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Sitting pretty atop the Centre Pompidou, the Costes brothers landmark is itself a work of art housed at the Parisian creative pulse. Georges' futuristic dining room is composed of four bubble-like spaces decorated in aluminum and rubber to exude an industrial appeal. Large bay windows and a spacious terrace usher in bouts of natural light and provide diners with panoramic views of the capital. The cuisine is contemporary, with French classics like Millefeuille de Crabe et Champignons (crab and mushroom in filo pastry), and Canard au Caramel et au Coco (duck in a caramel and coconut sauce). Do leave room for their signature Chocolate Mousse.

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La Tour d'Argent

Though the year it was founded is still in unsure grounds, La Tour d'Argent is a Parisian institution to be reckoned with. Situated on the sixth floor of a luxurious champagne-colored building, the restaurant offers stunning views over the Seine and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Young, talented chefs ensure that the menu is of consistently high quality, and prices are what you would expect to pay for its sublime offerings of duckling, foie gras and lobster. It also has an exceptional wine cellar containing over 450,000 bottles, out of which only 15,000 are offered to diners on a 400 page list. Let the sommelier help you in choosing the right one for your meal. This restaurant is ideal for a romantic dinner with your beloved in the city of romance. La Tour d'Argent is closed in the month of August and reservations are highly recommended, so plan your visit accordingly.

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Café Mollien

Take the regal marble stairway to Café Mollien at the Musée du Louvre, which is home to several dining alternatives. Marvel at ornate columns, opulent decor and renowned masterpieces while enjoying a light lunch of cheese and bacon quiche, ham baguette, vegetable soup, pain au chocolat or apple pie with specialty tea or coffee. The balcony is punctuated by atlantes and caryatids that overlook the Carrousel gardens. Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting, Mona Lisa, is within stumbling distance of this cafe.

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Café de la Paix

Inaugurated in 1862, this café is undoubtedly one of the most popular in Paris. With its exquisite Second Empire style, it has forever been a favored hangout for celebrities and tourists alike. The leafy look combined with the rich décor of ornate flourishes and deep polished wood creates an atmosphere of freshness blending with class. You can drop in here for an early breakfast or a delayed supper as the café remains open till late in the night. During winter, you can dine alfresco at the winter terrace that overlooks the Boulevard des Capucines, while summer months see crowds filling in at the open air terrace that gives a great view of the Place de l'Opera. While in Paris, this is one destination you should not miss.

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Pavyllon is one of the oldest and charming restaurants in the Champs-Élysées vicinity. The grand decor exudes an old-world charm, while the ambiance makes you feel like you've been transported back in the 1700s. The interiors are rich with the use of sagebrush velvet for tables, grand art decors and the show-stealer is the grand Bay windows that overlook the beautiful garden. The cuisine is essentially French, Chef Yannick Alléno created magic in his kitchen with his originality and flavors. Global cuisine is reinvented in a playful manner and do not forget to try Kalamata olives and fermented rye bread with jamón Ibérico mousse or fritters of jasmine flower with orange-blossom turbot. The dress code calls for jackets and gowns for ladies. Head to Pavyllon to celebrate special occasions or for a lovely dinner with your loved ones.

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A perfect venue for celebrating special occasions, this fine, upscale restaurant offers the ideal setting and cuisine that can make your dining experience a memorable one. The special feature at Lasserre is its painted roof that opens up during the summer months to give diners a breath-taking view of the starry sky above. The menu is a treat of traditional French fare with Chateaubriand, light green asparagus and salmon dishes on the list. The Millefeuille (Napoléon) is definitely worth a try even for those of you who lack a sweet-tooth. This multi-layered treat can increase the pleasure of dining here three-fold!

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Chez Francis

With an unobstructed view of one of the world's most beautiful and romantic monuments, the Eiffel Tower, Chez Francis has an added advantage than your other Parisian brasseries. The restaurant's enviable location and its proximity to other tourist attractions such as the Pont de l'Alma and Champs-Elysées is one of the reasons for its popularity. The rich interiors are warm and inviting while the fabulous seafood dishes will delight your palates. If you are not into seafood, their other dishes are equally noteworthy. Chez Francis is known for its magnificent terrace which has the most breathtaking views and is idyllic for a special occasion.

