With the arrival of cooler temperatures in Paris I have to admit I’ve been daydreaming a bit about fall and winter menu changes and some of my favorite dishes. I thought it would be the perfect time to share my top five classic French restaurants in Paris (it’s hard for me to limit my picks, I could easily make a list of 50). The restaurants within all hit the marks for excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
I think I walked by Le Gévaudan at least 500 times before I tried it. I’ve eaten everywhere else on Rue du Bac so I don’t know what took me so long. This summer I noticed they were redoing the interior which peaked my interest. I made a mental note to try it.
Whenever people ask me about favorite restaurants in Paris, I think classic French bistro every time. The atmospheres are warm and inviting and the food is comforting. In a city that can sometimes feel pretentious to outsiders, the classic French bistro experience is an essential one to have. So when my mom was in town we decided to try Jean-François Piège’s La Poule au Pot.