Chefs' restaurants in Paris, our top addresses

Published by Manon de Sortiraparis · Photos by Manon de Sortiraparis · Published on March 18th, 2024 at 11:04 a.m.
Discover the best restaurants in Paris run by brilliant chefs.

What if we were to lend our support - on International Women's Rights Day and every other day of the year, it goes without saying - to the women who run restaurants in Paris, which are often under-represented and undervalued ?

Now, we can already see some of you taking offense at such an article, wondering "why highlight only restaurants run by women?" and arguing that"a similar article, dedicated solely to male chefs, would be unthinkable." Well, that's the whole idea: to shine the spotlight on those women, famous or not yet, who devote their lives to the complicated profession of cooking, and who have to fight even harder than the men to do it.

Far be it from us to draw up this list to drive a wedge between men and women - quite the contrary. It's here to underline the importance and necessity of diversity in the world of gastronomy, which is only possible if women chefs are finally recognized for their true worth.

So, here's a look at the restaurants run by women chefs in Paris, to give them all the strength and support they need, at a time when they account for just over 5% of Michelin Guide award winners.

Chefs' restaurants in Paris, our best addresses:

Etsi - Le Bistro, la taverne greco-parisienne à découvrir dans le 18eEtsi - Le Bistro, la taverne greco-parisienne à découvrir dans le 18eEtsi - Le Bistro, la taverne greco-parisienne à découvrir dans le 18eEtsi - Le Bistro, la taverne greco-parisienne à découvrir dans le 18e Etsi - Le Bistro, the Greek-Parisian tavern in Paris' 18th arrondissement
Etsi - Le Bistro, is the first of two restaurants run by Franco-Greek chef Mikaëla Liaroutsos. Located just a few minutes from the Montmartre cemetery, Etsi takes us to Greece for a meal. [Read more]

Nepita - Polpette de cochonNepita - Polpette de cochonNepita - Polpette de cochonNepita - Polpette de cochon Nepita, the Hotel Florida's Mediterranean restaurant, with a menu designed by Amandine Chaignot
Chef Amandine Chaignot is responsible for the Mediterranean menu at Nepita, the restaurant of the Hotel Florida. [Read more]

Datil - Radis, Saint-Jacques, ailDatil - Radis, Saint-Jacques, ailDatil - Radis, Saint-Jacques, ailDatil - Radis, Saint-Jacques, ail Datil, chef Manon Fleury's gourmet vegetarian restaurant
Chef Manon Fleury finally takes the plunge and opens her first restaurant in Paris, Datil. With the entire foodosphere eagerly awaiting her arrival, she succeeds with flying colors, unveiling a cuisine imbued with naturalness, seasonality and humanity, with great delicacy. [Read more]

Kapara - Agneau, freekeh, chimichurriKapara - Agneau, freekeh, chimichurriKapara - Agneau, freekeh, chimichurriKapara - Agneau, freekeh, chimichurri Kapara, the rebirth of Balagan with chef Zohar Sasson
Balagan is dead, long live Kapara! The menu has changed, but the venue and its boisterous atmosphere remain the same. And in the colorful plates, sunny dishes signed Assaf Granit and executed by chef Zohar Sasson. [Read more]

Moom Mam, l'expérience Thaï chic du Paris 9 èmeMoom Mam, l'expérience Thaï chic du Paris 9 èmeMoom Mam, l'expérience Thaï chic du Paris 9 èmeMoom Mam, l'expérience Thaï chic du Paris 9 ème Moom Mam, the chic Thai restaurant in Paris
Sponsored - Moom Mam is one of the must-visit addresses for Thai gastronomy in Paris! Located in the lively Grands Magasins district, close to the Théâtre Mogador in the 9th arrondissement, Moom Mam offers a modern setting and authentic Thai cuisine with a 100% Thai team. [Read more]

Picotte - Flan antillaisPicotte - Flan antillaisPicotte - Flan antillaisPicotte - Flan antillais Picotte, a bistronomic tour of France's regional specialities
From Provence to Northern France, via Normandy and the West Indies, Picotte promises a veritable bistronomic tour of France's specialties. [Read more]

