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Everything I Ate In Paris

If you’re planning a trip to Paris and looking for restaurant recommendations, here’s our review for some great, off-the-beaten path restaurants with amazing food.

Be sure to check out our Scotland Restaurant Reviews and London Restaurant Reviews, too!

And don’t miss this post for some fun cupcakes in Paris!

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

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Le Petit Cler
29 Rue Cler
75007 Paris, France

Our very first order of business in Paris was lunch near our hotel (and near the Eiffel Tower) at Le Petit Cler. Of course my first Parisian meal had to be a classic Croque Madame! Now I can’t say I tried every Croque Madame in Paris, but I did try two, and out of the two, this one was my favorite. :) The cheese was amazing! However, the egg was just a tad underdone for my liking (the white was still runny in some places) so if you’re squeamish about that sort of thing, maybe just go with the traditional Croque Monsieur. A great spot for lunch near the Eiffel Tower.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Au petit Sud Ouest
46 Avenue de la Bourdonnais
75007 Paris, France
au-petit-sud-ouest.fr
(Takes reservations)

How AMAZING do those potato medallions look??! They were totally amazing. I got the duck leg and Kevin got the duck breast, and Kevin’s was totally better, so I’d definitely recommend the breast. :)

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Each table even had it’s own personal toaster for the bread!

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

For dessert we went with the creme brulee sampler: vanilla, chocolate, and pistachio. Delicious!

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Coquelicot
24 Rue des Abbesses
75018 Paris, France
coquelicot-montmartre.com

The next morning we had breakfast in Montmartre at Coquelicot. There was a long line for the bakery when we went, but you can go in the door to the right and sit down at one of the tables downstairs or upstairs for table service, and we were seated immediately. I had a croissant, brioche and french bread with butter and jams, and a comically giant bowl of hot chocolate (or coffee, if you’d prefer.) I haven’t been able to find a croissant like this one since. One of my favorite meals in Paris!

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Berko
31 Rue Lepic
75018 Paris
France
berko.fr

As we were wandering through Montmartre, we passed a cupcake shop and of course we had to pop in. We tried a chocolate cupcake and a Nutella cupcake. These cupcakes were stuffed on the inside, which made them even more delicious. The frosting was velvetiest frosting I have ever had.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Le Bosquet
46 Avenue Bosquet
75007 Paris, France ‎
bosquetparis.com

Okay, hands down, this was my favorite meal in Paris. I know it doesn’t look like much, but this is the Ravioli Gratin, and it was completely and totally life changing. It was unbelievably rich and decadent and I was nearly dying with every single bite. I wanted to go back here for dinner every single night. It was right by our hotel too, so I seriously contemplated it! Anyway, if you’re planning a trip to Paris and you’re a fan of cream, cheese, and butter, put this on your MUST TRY list!!!!! :)

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

We also got this molten lava cake with ice cream, and it was good, but honestly I couldn’t stop thinking about the Ravioli Gratin. And I’m a huge dessert person! So you know that’s saying a lot.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Amorino
42 Rue Cler
75007 Paris, France ‎
amorino.com

Oh man. Speaking of ice cream. I am obsessed with Amorino. There was one right by our hotel too, and we went there multiple times. Their speculoos (Biscoff), Nutella, and hazelnut flavors are out of this world. I always have to get all three. But their sorbets are amazing too. Mango, raspberry, strawberry. To die for. If you’re going for the first time, be sure to get your ice cream in a cone!! They shape it so it looks like a rose. So fun. There’s also one in NYC that I have to go to every time I’m in the city. Definitely put Amorino on your list!! :)

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Les Cocottes
135 Rue Saint-Dominique
75007 Paris, France
maisonconstant.com

This place was hopping and we didn’t have a reservation, but we were seated pretty quickly at the bar on the back wall. I will say this was the fastest we got in and out of a restaurant during our entire 15 day trip. It was more like an American dining experience. We were in and out in about an hour, and it was a welcome change from the 2 hour+ meals we had grown accustomed to! Everything came in these cute little cast iron pots. This is what Kevin ordered, and I honestly can’t remember what he got, but he really enjoyed it. I got the Lobster ravioli with artichoke mousse (not pictured) but I didn’t love it because the artichoke way overpowered all the other flavors.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

For dessert, I got the waffle with whipped cream and salted caramel. Yummy, but not life changing.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Neither of us can remember ordering this chocolate tart, but we must have since there’s a picture of it on my phone. It must’ve been good, but not memorable!

