Party Earth Review Bursting at the seams with history, Café de Flore was the old stomping ground of iconic French intellectuals Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and this unique heritage has attracted a flood of well-heeled and knowledgeable tourists making a pilgrimage to one of THE quintessential Parisian cafés ... more
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain
Party Earth Review In operation since the late 1700s, Marché D’Aligre is a resoundingly budget-friendly market that features a massive assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, ethnic curios, vintage wares, and flea market flotsam among its many stalls. Given how easy it is to find a kilo of oranges or a big carton of fresh ... more
Party Earth Review Despite its militaristic address, the only fighting going on at 25 Degré Est is for the best seats on the large terrace bar, where sun-kissed patrons can sip sweet cocktails as they admire the picturesque Canal Saint-Martin. Summer ensures this open terrace is the star of the show; a magnet for mellow young professionals ... more
10 Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad
Party Earth Review A convent turned stunning luxury hotel, restaurant, bar, florist, and perfume purveyor, Hôtel Costes is a go-to destination for the international elite and lots of pretty Parisians. The hotel’s discreet entrance is little more than a set of dark French doors, but the façade’s simplicity is quickly offset by the sumptuous ... more
239 Rue Saint-Honoré
Party Earth Review The word “ephemeral” refers to things or events that only last for a short period, and that notion is clearly in play at Point Ephémère, the ever-changing hub for local, national, and international artists. Managed by non-profit group Usines Éphémère – whose sole purpose is to convert unused buildings into thriving cultural ... more
200 Quai de Valmy
75010 Paris, France
Party Earth Review The name La Fourmi (The Ant) suits this bar and café well, an unassuming, hipster hotspot that passersby could easily miss amid sex shop-riddled Pigalle’s larger distractions. Very much a local’s scene where artists and music lovers gather for drinks, the venue draws its eclectic crowd from the surrounding area, which ... more
74 Rue des Martyrs
Party Earth Review A no-frills dive in the heart of bustling Pigalle, the aptly-named Le Sans Souci (“no worries”) and its carefree energy attract a laid-back clientele of chain-smoking hipsters and after-work revelers ready to relax and imbibe champagne. A classic French space featuring white walls, large windows, and the requisite clutter ... more
65 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle
Bar / Restaurant
Party Earth Review A cozy neighborhood favorite for denizens of the 17th, Sans Gêne (“shameless”) is a colorful little restaurant where friends can chat and recharge for the day or night ahead. Tables on the sidewalk terrace – which make for a nice spot to enjoy a morning coffee and croissant – extend ... more
112 Rue Legendre
Bar / Restaurant
Party Earth Review On the heels of the success of Prescription Cocktail Club and Curio Parlor, the team behind Experimental Cocktail Club added another hotspot to Paris’ nightlife in 2012, this time in the form of a hybrid steakhouse/underground bar collectively called Ballroom du Beef Club. The restaurant, which offers an intricate menu ... more
58 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Party Earth Review Downtown New York comes to Paris at Promenade Lounge, the laid-back sister café bar to Boulevard de Sebastopol’s Café Le Pavillon. Classy and relaxed, the venue exudes a Big Apple vibe with its indoor/outdoor setup and sidewalk seating, popular with students and daytrippers who settle in on the comfy black and red chairs ... more
44 Rue Louvre
Party Earth Review Opened in 1968 as a gathering spot for locals during Paris’ legendary student revolt, Le Pub Saint Germain remains a neighborhood hotspot that bustles with activity both day and night. Located in a prime 6eme spot and open 24/7, the place brings in droves of young professionals for the weeknight Happy Hour, and it’s a tourist ... more
17 Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie
75006 Paris, France
Party Earth Review Launched in 2003 by an American filmmaker living in Paris – who missed his eggs and bacon with a side of pancakes and decided to revolutionize the Parisian breakfast – Breakfast in America now serves breakfast, burgers, and bottomless mugs of coffee all day long to hungry students and hung-over partiers. Usually packed ... more
17 Rue des Écoles
Parisians love to chill and eat, and this unhurried pace is certainly evident in its countless restaurants and cafés, where denizens often gather for hours on end to savor the fine foods and famous wines that France is known for.
The city’s food scene is probably best known these days for haute French cuisine – the kind of plates where highly trained chefs whip up meticulous items like itty bitty quail in a puff pastry shell with foie gras and truffle sauce – which invariably comes with accompanying haute prices.
But this is hardly the sum of restaurants in Paris. Casual bistros and cafés line the blocks, and are often staffed with surprisingly seasoned chefs who prefer a less pretentious environment to wield their craft.
Sandwich bars make it easy to get a quick meal, and many ethnic restaurants – North African, Vietnamese/Laotian, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese – are proudly popping up with the best of their own country’s culinary prowess.
Fine dining in Paris is easy, but so is a baguette and a fresh tomato, and both are equally abundant along the Paris restaurant scene.
Club / Restaurant