Best Restaurants In Le Marais, Paris

Le Marais is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Paris and an absolute must-see while in the city. Nestled between the northern bank of the Seine River and Rue Rambuteau, this historic neighborhood covers most of Paris’s 3rd arrondissement and a part of the 4th arrondissement.

Boasting charming narrow streets lined with stunning private mansions, fantastic museums and art galleries, and high-end boutiques, Le Marais also has amazing restaurants to delight every visitor’s palate.

In this article, I round up my favorite restaurants in Le Marais to try on your next trip.

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Top Le Marais Restaurants

Are you looking for the best dinner in Le Marais? Perhaps a casual lunch in a lovely place? Check out these suggested Le Marais restaurants for all budgets.

1. Auberge Nicolas Flamel

Nicolas Flamel's House - Paris

The Auberge Nicolas Flamel is located in the heart of Le Marais, in the 3rd arrondissement. The Centre Pompidou is just a 5-minute walk from the restaurant.

Considered the oldest house in Paris (completed in 1407), its decor is everything but old and dusty. The restaurant recently did an important makeover, and it now has a classy and elegant ambiance, which is the perfect venue for enjoying the dishes served.

The kitchen is led by the young chef Grégory Garimbay, who excites the diners’ palates with traditional French cuisine with a modern twist. Among the fish and meat dishes prepared, you can taste Breton blue lobster and beef wellington.

This restaurant in Le Marais proposes multiple-course menus with prices that range between €60 and €170.

Address: 51, Rue de Montmorency,75003 Paris. Opening times and bookings

2. Capitaine

Tucked into a quiet street in Le Marais, in the 4th arrondissement, Capitaine is a stone’s throw from Place des Vosges, one of Paris’s royal squares, and Bastille Square.

Stepping inside the Capitaine, you will find yourself in a simple-looking venue with a white-and-brown scheme color that gives the ideal background to the innovative and colorful dishes.

Diners are treated to high-quality, seasonal, and market-fresh dishes inspired by the chef’s Breton origins. However, don’t expect traditional cuisine: creativity is the key element in this restaurant’s dishes. Among the most popular dishes are the pork croquettes. For the sea part, you can choose turbot or saithe, and for the land part, lamb or poultry.

The dishes at Capitaine’s pair excellently with their canteen’s organic and natural wines.

The main courses cost between €20 and €40.

Address: 4, Impasse Guéménée, 75004 Paris. Opening times and bookings

3. Dessance

Dessance Restaurant Le Marais

Housed in a beautiful 17th-century mansion in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement, Dessance is within a 10-minute walk from the Musée National Picasso.

The Dessance’s stunning location boasts an award-winning architectural concept that recreates a “winter garden” feel. The restaurant’s facade is nestled behind natural vines, creating a charming ambiance for an al fresco dining experience on the summer terrace.

The cuisine of this restaurant in Le Marais offers fresh, inventive, and gastronomic dishes based on plants. This doesn’t mean that this is a vegan restaurant, but the two menus (the “Land & Sea” and the “Vegetarian”) are artistically created around seasonal vegetables, fruit, and plants. The two menus offer six sequences of gourmet dishes. All the dishes are created to be paired with wines or exceptional homemade drinks.

Menus cost between 70€ and 80€

Address: 74, Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris. Information and bookings

4. Au Grand Turenne

Au Grand Turenne is located in the 3rd arrondissement, at a 10-minute walk from the picturesque Canal de Saint-Martin.

This Parisian brasserie has been open since 1969. It boasts a classic exterior facade, red-and-black mid-century furnishing in the main dining room, and a more traditional decor on the terrace, where you will find wicker chairs and checkered tablecloths.

The cuisine at Au Grand Turenne offers high-quality produce, with meat sourced directly from a local breeder. Everything is homemade, and this brasserie serves both classics and revisited dishes. From honey-roasted camembert to meat tartar to scallops to tarte tatin, the meal experience here is tantalizing.

The average price for a main course is €30.

Address: 27, Boulevard du Temple, 75003 Paris. Opening times and bookings

5. Pamela Popo

The Pamela Popo is located in Le Marais’ 4th arrondissement, a two-minute walk from the Church of St. Gervais and Rue des Barres, a picturesque street of Medieval Paris.

A typical Parisian restaurant with small tables close to each other, Pamela Popo has a vintage-chic venue that is very stylish. The restaurant is organized on two floors and is perfect for a romantic or elegant dinner. 

The dishes are all homemade, prepared with simple ingredients and techniques, and are praised for being well-cooked and well-presented. The menu includes a variety of meat and seafood dishes from the French culinary tradition, like foie gras, escargots, and roasted duck. The desserts are particularly delicious, so leave some space in your stomach for them!

The main courses are between €15 and €40, with special dishes at higher prices.

Address: 15, Rue François-Miron, 75004 Paris. Opening times and bookings

6. Fabula (Seasonal)

Fabula has an outstanding venue in the 16th-century courtyard of the Musée Carnavalet. This restaurant-terrace operates from May through September as it is only outdoor.

This restaurant is in Paris’ 4th arrondissement, between the Musée Cognacq-Jay and Place des Vosges.

Chef Julien Dumas, who has one Michelin star, created a menu centered around fresh herbs, with both small plates to share and full-size portions. Fabula is committed to ethical and responsible cuisine, so the seafood comes from sustainable fishing, and the wild herbs are selected from a Parisian urban farm. The chef’s plates are complemented by designer cocktails that echo the same naturalist inspiration.

The main courses at Fabula cost around €15; I highly recommend you reserve your table well in advance.

Address: 16, Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004 Paris. Opening times and bookings

And there you have it—some of the best restaurants in Le Marais, Paris. Which of these Le Marais restaurants tempts you most for your next trip?

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