An American (Restaurant) in Paris

The romantic courtyard patio of Ralph's in Paris

French restaurants tend to have such romantic-sounding names, but can you believe that the new chi-chi place that’s captivating Paris’s swank set is called Ralph’s? To be fair, this American restaurant that recently opened on the boulevard Saint-Germain is part of the Ralph Lauren empire, as is his new store nearby. Sure, Parisians might be headed there for the steak (sourced directly from the designer’s own ranch, no less), but more likely it’s for a seat on the courtyard patio with its large parasols, teak benches and fountain. Want to enjoy your own al fresco feast? Browse our lists to find the best outdoor dining restaurants in your area.

See what else is happening on the Paris dining scene with Paris Restaurant News, Restaurant Reviews, Culinary Events and Paris Wine Dinners.