Top 5 Best and Yet Affordable Restaurants in Paris
Many restaurants in Paris claim to be among the best restaurants in France, and this may be right when considering their Michelin Star or Gault & Millau awards. But Japanese Porcelain not everybody can afford these top French restaurants. Here we want to focus on Parisian restaurants that everyone can consider without fainting when looking at the bill. Although affordable, these Parisian tables do stand above the crowd thanks to their excellent cuisine, good atmosphere and service, nice decor or exceptional location.
As far as location is concerned, 58 Tour Eiffel may be the best one of this list considering its prestigious address on the first level of Paris’ oldest lady (as Parisians used to name it): the Eiffel Tower. Lead by famous Chef Alain Ducasse, 58 Tour Eiffel offers fine French cuisine high above Paris in an easy-going atmosphere. At night, the restaurant offers a tasty traditional French cuisine in a more brasserie-like atmosphere with a soft musical background. In a certain way, diners can get here the best of the worlds in Paris: fine cuisine and a unique view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.
In the 4th arrondissement of Paris, Chez Julien is a charming restaurant next to Notre-Dame cathedral and Paris townhall (Mairie de Paris). This listed building evokes the old style of the early 1900s. The menu features great French classics (scallops, called ‘coquilles St. Jacques’ in French, with their basilic sauce), and a large choice of meat and fish dishes. If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant to dine out in Paris, with a friendly and attentive service, this is the place.
As surprising as it may sound, there is a beach in Paris, and it is called La Plage Parisienne, or ‘Parisian Beach’. In fact, it is a restaurant and it should not be confused with ‘Paris Plage’, a famous Parisian summer event. La Plage Parisienne is a really nice restaurant located close to the Mirabeau Bridge, boasting enviable views over the statue of Liberty. This airy and bright restaurant offers a lovely terrace with parasols. Here you will enjoy a Mediterranean cuisine from South of France, Italy and Spain, while looking at boats passing by under the Mirabeau Bridge. The ideal place for a business lunch or a romantic evening in Paris.