Paris and its gastronomy … a whole story. If the capital overflowing with culinary specialties and restaurants on every street corner, there are some which, while they might not be in your tour book, still deserve a visit. After a day of intensive touring, you might want to close your eyes and get away, who knows? We’ll give you a few ideas!
This little restaurant in the 2nd arrondissement is a unique place with an original design, the height of junkjard chic! Here, you are immersed in a kitschy universe with the ceiling decorated with lighted globes and piles of plush toys and all kinds of trinkets all around. Inside it feels like an attic, one from your childhood: It’s retro, playful, joyful, and full of bright colors. Of course, we won’t deny there’s more to the atmosphere and decor than the menu, which is rather basic, but still, this place is a must see!Restaurant – le Dénicheur 4 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
Ph: +33 1 42 21 31 01
Did you know that in the heart of Paris, you could find a little piece of heaven? Dive into the unique setting of the Blue Elephant, where a Thai haven of peace awaits you. In a peaceful atmosphere, where the vegetation is lush, the plants are teeming, and the sound of fish and flowing water is soothing; here you can taste all the delicacy of Thai cuisine. We like to go there for lunch or dinner, and if you have the opportunity, check out the Sunday brunch: Be careful though, if for the time of a meal you might think you’re in Thailand, the bill will quickly remind you that you are in Paris! To eat in Paris without spending too much !Restaurant – Blue Elephant 43-45 rue de la Roquette 75011 Paris
Ph : +33 1 47 00 42 00
Dans le noir (In the dark)
This is a concept that will surprise more than one if you let yourself be tempted by the experience… The name of this restaurant is not trivial because you do, in fact, eat in the dark here. Deprived of sight, it awakens your other senses, like touch, taste and smell, for a confusing, but unique, experience. The staff itself are all blind or visually impaired, and they guide you through this sensory journey, a great way to raise public awareness of this impairment!Restaurant – Dans le noir 51 Rue Quincampoix 75004 Paris
Ph : +33 1 42 77 98 04
Le Wagon bleu
A little trip back in time, to Wagon Bleu to immerse yourself in the heart of the Roaring Twenties! As far as appearance goes, there’s nothing surprising: a traditional terrace and a pub/restaurant, but when you go further inside… you discover an old train car! Yes, this restaurant had the bright idea of setting up shop inside an old car from the Orient Express! The menu is French, Corsican-style, and as for drinks, there is a lovely whiskey menu! Be careful, since you are not alone in your urge to travel, reservations are advised!Restaurant – le Wagon bleu 7 Rue Boursault 75017 Paris Ph : + 33 (0) 1 45 22 35 25
Coco de mer
Want to get away ? Come take a trip to the Seychelles at the restaurant Coco de Mer. Here, you can enjoy fresh food straight from the Seychelles islands, all with your feet in the sand and soft background music playing. It’s a real culinary journey, and a great place to escape the gray of Paris !
Note, you can also book the restaurant for special occasions.
Ph : + 33 (0)1 47 07 06 64
Sur un arbre perché
In the heart of the 2nd arrondissement, this little restaurant is aptly named; indeed, inside, you have the option of dining on suspended seats or inside a cabin. The atmosphere here is very nice, and in addition to its traditional dishes, the restaurant even offers shiatsu massages in a separate room! It’s an original concept, however, remember to make a reservation, suspended seating is limited.1 Rue du 4 Septembre, 75002 Paris
Ph : +33 (0)1 42 96 97 01
Le Capitaine fracasse
For an original, romantic dinner, what could be better than enjoying a good meal on a barge drifting along the Seine ? Let yourself be carried away by the atmosphere and enjoy the cuisine, created by the chef, who has received the lofty Meilleur Ouvrier de France title ! It’s a good opportunity to see Paris from a unique perspective.Bateau le « Blue Moon »
Port des Studios Face au 52/54,Quai du Point du Jour 92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Ph : +33 (0)1 46 21 48 15
A real trip to the land of sun, the heart of French Provence. In a decor featuring the warm colors worthy of a Provencal village, you can enjoy all the typical regional dishes like Bourride fish stew, all at fair prices and with a very warm reception !91 Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr, 75017 Paris
Ph : +33 (0)1 45 74 02 77
Lovers of the open sea , this restaurant is for you. Indeed, here the floor is entirely made of glass and contains a giant aquarium filled with exotic fish, seaweed, and even turtles ! Dive into the aquatic environment to discover the best of Chinese-Thai dishes.11 Rue de Berri, 75008 Paris
Ph : +33 (0)1 42 89 85 10
This little restaurant in the 17th arrondissement offers a total immersion in the Ethiopian culture and its dishes, each one more exotic than the last. Make yourself comfortable on one of the sofas in the restaurant, and enjoy good food in a friendly atmosphere, eaten with your fingers, of course !4 Rue Sauffroy, 75017 Paris
Ph : +33 (0)1 46 27 00 82
Which one tempts you the most ?