Paris in the springtime may be nice, but let’s face it: Paris anytime is grand. If you’ve been dreaming of visiting the City of Light, get inspired by these tried-and-true recommendations by our friends at Yelp.
Known for their crêpes and delicious lineup of ciders, this cozy café is an extremely popular spot amongst Parisians. Be sure to save room for both savory and sweet options. Reservations not required but strongly recommended during busy lunch times. 3rd Arrondissement
Sink your teeth into the most delicious steak frites you've ever had at L’Aller Retour. This steakhouse takes its beef seriously, with cut after meaty cut on offer. Don’t skip past the entrées, either; the creamy burrata is absolutely divine. Reservations recommended for this busy neighborhood bistro. 3rd Arrondissement
While you're out doing the tourist thing on the Champs-Elysées, get your reinforcements ready. The gorgeous veranda at Pavillon Élysée is just the place: From tea and cocktails to gorgeous baked goods prepared on-site by the famed Lenôtre team, you’ll find just what you need to get you through a long day of sightseeing. 8th Arrondissement
It’s not a trip to Paris without treating yourself to a cheese plate and baguette, and you'll find endless quantities of both at wine bar Le Barav. Choose from vinos by the glass or select a bottle at their adjoining shop. Plus, bottles are chilled in a matter of minutes courtesy of an in-house wine chiller, making your only concern which cheese plate to order. Go big or go home! 3rd Arrondissement
If you’re splurging on just one fancy dinner in the City of Light, make it at Monsieur Bleu located in Palais de Tokyo. A DJ sets the tone with funky but breezy beats, while the resto's polished but easygoing staff tends to your every need. Sip on a glass of bubbly with a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower—you’ll be living the Parisian dream. 16th Arrondissement
Michelle Cassidy is the Community Director for Yelp in Philadelphia. She works locally to support the thriving Yelp Philadelphia community by hosting events, running marketing promotions, penning The Weekly Yelp newsletter, assisting business owners with their Yelp presence, and more. Follow Yelp Philadelphia on Twitter and Instagram at @yelpphilly.
Away from the desk, Michelle enjoys music, traveling, cheering on Philly's sports teams, and discovering new favorites on the food and beverage scene. Read more about her travel experiences on her new blog, Meesh Travels.