Speciality: burgers

The burger is back on the menu, gourmet style, for the pleasure of foodies

Big Fernand Poissonnière, burger, frites et limonade, Paris © OTCP - DR

Burgers definitely top the list when it comes to street food favourites. It’s easy to see why burgers are more popular than ever. They’ve strayed into gourmet terrain, using super-fresh ingredients, artisan bread and high-quality meat. These days, restaurants entirely dedicated to this US speciality are flourishing all over Paris. Check out our selection of great restaurants!

The unmissable

Blend, Paris © Philippe Servent

One of Paris’s not-to-miss burger purveyors is Big Fernand, with no fewer than seven restaurants in the French capital (Saint-Honoré, Montorgeuil, Poissonnière ...). The concept is a hamburger ‘à la française’ with ingredients from France: fresh bakery bread, French meat (freshly cut), homemade sauces and unpasteurized cheeses such as Tomme de Savoie, Raclette and Fourme d’Ambert.

The very trendy Paris New York (PNY for short) offers gastronomic burgers made with quality ingredients: the beef, matured for several weeks, comes from David Akpamagbo’s farm Le Ponclet in Brittany (which also supplies Michelin-starred restaurants such as Lasserre, Michel Rostang and Yannick Alléno), the brioche bun is handmade. The menu features a dozen different types of burger (including a vegetarian option), notably one called The Return of the Cowboy: beef from Le Ponclet farm, mature cheddar (aged for nine months), streaky bacon confit, onion fritters and BBQ sauce. Melt in the mouth!

Blend also puts the accent on quality ingredients, with beef selected by the star butcher Yves-Marie le Bourdonnec and homemade buns. Seven types of burgers in all, and one seasonal speciality, with a veggie option for each. A bonus is the little touch of originality in the recipes which makes all the difference.

Off the beaten track

Burgers | © Niklas Rhose via Unsplash

For an à la carte burger, head to B&M Burger. You can create your own recipe from a large choice of fresh ingredients: rocket, tomatoes, pickles, mushrooms, chilli, caramelized onions, etc. From the fillings to the sauce and the extras, you can put together a custom designed burger! You can also choose one of the house burgers, like the famous signature B&M burger. A very simple recipe that works terrifically well.

Annette's Diner

Traditional French cuisine
Disney® Village - Disneyland® Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, 77777

This 1950s American diner has a 'Happy Days' atmosphere. Milkshakes and hamburgers are brought to you by waiters in roller blades!...

Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment
14 boulevard Montmartre, Paris, 75009

When you’re visiting one of the world’s most famous destinations, be sure to stop into Hard Rock Cafe Paris for a delicious meal,......

Big Fernand (Poissonnière)

Traditional French cuisine
55 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, Paris, 75009

In this burger 'atelier', put together your own 'creation', choosing your meat, sauce, cheese, vegetables and fresh herbs. Or......

Blend - Argout

Fast food
44 rue d'Argout, Paris, 75002

The ambition of the house is clearly displayed: to offer the best hamburger in Paris. To achieve this, Blend does not skimp on......


Traditional French cuisine
39 rue de Richelieu, Paris, 75001

Specialising in American cuisine, H.A.N.D. (Have A Nice Day, "passez une bonne journée") offers a large variety of hamburgers.

HD Diner

Traditional French cuisine
25 rue de la Reynie, Paris, 75001

These ‘diner’ restaurants have been a typical staple of American culture for more than a century. The principal: affordable......

PNY - Paris New York - Faubourg Saint-Denis

50 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Paris, 75010

The Paris New York - or "PNY" - offers gastronomic burgers, exclusively prepared on site. The meat is from Brittany (the chefs......