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6 New York

Dine almost next door to the Eiffel Tower- the pride of Paris, with its glittering lights shining onto your plate decorated with fine dishes cooked in local traditional recipes. 6 New York is a lavish restaurant that one must visit while in the city in order to sample some gourmet preparations along-with experiencing some of the famous French charm. A memorable evening is guaranteed here what with recipes like Swordfish Steak, Roasted Veal Chop and Filet of Steamed Bass with spaghetti that engage the taste-buds while the eyes keep taking in the breathtaking scenery from the windows.

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Les Ombres

Les Ombres (The Shadows) has one of the most spectacular, close up views of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Situated on the fifth floor of the Musée du Quai Branly, the food and wines here are equally as spectacular as the view. Chef Arno Busquet's classic French ingredients evoke exotic flavors of Asia, Africa, Oceana and America. Not for those who prefer simple food, signature dishes include Cod steak deglazed with ginger caramel, accompanied with Puy green lentils with lemongrass. Les Ombres is an ideal place to impress your date or close that important business deal. Try to get a table by the window.

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Highly acclaimed for its impeccable seafood, Antoine is the best bet to savor some fine creations. The chef Antoine Vigneron has left no stone unturned to provide diners with some well-needed grub from the heart of the ocean. There is fine shell fish, Carpaccio de Maigre, Filet de Boef and sea trout. Along with this, the restaurant also serves a fine selection of wines to tease the taste-buds a bit more. Dine here overlooking the Eiffel Tower in the distance while partaking of a savory menu.

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58 Tour Eiffel

Dining on the Effiel Tower will certainly be the cherry on top of your Parisian vacation. And to make this wish come true, 58 Tour Eiffel is here to offer you this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Stop and have a delicious yet beautifully composed lunch or dinner, and look out at the panoramic view of the contrast of modern buildings and classic architecture from the giant glass windows. Romance thrives with the very first step inside 58 Tour Eiffel, and the breathtaking scenery only deepens it. For this romantic evening, patrons are requested to be dressed to the T (formals for men and classy silhouettes for the ladies).

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The Libertalia is a restaurant-boat moored at Quais de Seine in Ivry. Its restaurant is composed of two levels and is divided into three specific spaces: cozy atmosphere, cargo atmosphere, design decoration. The cuisine is quite traditional but also includes more exotic flavors. When the weather is nice, you will fully enjoy the 1200 square-meter (12,916 square-feet) terrace. Every Friday and Saturday evening, the Libertalia offers diner with a show including magic and karaoke, followed by a dance party until early morning. Moreover, a permanent photography exhibition and cookery activities make it one of the trendiest places of Parisian nights. Call ahead or refer to their website for hours of operation.

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What is Kim Kardashian's favorite restaurant in Paris? ›

Kim Kardashian's favorite restaurant in the world is Ferdi, located in Paris.

Is it worth eating at Eiffel Tower? ›

The Eiffel Tower restaurants provide guests with the best view in all of Paris. Meals run on the expensive side, but when you factor in the advantage of skipping the long entry line and the overall once in a lifetime opportunity of dining in the Eiffel Tower - the experience is well worth the cost.

What was Marilyn Monroe favorite restaurant? ›

Barney's Beanery

In a vintage story by Route 66 Magazine, Monroe's penchant for Barney's Beanery's chili is revealed. She would often stop in during the filming of the same Some Like it Hot for a comforting bowl of the chili that is still on the menu today.

What is Kylie Jenner's fav restaurant? ›

Both Kendall and Kylie are known for hitting up Serafina Meatpacking, an Italian restaurant that's in New York. The name might not sound delicious, but you know that if the Kardashian-Jenner ladies are eating there, it's got to be good!

What is Adele's favorite restaurant? ›

In a recent 73 Questions interview with Vogue, the acclaimed LA-based British singer named this Michelin-starred restaurant in particular from her home city of London that captured her fancy: Kai Mayfair.

What is the number 1 most popular restaurant? ›


What shoes not to wear in Paris? ›

To avoid standing out as a tourist on the Parisian streets, avoid items like original UGG boots, clunky tennis shoes, flip flops, and sweatpants. Paris clothes look presentable at all times; your goal is to maintain a comfortable look, while exuding femininity and edge. These are some popular shoes for Paris!

What are 2 things that you shouldn't do when you're eating in France? ›

Things you should NEVER do when dining in France
  • Don't ask for more food.
  • Don't get your steak well done.
  • Don't put your bread on the plate.
  • Don't put butter on the bread.
  • Don't drink anything but wine or water with dinner.
  • Cut into cheese correctly (or let someone else do it)
  • Don't cut up the lettuce.
28 Mar 2017

Is it rude not to tip in Paris? ›

Tipping is not required in France (although there are a few exceptions). You don't need to tip French waitstaff because they get a living wage and benefits. It is NOT considered rude to tip in France. There is no standard percentage for tips in France.

What's the best month to go to Paris? ›

September and October are arguably the best months to be in Paris — a brisk breeze seeps into the air, Paris Fashion Week is in full force, and turning leaves line the city's most scenic jardins. Finally, November and December bring seasonal cheer, French delicacies, and galette des rois in shop windows.

What is the best time to eat dinner in Paris? ›

Eating Schedule

In Paris, there are two distinct service times: Lunch is typically from around 12 until 2:30, and dinner around 7:30-11 p.m. If you are hungry in between, you can always step into a patisserie or boulangerie.

What was Frank Sinatra favorite restaurant? ›

Patsy's Italian Restaurant: Frank Sinatra's Favorite.

What was John Wayne's favorite restaurant? ›

It isn't hard to find a restaurant serving prime rib and steak in Orange County, but how many can seat you at John Wayne's favorite table? The charismatic screen legend was a frequent guest at Gulliver's and it's easy to see why.

What is Rihanna's favorite restaurant? ›

Kim Kardashian and Rihanna might not have a lot in common, but they do share a love for the same Italian restaurant. The reality TV star and Fenty beauty mogul are both huge fans of Giorgio Baldi, a family-owned restaurant right on the border of Santa Monica and the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles.

What is Kim Kardashian's favorite restaurant? ›

Ah, young love. Kardashian is a Giorgio Baldi regular, even calling it "the best restaurant ever." The only bigger fan is probably Rihanna, who loves the Santa Monica spot so much that she's been known to eat there three times a week.

What is Taylor Swift favorite restaurant? ›

You can find Taylor Swift at the Pancake Pantry in Nashville, Tennessee. According to Glamour, Taylor Swift lives for the sweet potato pancakes at the Pancake Pantry in Nashville, Tennessee.

What is Bill Gates favorite restaurant? ›

Bill Gates' favorite restaurant - Ivar's Salmon House.

What is the prettiest place in Paris? ›

The most beautiful places to visit in Paris: Luxembourg Gardens, Palace of Versailles, and more
  • Luxembourg Gardens. Image: Tania Malrechauffe / Unsplash. ...
  • Galeries Lafayette Haussmann. ...
  • Palace of Versailles. ...
  • Panthéon. ...
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral. ...
  • Palais Garnier. ...
  • Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. ...
  • Louvre Museum.
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What is the prettiest street in Paris? ›

Rue de l'Abreuvoir in 18th arrondissement

This Paris street is known as the prettiest street in Paris. Start your stroll at the famous La Maison Rose and continue down the cobbled road towards the Statue of Dalida. This offers the best view of the Sacré-Coeur in the distance.

What is the most elegant part of Paris? ›

The eighth arrondissement is exceptionally elegant. From the exquisite Pont Alexandre III bridge leading into it from the south, along the famed Champs-Élysées avenue, all the way to the magnificent Parc Monceau, this is one of the finest parts of Paris.

What is Taylor Swift's favorite restaurant in LA? ›

Gracias Madre. This Taylor Swift-approved restaurant in West Hollywood is so high on the celebrity hit-list that paparazzi are positioned outside on any given day.

What is Adele's illness? ›

Adele has detailed her battles with anxiety and depression, revealing she was left bedbound and struggling with her mental health in the midst of her divorce from Simon Konecki.

What is Ed Sheeran's favorite restaurant? ›

Ed visits Akari every year to celebrate his anniversary with wife Cherry Seaborn. They're such big fans Ed that even told the hosts: "That's probably my favourite restaurant in the world."

