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The 3rd Arrondissement is a central and touristy district of Paris, loved by locals and visitors alike. This part of Le Marais boasts a wide range of eateries, bistros and chic restaurants for all tastes and budgets.
Despite the title, this 3rd Arrondissement Restaurant 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.
The list of best restaurants in the 3rd Arrondissement Paris includes our favorite addresses proposing French cuisine but also places serving international, sometimes exotic cuisines. Bon appétit!
Best Restaurants 3rd Arrondissement Paris – French Food
» Anne – Pavillon de la Reine | HIgh – 28 rue Place des Vosges 75003 Paris. Anne is a wonderful restaurant located inside the luxury Hotel Le Pavillon de la Reine, in Place des Vosges, which welcomes also non-guests. The cuisine is elegant, delicate, well presented, and always with fresh produce and creative seasonings. The chef, Mathieu Pacaud, is one of the most brilliant chefs in Paris today.
» Bistrot Instinct | Mid-range – 19, rue de Picardie 75003 Paris. This small bistro proposing French cuisine always prepared with fresh produce. The menu changes with the seasons and it is always different, depending on what the chef finds in the market. The cuisine is delicate, savory, beautifully presented, and always with the perfect cooking.
» Café des Musées | Mid-range – 49 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris. Located in the heart of Le Marais, this is a traditional bistro with a warm and friendly atmosphere and authentic decoration. The menu offers a good choice of bistro specialties, with well-prepared dishes and fresh produce. Get ready for a savory experience typical of traditional bistros in Paris.
» Le Petit Commines | Mid-range – 16, rue de Commines 75003 Paris. Enjoy a typical bistro experience through a menu with Parisian accents and only fresh, homemade products. The same goes for the wine carte, based on independent winegrowers’ wine chosen carefully by the chef.
» Auberge Nicolas Flamel | Mid-range – 51, rue de Montmorency 75003 Paris. This restaurant is located in the oldest house in Paris, (1407) listed Historical Monument. The chef proposes traditional French dishes with creative combinations and modern dressings.
» La French Guinguette | Budget – 58, rue Rambuteau 75003 Paris. We love La French Guinguette, with its popular and welcoming atmosphere. As soon as you enter, you will be immediately in the mood! This is a pleasant restaurant in a cozy atmosphere and refined (rustic) decoration proposing good, quality French cuisine.
» Crêperie Suzette | Budget – 24, rue des Francs Bourgeois 75003 Paris. This is a cool place to eat your favorite crêpes, with kind and welcoming staff, excellent service, and a good quality-price ratio. The crêpes and galettes are always delicious.
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Best Restaurants Paris 3rd Arrondissement – Other Cuisines
Baignard | Mid-range – 58, rue de Saintonge Paris 75003. This is a small, trendy and cozy bistro, proposing international cuisine that makes guests travel virtually. The dishes are made with simple, fresh, quality products and they are super well spiced with herbs and spices. The portions are big so make sure to keep some room for dessert.
Distrito Francés | Budget – 25, rue du Pont aux Choux Paris 75003. Distrito Francés proposes a Mexican cuisine with a French touch. The cantine’s colorful decoration makes guests travel virtually to the Mexican tropical summers. It is cute, cozy with a warm atmosphere (plus the food is good!).
Taiyo Ramen| Budget – 169, rue Saint-Martin Paris 75003. This small restaurant proposes good Japanese dishes. It is well-known by locals for its ramen which is good and way less expensive than in other Japanese restaurants nearby. The staff is very welcoming and always smiling.