226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Beautiful tearoom with gorgeous ceilings, exquisite furnishings, and fabulous, fluffy cakes.
20 Rue d’Artois, 75008
Glamorous décor and service and sensational cuisine.
41 Avenue Montaigne, 75008
Light and healthy cuisine—and the interior is designed in my favorite color, violet. This is a popular meeting place for celebs and journalists.
Bar Du Marché
53 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004
Great café located in the center of the Marais and all the best shopping—terrific service and value.
La Bastide Blanche
1 Blvd. de Courcelles, 75008
An upscale Parisian brasserie that has a French menu with a twist and a cool artistic vibe. It was the setting for many meetings with this book’s French illustrator, Eric Giriat.
5–7 Rue de la Bastille, 75004
Incredible Art Nouveau interior—seafood, sausages, and celebrities.
25 Rue de la Pompe, 75116
An upscale and beautifully designed restaurant by Philippe Starck, featuring a healthy, light cuisine.
7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009
Good French fare in an authentic and lively environment. Opened in 1896, it is an official historical monument.
49 Rue des Écoles, 75005
No visit to Paris is complete without a stop here. An Art Deco masterpiece with a classic French menu—originally a meeting place for intellectuals and now a very popular restaurant.
151 Blvd. Saint-Germain, 75006
This Hemingway haunt has a spectacular Art Deco interior, classic French cuisine, and waiters with attitude.
79 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007
Beautiful interior and a classic French menu with style.
Café de Flore
172 Blvd. Saint-Germain, 75006
A historic café and meeting place for artists and writers.
Café Louise, 155 Blvd. Saint-Germain, 75006
This restaurant has the best burger in Paris—a must! Great French fare with a flair as well.
Café Marly at the Louvre
93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Spectacular location with a view of the Louvre.
13 Rue Guisarde, 75006
In the heart of Saint-Germain, a classic French bistro with red-and-white checkered tablecloths. This is a great place to meet for lunch; I often meet my friends in the design business here.
102 Blvd. du Montparnasse, 75014
Magnificent Art Deco dining room with classic Parisian brasserie food; full of bustle.
Cristal Room Baccarat
11 Place des États-Unis, 75116
Designed by Philippe Starck, the ambience is très chic and they have a great wine list.
8 Chaussée de la Muette, 75016
My favorite Italian restaurant in Paris—best pizzas, pastas, and salads.
5–6 Rue du Nil, 75002
Fabulous food, cool vibe, great service, and great wines. Lots of fun—a must!
19 Chaussée de la Muette, 75016
A train station converted into a spectacularly designed restaurant, with a fantastic menu offering prixfixe options.
Gaya Rive Gauche
44 Rue du Bac, 75007
A fantastic modern seafood restaurant with fresh fish and unique specialties only found here. Their exceptionally light preparation of fish is delightful.
Le Georges at the Centre Pompidou
19 Rue Beaubourg, 6th floor, 75004
A fantastic view of the city with a contemporary architectural flair.
Le Grand Bistro de la Muette
10 Chaussée de la Muette, 75016
The best value in Paris, with a prix-fixe menu, elegant décor, and outstanding service.
Le Jules Verne at the Eiffel Tower
Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007
Incredible view of Paris and luxury dining—very romantic and special!
16 Rue Royale, 75008
My favorite tearoom in Paris. The macarons are addictive and make great gifts.
19 Place des Vosges, 75004
A favorite of mine in the Marais, amidst all the art galleries; a typical French menu and a view of the beautiful Place des Vosges.
30–32 Rue du Bourg-Tibourg, 75004
Best selection of teas anywhere. I love the salads and cakes.
15 Avenue Matignon, 75008
Elegant and stylish—distinctive fusion cuisine.
Les Ombres at the Musée du Quai Branly
27 Quai Branly, 75007
A fantastic bar with a great view of the Eiffel Tower.
La Pâtisserie des Rêves
111 Rue de Longchamp, 75016
This pâtisserie of dreams takes an artful approach to cakes and classic baked goods— beautiful, unusual, and a great place to have a morning pastry.
142 Rue Montmartre, 75002
A private club and meeting place for artists, writers, and creative types, designed by David Lynch. This is my favorite place to go for drinks, cinema, lectures, and music—very inspirational.
14 Rue de Marignan, 75008
This Ducasse- and Starck-inspired restaurant is a favorite of mine for its outstanding fusion fare that you can mix and match.