Hello or should I say Bonjour! If you are reading this, you are probably planning a trip to Paris and looking for recommendations on where to eat in Paris! Well don’t worry I have you and your appetites covered, here are 10 restaurants to eat at in Paris!
Where To Eat In Paris – 10 RESTAURANTS TO VISIT IN PARIS
10 Restaurants To Eat At In Paris
One of the restaurants you should visit in Paris is Bambini in the 16th arrondissement.
Bambini is an Italian restaurant that is aesthetic both inside and out. If you are visiting Paris during the Spring/Summer time, the terrace will be open and some tables even offer views of the Eiffel Tower.
Tip: If you are not eating here but still want a photo with the Eiffel tower, there’s a view on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant.
I ate here two different times during my first trip to Paris and it was delicious both times. Two words: TRUFFLE PASTA. This truffle pasta was the best truffle pasta I’ve had in my life. I also opted for a spicy margarita and for dessert, the filled donuts which comes with a raspberry and chocolate dipping sauce.
Highly recommend making reservations at Bambini, especially in the evening. The second time we ate here was mid-week right when they opened and we were able to sit right away but always better to be safe than sorry.
Pink Mamma is located in the 9th arrondissement and another great Italian restaurant. You will want to make reservations for this place. If you don’t make reservations, you can still go to the restaurant and wait in the walk-up line which surprisingly didn’t seem like it took too long for those without reservations but again, better safe than sorry if Pink Mamma is a place you want to eat at.
The aesthetics in Pink Mamma are insane, especially the 4th floor. That is where you have most likely seen photos that are all over Instagram. Unfortunately, when we went the 4th floor was closed.
We were still able to grab some photos and videos of the infamous stairs and gallery wall.
I ordered the truffle pasta which was tasty but if I’m being honest, I preferred the truffle pasta at Bambini more.
Pro-Tip: You can make reservations at Pink Mamma Paris 10 days in advance. Make sure to set a reminder on your calendar prior to your trip.
Carette is a French cafe located near the Trocadero in the 16th arrondissement. If you’ve been researching hot chocolate in Paris, I’m sure Carette has come up. Not only does Carette have the best hot chocolate in Paris in my opinion but it also has a really good breakfast.
After snapping some photos with the Eiffel Tower, head on over to Carette to grab fluffy eggs, croissants, coffee, pastries and of course the famous hot chocolate.
Gigi is an upscale Italian restaurant in Paris located in the 8th arrondissement. Gigi restaurant offers an aesthetic interior, views of Paris and of course the Eiffel Tower.
We made reservations mid-week for lunch and you can tell this is definitely where the french go for lunch during the work week. There are two terraces and if you can get sat on the rooftop terrace, it looks like a vibe outside. We sat inside right on the other side of the rooftop patio. After lunch, we also noticed another small outside patio on our way out. Either way, you really can’t go wrong as it’s all beautiful.
I opted for a pizza, peach bellini and for dessert, a frozen lemon sorbet served in a lemon peel.
Definitely a great photo op spot too!
Frame Brasserie is located inside the Pullman Eiffel Tower hotel right next to the Eiffel Tower where we were staying and it was definitely a hidden gem. We were hungry and didn’t want to travel far so we decided to eat at the restaurant in the hotel. Lucky for us, it definitely hit the spot.
If you are craving a burger, make your way over to Frame Brasserie for the burger. Not going to lie, even the Chicken Caesar salad that my cousin ordered looked absolutely delicious. My cousin was a fan, so definitely something for everyone. The presentation of this burger cannot be beat. I also opted for a margarita which was always delicious. The bar was also very aesthetic and had to snap a few photos.
Some of the seating, you’ll even be able to grab a glimpse of the eiffel tower which is never a bad idea. While I was in Paris, I couldn’t stop staring at the eiffel tower. That view will never get old to me.
On Google, it says that this restaurant is permanently closed even though I was just in Paris a few months ago. However, on the Pullman Eiffel Tower hotel it shows it still as being open and being able to make reservations. Very interesting!
Cafe Marly is the infamous cafe that overlooks the Louvre and is an Instagrammers dream.
We made reservations for as soon as they opened mid-week as seating on the terrace is not always guaranteed. Cafe Marly also has indoor seating as well.
We of course came here for the Instagram photo but also ordered breakfast, coffee and hot chocolate.
While, typically Instagrammable places don’t have the best food, this was not the case. I thought the eggs were fluffy and delicious.
I thoroughly enjoyed sipping my cafe and looking at the Louvre.
Tip: Arrive at the Louvre early in the morning before your breakfast reservations and get photos with the Louvre and no one in the background of your photos.
If you haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you have heard of Angelina in Paris known for their hot chocolate! After seeing hundreds of videos of this infamous hot chocolate and this restaurant, I knew I had to include it on the must do list in Paris. Angelina has several locations so try to find one closest to where you’re staying or that best fits your itinerary.
One thing to note is that Angelina Paris does not take reservations and dining is on a first come first serve basis so I recommend showing up right when they open or you’ll be waiting awhile. We showed up shortly after opening and only had about a 10 minute wait but when we left that line was long outside.
I enjoyed the ambiance, breakfast and the infamous hot chocolate. I liked that there are several breakfast/lunch options so the menu will have something for everyone.
Also, highly recommend checking out the pastries on the way out. Even if you are full, grab some macarons to enjoy later on in the day. They were so tasty!
Kong Bar Paris
Kong is an asian fusion restaurant/bar located in a glass dome. While there are several rooms to dine and hangout in Kong, I loved the atmosphere of being in the dome dining room.
We made reservations in between lunch/dinner and luckily for us it was pretty empty which meant great photos! However, as it got a bit later, more tables started to fill up.
Kong Bar looks like it would be a fun hangout spot late at night but we opted to come for apps and drinks and it hit the spot. The chicken spring rolls were so good and I had a delicious spicy margarita.
La Favorite St. Paul
La Favorite St. Paul offers a bright pink floral entrance which is perfect for an instagram photo. While you don’t need to eat here to take a photo in front of the pink entrance, it just seems right. On the inside of the restaurant, you can find even more pink floral decor all throughout. La Favorite St. Paul also offers a cute outdoor seating area to people watch as well.
La Favorite St. Paul offers fun drinks and a wide variety of food options. I went with the egg rolls for an appetizer and enjoyed the pink aesthetic.
If pink is your color, make sure to add La Favorite St. Paul to your list of restaurants to visit in Paris.
Bistro De La Tour Eiffel
Bistro De La Tour Eiffel is an authentic Parisian cafe, the ones you see all over the streets of Paris. However, we visited Bistro De La Tour Eiffel 3x while we were in Paris. We were in Paris for one week. If you sit outside, you’ll have a great view of the Eiffel Tower or you can opt to sit inside. We sat inside every time as it was pretty cold while we were in Paris.
The customer service at Bistro De La Tour Eiffel was incredible. The staff was always so friendly and remembered us every time. Great hospitality!
We always ordered the crepes (when in Paris). I also tried the French Onion Soup and Croque Monsieur (Again, when in Paris). The food was a bit basic but it hit the spot and was our go to stop before going out for the night as they’re open late and it was up the street from the first hotel we were staying at.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog on Where To Eat In Paris and found it helpful. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you try one of the 10 restaurants to eat at in Paris.
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