May 15th, 2022, 08:00 AM

Five Restaurants that are Sure to Satisfy your Bon "Appetite"

By Mia Baccei
Image credit: Unsplash/Megan Bucknall
My favorite restaurants to take your family and friends when they come to visit


Le Pantruche 

Souffle at Le Pantruche (Image credit: Mia Baccei)

Le Pantruche is a restaurant in the 9eme arrondissement. It is not the cheapest restaurant, but you can get a formule consisting of an appetizer, entrée, and a dessert for 39 euros. It is set around two dinner shifts, one at 7:30 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. It is a small but very lively restaurant, with only one menu on a chalkboard that they bring around to each table and take away before you order. The wine selection is also amazing, spanning from 20 to 400 euro bottles. I have eaten here multiple times, and I have never had a bad meal. Since the selection on the menu is so small, all of the ingredients that they use are very fresh and in season!


Pork at Semilla (Image credit: Mia Baccei)

Semilla is one of the more expensive options on this list. It is located in the 6eme arrondissement, tucked in between a very lively restaurant and bar. The prices tend to be on the higher side, but they have main courses to share for two that are worth the money. The one that I recommend is the salt-baked cod, it is very delicious and the perfect amount of food for two to share. The restaurant is very modern, and the kitchen can be seen from most of the tables, which makes for a very fun experience! 


Steak at Juveniles (Image credit: Mia Baccei)

Juveniles is a wine bar located in the 1eme arrondissement. It is operated by a husband and wife which gives it a homey vibe. The wife is the waitress while the husband is the main cook, and if you ask, she has the best recommendations. It is a perfect intimate spot to bring your family if you want to catch up over a glass of wine and incredible food! I recommend the red onion tart if it is on the menu, it is one of the best appetizers I have ever had.


Fish at Trader's (Image credit: Sara Crawford)

Trader's is the liveliest of the five that are on this list. It is situated in the 2eme arrondissement and not only has incredible food but also amazing drinks. The last time I was there, I had the "Spring is coming" drink which is one of my favorite drinks I have ever ordered. I highly recommend it if you enjoy gin! They can be super cheap during happy hour, which is every night ending at 9 p.m. The food is also on the cheaper side, and you can easily have a well-priced meal. They have a terrace in front of the restaurant that had unique décor, with leaves lining the terrace and a copper hallway leading to the bathroom, making this the best cross between a fun bar and a nice restaurant that I have ever been to.


Relais de L'Entrecote 

Steak Frites at Relais de L'Entrecote (Image credit: Chandler Sumpter Gillyard)

Relais de L'Entrecote is an old-style steak frites restaurant that you can't get a reservation to. Right when it opens, you have to go and wait in a line in order to get a table. The length of the line varies based on the day and time of night, but once you get into the restaurant there is basically unlimited steak and frites. They also have a delicious house wine that is difficult to get elsewhere, so this is truly a once in a lifetime experience. It is a place for all ages and definitely a place to take someone who has never been to Paris before!

All of these restaurants are unique in their own ways, and definitely all are worth checking out for yourself.