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......

Aux Lyonnais - Alain Ducasse

32 rue Saint-Marc, Paris, 75002

In the heart of the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, succumb to the authentic charm of an authentic bistro or “bouchon” dedicated to......

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......

Café Jacques

Bistro | In a museum or monument
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris, 75007

During the design of the museum, the architect Jean Nouvel chose to free up space on the ground floor in favour of a large......

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.

Au Petit Tonneau

20 rue Surcouf, Paris, 75007

Few steps away from Les Invalides, Au Petit Tonneau has seduced amateurs of traditional French cuisine for over 80 years. It is a......