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Paris Best Value Restaurants

A new trend in French kitchens is gaining momentum: that of affordable gastronomy. These (mostly young) chefs have honed their skills with the great masters. But, contrary to their teachers, they turn their backs on expensive ingredients. They rely only on basic, simple products that anyone can buy in the markets and invent new dishes. Starting with such a foundation, they are able to offer delectable set menus for about €40. These inventive “artists” promoting unusual tastes are founding a cuisine that might become the standard of tomorrow.

Allard French
Dining Room at Allard, Paris, 41, rue Saint-André-des-Arts
75006 Paris

Thanks to Alain Ducasse, this old-fashioned bistro has regained its former luster. More...

L'Ami Jean French
27, rue Malar
75007 Paris

Without doubt one of the best relationships between quality and price in the capital. More...

L'Avant-Gout French
26, rue Bobillot
75013 Paris

This is one of the great modern bistros in the city. More...

Le Comptoir du Relais French
Hôtel du Relais Saint-Germain
9, carrefour de l'Odéon
75006 Paris

Yves Camdeborde, formerly of La Régalade, cooks refined Southwestern French country fare at this sophisticated bistro. More...

L'Epi Dupin French
11, rue Dupin
75006 Paris

Remember to book your table in advance to enjoy this fine French cuisine. More...

Kitchen Galerie Bis French
Dining Room at Kitchen Galerie Bis, Paris, 25, rue des Grands Augustins
75006 Paris

Enjoy the virtuosic cuisine of chef Yariv Berrebi in a marvelously designed dining room. More...

Lazare French
Dining Room at Lazare, Paris, France Parvis de la Gare Saint-Lazare
Rue Intérieure
75008 Paris France
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Eric Frechon's restaurant inside the Saint-Lazare train station. More...

Marloe French
Dining Room at Marloe, Paris, 12, rue du Commandant Rivière
75008 Paris

Expect topnotch ingredients in this refined bistro. More...

Maxan French
Dining Room at Maxan, Paris, 3, rue Quentin Bauchart
75008 Paris

An appealing bistro near the Champs-Elysées. More...

Chez Michel French
10, rue Belzunce
75010 Paris

Attractive country cooking. More...

Le Moulin de la Galette French
Dining Room at Le Moulin de la Galette, Paris, 83, rue Lepic
75018 Paris

Intimate terrace dining in the heart of Montmartre. More...

Neva Cuisine French
Dining Room at Neva Cuisine, Paris, 2, rue de Berne
75008 Paris

A posh bistro from the talented duo of Beatriz Gonzalez and Yannick Tranchant. More...

L'Opportun French
Dining Room at L 62, bd. Edgar Quinet
75014 Paris

Sip a glass of Beaujolais with your meal at this warm and friendly bistro. More...

La Régalade French
49, av. Jean Moulin
75014 Paris

Regionally rooted, modern in outlook---first-rate cooking at reasonable prices. More...

Saturne French
Dining Room at Saturne, Paris, 17, rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires
75002 Paris

Chef Sven Chartier works magic with produce, while Ewen Lemoigne curates a fine wine selection. More...

La Table d'Eugene French
18, rue d’Eugène Sue
75008 Paris

This old blue-collar restaurant was taken over and completely overhauled with exciting results. More...

Terroir Parisien French
Dining Room at Terroir Parisien, Paris, 20, rue Saint-Victor
75005 Paris

The first Paris bistro of Yannick Alléno. More...

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