Paris restaurants by arrondissement

Posted on January 7, 2010


These are some of my favourite cafes and restaurants in Paris. They are listed by numbered arrondissements…

1st and 2nd  arrondissements – Chatelet, Le Louvre

  • Café Marley by the pyramid of the Louvre – wonderful location and food is good. Get a table on the terasse.
  • Comptoir Gastronomie, rue Montmartre – for fois gras and meaty dishes. Set in a delicatessen. Best in winter.
  • Presto Fresco, rue Montmartre – Yummy ravioli and Italian food
  • Au Pied de Cochon – for late night eats (24hr restaurant), the onion soup is highly recommended after a few drinks!
  • Rue St Anne (pretty much anywhere) for asian soups
  • Marche St Honore – for brunch spots, one of my favourites is Rouge
  • Un Drôle Endroit pour une Rencontre, rue Montorgeuil – American Style diner with great burgers. Try and get a table on the pavement so that you can watch the beautiful Parisians go by.
  • Max y Jeremy (just off Montorgueil) – small but yummy tapas resto Caldo Fredo, rue Montorgueil – they do the best sandwiches ever. Get takeaway and then go and sit in front of St Eustache and watch  the world go by. Perhaps popping back for an ice-cream from the shop opposite.

In fact, you could spend a vast amount of time around the trendy little boutique shops and restaurants on rue Montorgueil, rue Montmartre and rue Tiquetonne. These streets are my favourite in Paris. It’s one of my first stops when I go back to the city.

3rd Arrondissement – North and East of the Pompidou

  • 404 (and the Andy Wahloo for drinks before/after) – Trendy Moroccan restaurant with a twist (duck and apple tagine is yummy)
  • Hangar – makes great French food and is tucked away so you mostly just find locals and those in the know, fantastic.

Millefeuille de thon at le Petit Marche

4th Arrondissment – The Marais

5th Arrondissement – Latin Quarter (beware all the tourist traps!)

  • Le Porte Pot, 14 rue Boutebrie- small wine bar with  great food

6th and 14th Arrondissements – Montparnasse

8th Arrondissement – Champs Elysee

  • Laduree – a busy tourist area I don’t like but it’s worth a trip for the great décor, tea and the famous macaroons

9th/10th Arrondissement – Opera and Grands Boulevards

  • L’Office, rue Richer – good fun, small resto with good fresh food. There is a a menu of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts that changes daily (3 courses 30eur)
  • Le Jardinier, rue Richer – wonderful food, quiet, cosy atmosphere (see also: )
  • Passage Brady just off rue Faubourg St Denis for Indian restaurants
  • La Grille, 80 rue de Faubourg Poissonniere for old style French food – have the turbot!
  • Chez Jeanette, Faubourg St Denis – Trendy café/diner. Great Burgers

18th Arrondissement – Montmartre

  • Café Burq, rue Burq. Great fun and the food is wonderful (3 courses around 30eur)
  • La Famille – must book, great cocktails (3 courses around 35eur)
  • Coquelicot, rue des Abesses – For Brunch. Cheap yummy food.