The Paris Update Restaurant Awards 2019

Last Year's Best 10 Restaurants

January 16, 2019By Heidi EllisonRestaurants, What's New Eat & Drink
La Condesa in Paris’s ninth arrondissement.
La Condesa in Paris’s ninth arrondissement.
A welcome touch of Mexico

La Condesa

Subtle hints of Mexican flavors brilliantly enliven seasonal dishes in this love of a restaurant.

Tiny place/big expectations


Chef Anne Legrand cooks up highly refined meals in front of diners in the same pocket-sized space where Daniel Rose got his start.

All over Asia

Double Dragon

Small in size, high in flavor and personality: the Asian dishes from the owners of Le Servan are served in a rollicking atmosphere.

Where to go in Montmartre

La Traversée 

A friendly place in Montmartre with wonderfully inventive small plates.

Born-again goodness


Diners feel well-cared for by the couple who own this restaurant named after a Maori symbol of rebirth, with a young Canadian cook who learned his trade from some of the world’s leading chefs.

Rive Gauche


Wildly good food at a Left Bank restaurant.

Best take-Mom-to-Sunday-lunch restaurant

Le Train Bleu

Nothing new about it, but it still has the most spectacular decor in Paris (the world?), and the food has improved enormously since Michel Rostang took over the kitchen.

Best regional restaurant

Au Bascou

A new chef has revived a long-time favorite Basque restaurant; don’t miss the game dishes in the fall.

Seafood agogo

Sur Mer

Inventive small plates, no two alike, from the sea.

Best barbecue (ever?)


Even skeptical Texans are won over by this incredible French take on an American classic.


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