I’m not going to lie to you, It’s a known fact that French restaurants are rather expensive. Not only here in the US, but in France as well. I guess that’s because of the “value tag” that has been put on French food.
Today I wanted to give you a list of French restaurants in 4 French cities. South, South West, East and North of France. If you like this type of information , over time I’ll cover more more restaurants in other areas of France.
Some of you may know that I’m From Lyon, which is nicknamed the “Capital of Gastronomy” so you can only imagine that Lyon has a lot of restaurants.
Let’s not forget that Lyon is also the city of origin to one of most famous Chefs in the world, Paul Bocuse who owns several restaurants there. So, let start with that dear city of mine.
In this post, you are going to discover 10 great French Restaurants that you may want to visit if you happen to pass by any of those areas on your next visit.
So, let’s start..
Le Nord Restaurant is one of the restaurants own by Paul Bocuse. Of course the chef there is not Paul Bocuse who is now too rich, too old and too retired for this, but it has maintained the excellent reputation of the name behind it.
Le Nord Restaurant is located at 18 Rue Neuve, 69000 Lyon, France. It’s located where the Rhone and Saone rivers come together in the city, close to the Town Hall and Opera.
The North restaurant offers classic traditional cuisine with many specialties from Lyon. It offers a warm setting and has worked to preserve it’s authenticity.
The price range is between $30 and $45 per person.
Open all year long from 12 PM to 2:30 PM for lunch and 7 PM to 11 PM for dinner.
As you can see, dinner time is much later in France than it is here in the US, but it’s because French tend to have later and longer lunches, so they don’t need to have diner at 5 or 6 PM.
This is a classic French restaurant, and certainly one of the most popular one in Lyon. It offers a traditional French cuisine and live music. It’s a restaurant where you may have the opportunity to dine next to some famous people too.
Brasserie Georges is located at 30 Cours de Verdun, 69002 Lyon, France
The price range is between $27 and $34 per person.
Open everyday from 11:30 AM to 11:15 PM. Open until 1:00 AM on Friday and Saturday.
Brasserie Leon de Lyon
This restaurant offers gastronomy Lyonnaise kind of food, and it’s rated as a good restaurant. it was created by famous French chef Jean-Paul Lacombe and it has been there for 40 years. It offers a warm atmosphere with good old French dining.
This restaurant is located at 1 Rue Pleney 69001 Lyon, in the first arrondissement.
Price range is between $27 and $60 per person.
Open everyday from 12 PM to 2 PM for lunch and 7 PM to 11 PM for dinner
Le Réminet is a Restaurant in the center of Paris nearby Notre Dame. There you can enjoy good food, and a charming staff will serve you new or traditional French cuisine.
This restaurant is located at 3 rue des Grands Degrés 75005 Paris.
Price range is between $34 and $69 per person.
Open everyday from 12 PM to 2:30 PM for lunch and 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM for dinner.
Café Barjot is another restaurant in Paris that offers traditional cuisine in a beautiful and warm environment.
This restaurant is located at 18 avenue Ledru-Rollin 75012 Paris.
Price range is between $30 to $58 per person.
Open from 12 PM to 3 PM for lunch Monday – Saturday and until 2 PM on Sunday for lunch.
7 PM to 10 PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Open until 10:30 on Friday and Saturday and 9:30 on Sunday for diner.
La Table du Lancaster
La Table du Lancaster is an expensive restaurant of fine cuisine in Paris. In the summer you can eat outdoor with the soft sound of water.
This restaurant is located at 7 rue de Berri 75008 Paris
Price range is between $67 to $127 per person
Open everyday from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM for lunch and 7:30 PM to 10 PM for diner.
La Terrasse – Le Méridien
This restaurant nicknamed “La Terrasse” real name “Le Méridien is located in the south of France, in the city of Nice on the most famous avenue of the city called “La Promenade des Anglais” (the British promenade).
There you can enjoy southern France dishes and a lot of sea food and fish.
This restaurant is located at 1 Promenade des Anglais 06000 Nice.
Price range between $48 and $67 per person
Open everyday from 10 AM to 5 PM
Brasserie Flo is a rich cuisine restaurant serving local dish, in Toulouse, southern France. You can dine in an elegant Art-déco dining room.
This restaurant is located at 1 Quai de la Daurade 31000 Toulouse.
Price range between $39 and $58 per person.
Open 12 PM to 2:30 PM for lunch. 7 PM to 10:30 PM for diner.
Campanille is a very affordable restaurant serving contemporary and gourmet cuisine French restaurant located in Nantes. It’s also an hotel.
This restaurant is located at 8 rue Oceane 44811 Cedex Saint Herblain
Price range between $15 and $35 per person.
Open everyday from 12 PM to 2 PM for lunch and 7 PM to 10 PM for diner.
Le Mas des Oliviers
Le Mas des Oliviers is another excellent traditional French cuisine restaurant in the Nantes region. The deserts are absolutely delicious.
This restaurant is located at Rue du Moulin de la Rousselière 44800 Saint-Herblain
Price range between $18 and $46 per person.
Open everyday from 12 PM to 2:30 PM for lunch and 7 PM to 10 PM for diner.
I hope you enjoyed those 10 French restaurant review and want to try them out if you happen to be nearby one of them. Let me know what you think in the comment area.