The Eighth: An Overview
One of Paris' major business districts, the Eighth is full of broad boulevards and grand architecture - not to mention home to the Champs Elysées, Place de la Concorde and the Elysée Palace - home to the President of France. There are also a whole host of major fashion labels who have their flagship stores in the 8th. Beyond the glitzy stores there's a whole host to enjoy in the 8th arrondissement including the beautiful and whimsical Parc Monceau, the enormous Madeleine Church, the Grand and Petit Palaces, the beautiful Musée Cernuschi...
There's a whole lot of glitz, glamour and grandeur to be found in the 8th arrondissement and this can be seen in many of the restaurants and bars in the area. So if you find yourself in this beautiful quartier, here are some addresses you might find helpful!
A short disclaimer! As we all know, dining out is a very personal, nuanced affair, and our humble little list featured here - or indeed in any of our content - unfortunately cannot guarantee a spectacular, knock-your-socks-off, "Dear Diary" dining experience - as much as we would love it to! While we certainly aim to inspire, as always we recommend using these suggestions merely as a jumping-off point for your own Paris research. So with that out of the way - on we go!
Opened in Autumn 2019, Contraste is the second address by Stéphane Manigold (Substance). Catalonia meets Brittany in the kitchen thanks to chef duo Erwan Ledru and Kevin de Porre.
18 Rue d'Anjou
If you like seats banquette style, your bistro floors tiled and your French fries crispy, then this traditional Paris bistro might be just the ticket.
23 Rue Bayard
Healthy, wholesome, with a lot of organic options, this spot inside the Grand Powers Hotel is a little cocoon of goodness.
52 Rue François
Chef Stéphanie le Quellec's own restaurant - after years as the celebrated chef at the Restaurant Prince de Galles - went straight to Two Michelin Stars in 2020, so expect to plan ahead for a reservation!
32 Avenue Matignon
Fresh market fare that changes daily based on what's in season, making for an ever-changing, sometimes surprising but always inventive menu.
16 Rue Jean Mermoz
Le Relais de l'Entrcôte
Sometimes, it's just fun to try out the big classics, and Le Relais de l'Entrecôte is certainly one of those. Simple - so simple, in fact, that steak frites is THE dish - and forever popular, this no-reservations address is a steak lover's dream. And that secret-recipe sauce is really something!
15 rue Marbeuf
Les 110 de Taillevent
Opened in 1946, this sophisticated spot really has a foot in both our restaurant and bar camps, because not only can you enjoy delicious food, but 110 wines by the glass! (A good excuse for opt for the wine pairings...)
A little fancy
If you can't quite manage the flight to Copenhagen for dinner, then check out Copenhague - Nordic Scandinavian dishes with flair and imagination within the Maison du Danemark.
142 avenue des Champs Elysees
Within the St. Regis Hotel, Les Confidences sees chef Romain Leydier showcasing the freshest vegetables (though not exclusively!) and beautiful interiors further warmed by the friendly service.
12 Rue Jean Goujon
While the once go-to spot Buddha Bar is a little past its prime, a secret destination now lies beneath it - Secret 8, in fact. You may have to solve a riddle to gain access, but the cocktails are worth it.
8-12 Rue Boissy d'Anglas
If you're in search of cosy Irish pub without the gimmicks or huge television screens, The Publisher is the one for you - wood panelled, low lighting, great food, friendly service, it's everything a good pub should be.
33 Rue de Constantinople
If you like your coffee served al fresco then Honor is the one for you. This funky coffee bar in a tranquil courtyard serves lovely Coutume coffee.
54 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré