When you Travel, where you eat is almost as important as the city you choose. The food culture is a big part of your travel experience. These are some my all time favorites…so far.
LES ENFANTS ROUGE
The japenese chef Dai Shinozuka is making his mark in Paris by cooking French food better than even the (dare I say it ?!!!) the french . Get in while you can !
9 RUE de Beauce 75003 MARAIS
As hip and cool as the Marais and the food does not disappoint.
Chic and classic yet on trend
32 Rue de Picardie
33 144 61 7321
LES VIOLON d ‘INGRES
One of the fab places famous chef Christian Constant owns.
Classic, Lovely, Delicious, Chic and Amazing. Great food, Great space, Great Location.
135, rue Saint-Dominique, 7th
Just a 30 minute walk from his flagship Les Violon d’Ingres
Hip cool tradional brasserie with a great buzz and even greater food. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
139 Rue Saint-Dominique
Founded in 1862. If you ever wanted to know where the Macaron made its debut… classic pastry beauty in everyway. Start with breakfast and eat your way through the day ! Everything is delicious!!
A few locations around the city:
21 rue de Bonapart
16 rue royle
RELIAS DE L”ENTROCOTE
I KNOW ! it is a chain but this place has the most delicious “Steak Frites” ever ! Its all they do and they do it right. (plus you get seconds !) Worth the short time you may stand in line. You wont regret trying this.
there are a few Paris locations:
20 Rue Saint Benoit
01 45 49 1600
15 Rue Marbeuf
01 49 52 01 17
101 Bd du Montparnasse
01 46 33 8282
BISTRO ST DOMINIQUE
Romantic. Tucked in a beautiful courtyard close to the Eiffel Tower. Your stroll after your lovely dinner will be enchanting to say the least.
131 rue Saint Dominique 75007
01 45 55 80 42
LE GRAND COLBERT
French Bistro at its best. Classic Seafood dishes, colorful clientele, and old school waiters. From the moment you arrive the journey to the turn of the century France begins.
2 rue Vivienne (2nd ARR)
Another fabulous bistro in the same neighborhood:
JOEL ROBUCHON L’ATELIER
The atmosphere is a little like a sitting at a sexy french sushi bar. Decadent seasonal tastings, served with style and beauty, a foodies delight.
5 rue de Montalembert
01 42 22 56 56
JEAN PAUL HEVIN
French Chocolatier !! must stop in at least once a day ! Dont miss it !!
231 Saint Honore’
The 1 michelin star chef Cyril Lignac blew my mind when I ordered a beet salad and a steak . His tastes took me on a journey across the world starting with the house wine Chateauneuf du Pape (! )to the Molten Lava Chocolate divine dessert w roasted hazelnuts. I made a second reservation to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.
27 rus du Dragon 75006 (6-ARR)
+33(0)1 45 48 29 68
If your wondering where you can experience Japan in Paris , Jin is your “Jiro” of the City of Lights. The 12 seat bar will transport you and your tastebuds to Tokyo and the finest fish offered at the Tsukiji market.The zen experience is a welcome surprise and the polar opposite to the bustle of daytime Paris. A truly special experience.
6 rue de la Sourdiere (1st ARR)
01 42 61 60 71
A must! The best!!! My favorite! My favorite is Spaghetti Al Moro – like Carbonara but better !
Vicolo delle Bollette 13
*Right by the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
“The politicians hang out.” Right by the Pantheon, one of my favorite structures in the city. Delicious.
Via Del Pantheon 55
Great for dinner and lunch, open late, cool crowd.
Piazza Nicosia, 24
Great for dinner, casual upscale, but a must. Sit downstairs or outside for a nice view of the Piazza del Popolo. International showbiz and royalty hangout. Across the piazza from De Russie Hotel.
Piazza del Popolo
typical Roman cuisine and crowd. Very casual and simple menu. This is where Romans go for a great meal. Behind the Fendi Palazzo. Love it.
