The 50 best restaurants in Paris

From sumptuous Michelin-starred suppers to fresh falafel on the go, our favourite places to eat in the French capital



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Looking for the best 50 restaurants that represent Paris's dining scene in 2013, Time Out's critics have searched our anonymous, independent reviews and selected everything from sterling classic bistros that have been serving the same dishes for a hundred years to cheap and cheerful fast food joints run by hip young Parisians. These 50 outstanding venues don't just offer fantastic food, atmosphere and service; they reflect the tradition, invention and international scope that are all part of dining out in Paris.

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  • Brasseries

    Big, bustling venues that are often open late, brasseries often serve seafood and regional specialities like Alsatian choucroute.
  • Classic bistros

    Small, homely hangouts for locals, the menu of a classic bistro is robust, warming and reassuring – the same selection of earthy classic dishes is served year round.
  • Modern bistros

    These contemporary spins on the classic Parisian eatery keep their ideas fresh and their menus fresher, often updating every day, week, or season.
  • Parisian chic

    A spectacular view, exceptional interior design, or simply the merit of being the place to see and be seen this year.
  • Quick bites

    Enjoy a salty dash of seafood, a celebrity chef’s twist on tapas or a giant bite of a meltingly good burger.
  • Regional cuisine

    Potato and cheese aligot from the Auvergne or the many-layered pleasures of a Breton crêpe are enough to make any gourmet swoon.
  • Wine bars

    The food is outstanding, sure, but so is the wine. Head to one of our favourite restaurants with superb wine lists ready to match your meal with the booze.
  • International

    World-class sushi chefs, hotly competitive falafel joints, European and South American cuisine and more have all made their way into our top 50.

  • Map

    We've plotted all 50 restaurants onto an interactive map, so you'll never be lost in pursuit of a good meal.
  • Slideshow

    To whet your appetite, scroll through images from all 50 of our best restaurants in Paris for 2013.

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