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
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 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 Built in the 1880s as a boarding house for people working along the Canal St. Martin, this historic structure was taken over in 1938 by French director Marcel Carne, who used it as the location for his film Hotel du Nord. The rest, as they say, is history. Fans and paparazzi followed, and the building continued as a hotel ... more
102 Quai de Jemmapes
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
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 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 Conveniently located amid a preponderance of drinking dens that practically beg for a pub crawl, The Lions is a traditional English watering hole that doubles as a haven for sports fans. Several flat-screens – one in nearly every corner – are reliably tuned to rugby, soccer, and cricket, while a weekly viewing schedule ... more
120 Rue Montmartre
Party Earth Review Part of a chain of seven Frog pubs, Frog and Princess is a no-frills sports bar that brews its own beer and is frequented by a primarily English-speaking crowd drawn in by the home brews, numerous TVs, and loudly cheering sports fans who gather to watch their favorite teams. A long bar, simple dark wood fixtures, and rustic ... more
9 Rue Princesse
Party Earth Review Eating and drinking is the heart of Paris nightlife, and one of the best places to do both is at Café Charlot. Formerly a neighborhood boulangerie, Charlot is now a lively, crowd-pleasing bistro that offers its fashionable patrons an authentic French café experience. A restored 1950s zinc bar is the centerpiece of this ... more
38 Rue de Bretagne
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.
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