, showcasing classic French cooking techniques in imaginative and playful ways. The wine is the star at this quirky spot, with a tailored wine-centric tasting menu, as well as shelves lined with bottles for sale. The happy hour is perfect for grabbing a delicious wine and homemade terrine.

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Le Crazy Horse Paris

Recommended by: Dita Von Teese (Burlesque Performer)

As Dita Von Teese describes it, historic Crazy Horse is “the most elegant erotic cabaret of all time” which she says “never disappoints”. The dreamy venue occupies twelve former wine cellars and features not only dance performances but also magicians, jugglers, and mimes. www.lecrazyhorseparis.com

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Le Dauphin

Recommended by: Alice Lemoine (Fashion Designer)

Le Chateaubriand’s neighboring wine bar is contemporary and polished, with smooth marble walls and a bustling atmosphere.  Serving natural wines and the locally-sourced small plates of famed chef Iñaki Aizpitarte, this place is a sleek spot to spend an evening. www.restaurantledauphin.net

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