Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /nas/content/live/restaurantgirl/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/lib/class.media-summary.php on line 77

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /nas/content/live/restaurantgirl/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/lib/class.media-summary.php on line 87

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /nas/content/live/restaurantgirl/wp-content/plugins/types/library/toolset/types/embedded/includes/wpml.php on line 648

Warning: "continue" targeting switch is equivalent to "break". Did you mean to use "continue 2"? in /nas/content/live/restaurantgirl/wp-content/plugins/types/library/toolset/types/embedded/includes/wpml.php on line 665
Marais Archives - Restaurant Girl: Best Food Blog & Restaurant Guide
Pages Navigation Menu
Categories Navigation Menu

Restaurants in Marais

See all Restaurants in Paris

Breizh Cafe

Cuisine: | Featured in City Guides, Restaurant

You can’t go to Paris and not eat crepes.  Quelle sacrilege!  After all, crepes are one of France’s most beloved street foods, and one of the world’s greatest hangover remedies.  (Well, it’s true.)  These savory and sweet, wafer- thin pancakes are sold on nearly every corner.  Though I prefer to eat them sitting at a table with a bowl of cider (that’s the traditional way to serve it).  While there’s no shortage of Creperies in Paris, two of the best happen to be in the Marais: Creperie Suzette, and my all-time favorite, Breizh Cafe. Owner and Brittany born Bertrand Larcher first opened back in 2007 and it’s been packed ever since.  Don’t take my word for it: Just check out the crowds spilling out onto the sidewalk on the stylish Rue Vieille du Temple in hopes of a table.  My...

Read More

L’As Du Fallafel

Cuisine: | Featured in City Guides, Restaurant

Paris is one of the last places you would think you’d find mind-blowing falafel, but L’As Du Fallafel’s rendition is better than any I’ve had to date, including in Israel. This is God’s gift to Middle Eastern mezze, though you’d never know it from looking at the ugly green and yellow exterior or no frills dining room, equipped with plastic forks and knives, located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter. Sometimes, I like to walk by this spot just before noon and savor the calm before the storm…

Read More

Florence Kahn

Cuisine: , | Featured in City Guides, Restaurant

You wouldn’t expect to find a boulangerie in the heart of the Marais named after the first Jewish woman to serve in the United States Congress. But there’s nothing American about this shop, easily identifiable by its beautiful, blue and white tile mosaic on the facade. (It’s actually a Paris landmark, which originally opened back in 1932.) In fact, it’s one of the last standing, traditional Jewish bakeries in Paris’s Jewish Quarter, and undoubtedly the best, especially for Pre-War Europe classics…

Read More

Marche Des Enfants Rouges

Cuisine: | Featured in City Guides

What was once an orphanage for children in the 16th century — orphans who were dressed in red, thus the Enfants Rouges part of the name — morphed (all the way back in 1615) into one of the funkiest global food courts in Paris.  (It also happens to be one of the oldest covered markets in Paris, too.) You may be in France, but you can eat like you’re in Lebanon, Japan, or Italy.  Although, I say skip the pizza (it’s mediocre at best) and head to the Moroccan stall, called Traiteur Morocain, for killer Tagines, like Chicken with Olives or Lamb with Almonds, and some of the fluffiest cous cous I’ve had.   Oh, and finish with their exemplary Baklava and Sweet Mint Tea.  I’m surprised at how decent the bento box is at the Japanese stall as...

Read More

Cafe Des Musees

Cuisine: | Featured in City Guides, Restaurant

One glance at Cafe De Musees and you’ll wonder why it always seems so packed.  As far as looks go, it’s on the uglier side of the spectrum.   (Just saying.)  It’s located in the Marais, just a stone’s throw from the Place De Vosges, but it has little in common with its stylish locale.  Cafe De Musees belongs more to a humble, older school of bistros, built not for the scene, but for the food, which is down to earth and soul-satisfying. There are two floors for dining as well as a narrow sidewalk out front with a few two tops. The interior is outfitted with wood tables, tile floors, maroon banquettes and a chalkboard with specials.  The wine list is solid, peppered with lots of good options.  I say go big at Cafe De Musees, meaning the...

Read More

La Boulangerie Beaumarchais

Cuisine: | Featured in City Guides

The reason you don’t read more about this boulangerie is because no one really knows the actual name of this underrated bakery.  Some people call it Boulangerie 28 (which refers to its street number), while others refer to it as Boulangerie Beaumarchais (it’s on Boulevard Beaumarchais), or even Boulangerie-Patisserie Beaumarchais because that’s what it says on the sign above the door.  You’d think they owners would be concerned with branding themselves a bakery to reckon with, but the older woman who seems to own it seems pretty indifferent to everything except counting out your change. Why should she worry when there’s a line so often trailing out the door?  I happily waited my turn many a time for a taste of their Olive Baguettine, which is quite simply to-die-for.  I’ve never had a plusher baguette in my life, a...

Read More

Carette

Cuisine: , | Featured in City Guides, Restaurant

Maybe I’m biased because I lived just a few floors above this cafe, but Carette is a great pit stop when you find yourself in the Marais.  Would I go out of my way to eat here or dub it a destination? No, not by any means, but I certainly didn’t mind eating my lunch or breakfast here on a regular basis, and as a hard care foodie, that says a lot.  Besides, the Marais is a destination worth visiting for many reasons; the exquisite Place Des Vosges, the Jewish Quarter, the Victor Hugo museum, the shops and much more. While you’re in the neighborhood, grab a croissant at Carette or a hazelnut and raisin flute.  The French have a way with eggs and so does Carette, turning out rich and creamy scrambled eggs, served with a house-baked baguette....

Read More

Camille

Cuisine: | Featured in City Guides

It’s hard to find a great neighborhood spot that you want to return to again and again.  Especially for someone like me who loves to try new things and new places.  Which is why I’m such a fan of Camille in the Marais.  While nothing on the menu is earth-shattering, nearly everything is very good and it’s right in the heart of the Marais.   It’s the perfect people-watching bistro with plenty of two tops along the highly trafficked Rue Francs-Bourgeois. And because the Marais attracts so many tourists to shop, the servers also speak English, so ordering is thankfully not a struggle. The kitchen turns out a terrific Steak Tartare, and a properly unctuous Andouillette Sausage with mashed potatoes (if you’re into that kind of thing).  But my favorite dishes are ones I never found anywhere else in...

Read More

Chez Janou

Cuisine: | Featured in City Guides

The Mousse au Chocolat is reason enough to make a pit stop at this buzzy neighborhood spot in the Marais.  Do not pass go without the mousse.  Because what arrives at the table is an enormous bowl of velvety deep, dark chocolate mousse and a wooden spoon, so you can serve yourself… as much as you please!  That’s right. Eat your heart out until your stuffed silly or overdose on sugar.  It’s deliciously dangerous and perfect with a glass of French red, of course! Unfortunately, the chocolate mousse is the best thing Chez Janou’s got going aside from outdoor tables and the ability to lure in the locals night after night.  Which is what makes it a great pit stop post-dinner.  If you decide to come for lunch or dinner, there’s a fine Salade Janou with mozzarella, jamon, and...

Read More