HanabiHanabiHanabiHanabi Hanabi, The Social Food's Japanese restaurant in the Hana hotel
Shirley Garrier and Mathieu Zouhairi, aka The Social Food, are taking over the kitchens at Hanabi, the Japanese restaurant in the Hana hotel. Opening expected in January! [Read more]

La Brasserie des Arts - Cordon bleuLa Brasserie des Arts - Cordon bleuLa Brasserie des Arts - Cordon bleuLa Brasserie des Arts - Cordon bleu La Brasserie des Arts, authentic Parisian brasserie by the book
With its own take on the great French classics, Brasserie des Arts is fast becoming an institution in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. A true Parisian brasserie, with attentive service to boot! [Read more]

Thiou - Calamars et poulpes sautésThiou - Calamars et poulpes sautésThiou - Calamars et poulpes sautésThiou - Calamars et poulpes sautés Thiou, Apiradee Thirakomen's Thai restaurant back at the Norman hotel
Chef Apiradee Thirakomen installs Thiou, her iconic Thai restaurant from the 2000s, in the Hotel Norman, a stone's throw from Place de l'Etoile. [Read more]

Taco Mesa - TacosTaco Mesa - TacosTaco Mesa - TacosTaco Mesa - Tacos Taco Mesa, chef Beatriz Gonzalez's authentic taco restaurant
Chef Beatriz Gonzalez has opened Taco Mesa, her taco restaurant in Paris. A long-awaited success story! [Read more]

Chicahualco : le restaurant mexicain coup de coeur de la cheffe Mercedes Ahumada - DSC 0005Chicahualco : le restaurant mexicain coup de coeur de la cheffe Mercedes Ahumada - DSC 0005Chicahualco : le restaurant mexicain coup de coeur de la cheffe Mercedes Ahumada - DSC 0005Chicahualco : le restaurant mexicain coup de coeur de la cheffe Mercedes Ahumada - DSC 0005 Chicahualco, the cutting-edge Mexican restaurant by chef Mercedes Ahumada
Crush alert! Chicahualco is the nugget with a Mexican accent waiting for you in Paris's 17th arrondissement. Welcome to the restaurant of chef Mercedes Ahumada, who is the standard-bearer of a gastronomy that is still too little known in Paris, revealing specialties that are little represented in the capital. [Read more]

Groot - Tourte classique volaille, cochon, veauGroot - Tourte classique volaille, cochon, veauGroot - Tourte classique volaille, cochon, veauGroot - Tourte classique volaille, cochon, veau Groot, a delicious street-food pie shop from Top Chefs Hugo Riboulet & Albane Auvray
Top Chef 2023 winner Hugo Riboulet opens Groot, a street-food restaurant based around pies, in the company of his former teammate and friend Albane Auvray. Comfort and indulgence are the order of the day! [Read more]

Le Rigodon - Calamata champignons châtaignesLe Rigodon - Calamata champignons châtaignesLe Rigodon - Calamata champignons châtaignesLe Rigodon - Calamata champignons châtaignes Le Rigodon, a well-bred and sensible restaurant in the Folie-Méricourt district
The finest French farm produce, prepared in simple, comforting recipes - that's what you'll find at Rigodon! [Read more]

MUSE, le restaurant créatif pour voyager à chaque bouchée - image00009MUSE, le restaurant créatif pour voyager à chaque bouchée - image00009MUSE, le restaurant créatif pour voyager à chaque bouchée - image00009MUSE, le restaurant créatif pour voyager à chaque bouchée - image00009 Muse, Commune Image's creative restaurant in Saint-Ouen
At the gateway to Paris, Commune Image is an artistic venue, a new-generation cinema factory, now labeled Patrimoine d'Intérêt Régional. Between screenings, creations and previews, this is the place to come for lunch or dinner at Muse, the venue's new address. [Read more]

OMA au Château des Fleurs - Poulpe kimchiOMA au Château des Fleurs - Poulpe kimchiOMA au Château des Fleurs - Poulpe kimchiOMA au Château des Fleurs - Poulpe kimchi OMA, chef Ji-Hye Park's delicious Franco-Korean restaurant in the Château des Fleurs hotel
Nestled in the heart of the Château des Fleurs hotel, the OMA restaurant unveils a short, Franco-Korean-inspired menu, at the crossroads of chef Ji-Hye Park's two cultures. An address that certainly deserves to be better known. [Read more]

