Dining in Paris is practically a national pastime. It can also be very expensive. Paris has a lot of very high-end restaurants with equally high-end prices, however high prices don't necessarily guarantee a great dining experience, nor do lower prices always equal a poor one.
There are a number of things that you should know when it comes to dining out in Paris. Unlike America, a meal in Paris is supposed to take a long time. This is a time to relax and talk. In the pricier restaurants, but not all, it is also time to dress up a little. Men are expected to wear dress clothes and a jacket and the women almost always arrive in a dress or skirt. So, if service is not as quick as you are used to, remember that you are in a different culture.
Many restaurants don't even open for dinner until 7 or 8pm, so expect to be there until 10 or 11pm. Hinting at faster service may be considered rude. For this reason dining with young children can also present more of a challenge than in many cities.
While 'white glove' dining in Paris can certainly offer a memorable and enjoyable experience, it can also run you a bill of over 150€ per person. You will have to plan well ahead if you want to enjoy eating in many of these better restaurants as you may have to reserve as far as 1 or 2 weeks ahead; not easy when you are travelling. So what is one to do?
Our goal is to help you get great value for your food dollar. Eating out can be one of the largest expenses during your vacation. The costs add up quickly, especially if you're feeding a family. As a rule, the closer you are to a popular tourist attraction, the less you'll get for your money. Fortunately, thanks to the Metro, it's not hard to move around in Paris. You'll actually find their are even many McDonalds in Paris. They have diversified their menu quite a bit over the years, including adding some healthier choices. This can make them a good option for a quick meal, especially if you have kids to feed.
Below you can quickly find the top rated restaurants located within a 5 minute walk from any of the 60 Paris Metro Stations listed below. You will find details for each restaurant including the map, address, phone number, rating and recent reviews.