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Favorite Restaurants in the Marais


A list of our favorite restaurants in the Marais (the 3rd and 4th arrondisements) area of Paris, France.

L'Ambassade d'Auvergne -

Traditional French farmhouse staples, such as pork and lamb from the Auvergne region of France, are served in this two-story wood-beamed restaurant with country decor including hams hanging from the ceiling. Budget 100€ for dinner for two, including wine. One of our top Paris restaurants - read more here. 22 rue du Grenier Saint-Lazure, 3e.


A Parisian landmark since 1864, Bofinger's is famous for its Belle Epoque decor and its beautiful stained glass dome ceiling. Try the fresh, raw seafood plate (plateau de mer) served on an elevated platter and the homemade foie gras. The Bofingers website is worth a look - includes a behind the scenes video with the chef, online reservations, and online discounts. 5-7, rue de la Bastille, 4e.


Located on the top floor of the Pompidou Museum, Georges Restaurant is known for its huge, sleek steel and glass dining room, fitting for a restaurant in a modern art museum, as well as its jaw-dropping views over the Paris skyline. The cuisine is mostly French fusion with a few simple entrees (like salads and club sandwiches) that will appeal to anyone, but the main attraction is the ultra-modern setting and the panoramic views. Push past the tourists trying to get a glimpse inside, and reserve one of the semi-private, silver-chrome dining caves (must be seen to be believed), for a memorable dining experience. Budget around 140€ for dinner for two. Centre Georges Pompidou, 19 rue Beauborg 4e.

Le Pamphlet

Amazing French food, fresh ingredients and friendly service are the hallmarks of Le Pamphlet.Chef Alain Carrere (formerly at the restaurant at Le Crillion) creates dishes that are surprisingly modern and filling without being super rich, and the result is absolutely delicious. Budget 75 euros for dinner for two with wine. One of our top Paris restaurants - read more here. 38, Rue Debelleyme, 3e.

Ma Bourgogne

Ma Bourgogne in the Place des Vosges arcade occupies a spot where a restaurant has existed for three hundred years. This traditional French country restaurant's specialties include hand made Beaujolais sausages and the Steak Tartare, chopped raw when you order it- which you'll notice all the locals are eating. Dinner for two with wine is approx. 120 euros. One of our top Paris restaurants - read more here 19, Place des Vosges, 4e.

Le Reconfert

Le Reconfert is like entering an intimate Parisian salon with comfortable armchairs, stacks of books, a candlelit interior, and red velvet curtains. The wait staff continues the illusion by handing you antique books instead of a menu. The menu is artfully pasted into the middle of these French romance novels. The atmosphere is one of seduction - a great place for a romantic candlelit dinner. The French cuisine has an Asian twist. Try the homemade foie gras, lemon grass chicken and the ginger ice cream - delicious. Budget 75€ for dinner for two with wine. 37 rue de Poitou, 3e


Always packed Italian wine bar and restaurant featuring fresh pasta dishes and a huge wine list with Italian selections by the glass. Don't miss out on the delectable antipasta bar and the delicious desserts. Note that Italian wines are expensive in Paris. The prices for bottles will be comparable to prices in the US instead of the great values you will find with French wines in restaurants. Even so, Enoteca is worth a visit. 25 rue Charles V, 4e

Author: Cheryl Montgomery

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