Aux 2 K - Lieu noir et chorizoAux 2 K - Lieu noir et chorizoAux 2 K - Lieu noir et chorizoAux 2 K - Lieu noir et chorizo Aux 2 K, the discreet bistronomic address of chefs Samantha Kagy and Kimiko Kinoshita
Recently opened in Pigalle, Aux 2 K is the joint brainchild of chefs Samantha Kagy and Kimiko Kinoshita, who met at Jacky Ribault's Michelin-starred L'Ours restaurant. [Read more]

A Table ! - Betterave fumée, anchoisA Table ! - Betterave fumée, anchoisA Table ! - Betterave fumée, anchoisA Table ! - Betterave fumée, anchois A Table, the simple bistronomic restaurant from chef Camille Guérin
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Acmé - Tartare betteraveAcmé - Tartare betteraveAcmé - Tartare betteraveAcmé - Tartare betterave Acmé, ethical dining, dazzling gastronomy and exhilarating wines
With Acmé, Margot and Lucas have created an ethical table where you can savor dazzling dishes that rival the finest gourmet addresses. All accompanied by carefully selected, exhilarating wines. [Read more]

Cantine-épicerie Soré - Mafé boeufCantine-épicerie Soré - Mafé boeufCantine-épicerie Soré - Mafé boeufCantine-épicerie Soré - Mafé boeuf Soré, a generous African canteen-grocery on the Canal Saint-Martin
Embark on a journey to Africa and its thousand and one flavors at the Soré canteen-grocery store, a stone's throw from the Canal Saint-Martin! [Read more]

Blossom - Canette rôtieBlossom - Canette rôtieBlossom - Canette rôtieBlossom - Canette rôtie Blossom, the peaceful, leafy garden restaurant of the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg hotel
A charming green setting in the heart of Paris and a natural menu orchestrated by chef Anaïs Foray, here you are at Blossom, the restaurant of the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg hotel. [Read more]

Rosy et Maria, le café - restaurant caché de la Maison Carita par Amandine Chaignot -  A7C6178Rosy et Maria, le café - restaurant caché de la Maison Carita par Amandine Chaignot -  A7C6178Rosy et Maria, le café - restaurant caché de la Maison Carita par Amandine Chaignot -  A7C6178Rosy et Maria, le café - restaurant caché de la Maison Carita par Amandine Chaignot -  A7C6178 Rosy & Maria, the confidential café-restaurant of the Maison de Beauté Carita by Amandine Chaignot
Did you know that a superb café-restaurant, orchestrated by Amandine Chaignot, hides within the Carita beauty salon on Faubourg Saint-Honoré? In a refined setting, you can enjoy fresh, inventive cuisine at any time of day. [Read more]

Faubourg Daimant, cuisine végétale française et bourgeoise à saucerFaubourg Daimant, cuisine végétale française et bourgeoise à saucerFaubourg Daimant, cuisine végétale française et bourgeoise à saucerFaubourg Daimant, cuisine végétale française et bourgeoise à saucer Faubourg Daimant, French and bourgeois vegetarian cuisine for saucing
And that's two for Daimant Collective! After Plan D and its vegan sandwiches, it's time for bourgeois cuisine and sauces at Faubourg Daimant, but always in 100% plant-based versions, of course! [Read more]

Florence Kahn - Sandwich pastramiFlorence Kahn - Sandwich pastramiFlorence Kahn - Sandwich pastramiFlorence Kahn - Sandwich pastrami Florence Kahn, the stunning Jewish institution in the Marais that hasn't aged a day
A true pillar of Ashkenazi culture and an authentic Jewish institution in the Marais, Florence Kahn has not aged a day since 1988 and still offers unrivalled pleasure. [Read more]

Restaurant Lou - Tostada oeufs au platRestaurant Lou - Tostada oeufs au platRestaurant Lou - Tostada oeufs au platRestaurant Lou - Tostada oeufs au plat Lou, Californian cuisine with Mexican influences by Mailea Weger
With her Californian cuisine infused with Mexican influences, Nashville chef Mailea Weger lights up the 11th arrondissement at her restaurant Lou. [Read more]

