Where to eat

Paris

Curated by Eva Tsang, words by Marissa Cox

Paris is currently undergoing a culinary renaissance. The stuffy, over-priced bistros, renowned for their starched tablecloths and pretentious staff are rapidly being replaced by a new generation of restaurants. We’ve picked our favorite places headed up by chefs who use fresh, local ingredients and aren’t afraid to experiment.


  • 1

    Clamato

    Restaurant

    Bertrand Grébaut’s newest venture specializing in fish and shellfish, such as razor clams, haddock buns, scallops and clam soup, served on small tapas-style plates. Located in the trendy 11th arrondissement, the green-fronted restaurant has a modest space, with a stripped back interior and laid-back atmosphere.

    Clamato
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Clamato
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Clamato
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 2

    Restaurant

    Michelin-starred restaurant by Chef Bertrand Grébaut, offering a simple menu of fresh, seasonal ingredients that places quality over quantity. Dishes are artfully presented on crisp white plates and laid onto rustic tables in an airy, unassuming space.

    Septime
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Septime
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Septime
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 3

    Restaurant

    Restaurant and wine bar in an intimate setting situated just a few steps away from the Palais Royal in the 1st arrondissement, serving classic dishes with a fresh and creative twist.

    Verjus
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Verjus
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Verjus
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 4

    Restaurant

    Japanese canteen style restaurant specializing in authentic udon noodles and tapas. It's minimalist décor mirrors traditional noodle bars found in Japan with white tiles, exposed brick walls and large floor-to-ceiling windows that opens up during the warmer seasons.

    Kunitoraya
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Kunitoraya
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 5

    Restaurant & coffee shop

    Popular coffee and brunch spot in the hip Canal Saint Martin neighborhood, serving up homemade granola, pancakes and various egg combinations that change with the season.

    Holybelly
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Holybelly
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Holybelly
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 6

    Restaurant

    Innovative restaurant by fast-rising chef David Toutain in a minimalist space of earthy tones and discreetly arranged plants. Dishes are inspired by nature where fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers play the star.

    David Toutain
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    David Toutain
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 7

    Restaurant

    Popular restaurant by star chef Christian Constant, specializing in warm and comforting French classics using seasonal ingredients, served in little cast iron pots, hence it's name.

    Les Cocottes
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Les Cocottes
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 8

    Restaurant

    Restaurant specializing in traditional French fare in a charming Parisian style space. Dishing up fois gras, beef bourguignon, duck confit and crème caramel for dessert, it’s the epitome of what the Michelin-starred French chef does best.

    Cafe Constant
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Cafe Constant
    Photography by Stefan Karlström

  • 9

    Restaurant

    Casual outpost of the highly rated and almost impossible to book Frenchie, located on the same street, rue de Nil. The Anglo-inspired eatery features comfort food with a French twist such as pulled pork sandwiches, pastrami on rye and fish and chips. Sweet treats like cheesecake and doughnuts are also available.

    Frenchie To Go
    Photography by Stefan Karlström
    Frenchie To Go
    Photography by Stefan Karlström