CAFE L'AVENUE 

I must say that L’avenue has secured its place in my top-tier list of restaurants. The ambiance of this chic establishment is simply delightful, and the cuisine is equally impressive. Whether you opt for a seat on the picturesque patio, complete with a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower and well-manicured avenues, or indoor where the upbeat atmosphere is infectious, L’avenue does not disappoint. The wait staff, impeccably dressed with an enviable sense of style, adds to the overall allure of the dining experience as well. And let's not forget the complimentary bread and butter, which in my opinion, is the best I have ever tasted. I highly suggest trying their Escargot, especially if you have never had it before, as the garlicky butter sauce will have you asking for another plate! Do note, however, that making a reservation in advance is recommended, as L’avenue is in high demand among discerning diners. I suggest calling or emailing as soon as you know a date you are available for!

Recommended Dishes:  

Chicken Spring Rolls 

Tuna Tartare

Lobster Pasta 

Prawn Dim Sum 

Escargot 

Tee Scale Rating: 8.3/10 

PINK MAMMA 

I couldn't resist the attraction of Pink Mamma - the restaurant that seemingly dominated every foodie website, TikTok and Instagram page that I perused while planning my Parisian dining itinerary. Needless to say, I was determined to experience the hype for myself and promptly made a reservation. Honestly, the waitlist for walk-ins can be dauntingly long, so it's best to secure your spot in advance on their website. The food at Pink Mamma was undoubtedly delicious, particularly their signature olive oil, which was an absolute standout and paired wonderfully with their bread. However, the dish that truly stole the show was the Truffle Pasta, which is, without a doubt, the most mouthwatering pasta I have ever had the pleasure of savoring. Don't miss the chance to indulge in this culinary creation when you visit Pink Mamma.

Recommended Dishes:  

Burrata with Pesto  

Truffle Pasta 

Tee Scale Rating: 8.9/10 

POLPO BRASSERIE

Perched gracefully on the waterfront, Polpo Brasserie beckons diners to partake in a culinary experience that is nothing short of exceptional. With its alluring ambiance, the restaurant serves as an ideal location for both romantic evenings and exciting gatherings with friends. I would highly recommend securing a reservation at this dining destination in advance to avoid disappointment, as they can get booked up very quickly. The service at Polpo Brasserie is prompt and professional. While I must caution against the oysters, which may pose a risk of foodborne illness, the rest of the menu is a delight to the senses. The libations are expertly crafted, the fries are delectably crisp, and the desserts are simply divine. While I visited this restaurant during the summer, each dish my guests and I were served perfectly encapsulated the idea of what this season means for Paris. 

Recommended Dishes:  

West Coast Tikki 

Coupe Sunset  

Aperol Spritz 

Tarte Framboise 

Ham and Mozzarella Croquettes 

Lobster Roll 

Tuna Tartare

Tee Scale Rating: 7.8/10 

 COYA

Coya has captured my heart and earned a place in my gastronomic repertoire. It is a restaurant that I have visited time and time again, and one that I find myself craving on a regular basis. The servers at Coya are not only highly skilled in their craft, but also excel in offering impeccable recommendations and providing detailed insights into the rich history of the cuisine and the restaurant itself. For those who seek a post-dinner experience like no other, Coya boasts a separate room on the top floor that transforms into a vibrant club, complete with a bar and live DJ after 10:00pm every night. I must extol the virtues of the guacamole, which is made tableside and packed with an explosion of flavor that is sure to tantalize the taste buds. I cannot recommend each dish listed below more, but if you are looking for a truly unique dish, I would make sure to order the Chilean Sea Bass Cazuelas as well as the Chilean Sea Bass Croquettes. However, do keep in mind that the portions are meant for sharing, so be sure to plan your dining companions accordingly. All in all, Coya is a must-visit dining destination that promises to leave an indelible impression on even the most picky of eaters. 

Recommended Dishes:  

Chicken Anticuchos 

Prawn Anticuchos 

Guacamole

Chilean Sea Bass Cazuelas

Chilean Sea Bass Croquettes 

Salmon Tacos 

Albacore Tacos 

Spicy Albacore Tuna Ceviche 

Salmon Tiradito

Bao Pulled Wagyu 

Corn Empanadas  

Chocolate cake

Tee Scale Rating: 8.8/10 

SEASON MARAIS

One languid Sunday, we came across this quaint cafe that beckoned us in with the promise of a delectable brunch due to its large crowd of happy customers. From the moment I set foot inside, I was captivated by the casual yet charming ambiance, perfect for a solitary escape or a quick catch up with a friend. Although my palate gravitated towards a more traditional breakfast dish, my boyfriend opted for the chicken burger, which turned out to be nothing short of divine. Each succulent bite was permeated with a delectable crunch that encapsulated the tender and juicy meat beneath. To cap off our gastronomic odyssey, we indulged in the Pancakes Choco, a sweet and satisfying finale that left us feeling thoroughly satiated. The best part? No reservations are required to partake in the culinary delights that await at this little gem.

 Recommended Dishes:  

Avocado Dip 

Avocado Eggs Benedict 

Pancakes Choco 

Chicken Burger 

Tee Scale Rating: 6.4/10 

MARKET

One night my boyfriend was on OpenTable in search of a dining destination that would satisfy our culinary cravings with minimal reservations hassle, when he chanced upon Market. Despite a relatively sparse crowd, we were thoroughly impressed with the service and dishes and returned to dine multiple times thereafter. The lovely manager graced us with his personal recommendations, which were nothing short of exceptional. Though each dish we sampled was a gustatory triumph, it was the crispy salmon and octopus that truly captivated our palates with their tantalizing textures and exquisite flavor profiles. I have yet to find another Octopus that tastes as delicious as the one served here. Market is a dining experience that is not to be missed, where each dish is a work of art crafted with a deft hand and a discerning eye.

 Recommended Dishes:  

Crispy Salmon 

Ceviche 

Truffle and Fontina Pizza 

Tuna Tartare

Octopus 

Guacamole with Pistachios 

Mixed Berry Cheesecake

Chocolate Soufflé

Tee Scale Rating: 8.9/10 

MOLOKO

Upon receiving a glowing recommendation from a friend, I eagerly made my way to this restaurant to indulge in their renowned sushi and admire the sophisticated island-inspired decor. With an extensive menu boasting an array of options, I was grateful for the expert guidance provided by our attentive server. The Japanese Fried Chicken, with its impeccable seasoning and crunch, and the Two Times Tuna Roll, a perfectly executed blend of flavors and textures, were clear standouts of the meal. Suffice it to say, I departed this establishment completely satisfied and thoroughly impressed. Make your reservations in advance, as this restaurant becomes quite busy on the weekends! 

 Recommended Dishes: 

Japanese Fried Chicken 

Short Rib Dumplings 

Rock Shrimp Tempura 

Two-Times Tuna Roll 

Yellowtail Roll 

Crispy Rice Tuna 

Wagyu Fried Rice 

Croissant Pudding 

Tee Scale Rating: 7.5/10 

Pink Mamma

Pink Mamma 

Custom Pastry Creations

Polpo Brasserie 

Signature Pastry Collections

Polpo Brasserie 

Coya 

Season Marais 

Market 

Market 

Market 

Market 

Market 

Moloko 

Cafe L'Avenue 

Pink Mamma 

Coya 

Season Marais 

Market