French restaurants in Paris, traditional or modern, our best addresses

Published by Manon de Sortiraparis, La Rédac, Julie de Sortiraparis · Photos by Manon de Sortiraparis · Published on March 19th, 2024 at 12:43 p.m.
For real French cuisine, whether traditional or modernized, here are the best addresses for French restaurants in Paris!

Traditional French cuisine is emulated the world over, whether we envy it or find it repulsive - yes, the French eat frogs' legs and snails in parsley, so what! When they come to Paris, most tourists have only one thing in mind: to taste the greatest classics of French cuisine and make up their own minds - spoiler: it's all delicious! As for Parisians, they're not the last to appreciate eating authentic dishes, to honor traditions or to recall childhood memories buried in their gourmet memories.

Beef bourguignon, blanquette de veau, pot-au-feu, coq-au-vin, shepherd's pie, sauerkraut, onion soup, cassoulet, steak tartare, and to get the meal off to a good start, a good dozenoysters, leek vinaigrette or a nice slice of foie gras or pâté en croûte. Not forgetting the great classics of French pastry: Saint-Honoré, Paris-Brest, mille-feuilles, crème brulée, île flottante, profiteroles and other macaroons, to finish on a sweet note... There's no doubt about it, French cuisine has more than one trick up its sleeve to delight us, always with great generosity.

But be warned: not all traditional French restaurants in Paris are created equal, and many addresses in the tourist districts are real eye-catchers! So, to make sure you find the perfect French restaurant in Paris where you'll get your money's worth, a fine table that pays homage to the greatest classics of French cuisine in a convivial atmosphere, we're unveiling our top French addresses in Paris.

Not to mention the fact that French cuisine has been on the move for years in Paris restaurants, and many of the capital's chefs, both young and experienced, are delivering their own vision of French gastronomy, modernized, revisited and freed from the weight of years and traditions.

So, whether you prefer traditional French restaurants or modernized French cuisine, you're sure to find what you're looking for in these tried-and-tested addresses! Here are the best French restaurants in Paris!

Traditional and modern French restaurants in Paris:

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