Hotel George V

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Fontaine de Mars
There are few bistrots as typical as this jewel in the swanky seventh, not far from the Eiffel Tower. Family run, the Fontaine offers a simple cuisine and French comfort food such as cassoulet , excellent cuts of beef, and a list of well-chosen wines. In summertime, tables on the next door square (complete with fountain), make for an enjoyable experience.
129 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007
+33 1 47 05 46 44
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Chez l’Ami Louis
Paris’ most difficult table to book, this timeworn bistro, made famous by Chirac and Clinton, and frequented by pretty much every celebrity who passes through town, attracts Parisians and jetsetters for gargantuan entrecotes cooked in butter over a wood-burning fire, with shoestring frites, thick slabs of foie gras and fine wines. Bookings are accepted only two weeks in advance, and prices are stratospheric, but dining here is an unforgettable experience.
32 rue du Vertbois, 75003
+33 1 48 87 77 48
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Moulin à Vent
Located not far from the Institute du Monde Arabe over on the Left Bank, this is one of the city’s most venerable meat institutions, with specialties like boeuf a la ficelle, and their massive Chateaubriand, an enormous thick and juicy piece of meat that could feed a family, but above everything, simply the best frog legs in town. Supremely Gallic, this old-style authentic bistrot is filled with Parisian regulars.
20 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005
+33 1 43 54 99 37
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Chez Georges
Located off the charming Place des Victoires, this legendary family-run French bistrot offers a menu packed with French comfort food such as filet of sole, duck breast with cepe mushrooms, and pot-au-feu, with a fine selection of wines and professional service.
1 rue du Mail, 75002
+33 1 42 60 07 11
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Ma Bourgogne
Under the arcades of the Place des Vosges, Ma Bourgogne is one of the most famous bistros of Paris. Aimé Cougoureux (the owner) is a wine expert, and has received numerous awards. Its wine list is exemplary with many wines from Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Burgundy (of course), Côtes du Rhône, and every week a selection of small producers. To accompany the wines as well as the grands crus, you will find a bistrotière kitchen of good quality, with specialty the homemade tartare, prepared by madame in person each day, but also the foie gras fried with grapes, the sausages of the Beaujolais, Andouillette, French fries but also Burgundy snails and Aveyron dry sausage. Enjoy this authentic and generous cuisine!
19 Place des Vosges, 75004
+33 1 42 78 44 64
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Auberge Bressane
Located in a chic corner of the residential 7th arrondissement, this 1940’s classic bistro offers a hearty, traditional cuisine with such favorites as Bresse chicken, excellent coq au vin, their signature dessert Omelette à la norvégienne (baked ice) and an extensive selection of huge Soufflés. A good wine list adds to the pleasure of visiting this noisy and busy venue.
16 avenue de La Motte-Piquet, 75007
+33 1 47 05 98 37
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Les Marches
Located in a small street just below the Palais de Tokyo, this excellent “Routiers” (Truckers”) style yet chic bistrot is owned by the same people as Auberge Bressane. The Rue de la Manutention was never a Truckers stage as it is a route to nowhere and is a favourite of Parisian clientele and is packed everyday. No creativity here, just the simple genuine French Cuisine at its best, a good wine list and a warm welcome from Ben, Alex or Margaux.
5 rue de la Manutention, 75116
+33 1 47 23 52 80
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Quincy
Some day, probably, a place like this will not exist anymore … and it will be too late to enjoy the kindness of Boboss, the patron, and taste the genuine French Cuisine served in this authentic “Auberge de Campagne” (Country Inn) as he calls it. Iconic dishes of Lyonnaise Cuisine such as the “Tablier de Sapeur”, the “Pieds et Paquets”, and a profusion of appetizers and desserts that the table is hardly large enough to hold.
28 avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75012
+33 1 46 28 46 76
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Benoît
This classic 1912 bistro, located not far from the high-street shopping on the rue de Rivoli, offers a traditional French fare in an old-world dining room where nothing has changed for the better part of a century. It was recently purchased by superstar chef Alain Ducasse, who has vowed to keep the legend alive with dishes such as marinated/smoked salmon, snails in garlic butter sauce, and their famous cassoulet.
20 rue Saint-Martin, 75004
+33 1 58 00 22 15
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Chez Savy
Open in the 1920’s, this Jazz-Age style Art Deco bistrot has remained unchanged over the decades, drawing regulars for an authentic Aveyron-inspired cuisine and dishes such as slow-cooked leg of lamb, excellent cuts of beef with Roquefort sauce, and platters of charcuterie. Once in a while, the place organizes special weeks around Cassoulets, Seafood etc.
23 rue Bayard, 75008
+33 1 47 23 46 98
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Aux Lyonnais
An 1890’s bistrot restored to its former glory by SuperChef Alain Ducasse, Aux Lyonnais offers an excellent selection of earthy Lyon-inspired cuisine with specialties such as crayfish quenelles , or dumplings, coq au vin and homemade charcuterie in superb, historic surroundings.
32 rue Saint-Marc, 75002
+33 1 58 00 22 16
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Allard
Originally opened in the 1800’s, this venerable quartier Latin bistrot has been one of Paris’ finest gastronomic establishments. In the past years, it was taken over by Alain Ducasse, and now draws regulars and tourists alike for traditional dishes such as roast Bresse chicken, duck with olives, as well as the legendary Old World ambience, complete with moleskin seats and vintage oil paintings
41 rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 
+33 1 43 26 48 23
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Le Villaret
Off the beaten track, this casual yet authentic and rustic place is exactly how you would picture a real French “bistrot”. This one is licated in the popular XIth arrondissement and features a menu that brings together “very good traditional dishes” with more contemporary flair.
Exceptional wine list at affordable prices.
13 rue Ternaux, 75011
+33 1 43 57 75 56
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D’Chez Eux
This traditional bistro in the upscale 7th arrondissement, offers excellent Southwestern fare, with specialties such as duck, and “Cassoulet”, served in copious portions by an efficient staff. The red-and-white checked tablecloths, and waiters with aprons add authenticity to this popular establishment.
2 avenue de Lowendal 75007
+33 1 47 05 52 55
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Joséphine – Chez Dumonet
Between Saint-Germain des Prés and Montparnasse, this gem of a neighborhood bistro with Belle Epoque decor is the type of restaurant foreigners incorrectly assume abounds in Paris. This veteran in the 6th offers great dishes of bistro classics such as “Confit de Canard” or “Mille-Feuille” of Pigeon and truffles in season.
117 rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006
+33 1 45 48 52 40
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Four Seasons Hotel George V
31 avenue George V
75008 Paris, France
Ph.+33 1 49 52 71 07
Fax +33 1 49 52 70 05

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