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Paris Spring City Break Restaurant Guide

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Introduction to Paris 

Paris in the spring is a true spectacle - a city awake with its timeless feel. As the capital of France, Paris blooms with romance, history, and culture, making it a destination that offers a great deal to those on a city break. The city's landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre, offer breathtaking sights that blend seamlessly with the scenic Seine River. Here, amidst pleasant spring weather, let Paris be the perfect backdrop for leisurely café visits and strolls through famed neighborhoods like Montmartre and Le Marais. 

If you’re one of the style set, you’ll find chic boutiques along the Champs-Élysées and the famous fashion houses from Dior to Chanel. Meanwhile, art lovers will find a haven in the many museums and galleries that play host to some of the world's most prestigious art collections. For a heavy scent of spring, visit Paris's pretty parks, like the Tuileries Garden and Luxembourg Gardens where you can soak in the sun before soaking up some of the city’s finest food and drink. 

Food is an integral part of Parisian culture, and the city's culinary scene is as diverse as it is extravagant. Whether you're in the mood for romance, gourmet delights, or scenic dining, Paris's restaurant scene caters to every palate and preference. With TheFork, you can explore an array of dining options that offer everything from classic French cuisine to contemporary tasting experiences. Paris in the spring is not just a sightseers dream, but a feast for all the senses. 

Here are some top restaurant picks to enhance your spring city break in Paris:

Comme Chai Toi 

Overlooking Notre Dame, Comme Chai Toi is one of the premier Paris restaurants with a view. The enchanting vistas add a magical touch to the dining experience, making it a must-visit for those seeking both culinary delights from Chef Bafode Sila like Stewed pork shoulder "daddy's blanquette" style.

L'Atelier Carnem 

A haven for meat lovers, L'Atelier Carnem is renowned as a top steak restaurant in Paris. Offering prime cuts and a refined atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to enjoy a sumptuous meal of Côte de Boeuf in the heart of this romantic city.

Restaurant 6 New York - Jérôme Gangneux 

For those dreaming of dining with an Eiffel Tower view, Restaurant 6 New York, from chef Jérôme Gangneux delivers an unforgettable experience. This restaurant, with Eiffel Tower views quintessential to Paris, pairs stunning scenes with exquisite culinary creations; such as Filet of sea bream, sun dried fennel and lemons served with Cmargue black rice.


Passionné, led by Chef Satoshi Horiuchi, is celebrated as one of the most romantic restaurants in Paris. It offers an intimate setting ideal for couples looking to savor exceptional dishes, served throughout a prestigious carte blanche menu, in a cozy and luxurious ambiance.


Monsieur is one of the best French restaurants in Paris on a budget. It offers authentic cuisine in a friendly atmosphere, making it a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Begin with starters of Burrata de Pouilles with pesto frais, and move onto succulent mains like the Fin filet of aigle.

LAVA - Cuisine & Vin 

Situated in the historic Latin Quarter, LAVA - Cuisine & Vin ranks among the best restaurants in this vibrant area. It's known for its dynamic dishes and lively environment, with delicacies such as signature Black ceviche from Chef Wilfried Romain’s expertly crafted menu.

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Bourguignon du Marais 

In the heart of the trendy Marais district, Au Bourguignon du Marais is known as one of the best restaurants in this popular part of Paris. This spot is perfect for those who enjoy traditional French Burgundy cuisine, like classic Bœuf bourguignon with pommes.

Chez Funda 

For vegetarian diners, Chez Funda stands out as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Paris, France. It offers a diverse menu that caters to various dietary preferences without compromising on taste, selection or quality. Taste the excellence in Baba ganush; purée of aubergines, poivrons and tomatoes, or homemade falafel.

Les Rupins 

Les Rupins, under the masterful watch of Chef Sylvain Pompadour, provides a quintessentially Parisian dining experience. With a menu that reflects the rich culinary traditions of France, the team here ensure a memorable meal for every guest, who are treated to fine plates of Filet de Bar à la Plancha and more.

Le Reminet 

A visit to Le Reminet, located near the world-famous Notre Dame, offers a dive into rustic French gastronomy with a modern twist. Here, dishes from Chef Asseline Nicolas, such as Bone marrow oven-grilled, white truffle oil and lamb's lettuce, make it a standout choice for food lovers.

For more fantastic picks from TheFork community to guide you along your Parisian city break this spring, be sure to check our Community Top 100. Word of mouth is often how we hear about the best hidden gems and secret spots, so with a whole list chosen by our customers, you are sure to find some great places off-the-beaten track that are verified for excellence! 

Check out our Paris Top 100 here!

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