|Restaurants in Dijon, France
|Known as a center of good eating, Dijon has many restaurants.
Dijon and Burgundian food is known around the world, and you'll find plenty of restaurants in Dijon to choose from. Here are three principal restaurant areas to consider.
Place de la Libération
The central plaza of Dijon (map) is ringed with restaurants of all types, ranging from simple local cafés to a Michelin-star restaurant. The Place de la Libération is a great place to sit and enjoy views of the Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne and watch kids play in the fountains. You can get anything from a cup of coffee to pizza to a full dinner.
As in many French towns, the Halles (market) area (map) is surrounded by restaurants. There are bistros serving traditional Burgundian dishes, Italian-themed restaurants offering pizza & pasta, the American steakhouse-style Grill & Cow, and several local hangouts. Many are closed on Sunday and Monday, but a few will be open any given day.
Place Émile Zola
The Place Émile Zola is a bit removed from the center of Dijon (map) but is only a 10-15 minute walk. It's also convenient if you're headed to the Musée de la Vie Bourguignonne or the Musée d'Art Sacré.
This small square has a fountain at its center and a variety of restaurants serving everything from pizza to mussels to more sophisticated fare. On summer evenings it is particularly lively. Although this may not whet your appetite, this square, then called the Place du Morimund, was the site of public executions until the 1830s...