Hottest restaurants in Paris — New in town? Just visiting? In any case, when visiting a new city it can be a hustle to find the spots that locals really swear by and enjoy eating at. You want your experience to be a truly authentic one and not one of those tourist traps with tacky photos of food printed on posters. Strolling around in the 8th arrondissement will definitely lead you to experience one of those truly authentic venues, whether you are on the lookout for meat, fish or something vegetarian. With that in mind, we’ve taken the freedom to list the 3 hottest restaurants at the moment!

1
Kinugawa Matignon

When the beloved Japanese restaurant on rue du Mont Thabor took over rue Jean Mermoz, it gave birth to a new favorite Parisian place. Designed by the decorator duo Gilles & Boissier, this elegant and luminous venue is where you’ll be putting down your chopsticks. Whether that’ll be behind the black granite sushi counter or around the tables, the experience will still be the same (fantastic!). Try the crispy galette that is topped with a slice of tuna and subtly flavoured with white truffles or the sea bream sashimi and its egg, flirting with the scent of spicy miso! Yummy!

Open every day from 12pm to 2.30pm, in the evening from 7.30pm to 11pm.

2
Beefbar

After Monaco, Hong Kong and Mykonos, the BeefBar does a slam dunk in rue Marbeuf in Paris. Led by Riccardo Giraudi, this restaurant offers and enhances meat in all its forms: Kobe beef cooked in teppanyaki, ribs served in tataki, haute couture burgers, mini tacos, melting bao buns… all prepared in a more conventional way, with a delicious street food sauce. From the best suppliers around the world, these tasty recipes can be enjoyed in an Art Nouveau décor imagined by the design and fashion enthusiasts Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet.

Open every day from 12pm to 2.30pm and 7.30pm to 11pm.

3
Les Confidences

In the heart of the Hotel St Regis in Paris, Les Confidences cultivates the allure of a boudoir dressed in floral wallpaper with an amazing glass roof. Thanks to the arrival of the chef Romain Leydier, the menu got a few more vegetable recipes: soft-boiled eggs and mushrooms, crispy salad with sesame vinaigrette, creamy risotto and vegetables with ginger… this is a good address to write down if you wan’t an intimate lunch.

Open every day from 12pm to 2.30pm and from 7pm to 10.30pm.

Tatjana Kostic
Editor-in-Chief, Paris
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