Which is the No 1 restaurant in the world? ›

World's Best Restaurant
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What is the only 7 star restaurant in the world? ›

Head to Al Iwan restaurant at Burj Al Arab, dubbed to be "the world's only 7-star hotel". Enjoy a high-class buffet lunch or dinner of authentic Arabian dishes while you take in the sea and city views of Dubai.

What is the #1 food in the world? ›

Pizza is the topmost liked food in the world. Today you can find pizza in almost every corner of the world. This traditional Italian dish is made of flattened round dough topped with cheese, and tomatoes, and additionally garnished with basil, olives, and oregano.

What do you wear in Paris not to look like a tourist? ›

Dress Appropriately

Skip the baseball caps, white socks, sneakers, large colorful backpacks, and fanny packs. Instead, opt for dark skinny jeans, plain shirts without logos, and leather shoes. Top it off with a scarf and you will look tres French.

Is it OK to wear shorts in Paris? ›

France is a free country, you can wear shorts in Paris anytime and anywhere, except perhaps in high-end restaurants with dress codes, or possibly religious institutions that prohibit bare legs (or shoulders).

What things are considered rude in France? ›

Things Tourists Should Never Do in France
  • Never Underestimate How Far a Few French Words Can Go. ...
  • Never Wave Wildly at a Waiter to Get Their Attention. ...
  • Try Not to Speak Louder Than Everyone Else, Particularly at Night. ...
  • Never Leave Your Cell Phone Out When Having a Coffee/Meal With Friends.

Can you wear jeans to dinner in Paris? ›

Jeans (besides dark or black-wash) are usually safest to avoid. I'd recommend a skirt, tights, and a nice blouse—paired with either boots or heels. If you're ever unsure of what would be allowed, opt for semi-formal attire: a dress or skirt (always with tights) or slacks.

Do you tip in Paris? ›

You won't need to calculate a tip. Not a major one, anyway. As opposed to the U.S., where most waiters make their living from tips, servers in Paris are paid a living wage. And since service is already included in the price, no one is expecting you to tack on an additional 20 to 25 percent at the end of the meal.

What do you wear for lunch in Paris? ›

Bring a nice coat or blazer, a pair of quality shoes, and one or two pairs of nice pants. As far as shoes go, avoid flip-flops and clunky, white tennis shoes; what you wear on your feet should be both stylish and comfortable, as you'll be walking quite a bit.

What is considered rude in Paris? ›

Visiting. French people tend not to visit unannounced or uninvited. To do so is considered rude. When invited to a dinner, it is common for guests to ask their hosts if they are required to bring something on the day.

Is it rude to finish your plate in France? ›

French etiquette indicates that you should finish your plate, or the host will be offended (thinking that the meal was bad). What is this? There is a potential conflict here, as in some cultures if you finish your plate it means you didn't get enough!

What should you not say to a French person? ›

We've both put our pieds in our mouths at a few dinner parties, so take it from us and avoid these topics:
  • “You're French? ...
  • “Your accent is sooooo cute!” ...
  • “Ew, you eat that?” ...
  • “So, what do you do for a living?” ...
  • “I love your home/car/bag, it's so nice. ...
  • “Everyone knows French people don't like to work.”
16 Apr 2019

Is it rude to smile in France? ›

It's not a sign of unfriendliness but simply a different way of conducting interactions. French people aren't unhappy or rude, they simply smile a little bit less than Americans tend to expect. In fact, Americans value smiles a lot more than many cultures.

Can you drink tap water in Paris? ›

Paris tap water is considered safe to drink according to French, EU and international standards (WHO). Every day at the Eau de Paris research and analysis laboratories receive and record over 200 samples which divided among different chemical, organic chemistry, bacteriology, and corrosion departments.

How much cash should I bring to Paris? ›

Bring 100€-200€ in cash with you to Paris to cover small expenses, tips, and perhaps a cab ride into the city. Use a credit or debit card from a bank with low or no foreign transaction fees to charge most other purchases while in Paris, such as restaurant meals and any shopping you might do.

How many days in Paris is enough? ›

At the minimum, plan for 3 days in Paris to get a great taste of the city, visit some of the main sights, and explore the main neighborhoods. But if you really want to enjoy yourself, I'd recommend 7 days in Paris as a good starting point, especially if it's somewhere you've been dreaming of visiting for a long time.

