Top 10 Best Restaurants in the Trendy Marais District

Located in the 4th arrondissement, the Marais is a trendy district in the capital and you obviously already know it for its shops, gay bars and art galleries. If you are in this district and feel peckish, here is our selection of the best restaurants in the Marais. 

le marais
A street in Le Marais – Credits photo: Jeanne Menjoulet under Creative Commons 2.0

 

L’EtrAnge

This little restaurant is known especially for its brunch -cold cuts,  brownies, fromage blanc, hot drinks… This delicious, copious brunch will give you a good start to the day!

They also serve tapas and gratins of the day.

You will enjoy your meal in a bright, colorful dining room. Take a seat on one of their comfortable cushions and wait for their friendly and welcoming staff to serve you.

They also sell items and furnitures so you can go shopping and delight your taste buds at the same time!

Price: 26 euros for the brunch.

What we love: The calm,  intimate decor.

What we don’t like as much: It’s a bit pricey.

Address: 8 Rue d’Ormesson, 75004 Paris France

How to get there? Underground line 1 (Saint Paul).

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday – noon to 5pm and 5:30pm to 6pm.

Phone number: 01 44 61 56 40

Ratings:

– Google: 4,5/5

– Tripadvisor: 4,5/5

 

Chez Ajia

Chez Ajia
Credits: Chez Ajia

Would you like to discover a cuisine you don’t know of? If that is the case, this beautiful Taiwanese restaurant is perfect for you.

“Ajia” means “big sister” in Taiwanese. This name perfectly represents the concept of the restaurant -kindness, family and authentic cuisine and traditional dishes.

Let yourself be tempted by the chicken and clams broth, the basil and ginger chicken or the Hei tang gau (a Taiwanese brown sugar cake).

Comfortably seated in one of their booth seats, you can enjoy these specialties and admire the stone wall and the green plants which make the charm of this place.

They serve vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.

Price: Main courses between 8 and 13 euros.

What we love: The traditional, typical cuisine.

What we don’t like as much: The dishes are not plentiful enough for big eaters.

Address: 4 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris France

How to get there? Underground line 1 (Saint Paul).

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday – noon to 11pm.

Monday – 7pm to 11pm.

Phone number: 06 63 55 40 22

Ratings:

-Google: 4,7/5

-Tripadvisor: 5/5

Website: Chez Ajia (website in French).

 

Homer Lobster – Marais

Homer Lobster Marais
Credits: Homer Lobster

Located in the middle of the Marais district, this restaurant brings streetfood and lobster together. They serve delicious lobster rolls.

But what is a lobster roll, you ask? It is an American sandwich made of a bun, lobster and mayonnaise… and Homer’s Lobsters are delicious!

In July 2018, they won the jury prize of the World Lobster Roll Championship, organized each year by the magazine DownEast in the United States thanks to their signature dish -candied lobster in lemon butter with secret herbs.

Price: 22 euros for a menu with a lobster roll, a side and a drink.

What we love: Everybody will find a lobster roll that suits them as they serve lobster, prawn and even crab rolls.

What we don’t like as much: It is a bit expensive for a sandwich.

Address: 21 Rue Rambuteau, 75004 Paris France

How to get there? Underground line 11 (Rambuteau).

Opening hours: Everyday – noon to 11pm.

Phone number: 06 35 39 35 19

Ratings:

– Google: 4,4/5

– Tripadvisor: 4,5/5

Website: Homer Lobster

 

Au Bourguignon du Marais

Au Bourguignon du Marais
Credits: AU Bourguignon du Marais

The name of this restaurant says it all -Au Bourguignon du Marais spotlights Burgundian cuisine.

You can enjoy the famous escargots, the “Saucisse de Lyon” and, of course,  the obvious “Boeuf Bourguignon”.

Au Bourguignon du Marais welcomes you in a chic, calm Parisian atmosphere -wooden tables and counters, a simple decoration.

Ask a staff member for a table on the terrace so you can enjoy the good weather.

This restaurant is perfect both for Burgundy lovers and curious people who want to discover the specialties of that region.

Price: 12 euros for six big snails, 24 euros for a boeuf bourguignon.

What we love: Their wine list composed only of Burgundian wines which will make a perfect match with their specialties.

What we don’t like as much:  There are sometimes too many customers so you will wait a bit to be served.

Address: 52 Rue François Miron, 75004 Paris France

How to get there? Underground line 7 (Pont Marie).

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Thursday – noon to 11pm.

Friday and Saturday – noon to 11:30pm.

Closed on Sundays.

Phone number: 01 48 87 15 40

Ratings:

– Google: 4,3/5

– Tripadvisor: 4,5/5

Website: Au Bourguignon du Marais (website in French)

 

Crêperie Gigi

Crêperie Gigi
Credits: Crêperie Gigi

The owners wanted to rediscover crêpes, and they have!  You could even say they have revolutionized them!

Let yourself be tempted by their wonderful buckwheat crepes with Comté cheese, truffle ham and shitake (small Japanese mushrooms). If you fancy something a bit more exotic, try their buckwheat crepes with smoked salmon, ginger and sesame seeds.

Most of the ingredients they use come from Brittany, a region very famous for sweet and buckwheat crepes.

The very simple dining room will help you forget the old-fashioned decoration of traditional creperies with their checkered tablecloths.

