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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Tapas Restaurant
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“Magnificent food court at the Bon Marché department store. Excellent selection of brands and products. to buy to eat in Paris or to bring back home. ”
  • 180 locals recommend
Brasserie
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“A beautiful and famous parisian brasserie. You can enjoy fish, shellfish, choucroute and many french specialities.”
  • 96 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Parisian elegant old style restaurant and bar where Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Lenine (too) used to go.”
  • 70 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Breathtaking view of the city from the very top of the Tour Montparnasse. You can also just come for coffee and dessert between 14h and 17h. (Do not confuse with the paid observation deck. This is a restaurant.)”
  • 58 locals recommend
Crêperie
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“My favourite Breton creperie. Their aubergine galette is to die for, as are any other of their galettes and crepes. For dessert, a crepe with salted caramel and a ball of vanilla bean ice cream is perfection.”
  • 52 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Pour manger des fruits de mer (menu le midi). Famous sea food restaurant (cheaper at lunch).”
  • 37 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Best bar in the World, according to the Gurdian ! A dingy, smoky cellar bar. Walking into Chez Georges is like finding yourself on the set of a Truffaut film. It’s full of effortlessly cool people who don’t seem to be up themselves, which of course makes them seem even cooler. Early evening everyone is huddled round tiny tables drinking red wine out of glass tumblers or squeezed on to sofas. Come closing time the floor is a mass of flailing limbs and nodding heads.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bookshop
“The Théâtre du Lucernaire is a great and typical independant cultural centre with up to 9 theatre shows per night, a cinema, a restaurant, a bar and a small bookshop.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Auvergne Restaurant
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“3)Have lunch or dinner if you’re starving to the Plomb du Cantal (3, street Gaîté or street du Maine). Cross Av du Maine and take the little street of Rue du Maine on the left just beside the nice bakery go ahead you’ll find it on your right or continue for the second one in the other side of Gaité street just in face of you. You should be there early enough around 12h or 19h to find a table as they don’t take any booking.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Mammamia this is where you will eat the best pizza of Paris (and one of the most expensive) ! When it is crowded I like to take away. Everybody like this restaurant, French families, young couples on a date, famous French actors and writers, everybody meets here.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
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“My favorite fish restaurant. French celebrities use to go there. It is a secret place for politicians, publishers and journalists to meet and conspire... Artists and writers hang around with their mistresses... Ask a table inside of the restaurant. Those who sit at the terrace are tourists. Au désert, ask a Mille Feuilles, you will be impressed! Their Crème Brûlée is one of the best in Paris. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Bar mythique, jazz et cocktails, voyage dans les 30th's. A trip back to the 30th's, cocktails and jazz. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paum Sartre use to go there...”
  • 28 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“A French institution. Normally a private member's club, but you can try to sneak in if you fit the style. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“A salon de thé near Montparnasse with exquisite and inventive pastries and a yummy, light, and reasonable lunch or brunch prix fixe, takes reservations.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Across the street, one of the best bakery / food place. Take away available. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“Nice café, a bit old-fashioned but typically Parisian with extensive and good homemade food offer, nice garçons de café”
  • 19 locals recommend