This guide covers the 20 arrondissements of Paris, and has been completely updated, adding the best new finds and casting out those that don’t warrant your visit!
Check out our new Restaurant Updates Web Page! Visit often as changes/updates are posted between guide publications, as well as reviews for new restaurants discovered in daily dining experiences.
Adrian Leeds has been writing this guide since 1996, not long after she moved to Paris as a permanent resident. She began ferreting out charming, little out-of-the-way places that tourists likely won’t find easily, and where great meals can be found for very good value. She is uniquely qualified to write a restaurant guide as she has been dining out at least twice per day in Paris for the past ten (or more!) years.
France is world famous for its cuisine, and with thousands of restaurants in Paris, it’s no wonder the decision about where to eat can be overwhelming. But, Adrian believes every dining experience should be a delight, and not a single meal should be wasted on bad food.
This guide tells you how to dine in Paris for a lot less and a lot better! These are the good-value restaurants you need to be in-the-know to know about! And that will make you an ‘insider,’ too.
While the guide offers a selection of Adrian Leeds’ favorite top 100 Paris restaurants, you’ll also discover little known dining tips:
• How to ‘flirt’ with the wait staff to get great service
• How to handle the tax and tip like a pro
• How to read a French menu to enhance your dining experience
• What times to dine and how to dress for the occasion
• ...and much more!
The guide is arranged by the 20 arrondissements (districts) of Paris, so no matter where in the city you find yourself, you can also find a great restaurant and a great meal. With the guide in hand, you can save lots of euros while eating and drinking like royalty!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
*****HIGH STANDARD AND RELIABLE PALATE
“I can't claim to have tried Adrian's recommendations in all the quartiers, but regarding mine -- the 6th arrondissement -- and others nearby, she's straight on, with (unlike some cheap eats guides) a high standard and reliable palate.”
Diane Johnson, Author of "Le Divorce"
*****MUST READ, MUST CARRY GUIDE
"For two decades, Adrian Leeds has prowled the grandest of the grands boulevards, the most intimate of the tiny impasses of Paris, eating her way through the entire range of French gastronomy. Now, she’s given us her intimate guide to 100 favorite finds, not to mention her dos and don’ts of how best to enjoy them, along with a valuable glossary to help even novice would-be Francophiles navigate their way through the thickets of a Parisian menu. A must-read, must-carry guide to all that is just so wonderful about dining out in Paris."
David A. Andelman, Editor, World Policy Journal; former Paris correspondent, CBS News
*****CAREFULLY VETTED RESTAURANT GUIDE
"This brand new carefully vetted restaurant guide is absolutely marvelous, trustworthy — and Adrian, the author is too! I highly recommend you download her guide — it’s where the French eat — and affordable and absolutely top notch. This lady is a dynamo!"
Kathleen Spivack, Author and Poet, winner of many literary prizes and nominatee for a Pulitzer Prize
*****HANDY CULINARY DICTIONARY
Wonderfully helpful! Wish I had Adrian's useful guide with me the last time I was in Paris! And here's to the handy culinary dictionary in the back!
Kristin Espinasse, author of "Words in a French Life"