GRANDLIFE GUIDE: PARIS FASHION WEEK – RESTAURANTS



Restaurant Frenchie
5-6 Rue du Nil
75002 Paris, France
01 40 39 96 19
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Note: Frenchie has some of the best modern cuisine in Paris, so hot, so trendy, it has practically gained a cult-like status among French foodies. Here’s a tip: the first seating is usually American, the 2nd is French. Book the 2nd if you can.

L’Avant-Goût
26 Rue Bobillot
75013 Paris, France
01 53 80 24 00
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Note: This spot is certainly not a new venture for chef Christophe Beaufront, and we’re perfectly alright with that. It’s been one of our mainstays for years, offering delectably fresh innovative approach on classic french dishes. Might we suggest the pot‑au‑feu de cochon?

Le Bistrot Paul Bert
18 Rue Paul Bert  

75011 Paris, France
01 43 72 24 01
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Note: Hailed by many as having some of the best steaks in town, Paul Bert is the perfect landing for foodies that don’t want to break the bank when they’re skipping around the 11th arrondissement. We were converted long ago to the delicious food and the artsy crowd that follows.

Le Cinq
31 Avenue George V
75008 Paris, France
01 49 52 71 54

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Note: Yes you will drop your monthly wages for a meal at Four Seasons George V hotel, but it’s perfect for that important meal: anniversary, engagements, wedding proposals, etc. Unparalleled food and service are accompanied by lavish surroundings that can’t be replicated.

Le Dauphin
131 Avenue Parmentier
75011 Paris, France
01 55 28 78 88
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Note:  While snagging a reservation at Le Dauphin’s sister restaurant Le Chateaubriand is about as easy as scaling Everest, you’ll find this spot to be a welcome alternative, equipped with a menu that we actually prefer to the Creative Chef Inaki Aizpitarte’s mothership.

Hotel Costes
239 Rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris, France
01 42 44 50 00
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Note:  The Hotel that everyone’s heard of, whether through their critically acclaimed mix tapes done by Stéphane Pompougnac or the iconic scene that plays transient home to the jet set, is the place to dine when it comes to power-lunchtime.

Bob’s Kitchen
74 Rue des Gravilliers  
75003 Paris, France 
09 52 55 11 66
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Note: Bob’s is a Paris secret for people who miss all of their New York healthy/veggie restaurants, and it happens to be owned by our friend, retailer Steven Alan. He’s also gone and opened up Bob’s Juice Bar in the 10th – we love them both.

Kinugawa
9 Rue du Mont Thabor
75001 Paris, France
01 42 60 65 07
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Note: Kinugawa is, and will remain, one of our favorite Japanese restaurants in Paris. Expect to find the staples you’ve been missing from NYC sushi spots, perfectly crisp tempura, outrageously fresh sushi, and an atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more. 

Le Stresa
7 Rue Chambiges
75008 Paris, France
01 47 23 51 62
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Note: While La Stresa specializes in Italian, it has a long history of keeping some of the most important Parisian palettes sated. Had you been able to turn back the clock, it wouldn’t have been odd to sit next to Catherine Deneuve as you nibbled on some exquisitely prepared manicotti.

Balzar
49 Rue des Écoles
75005 Paris, France

01 43 54 13 67
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Note: A traditional local brasserie that maintains a presence on the to do list of the chic and trendy expats (read: Anna Wintour and Sally Singer) – expect a mixture of great french traditional cuisine, and an onion soup gratinee that’s to die for.

Rose Bakery
46 Rue des Martyrs
75009 Paris, France
01 43 54 13 67
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Note: Whenever we leave the familiar confines of our New York haunts and pop over the pond, we’re always met with a breathtaking lack of healthy, or at least familiar food. Go grab a delicious bite from any number of the Rose Bakeries scattered about the city.

— Posted by GrandLife Hotels , September 25, 2012