The best traditional French restaurants in Paris, our heart-stopping selection

Published by La rédaction · Photos by Rizhlaine F. · Updated on 3 December 2021 at 18h09 · Published on 18 October 2021 at 10h47
Paris is the capital of gastronomy and in the swirl of inventive cuisine, restaurants devoted to traditional French food are a genuine treat to our taste buds. And to enjoy hearty authentic French cuisine whether it is authentic or revisited, keep reading.

Ha, French gastronomy. We often take it for granted and its traditional dishes are so magical they take us back on memory lane. Real French cuisine, the one based on frog’s legs, snails from Burgundy, as well as beef bourguignon, beef stew, filet mignon or even French shepherd’s pie aka hachis-parmentier are always such a treat because of how generous and how comfortingly friendly they are.

So, ready to treat yourself? Here are our favorite French food restaurants in Paris:

Le Tout Paris restaurant au Cheval Blanc ParisLe Tout Paris restaurant au Cheval Blanc ParisLe Tout Paris restaurant au Cheval Blanc ParisLe Tout Paris restaurant au Cheval Blanc Paris Le Tout-Paris, Cheval Blanc Paris brasserie with views on the Seine
Le Tout-Paris welcomes you all day long on the 7th floor of Cheval Blanc Paris on the terrace serving breathtaking views on the Seine and the capital city’s emblematic monuments, or in the garden above the Paris roofs. From breakfast to dinner, or for a cocktail, this contemporary Parisian brasserie will arouse your taste buds and your conscious with horizon as far as the eye can see. [Read more]

Restaurant Mimosa par Jean-François Piège, les photosRestaurant Mimosa par Jean-François Piège, les photosRestaurant Mimosa par Jean-François Piège, les photosRestaurant Mimosa par Jean-François Piège, les photos Mimosa, Jean-François Piège’s restaurant at the Hôtel de la Marine opens
Mimosa is Jean-François Piège’s restaurant opening very soon at the Hôtel de la Marine serving a never-before-seen food concept in Paris: a deviled egg (English for “oeuf mimosa” in French) bar but not only. Go and discover this unique place with majestic decor while enjoying the chef's dishes. [Read more]

Le Bon Saint-PourçainLe Bon Saint-PourçainLe Bon Saint-PourçainLe Bon Saint-Pourçain Bon Saint Pourçain, very high-quality food by Saint-Sulpice
Set a stone’s throw from the Saint-Sulpice church, Bon Saint Pourçain makes foodies and gourmands very happy. Fabulous. [Read more]

L'Alsace, le renouveau de la mythique brasserie sur les Champs-ElyséesL'Alsace, le renouveau de la mythique brasserie sur les Champs-ElyséesL'Alsace, le renouveau de la mythique brasserie sur les Champs-ElyséesL'Alsace, le renouveau de la mythique brasserie sur les Champs-Elysées L’Alsace, the renewal of the mythic brasserie on the Champs-Elysées
Alsace has its address in Paris and more precisely on the Champs-Elysées. If the address has been since 1968, in 2017, the brasserie underwent a facelift thanks to Laura Gonzalez (please!). open all day long, the brasserie offers quiches, Flammekueche, spätzele gratins without forgetting local sauerkraut, a major dish in the winter! [Read more]

Bouillon VavinBouillon VavinBouillon VavinBouillon Vavin Petit Bouillon Vavin, a new and lively bouillon in Montparnasse
Sticking to the purest tradition of Parisian bouillons, gleefully noisy, Petit Bouillon Vavin opens on boulevard du Montparnasse. On the menu, hearty, invigorating and traditional French recipes fitting all budgets. [Read more]

Le Relais Plaza par Jean Imbert Le Relais Plaza par Jean Imbert Le Relais Plaza par Jean Imbert Le Relais Plaza par Jean Imbert Relais Plaza by Jean Imbert serving traditional dishes
Calling all foodies! Relais Plaza has reopened the brasserie with Jean Imbert at the helm. Go and (re)discover the place with a great menu revisited old-fashioned style! [Read more]

Le Café de la Butte : cuisine de bistrot dans les règles de l'artLe Café de la Butte : cuisine de bistrot dans les règles de l'artLe Café de la Butte : cuisine de bistrot dans les règles de l'artLe Café de la Butte : cuisine de bistrot dans les règles de l'art Café de la Butte: proper bistro cooking
Café de la Butte is the spot where you can enjoy classic bistro dishes. Meet in Paris 18th arrondissement on the Butter Montmartre to treat you to a proper feast. [Read more]

Le P'tit CanonLe P'tit CanonLe P'tit CanonLe P'tit Canon Le P’tit Canon, the new bistro in Paris 17th arrondissement, reopens
On the checkered tablecloths of P’tit Canon, the new restaurant in Paris 17th arrondissement, one enjoys bistro classics that are hearty and homemade. [Read more]

Aux Crus de BourgogneAux Crus de BourgogneAux Crus de BourgogneAux Crus de Bourgogne Aux Crus de Bourgogne, authentic French cuisine in Montorgueil
The Aux Crus de Bourgogne institution has got a makeover but remains loyal to its image. Let’s enjoy great French gastronomy classics masterly cooked. [Read more]

Mamie Colette MontmartreMamie Colette MontmartreMamie Colette MontmartreMamie Colette Montmartre Mamie Colette, the authentic French-inspired restaurant in Montmartre
Mamie Colette welcomes lovers of authentic French cuisine on our dear Butte Montmartre. On the menu, fresh produces, homemade recipes and hearty plates. As if you were at your grandma’s! [Read more]

La Cantine du Troquet - PereireLa Cantine du Troquet - PereireLa Cantine du Troquet - PereireLa Cantine du Troquet - Pereire La Cantine du Troquet Pereire, Christian Etchebest’s new eatery in Paris
La Cantine du Troquet is now definitely part of the Parisian gourmet landscape. Clearly recognizable with its bright red sign, Christian Etchebest’s restaurants keep on conquering the French capital by opening a new address in the 17th arrondissement. Welcome to La Cantine du Troquet Pereire. [Read more]

Petit Marguery Rive Gauche à ParisPetit Marguery Rive Gauche à ParisPetit Marguery Rive Gauche à ParisPetit Marguery Rive Gauche à Paris The Petit Marguery Rive Gauche: generous traditional French cuisine
If you are a lover of traditional French cuisine, you should discover the Petit Marguery Rive Gauche in Paris. Offering generous and homemade dishes, this “Maître Restaurateur” Parisian brasserie manages to shake your fine taste buds up! [Read more]

As well as: L'Aligot, l'Entrecôte, Tour d'Argent,...

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