With simple cooking and friendly atmosphere, bistros are an essential part of Parisian life.

Terrasse de bistrot, rue Montorgueil, Paris   © OTCP - Nicky Bouwmeester

The bistro is a real Parisian institution and differs from the simple café in that these establishments used to be managed during the last century by wine merchants...
Those in the know will tell you, a Parisian bistro is quite something! A good wine list; simple and hearty traditional dishes; pleasant, down-to-earth service; no-frills tiling, wood panelling and curtains; reasonable prices – and a cheerful atmosphere to boot.

Chez André

12 rue Marbeuf, Paris, 75008

This restaurant opened in 1936 and still has its original charm. Inside is a zinc bar and bistro tables that undoubtedly resemble......

Le Café du Commerce

51 rue du Commerce, Paris, 75015

This restaurant is located on one of the liveliest and most distinctive roads of the 15th arrondissement, close to the Eiffel......

Bistrot Benoit

Bistro | In a museum or monument
Sous la pyramide du Musée du Louvre, Paris, 75001

Under the pyramid, in the heart of the Louvre Museum, Bistrot Benoit welcomes visitors all day long in the characteristic warm......

Benoit Paris 1/5 MICHELIN

20 rue Saint-Martin, Paris, 75004

Benoit first opened its doors in 1912 and is now one of the last remaining authentic Parisian bistros around. Food lovers flock......

Chez Georges - Le Jeu du Mail

1 rue du Mail, Paris, 75002

Chez Georges is a timeless restaurant with immaculate tablecloths and bistro cuisine. Nestled in a constantly bustling......

Le Bistrot de Paris

33 rue de Lille, Paris, 75007

This beautiful traditional Parisian bistro serves generous portions of simple and delicious cuisine.

Chez René

14 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75005

Chez René serves delicious traditional French cuisine in a convivial atmosphere and a typical bistro decor.


41 rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris, 75006

For over 80 years, Allard has been one of the most sought after gourmet addresses in Paris. Located in the heart of......

Bistro des Champs

122 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 75008

Located on the Champs Elysées, on the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Bistro des Champs is a typical Parisian restaurant......

La Rôtisserie de la Tour d’Argent

19 quai de la Tournelle, Paris, 75005

Little sister of the Tour d'Argent and located right next door, the Rôtisserie d'Argent offers generous servings of traditional......