David Toutain currently holds the #5 position in our ranking of favorite Tasting Menus over 100€. David Toutain, who brought acclaim to Agapé Substance before jumping ship back in December 2012, returned to the Paris scene with this signature restaurant in 2013. His meticulous and conceptual cooking highlights seasonal produce,
Worth a trip for the gorgeous terrace alone (at lunchtime only). The excellent all-Burgundy wine list and fresh, albeit somewhat underseasoned, modern French dishes don’t hurt either.
A recent visit didn’t live up to the hype in which Thierry Dufroux’s Basque-inflected bistrot was declared “one of the revelations of 2013.” With the exception of a vanilla millefeuille with fresh strawberries, every dish was fine but forgettable. The wine list was uninspired and
Practical information Address: 79 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Nearest transport: La Tour-Maubourg (8), Invalides (8, 13, RER C) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Thursday & Friday for lunch and dinner; Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday for dinner only Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance Telephone: 01 47 05
Practical information Address: 27 rue Pierre Leroux, 75007 Nearest transport: Vaneau (10) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 47 34 94 14 Average price for lunch: 40-59€ Average price for dinner: 60-100€ Style of
Practical information Address: 5 rue Perronet, 75007 Nearest transport: Rue du Bac (12), Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance. Reservations open 15 days in advance. Telephone: 01 75 50 00 05 Average price
Practical information Address: 18 rue Jean-Nicot, 75007 Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8) Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday all day Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome Telephone: 01 53 59 96 96 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price for dinner: 20-39€ Style of cuisine: Spanish,
Don’t miss the single-origin chocolate mousse bar at Chapon.
This charming shop near Le Bon Marché has been spinning ice creams and sorbets since 1982. A menu of savory crêpes is also available in the small dining room, should you feel the need to have a more balanced diet.
Michel Chaudun is, simply, a master.
The real specialty at this classic, luxe shop is Armagnac, with vintages dating back to 1868. Don’t know the first thing about Armagnac? Just ask, and one of the friendly staff will pour you a taste. The back room houses an impressive collection of first growth Bordeaux (Margaux, Latour) and Chateau d’Yquem, and R-D bottles their own lines of port and Scotch, too.
The best of Normandy’s lactic bounty is put to good use at this ice cream shop, the Paris outpost of a Deauville classic.
Sulpice Debauve was the chocolatier to Marie Antoinette, and you’ll pay a queen’s ransom for a box of her preferred pistoles. She ate them as medicine, and this shop retains its original apothecary display case. A Paris chocolate landmark.
This chocolate shop has had a presence on the rue du Bac for nearly 200 years. There’s a tea salon, too, for tasting on the spot.
This historic cheese shop has several locations around Paris.
A fantastic bakery in the location formerly owned by another master, Jean-Luc Poujauran
Mistress of cheese Marie Quatrehomme received the M.O.F. designation — Meilleur Ouvrier de France — in 2000.
Simply one of the most beautiful (and expensive) fromageries in Paris.
One of the most elegant cheese shops in Paris, Marie-Anne Cantin also offers cheese tasting classes.
Whether you go for a pastry and a custom-flavored chocolat chaud or a box of perfect bonbons and truffles, Jean-Paul Hévin is a must for any chocolate lover.
This historic traiteur and patisserie invented the oft-imitated Opera Cake.
Don’t let the multiple locations fool you into thinking that this is some kind of mediocre chain bakery: The breads at Kayser are excellent.
Touchard finished ninth in the 2009 Grand Prix de la Baguette.
A favorite for macarons.
Gosselin’s baguette was rated fifth best in the city in 2010.
Part of the new wave of cafés, Coutume serves serious coffee drinks along with light & healthy lunch fare.
Collector Rémi Flachard offers a treasure trove of out-of-print and antique cookbooks, plus restaurant and banquet menus from bygone eras. A delight.
Pastry chef Hugues Pouget gives classic and seasonal flavors dueling personalities – the innovative Hugo and more classic Victor – in this sleek boutique. Macarons, chocolates, and breakfast treats are on offer, too.
The food hall of department store Le Bon Marché, offering fresh food and fine groceries for chic one-stop shopping.
The Obamas ate here! The Obamas ate here! This perpetual favorite, a mainstay on the crowded rue Saint-Dominique, offers classic cooking with a southwestern tilt. Open every day.