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The 5th Arrondissement is a paradise for foodies. Right in the heart of student life in Paris, there are many small crêperies for a casual diner, old bistros, and fantastic cheap eats to eat on the go.
Paris 5 is also a very international district in terms of cuisine and among the most interesting 5th Arrondissement restaurants outstand Italian restaurants, Vietnamese restaurants, and Indian restaurants.
Despite the title, this Best Restaurants in 5th Arrondissement Paris Guide isn’t meant to be a definitive list of best restaurants or coolest restaurants in the district. It’s where we would go if we were in your shoes exploring the area during the day or we were staying in a hotel nearby. Actually, it is not rare to find us a Saturday night having dinner in Paris 5.
The list of best restaurants 5th Arrondissement Paris includes our favorite addresses proposing French cuisine but also places serving international, sometimes exotic cuisines. Bon appétit!
Best Restaurants in the 5th Arrondissement Paris – French Food
» La Truffière | High – 4, rue de Blainville 75005 Paris. This chic restaurant, with affordable prices at lunch, offers an exquisite cuisine which is also a feast for the eyes. La Truffière proposes an interesting choice of menus, depending on market arrivals, to be shared by all guests.
The chef is passionate and carried by creative cuisine and he stubbornly defends the sense of sharing, the pleasures of the palate, and the quintessence of flavors. The wine recommendations are always good.
» Au Port du Salut | Mid-range – 163 Rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris. This restaurant proposes a typical Parisian atmosphere, preserving the charms of yesterday, and with a generous and tasty French cuisine.
» L’Epoque | Mid-range – 81, rue du Cardinal Lemoine 75005 Paris. L’Epoque proposes a generous bistro cuisine made with traditional recipes.
» La Colette | High – 17, rue Laplace 75005 Paris. This gastronomic restaurant proposes a tasty local cuisine respectful with the Planet Earth. It is not a vegetarian restaurant but they also propose yummy vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
» Le Resto | Mid-range – 8 rue Tournefort, Paris, 75005. This family bistro located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, not far from rue Mouffetard, is a charming place with ancient decoration, stone walls, and exposed beams. The menu is limited but the proposals are top quality with always the best, fresh produce.
» Comme Chai Toi | Mid-range – 13, quai de Montebello 75005 Paris. This little bistro has the perfect location for exploring Paris, just opposite Notre-Dame! It is the kind of place where you will feel immediately at home, with a relaxed atmosphere and retro decoration. Get ready to taste hearty local dishes coming straight from grandma’s book of recipes.
» Alizée | Budget – 5, rue du Pot de Fre 75005 Paris. For sure, this tiny crêperie will be on your way so don’t miss it! At Alizée all the crêpes and galettes are made with organic produce, without gluten, and they are very creative. If you go at night book in advance, there are only 4 -5 tables.
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Best Restaurants Paris 5th Arrondissement – Other Cuisines
» Foyer Viet Nam | Budget – 80, rue Monge 75005 Paris. Impossible to tell how many times I have eaten in this cantine, managed by an association France – Vietnam. Nicknamed Ho Chi Min because it was the President of Vietnam’s favorite cantine during his student days in Paris, Foyer Viet Nam proposes a savory Vietnamese cuisine for a very good price and always with a smile.
» Arrivederci Pizzeria | Mid-range – 47, rue Gay-Lussac 75005 Paris. If you are in need of a quick eat during your Paris explorations, this (authentic!) Italian restaurant located between the Luxembourg Gardens and Jardin des Plantes has always good ratings. No surprises on the menu, with the most classic pasta dishes, pizza, and calzone. We recommend going further and order their yummy pannacotta or their tiramisu’, or both!
» Coco de Mer | Mid-range – 34 Boulevard Saint-Marcel, 75005. We love Coco de Mer, especially in wintertime when everything is grey and gloomy. Coco de Mer is like a trip to the Seychelles, with the right music, eating fish, drinking punch, and with the feet on the sand!
Dishes are savory and with exotic seasonings, plus the staff is super kind and very welcoming. Book WELL in advance, like 2-3 weeks in advance, if you want to go on Friday or Saturday night. But it’s well worth it!