Chulita - Torta barbacoaChulita - Torta barbacoaChulita - Torta barbacoaChulita - Torta barbacoa Chulita, Mexican street food and churros for brunch
Head to Chulita for a taste of Mexican street food, and in particular torta, a devilishly generous traditional sandwich. [Read more]

Evi Evane - VitrineEvi Evane - VitrineEvi Evane - VitrineEvi Evane - Vitrine Evi Evane, Greek delicatessen and sunny grocery store in the Marais
Evi Evane has set up store in the Marais district of Paris with a well-stocked Hellenic grocery store and a caterer offering traditional Greek mezzés and recipes. [Read more]

Accents Table Bourse - Dessert bulle coing pommeAccents Table Bourse - Dessert bulle coing pommeAccents Table Bourse - Dessert bulle coing pommeAccents Table Bourse - Dessert bulle coing pomme Accents Table Bourse, Ayumi Sugiyama's delicate starred restaurant
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Le Cyrano - Décoration historiqueLe Cyrano - Décoration historiqueLe Cyrano - Décoration historiqueLe Cyrano - Décoration historique Le Cyrano, affordable, comforting bistronomy in a historic setting
Whether for its fabulous historic Art Nouveau decor or its affordable bistro fare, there's a good reason to visit Le Cyrano, just a stone's throw from Place de Clichy. [Read more]

Epicerie Tempero - Poulet et gratinEpicerie Tempero - Poulet et gratinEpicerie Tempero - Poulet et gratinEpicerie Tempero - Poulet et gratin Epicerie Tempero, the locavore grocery-canteen-eating cellar of Alessandra Montagne-Gomes
Head to the 13th arrondissement to discover Tempero, Alessandra Montagne-Gomes' grocery-canteen-dining room, opened just opposite her restaurant Nosso. In the glasses, clean wines, on the plates, the chef's childhood recipes, and on the shelves, tons of good local produce. [Read more]

Le Comptoir des Résistants - Pâté de têteLe Comptoir des Résistants - Pâté de têteLe Comptoir des Résistants - Pâté de têteLe Comptoir des Résistants - Pâté de tête Le Comptoir des Résistants, a restaurant and wine bar with eco-responsible values and dishes
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Restaurant Benoit Paris - Champignons d"automneRestaurant Benoit Paris - Champignons d"automneRestaurant Benoit Paris - Champignons d"automneRestaurant Benoit Paris - Champignons d"automne Benoit Paris, Alain Ducasse's Michelin-starred bistro at Les Halles
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Eats ThymeEats ThymeEats ThymeEats Thyme Eats Thyme, Lebanese cuisine full of variety and generosity
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Arboré au Royal Madeleine Hôtel & SpaArboré au Royal Madeleine Hôtel & SpaArboré au Royal Madeleine Hôtel & SpaArboré au Royal Madeleine Hôtel & Spa Arboré, top chef Pauline Séné's restaurant at the Royal Madeleine Hôtel & Spa
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DanteDanteDanteDante Dante, the elegant first table by Rebecca Beaufour
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étsi l'ouzeriétsi l'ouzeriétsi l'ouzeriétsi l'ouzeri etsi l'ouzeri, Greek street-food according to Mikaela Liaroutsos
Following on from étsi le bistro, Franco-Greek chef Mikaela Liaroutsos has just opened a Greek taverna a stone's throw away, featuring Greek street-food and shareable mezzes. [Read more]

BichettesBichettesBichettesBichettes Bichettes, a friendly little canteen and grandma's recipes
Chez Bichettes, on the terrace, you can share grandma's dishes, made with local, seasonal produce, in an ultra-convivial atmosphere. Simple, comforting cuisine! [Read more]

SezonoSezonoSezonoSezono Sezono, generous and inventive vegetarian cuisine
A true restaurant-market, Sezono showcases inventive, resourceful vegetarian cuisine, to be enjoyed on the pretty, sunny terrace. [Read more]

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LoovLoovLoovLoov Loov, tasty and (very) affordable couscous in République
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Diggity Diggity Diggity Diggity Diggity, a friendly, witty neighborhood canteen
Comforting bistro fare and a matter of good friends, that's all we needed to appreciate Diggity. Oh yes, famous pot-au-feu croquettes, touché! [Read more]

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