Paris is our favorite city in the world. The first time we went, we actually HATED it. But, we’ve been fortunate enough to go back a few times, and now we love it more than anywhere else in the world. Some of the biggest mistakes we made, when we first went to Paris, was assuming that all restaurants would be great. We thought we could go anywhere, and find great French food, at reasonable prices, in a romantic atmosphere. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. Since then, we’ve become research fanatics, and found our favorite places to eat in Paris. In order for us to recommend a restaurant to you, it has to have great food, reasonable prices, and amazing ambiance. Today, we’re sharing the places you can’t miss in Paris, so you can live our your Mary Kate and Ashley Passport in Paris dreams.
-Le Potager du Père Thierry
This tiny restaurant near The Sacred Heart specializes in all things duck, and is ADORABLE. Get there right before it opens if you want to guarantee a seat.
-Picnic supplies along the Rue Clare
Head to the Rue Clare and pick up supplies for a picnic lunch – we love the fresh fruit, bagettes, cheese, and wine. The Rue Clare is a short walk to the Eiffel Tower, for the perfect picnic spot.
-Le Boulanger Des Invalides
If you only go to one bakery in Paris (and really, you should go to every bakery you see, whenever you want), make it this one. They have the BEST pastries I’ve had in my whole life, and it shouldn’t be missed.
You know you can’t go to Paris without eating a crepe, but they aren’t all created equal. Some places will try to sell you lukewarm crepes that just aren’t good. These are FANTASTIC. We recommend the four cheese, and the nutella and coconut. They’re literally bits of heaven.
This might be my favorite bar I’ve ever been to – it’s full of wine bottles, CD’s, and dim lighting. All glasses of wine are 5 euros.
-Comptoir de la Gastronomie
The might be the best meal I’ve ever had. Sit outside with a warm blanket on your lap, an incredible glass of red wine, and order the Foie Gras Ravioli. I promise it will change your life.
-Le Temps des Cerises
This is what you imagine when you picture a Parisian restaurant. Everything is in french, and you’ll have to translate on your phone. We love the risotto and escargot, and cozy atmosphere.
-Au Petit Suisse
This was our favorite restaurant from our Honeymoon, and we make it a point to have dinner here on every trip to Paris.