Bonjour from France! Our fellow vendors, friends, and agents have recommended some fine restaurants this past year. Here’s some of the best you should check out when next in France! Have some of your favorite restaurants in Paris and beyond? Share with us your recommendations and we’ll post them on our blog!
Le Pré Verre. This restaurant is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter near the Sorbonne. With a vivacious atmosphere, jazzy red and black décor, eclectic menu and wine list, this bistro has it all! Start off with some delicate grilled pork pate, followed with boiled duck or poached filet of hake—all at an affordable price. Turn your meal into an animated event serenaded by excellent jazz tunes.
Le Pré Verre
8 Rue Thénard, Paris
Tel: 01 43-54-59 47
Open Tuesday through Saturday noon until 10:30 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday)
Café Constant. This bistro-style restaurant is owned by well-known local restauranteurs who also own the Violon d’Ingres. Stop by for a coffee or take a dive into the extensive menu of oysters served in champagne sauce, foie gras, roast capon, veal sweetbread, white sausage truffé and succulent patisserie desserts.
139 Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris
Open 8h – 10.30pm
Azabu. Petite and intimate Japanese restaurant. Commendable service and Japanese décor, well-presented and delicious dishes. From grilled fois gras in honey sauce to salmon hand rolls to sautéed mushrooms. You can order by dish or by set menu. There are even suggestions from the Chef. Recommended by a Frenchman used to eating in Japan!
3 rue Andre Mazet, Paris
Fenocchio. If you should find yourself in Nice these next summer months, try out this ice cream parlor. Located in the beautiful old town, it’s the best crème glacée on the Riviera. With 94 flavors to choose from—Orange blossom, caramel salted butter, zabaglione, avocado, hazelnut, jasmine, ginger and more!—if you can dream it, they have it.
Fenocchio (two locations)
2 Place Rossetti, Nice
Open 9am to midnight
OR 6 rue de la Poissonerie, Nice
Open 9am to midnight, except Tuesday
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