Price: Between 9 euros and 12.50 euros for buckwheat crepes.

What we love: You can eat your crêpes whilst enjoying the sun thanks to their superb terrace.

What we don’t like as much: There are only a few seats so do not forget to book a table if you go there on a weekend.

Address: 4 Rue de la Corderie, 75003 Paris France

How to get there? Underground line 3 (Temple).

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Saturday – noon to 10:30pm.

Sunday – 11:30am to 5pm.

Closed on Mondays.

Phone number: 07 83 58 75 30

Ratings:

– Google: 4,7/5

– Tripadvisor: 4,5/5

Website: Crêperie Gigi (website in French)

 

A modo mio

A Modo Mio
Credits: A Modo Mio

This restaurant serves Italian specialities cooked “a modo mio” (“in my own way”).

The dishes are delicious, reinvented and all made from fresh ingredients.

Take a seat in the bistro style dining room and enjoy their truffle or Nutella pizza.

They serve Italian wines which will be a perfect match with your pasta or pizza.

Price: Approximately 14 euros for a pizza.

What we love: Their pizza – the bests in all Paris (according to us)!

What we don’t like as much: It is a bit expensive.

Address: 4 Rue de Turenne, 75004 Paris France

How to get there? Underground line 1 (Saint Paul).

Opening hours: Everyday – noon to 3pm and 6:30pm to midnight.

Phone number: 01 40 29 92 39

Ratings:

– Google: 4,6/5

– Tripadvisor: 4,5/5

Website: A modo mio (website in French)

 

Griffon

Griffon
Credits: Griffon

Griffon is a new cultural, committed café/bar located in the middle of the Marais.

You will feel at home thanks to its cozy, second-hand decoration -colorful armchairs, old piano, shady terrace…

Griffon is a lively place where people meet, join, talk or work together. They also organize public debates.

The chef will delight your taste buds with homemade, seasonal food -soups, various mixed dishes, toasts, salad …  Not very fancy but very tasty.

Price: Mixed plates from 9 euros.

What we love: They organize various events – live music, meetings with authors …

What we don’t like as much: The cooking is a bit simple sometimes.

Address: 55 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004 Paris France

How to get there? Underground line 11 (Rambuteau).

Opening hours: From Wednesday to Sunday – 10am to midnight.

Phone number: 01 43 36 98 37

Ratings:

– Google: 4,6/5

– Tripadvisor: 4,5/5

Website: Griffon (website in French).

 

Le petit Marché

Le Petit Marché
Credits: Le Petit Marché

This charming restaurant located behind the Place des Vosges serves a modern, Asian cuisine.

Try the raw tuna with sesame, the veal liver with ginger sauce or the coco milk panna cotta.

Le petit Marché is opened until late in the evening. The staff is friendly and the dining room is decorated in bistro style.

Price: Main courses from 18 euros.

What we love: The great variety of dishes.

What we don’t like as much: You sometimes have to wait a long time.

Address: 9 Rue de Béarn, 75003 Paris Paris

How to get there? Underground line 5 (Bréquet Sabin).

Opening hours: Everyday – noon to  3pm and 7pm to 11:45pm.

Phone number: 01 42 72 06 67

Ratings:

– Google: 4,4/5

– Tripadvisor: 4,5/5

Website: Le petit Marché

 

Le Carrefour Café

The Carrefour Café is a traditional Parisian café -it’s known sl a “rade de quartier” (a local bar). With its croque-monsieurs, its zinc counters and its very local customers, the Carrefour Café is an iconic place in the Marais district.

They serve croque-monsieurs, salads and omelettes.

In this restaurant, you will find the last pinball machine in all of the district!  It talks to players with a ghost voice and makes fun of them. We are sure you will have a very fun moment there!

It is the perfect place to eat nice food and enjoy a friendly atmosphere with friends or family.

What we love: The friendly atmosphere of this local bar.

What we don’t like as much: The food is very simple… .

Address: 8 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris France

How to get there? Underground line 1 or 11 (Hôtel de Ville).

Opening hours: From Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 1:30am.

Saturday and Sunday – 8am to 2am.

Phone number: 01 40 29 90 05

Ratings: Google: 4,1/5

Facebook page: Carrefour Café (link in French).

 

Le Colimaçon

Le Colimaçon
Credits: Le Colimaçon

In Le Colimaçon, you will enjoy a bistronomic, authentic French cuisine. We love their French toasts with foie gras and their beef tournedos.

We admit it is a bit expensive but there is no lack in quality.

The stone walls and the beams give character to this charming restaurant. Take a look at the spiral staircase (“escalier en colimaçon” in French) at the back of the dining room. The restaurant was named after it.

If you love French, high quality cuisine, Le Colimaçon is the perfect place for you!

Price: Main courses between 18 and 35 euros.

What we love: The traditional French cuisine which will please both tourists and locals.

What we don’t like as much: The restaurant is a bit small; do not forget to book a table.

Address: 44 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris France

How to get there? Underground line 1  (Saint Paul).

Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday – 6:30pm to 10:45pm.

Sundays – 12:30pm to 2:30pm and 6:30pm to 10:45pm.

Phone number: 01 48 87 12 01

Ratings:

– Google: 4,6/5

– Tripadvisor: 4,5/5

Website: Le Colimaçon (website in French).

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