Paris Travel Planner   Restaurants & Cafés in Paris, France
Paris cafés and bars, memorable dinners in Paris restaurants, good restaurant areas, dining etiquette, all about French coffee, breakfast, lunch, street food—and how to save money.


Every other street corner in central Paris seems to have a tiny bistro or café, and some streets are dedicated to nothing but restaurants. These restaurant areas are where you should hunt for that perfect Parisian dining experience.

You'll eat three meals a day during your trip to Paris, and you'll spend a significant proportion of your travel budget on food, so it's important to know about French food habits, etiquette, prices, and places to eat before you arrive in Paris.

In France, a meal is as much a ceremony as it is a necessity, so you should observe the rules of French restaurant and café etiquette.


The traditional spot for breakfast in Paris is a sidewalk café, unless breakfast is included in the price of your hotel room. More...

Lunch & Dinner

As for lunch and dinner, you can have those in a café, restaurant, a market, or a picnic.

  rue de Seine & rue de Buci, Paris, France

Some restaurants have service non-stop or service continu. Others have regular mealtimes, usually 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 7 to 11 pm.

A restaurant may choose any day or part of a day to close, so be sure to check the hours of operation. If you want a quick meal outside of regular mealtimes, go to a café. Most serve light one-course meals.

We love finding new Paris restaurants, and we're happy to share this information Here are some descriptions of our memorable meals in Paris.

French Wines

One of the great pleasures of dining in France is enjoying wonderful French wines with your meal. Ordering the wine you want can be tricky, so here's how to do it. More...

Restaurant Prices

All restaurants have price lists displayed by the front door, with the set-price meals (formules) and à la carte items listed with prices.

Paris Restaurant Areas

Here are descriptions of prime restaurant areas to get you started on your wonderful search for memorable Paris meals. More...

Gluten-Free Meals

If you have problems with foods containing gluten, you need The Gluten-Free Guide to France, by Maria Ann Roglieri, Ph.D. (2011: Mari Productions, LLC). More...

Paris Café-Bars

Paris Restaurants





Street Food

Coffee in France

Saving Money on Meals

Restaurant Etiquette


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