Traveling to the city of love with your love of good food? There are currently 15,768+ restaurant options to choose from! Here are some unique restaurants in Paris you will fall in love with, and they are all located in the heart of the city.
Finding Your Way Around Paris, France
I know you’re hungry, but before we get to the food, I want you to understand the layout of the city. Paris is made up of 20 smaller neighborhoods called arrondissements. Each of the arrondissements, or neighborhoods, are numbered and have their own unique characteristics. Towards the center of the circle is where most of the common tourist attractions are.
Travel Tip: You can easily figure out where something is located if you have the address. The last number in the zip code corresponds with the arrondissement of where it’s located.
Paris Restaurants: Within the 4th Arrondissement
My first time in Paris, I stayed on the Ile Saint Louis. Ile Saint Louis is a cute little island in the 4th arrondissement. You will find popular tourist attractions like the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Pompidou Center, and Seine River tours in this area. (Read about how “Eiffel in love with Travel” on that very first visit.)
Many of the best restaurants in Paris are located there. It’s honestly my FAVORITE place to stay in Paris because it is so quaint and perfect! Here are some remarkable Parisian restaurants in the heart of Paris, France….
*Note: This post is from February 2022. Please make sure you check the restaurant’s website to confirm that the times listed haven’t changed.
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Nos Ancetres Les Gaulois
Nos Ancetres Les Gaulois is ranked #5,502 out of #15,768 Restaurants in Paris on TripAdvisor. It is located at 39 rue Saint Louis en L Ile, 75004 Paris France. They are open daily from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for lunch and from 7:00 pm – 1:00 am for dinner. Make sure you pay attention to your timing so you don’t go when they are closed between services. (Been there, done that… oops.)
I go to Nos Ancestres Les Gaulois EVERY time I visit Paris. It’s a fun themed novelty restaurant! You can expect to have a big basket of raw vegetables on each table and a really good time.
The inside has a cave-like atmosphere without any windows. The waitstaff is dressed up and they typically have someone going from one table to the next singing and playing music.
Something that makes this one of the coolest restaurants in Paris is the unlimited cheese and wine… yes I said UNLIMITED WINE! You go to the big barrel, fill your pitcher, then bring it to your table. You can go back for refills as much as you would like. Keep in mind it’s just one type of red wine, but it’s FUN and delicious! This is definitely the best casual restaurant in Paris, France.
Le Caveau de L'Isle
Le Caveau de L’Isle is ranked #1,555 out of #15,768 restaurants in Paris. It is located at 36 rue Saint Louis en L Ile, 75004 Paris France. They are open daily from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for lunch and from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am for dinner.
The food at Le Caveau de L’Isle is consistently great, and the owner and staff are very nice. Sometimes it’s hard to find vegetarian options in Paris, but they have several on the menu here.
When I was there I tried the frog’s legs, because why not?! If you haven’t tried frog’s legs before… yes, they taste like chicken. You should try them, and escargot, when you’re in Paris.
La Favorite is ranked #12,510 out of #15,768 restaurants in Paris. It is located at 4 rue de Rivoli 75004 Paris France. They are open daily from 8:00 am until 2:00 am. That means, you don’t have to worry about missing an opportunity to eat at the best restaurant in Paris when you go there for a photo-shoot!
It’s not hard to see why the entrance to this French restaurant is a popular location for an Instagram photo. We had a delicious lunch at La Favorite while we were on a self guided food tour. If you don’t have time to eat here, make sure you at least stop by to grab a captivating selfie. It’s one of the coolest restaurants in Paris right now.
Le TresOr is ranked #1,934 out of #15,768 restaurants in Paris. It is located at 9 rue du Tresor Le Marais, 75004 Paris France. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am.
This restaurant received the 2021 Travelers Choice Award. When I visited Le TresOr the food was delicious. They have an English menu (if you need it) and they offer both inside and outside seating. Their specialties are fried egg, sausage, aligot. The food at Le TresOr is consistently good! If you have the opportunity to visit for brunch, you won’t be disappointed!
Le St Regis
Le St Regis is ranked #1,030 out of #15,768 restaurants in Paris. It is located at 6 rue Jean du Bellay, 75004 Paris France. They are open daily from 7:00 am to 2:00 am. This restaurant received the 2021 Travelers Choice Award. It’s DEFINITELY the best restaurant in Paris to get breakfast!
This was my FAVORITE breakfast spot in Paris, France. We ate there multiple times. They have an English menu, which is helpful, DELICIOUS food and incredibly friendly waitstaff. Seriously, the first time I ate at St. Regis was in 2013, and I’ve thought about it ever since. I RECOMMEND it 10/10!
Paris Restaurants: Tastings and Tours
O Chateau is ranked #820 out of #15,768 restaurants in Paris on TripAdvisor. It is located at 68 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau 75001, Paris France. This is actually in the 1st arrondissement, but it’s not far from the 4th. They are open Monday through Saturday from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am.
Aside from dinner, O Chateau offers wine and cheese tastings. This was one of my FAVORITE things to do in Paris. It’s so nice, I did it TWICE!
If you are looking for a memorable and romantic dinner then THIS is the place to go. It’s not difficult to find some of the most romantic restaurants in Paris, but O Chateau is an experience!
Get Your Guide has a really cool tour option for O Chateau. It’s a two hour long food and wine paring. This dinner, with a customized wine selection, is going to be a once in a lifetime experience during your visit to Paris, France!
I have done these parings before and they are AWESOME. Check out TripAdvisor’s beautiful pictures and reviews to see more about why it’s ranked #33 out of #406 food and drink tours in Paris.
Walking Food Tour
I’ve tried a few different food tours in Paris. In my post, “1 Thing you Must do Every Time you Travel” I talked about doing all different types of tours.
Food tours are so much fun to experience when you go to a new country. It’s a perfect opportunity to have a local show you the best places to eat, and it’s a great way to try different foods. I had the best hot chocolate of my LIFE on a food tour in Paris!
The Marais Walking Food Tour is a perfect way to sample Paris. In 3+ hours you will walk around Paris to taste cheese, wine, chocolates, pastries and stop at a restaurant. There are 8-10 stops on the food tour. I PROMISE you that this will be an amazing experience you will ALWAYS remember.
When you are visiting Paris there will be tons of restaurants to pick from and it can be overwhelming. When I’m traveling somewhere new I use Pinterest and TripAdvisor to help me. I’d suggest that you do some research before you go so you can find some of the best restaurants in Paris, France.
TIP: TripAdvisor allows you to make restaurant reservations right from their site!
LET’S CONNECT: Which one of the restaurants from “Restaurants in Paris You will Fall in Love With” do you think you’d definitely want to try?