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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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Café de Flore

Recommended by: Joshua Boissy (Co-Owner/Director of Operations, Maison Premiere), Krystof Zizka (Maison Premiere), Elisabeth Holder (President, Laduree), Katie Lee (Host, The Kitchen), Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Ramya Giangola (Fashion Consultant), Garance Doré (Writer/Illustrator), Diane Kruger (Actress), Daphne Oz (TV Personality)

The celebrated coffeehouse is easily the most iconic café in Paris, maybe even in the world.  It’s historically hosted a slew of French intellectuals and today the crowded outdoor terrace is still ideal for people watching the diverse clientele. As for the menu, de Flore offers all the café favorites from croissant to Croque Monsieur. [...]

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Café Louise

Recommended by: Stephanie March (Actress)

This neighborhood bistro offers delicious, traditional French fare. The owner, Louise, is a constant presence in the restaurant, seating customers and providing menu recommendations. However, for some, the best late-night item at the bistro is the karaoke downstairs. You can sing your heart out, then come upstairs for some delicious frites before heading home. Stephanie [...]

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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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Le Cherche Midi

Recommended by: Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer)

This little piece of Italy sits nestled in the trendy Saint Germain district where bustling waiters serve up authentic Italian classics to a mostly local clientele. The charmingly tight quarters and fabulous house wines make this a nice respite from the traditional Parisian bistro fare. “Le Cherche Midi is a very small restaurant. The food [...]

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Le Perron

Recommended by: Chloe Perrin (Designer, Perrin Paris)

Le Perron is a small Italian hideaway in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The interior is cozy and charming, accented with authentic Italian dishes and a great selection of wines from both France and Italy. Le Perron is ideal for an intimate dining experience. www.restaurantleperron.fr

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Ralph’s

Recommended by: Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Stephanie March (Actress), Lucy Yeomans (Editor-in-Chief, Porter)

Ralph Lauren’s chic eatery within his Saint Germain clothing shop mixes his preppy Americana style with a little bit of French chichi. Ralph Lauren adorned waiters serve upscale American fare onto tables set with fine china and preppy patterned linens. The contrast is just enough that the décor feels formally playful without looking kitsch. “This is typical American [...]