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Best brasseries in Paris

In the foodie wonderland that is the city of Love selecting the best brasseries in Paris is quite a challenging exercise.

Food is the number one asset to take into account but one can’t ignore the quality of the atmosphere and of the decorum.

This is my selection of the best brasseries in Paris!

Le Café Marly, a pittoresque view on the Louvre’s glass pyramid

This is clearly one of my favorite address and assurely one of the most appreciated brasseries in the city of love.

A hidden gem that’s is quite addictive. A perfect balance between a traditionnal parisian brasserie and a litterary café. Located at the Louvre, this adress combines culture and luxury. Here the food is refined and elaborated. Splendid terraced cocktails with a breathtaking view on the Louvre’s glass pyramid. Inside you can relish grilled meat and fish overlooking the sculptures of the Cour Napoléon of the Louvre Museum.

Le Train Bleu, the stop before leaving for Lyon, another gourmet city

Le Train Bleu offers to Parisian customers and travellers a new interpretation of the Station Buffet, which coalesce French traditionnal cuisine with gourmet delight.

High quality ingredients and seasonal cuisine. You will enjoy sauce dishes, stews, different broths. The restaurant puts on a real show with flambéed dishes and meat carving performed with precision and care. Make hast and discover one of the authentic brasseries in Paris.

Café Bonaparte, a quiet place away from the tourist flood

Just a stone throw away from the most famous Lipp, les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, this cute little place is one of the best brasseries in Paris.

With a lovely view on the square and church of St Germain des Près. Nice bistro food with vegan options. Perfect place for a quick germanopratin lunch.

Bofinger, the place to eat like an Alsacian

Established in 1864 by the Alsace-born Frédéric Bofinger, this place will mark the history of the French capital. That year, Parisians discovered draught beer.

In an exceptional historical setting, you may taste alsatian specialities as the fish Baeckoeffe, the Kougloff and the Grand Marnier soufflé. You may also taste a large variety of traditionnal sauerkrauts.

Le Procope, the oldest café in Paris

In the heart of the mythical district of St Germain des Près, established since 1686. It is an historical place were the intellectuals and writers gathered such as Rousseau, Diderot, Verlaine… Le Procope offfers a traditionnal bourgeois cuisine with hearty such as coq au vin, tête de veau, braised Joue de Bœuf, homemade Mille-feuille and last but not least the Procopio Tiramisù. The nearby paved passage, Cours du Commerce St Antoine, deserves the stop too.

All this makes this address one of the best brasseries in Paris.

Le Moulin de Galette, a touristic and yet yummy address

The location is certainely touristic but surely deserves a stop. Located in the very heart of the pittoresque neighbourhood of Montmartre, the guinguette spirit still remains here. Moulin Blute-Fin (built in 1622) et Moulin Radet (built in 1717), united in 1834, became therefore a place of leisure for the Tout-Paris. The festive ambiance they gave preserved them from destruction. Le Moulin de la Galette is a reference in the story of painting (Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso), becoming a myth. Today you can taste savorous traditionnel french dishes. The legend of the place and the fresh homemade food makes this place a good choice for me and one of the preferred brasseries in the city.