Best kept secret restaurant montmartre: Le Vieux Chalet


One of the the oldest spots on the Place du Tertre that has not had a change of owner for several decades. You will not find it in any tourist guide which is hard to believe considering that it is located in one of the most visited tourist attractions.

The cuisine is traditional and the menu has hardly changed over the years and if you like it the meat will please you. On nice days you can go into the garden and you will be transported away from Paris and especially from the busy Place du Tertre. In the afternoon they serve tea and pastries.

Opening Hours :

From Tuesday to Friday 12:30 – 14h:30, 19:30 – 21:30

Sunday 12:30 – 14:30

Le Vieux Chalet is closed on Monday.

They do not accept credit card.

My recommendation: please, do not go there if you are in a hurry.

Address: 14 Bis Rue Norvins 75018 Paris
Tel: 33 1 46 06 21 44

Kong, 1st district


Ultramodern, on the last two floors of Kenzo’s main office, in front of the Pont Neuf of the 1st district, a fun and trendy restaurant in the sky with a view of the Seine.
Halfway between Paris and Tokyo, you’ll be surrounded by Louis XV armchairs, plasma screens, a fluorescent staircase and a carpet of pebbles. It is very Parisian, luxurious and accessible at the same time to all.

Address: 1 rue du Pont Neuf 75001 Paris
Tel: 01 40 39 09 00

La Maison Blanche, 8th district

Situated above the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, on the prestigious avenue Montaigne in the 8th district, the Maison Blanche restaurant offers a fabulous view over the west area of Paris.
You will be able to find there an ambitious inventive French cuisine….so unique.

Address: 15 avenue de Montaigne 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 47 23 55 99

Le Bristol, 8th district


In the heart of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré quarter of the 8th district, in one of the capital’s most prestigious palaces, ‘Le Bristol’ restaurant combines elegance and refinement.
If you are interested in noble, subtle French fine dining cuisine, you will then find what you are looking for! (Once again!)

Address: 112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré 75008 Paris
Tel: 01 53 43 43 25

Le Bagatelle, 16th district

Situated in the 16th district, in the heart of one of Paris’s most beautiful gardens, savour the chef’s excellent and down-to-earth tranditional cuisine! Service is prompt without being rushed. Take a deep breath, Paris has just taken on a country air!

Address: 42 route de Sèvres 75016
Tel: 01 40 67 98 29

Le Musée de la Vie Romantique, 9th district

“Le Musée de la vie Romantique” is located in the previous private hotel of the famous painter Ary Scheffer where a little garden as well as a tea room are hidden.
In Summer, the terrace is open and people come and enjoy some teas and cakes made by Les Cakes de Bertrand.

Address: 16 rue Chaptal 75009 Paris
Tel: 01 55 31 95 67

La Petite Cour, 6th district

This delightful, romantic, ravishing small restaurant is set in a side street just a few steps from St Sulpice (You’ve read The DaVinci Code, haven’t you?) in the arty neighbourhood of St Germain. Recently renovated, it is now decorated in shades of bright yellow and blood red, but it is the all-season terrace, with its awnings and charming fountain, that really make La Petite Cour irresistible. That and the high-quality modern French cooking!

Address: 8 Rue Mabillon 75006 Paris
Tel: 01 43 26 52 26