One of Paris's most authentic Japanese restaurants will be one of the only spots where you can find fresh uni and some of the best quality fish on this side of Avenue Montaigne. Open for lunch and dinner.
Everyone comes to this tiny restaurant off of Rue Saint Honore for their cheeseburger and fries, but Ferdi's menu is heavily influenced by Peruvian cuisine and their ceviches and caponata are delicious and unique. Mojitos with freshly made ingredients are not to be missed.
This Spanish gastro pub and boutique sells the ingredients to everything on the menu so that you can attempt to recreate their dishes at home. We recommend the black squid ink risotto and the pain du sucre salad. Da Rosa also offers delicious coffee served with chocolate covered almonds.
Le comptoir du Relais
Arguably one of Paris' best restaurants, this is our idea of the quintessential French brasserie. Everything on the menu is delicious, so you can't go wrong no matter what you order. Dinner reservations are made months in advance and the lunch hour traffic will have you waiting for hours. We recommend having a snack around noon and come here for a late lunch when the usual crowd is finished eating. Following your meal, be prepared to walk for hours around Saint Germain and Jardin du Luxembourg to burn off the calories, even though they are well worth it.
Open only for breakfast and brunch, this German inspired cafe serves the best eggs in all of Paris. We also recommend their granola, yogurt and more traditional style croissants. They also serve green juice and homemade cakes. Order a table in advance as seating is limited.
This sister restaurant to London's famous spot is larger and better. We love their daily market plates filled to the top with delicious salads, grains and other veggie creations. They also make fresh pressed juices and great coffee. Arrive earlier than the lunch hour rush to be sure to order exactly what you want.
This vegan and gluten free spot in the fabulous Marais offers innovative creations for every palate. Ingredients are local and seasonal and the menu changes daily. Pinson is the perfect spot to grab a coffee and a healthier dessert option post Marais stroll.
Le Cuisine de Bar
Owned by next door's infamous Poilane bakery, you can bet the bread here is pretty good. We love their endless menu of tartines and the apple pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert isn't bad either.
A very popular lunch spot in the bustling Marais, Nanashi proves that simplicity is key when it comes to restaurant interiors and food. The wait for this cafe is often long, even with plenty of seating, but it's worth it when you are served fresh ingredients in the style a Japanese bento box. Asian influences are carried throughout the seasonally changing menu and the banana matcha shake is one of our favorites.
Situated in the basement of a popular French concept store, the cafe at Merci serves local and seasonal ingredients in a healthful and innovative way. Menus change depending on ingredient availability but think quinoa and green salads. Shop Isabel Marant and locally designed jewelry upstairs when you are done eating and stick around longer at the library bar for a coffee or an aperitif.
Water Bar chez Colette
Not a well kept secret, but on the bottom floor of every fashion blogger's favorite Colette boutique on rue Saint Honore, lies the IT spot for the fashion folk to lunch, especially during fashion week. If you want to dine alongside internet celebrities and get inspiration for your next outfit, this is the spot to eat. The food is delicious and always fresh. Our favorite thing to order is chef Wafa's daily plate which consists of veggies and grains and can be made vegan. Alternatively, the Assiette du Jour is another great option. Desserts are often featured from popular French pastry shops, and the variety of water on the menu gives the cafe its namesake.
If you'e ever been as mesmerized by the Paris a la Russe era as much as we have, make like Diagilev and Stravinsky and head to Caviar Kaspia for a lavish Paris meets Moscow feast. Frozen cold vodka is served along buttered baked potatoes overflowing with black caviar and sour pickles are the perfect compliment to the Beluga, so we have been told.