What is the cheapest month to go to Paris? ›

High season is considered to be June and July. The cheapest month to fly to Paris is February. Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Paris flight deals.

Can you wear jeans in Paris? ›

You can wear jeans, if they are discreet, dark and well cut, but not in the evening, and not with a tee shirt and sneakers – you would look too casual. If you're planning to enjoy a night out on the town, this is a good rule to remember. Most nightclubs won't allow you in if you're wearing sneakers and jeans.

How much is a decent meal in Paris? ›

Many French restaurants in Paris feature set menus, where diners receive a set array of courses at a standard price. On average, a non-touristy restaurant in Paris will charge between 15 and 25 Euros per set menu, but you can expect to pay more at trendier restaurants or restaurants in tourist-heavy areas.

What is a famous dish in Paris? ›

The croissant is a must-eat in Paris and – thanks to its unique shape and taste – the most famous food in Paris. It is the perfect French staple for breakfast, and a perfect buttery snack at any time of the day.

What do you wear to dinner at the Eiffel Tower? ›

Our dress code is smart casual, however we do not oblige our guest to wear a tie or a jacket. Sportswear (such as t-shirts, shorts, trainers etc...) are not accepted.

Where did the Kardashians eat in Paris? ›

Where reality TV royalty come to eat when in Paris, this snug little brasserie is a regular haunt of Kim Kardashian, who's fallen for its now legendary burgers.

Where does Kim K stay in Paris? ›

Here's what we know about the robbery perpetrated upon Kim Kardashian West in Paris. The reality star was restrained in her hotel room at the Hôtel de Pourtalès and and robbed at gunpoint of jewelry worth an estimated $9 million.

What restaurant did Kim Kardashian go-to? ›

The Skims founder filmed herself donning the white feathers around her neck as the restaurant employee took her order. “We stopped at In-N-Out because we couldn't make it to Carbone in Vegas,” Kim said in another video while panning over to Khloé, who flashed a peace sign.

Where did Emily in Paris eat? ›

Ristorante Terra Nera

Gabriel's restaurant called “Les Deux Compères” in the series is actually an Italian bistro called Terra Nera. This small bistro is located adjacent to Place de l'Estrapade, which is home to both Gabriel and Emily.

What was Julia Child's favorite restaurant in Paris? ›

Chez Georges is known as one of Julia Child's favorite restaurants, and I certainly know why!

What do the Kardashians get at Nobu? ›

During an appearance on "Today," Kim Kardashian called the lychee martini from Nobu "the best" cocktail. While the reality star famously doesn't drink alcohol frequently, she said if she were to imbibe it would be with the signature Nobu cocktail or, about once every four years, a few shots of tequila.

Where do Beyonce and Jay Z stay in Paris? ›

In Paris, Beyoncé's preferred place to stay is Hotel Le Meurice.

Where is Kanye West apartment in Paris? ›

Kim and husband Kanye West prefer the 3,700-square-foot penthouse and stayed there when their whirlwind wedding trip stopped in Paris two years ago. The luxury apartment costs $17,000 per night and is located near major couture houses in the city's 8th district.

Which hotel do celebrities stay in Paris? ›

Shangri-La Paris

It quickly earned major celeb approval; Beyoncé and Jay-Z are among the many famous faces who have stayed in the Shangri-La. Guests can dine in either La Bauhinia or the Michelin-starred Shang Palace, or stop in for a drink at the bar.

Where do Kardashians hang out? ›

Here's a list of the Kardashian's fave go-to spots to dine out, from Calabasas to NYC.
  • Health Nut. ...
  • Serafina Meatpacking. ...
  • Craig's. ...
  • Carbone. ...
  • Nobu. ...
  • Carousel. ...
  • Sugarfish. ...
  • 8. Cafe du Monde.
30 Sept 2017

What restaurant does Kanye West own? ›

If you hadn't seen or heard enough from the Chicago-bred rapper lately, you'll be seeing more of Kanye West in the year to come. Mr.

What are The Kardashians always eating? ›

In 2016, Kim Kardashian even gave the restaurant a shout out on her since-shuttered app and website, detailing each of her sisters favorite Health Nut orders in a post titled “Tossing Salads with My Sisters.” According to Kim, she and Khloé's go-to is the Chinese chicken salad with a mango “green-tini” to drink, ...


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