8 Original Restaurants in Paris That Serve French Cuisine

If you are tired of always eating in the same restaurants and are looking for an original place to eat French food in Paris, either with your friends or your family, then our selection of restaurants will be perfect for you.


1) Wagon Bleu €€

le wagon bleu
©Wagon Bleu

Address: 7, rue Boursault 75017 Paris France
Opening hours: Every day (including Saturday and Sunday) from 7pm to 10.30pm. Saturday and Sunday: from noon to 2.30pm
Price: About 26€ (first course + main course / main course + dessert excluding drinks)
What do we like it for? Its Corsican (French island) meals.

This former Orient-Express bar is the perfect place to eat a typical Corsican meal in the 17th district of Paris. At “Le Wagon Bleu” you will find a large variety of Corsican wines that will go perfectly with typical meals like a plate of cold meat to share, generous salads or even restyled burgers. All the meals are fresh and the burger bread is all fresh from “La Fille du Boulanger” (a good quality bakery), which certifies its quality! If you don’t know much about Corsican wines, the waiters will be pleased to advise you.

Website: https://www.wagonbleu.fr/ (in French)



2) Un Jour Un Chef €€

un jour un chef

Address: 4, rue Biscornet 75012 Paris France
Opening hours: Lunch time: from noon to 3pm (every day). Dinner: from 7pm to 10.30pm (every day).
Price: Menus range from 27€ to 33€. Out of menu: about 30€ (first course + main course / main course + dessert excluding drinks)
What do we like it for? The unusual concept.

Have you always dreamt of being a chef for a day? Well, it is now possible at Un Jour Un Chef, in the 12th district in Paris. The concept is simple, every day, a new chef cooks for his relatives as well as the other clients from the restaurant. Of course, he is not alone as he has a team of professionals guiding him along.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/1jour1chef/ (in French)



3) La Barbe à Papa €€

la barbe à papa

©La barbe à papa

Address: 18, rue Condorcet 75009 Paris France
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Saturday: from noon to 2.30pm. Sunday brunch: from noon to 4pm. Tuesdays and Wednesdays: from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. From Thursday to Saturday: from 7.30pm to 11pm.
Price: Menus range from 17.50€ to 22.50€
What do we like it for? The bar’s atmosphere.

In this New-York styled bar, you will be welcomed by more than friendly bearded men. The atmosphere is very relaxed, which is ideal when you want to have a nice time with your family or friends. Everything is fresh and homemade and, as a bonus, there is a happy hour every Thursday! You might also fall for one of the many wines they have to offer.

Website: http://www.lebarbeapapa.fr/ (in French)



4) Le Café des Chats €€

le café des chats

©Le Café des Chats

Address: 9 Rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday: from noon to 10.30pm (11pm on Fridays and Saturdays).
Price: About 22€ (main course + dessert excluding drinks). Tea/hot chocolate/cappuccino: 5€.
What do we like it for? The cats, obviously!

In this little 11th district café, cat lovers will be able to taste delicious hot chocolates surrounded by their favorite animal. Here, the cats are completely free and no one can force them to do anything. They have all come from animal shelters in order to give them a second chance at life. When it comes to the menu, you will be able to find mostly hot beverages (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) as well as a variety of homemade dishes like quiche Lorraine, toasted ham and cheese sandwiches, or even lasagne. Classics, but with cats!

Website: http://www.lecafedeschats.fr/ (in french)



5) Dessance €€


Address: 74 rue des Archives 75003 Paris
Opening hours: From Wednesday to Sunday: from noon to 11pm
Price: Audacious menu (entirely sweet): 36€ and Irresistible menu (part sweet, part savory): 44€
What do we like it for? The “entirely sweet” menu that you absolutely need to try!

Have you always dreamt of only eating sweet dishes during a meal? Then, the restaurant Dessance is made for you! On the menu: out of the ordinary French cuisine and an explosion of tastes and textures. You get all of this at an affordable price! For those who do not want to eat entirely sweet, there are savory options just as good as the sweet ones. Will you let yourself be drawn in by this experience?

Website: https://www.dessance.com/


6) Auto Passion Café €€

auto passion café
©Auto Passion Café

Address: 197 boulevard Brune, 75014 Paris
Opening hours: Every day from 10am to 2am
Price: Daily menu: 15.50€ (lunch) or 24.50€ (diner).
What do we like it for? The original setting that will please car lovers.

This café is entirely dedicated to the passion of automobiles and is decorated from head to toe with car accessories (car seats, motors, etc.) but also road signs and some race cars (there is even one on the ceiling!). For the menu, the choice is quite limited but the dishes are of a high quality and the prices are affordable, so that’s another reason to go!

Website: http://www.autopassioncafe.fr/ (in French)



7) Derrière €€€


Address: 69 rue des Gravilliers 75003 Paris
Opening hours: Every day: from noon to 2.30pm and from 8pm to 11.30pm
Price: Menus: 25€ or 30€ (lunch). Average plate price: 46€ (first course + main course / main course + dessert)
What do we like it for? The cozy atmosphere of sharing an apartment with your friends.

What’s the concept behind Derrière? Having a meal in an apartment as if you were at your friends’, but with quality! The menu offers a large choice of dishes, whether you are a vegetarian or not, at all prices, with quality products, and no fuss. The idea is to spend a nice evening (or lunch) without over-thinking and while meeting new people.

Website: http://derriere-resto.com/restaurant/paris/derriere/about/



8) Nos ancêtres les Gaulois €€€

nos ancetres les gaulois
© Nos ancêtres les gaulois

Address: 39 rue Saint-Louis en L’Ile 75004 Paris
Opening hours: Every day: from noon to 3pm and from 7pm to 1am
Price: Unique formula (all-inclusive) at 40€ (only at night) or lunch menu at 14€.
What do we like it for? The atmosphere and setting sending you back to the Middle-Ages

This Parisian establishment gives you the opportunity to eat in a middle-ages style room, like our ancestors, the Gallics, while eating a typically French meal. There, the atmosphere is authentic and festive, making your experience unforgettable. This Parisian restaurant is unique, so do not hesitate on stopping by!

Website: http://www.nosancetreslesgaulois.com/en