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Chez Clément Saint Michel
9 Place Saint-André des Arts
75006 Paris, France
chezclement.com‎

This was the only restaurant in Paris where our waiter did not speak an entire word of English. The hostess spoke to us in English and gave us an English menu, but our waiter did not speak one single word of English to us and did not even attempt to, lol! We started with this giant salad frisee with bacon, bleu cheese, and a soft boiled egg. It was a good salad, but you need to really love bleu cheese to love this salad.  :)

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

I ordered the ravioli gratin here as well, but it could not hold a candle to the ravioli gratin at Le Bosquet.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Les Deux Magots
6 Place St Germain des Prés
75006 Paris, France ‎
lesdeuxmagots.fr

Our last breakfast in Europe was in the Saint Germain neighborhood of Paris. I had a perfectly delicious ham and cheese omelette and completely unforgettable croissant. Still dreaming of this croissant.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Now for the macarons!! You know I couldn’t resist! Yes, we did actually go to the Laduree on the Champs Elysees and waited in line for about an hour just to get in the store.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

The macarons were delicious, but on our way home, there was a Laduree at Charles de Gaulle that had all of the exact same macarons and there was not a single person in line. Doh. If you only get 4 macarons from Laduree, make sure they are: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry marshmallow, and salted caramel.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

We also had Pierre Herme macarons from the stand at Galeries Lafayette. No line here either, and these were amazing.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

It’s hard to say if the macarons from La Maison du Chocolat were our favorites because they were all so incredible, but these chocolate macarons were just omg. So good. And so rich. And soooo chocolaty. If you’re a fan of macarons, you’ll just have to go to all three. There’s no way I could choose. :)

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

We also went to Angelina! We got the hot chocolate (which was nice and thick but could’ve been sweeter for me) and this pastry thing, which was okay, but not my favorite, but……..

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

This.

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

Omg, this. If you are anywhere near Angelina (and there is one at Versailles, too!) you have to get these!!

Where to Eat in Paris. The BEST off-the-beaten-path restaurants. Guaranteed you'll find a hidden gem! #travel #paris #france

They are like little bites of Nutella!! They are so indescribably good and perfect for souvenirs!! I could seriously eat these all day.

 

Our Paris Map

 


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Here’s a map of everything we did in Paris, including all the restaurants.

Click here to see this map on a larger screen along with a list of all the places we went.

My last Paris post and the final post from our 15 day European Vacation is coming up next: Where We Stayed in Paris. A little sad to see this series end! I hope you’ve enjoyed following along with us. :) There’s much more to come next! :) Until next time!! xoxo

 

Follow along on our Scotland, London, and Paris Vacation!

Scotland

Scotland Day 1 & 2 — Inverness, Loch Ness, Skye, and Talisker Bay
Scotland Day 3 — Skye, Fairy Pools, The Highlands, and Oban
Scotland Day 4 — Islands of Scotland: Mull, Iona, and the Cave of Melodies
Scotland Day 5 — Fa’side Castle, Edinburgh
Scotland Day 6 – Edinburgh & Castle Driving the Coast of Scotland
Everything I Ate In Scotland — Restaurant Guide for Scotland

London

London Day 1 — Notting Hill, Seven Dials, and The London Eye
London Day 2 — Tower of London, Borough Market, and Big Ben
London Day 3 — Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Fortnum and Mason
London Day 4 — Bakery Hopping, Harrods Food Hall, and the London Tower Bridge
London Day 4 — Sunset at The View from The Shard
Where We Stayed In London — Hotel Indigo Tower Hill
Everything I Ate In London — Restaurant Guide for London

Paris

Paris Day 1 — Sunset at the Eiffel Tower
Paris Day 2 — A Walk Through Montmartre
Paris Day 3 — Palace of Versailles
Paris Day 3 — Garden of Versailles
Paris Day 4 — Sightseeing & Landmarks
Paris Day 5 — Hidden Paris (Self Guided Photography / Walking Tour)
Everything I Ate In Paris — Restaurant Guide for Paris
Where We Stayed In Paris — Incredible View of the Eiffel Tower

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