With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, the City of Lights is buzzing with fashion lovers from around the world. As newcomers to the scene, we enlisted born and bred Parisienne Sarah Andelman, co-founder and creative director of Colette, to be our tour guide to the best bites and sites in the area.
52 Rue de Richelieu, 75001
Despite it's location in the Palais-Royal, Verjus is truly an American in Paris—the food is inventive and the atmosphere is cozy, unpretentious, yet decidedly chic. Try the tasting menu in the dining room, or adjourn to the more casual wine bar below.
34 Rue de Richelieu
Ellsworth, just down the street from Verjus, is a more savory destination, featuring elevated spins on comfort classics (the fried chicken is a favorite). What Ellsworth really excels at is brunch; Though it's known to be packed on Sundays, it is absolutely worth the wait.
6 Rue Bailleul, 75001
The perfect place to unwind after a day at the Louvre, which is right next door. Spring is helmed by chef Daniel Rose, Chicago-born expat, who offers a delicious prix-fixe menu for 84 euros.
56 Passage des Panoramas, 75002
A destination for any gyoza lover travelling in Paris (or anybody looking to try them). The Japanese eatery has a limited menu, all the better for indecisive diners—and is perfect for a quick bite.
5 Rue Perronet, 75007
This bistro by Jean-François Piège is perfect for those looking for a quintessentially French dining experience, boasting updated dishes and classic items alike. Indulge in mussels or maigre, with a glass of champagne.
5 Rue Villedo, 75001
For a larger Japanese menu, Kunitoraya delivers with a ride range of Far East favorites, from udon to natto to shrimp tempura.
8 Rue de Ventadour, 75001
Yoshikazu Kitada's latest addition to his family of Parisian-Asian restaurants, soba bar Sara is excellent for an in-and-out lunch—which works, because you've got plenty of sightseeing to do.