Via del’Arancio 50
High end -great view. (the garage across the street rents out golf carts by the hour! a fun thing to do -take a ride around the Borghese Gardens)
Via Loduvizi 49
Great for truffles
Via Panama 2, Parioli
Oldest in Rome
Via dei Soldati 25
AGATA E ROMEO
High end, fantastic. Wine list is great and priced very well.
Via Carlo Alberto 45
TRATTORIA ALLA MADONNA
I always eat here a couple of times, lunch or dinner. Casual. Fantastico! Hasn’t changed since 1954. Closed Wednesday.
Calle della Madonna, San Polo
Strolling through the maze of Venice is part of the magical experience awaiting you at this special restaurant. Once a fishmonger, it is now a spectacular Venetian seafood experience. Like all great eateries, Antiche Carampane has a forceful but charming personality.
Rio Terà de le Carampane, 1911, 30125 Sestiere San Polo, Venezia VE, Italy
Phone: +39 041 524 0165
A Nice day or sunset on this patio . Elegant. Great service. The Most Beautiful panoramic views.
Legendary since 1931. Have dinner here at least once. Eat upstairs if you don’t like a crowd. Make sure you have desert! Famous Merengue Cake is incredible!
Calle Vallaresso 1323
Tuscan. Ask for table by canal. Go by gondola and enter through the window !
Calle dei Fuseri
OSTERIA DA FIORE
Seafood -Top notch !
Sestiere San Polo, Calle del Scalater 2202
First floor overlooking the Piazza San Marco. Delicious and unforgettable.
Piazza San Marco 121
01139041 522 2105
Traditional stand up cappucino bars-They are dotted all over Venice.
Stop in – try the sandwiches -so good !
My favorite European Cafe of all time. Everything is delicious . It is best to book a table for evenings ,try your luck in the daytime.
I love the cheese souflee ! It’s great for High tea as well. oh the cakes !!
160 Picadilly (near Bond street) Mayfair
BOCCA DI LUPO
Honest Italian Perfection !!
12 Archer St ,W1D 788
0207 734 2223
Let Andreas will take you on a journey that you will never forget. Let him or your waiter do the ordering. The truffled cheese with polenta chips. shaved foie gras, zucchini flowers…i’m just sayin’.
169 church road, Barnes
Need I say more? Always the best sushi in any city.
Metropolitan Hotel, Park Lane
Alan Yao combines traditional chinese with a high end modern twist. Incredible. And the space is more than gorgeous ! They opened a second location !
8 Hanway Place 01144 207 927 7000
17 Bruton Street (mayfair) 01144 207 907 1888
Located in the West End, this is the “go to” for the theatre crowds and the locals who will always find the food delicious and the atmosphere upbeat and still “old school English” Fantastic!
28 St Martins Court WC2-covent garden
01144 207 240 2565
LA POULE AU POT
Rustic French delicious and very romantic. I love the coq au vin and the chocolate mousse is absolute perfection.
231 Ebury Street SW1W Belgravia
01144 207 730 7763
Always chasing the ultimate Pakistani dishes and ingredients, this place is authentic ! And as an added bonus its in the historical multi cultural east end of Whitechapel.
83-89 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1JU
0207 247 9543
PUBS (no shortage of pubs here …) Gastro Pubs are big in the UK you can get a class A meal at any one of these fun and fine Pubs
90 Gloucester Ave
Primrose Hill NW1
127 Ledbury Road ,Notting Hill
22 Ellora Rd SW16
6 Chads Place , WC 1 (financial district)
117 Rotherhithe Street SE 16
THE BEL AND DRAGON
Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9SQ
delicious and fine , they offer savory fare as well
13 Motcomb St
LaDAUREE at Harrods
There is also a LaDauree “macaroon annex” in the Burlington Arcade on Piccadilly
The Primrose Bakery (all about cupcakes!)
69 Glouscester Ave NW1
Burger & Lobster
Say no more!
29 Clarges St. Mayfair W1J7EF
No Res Needed
Fresh food, creative vision, and an extremely talented Chef Travis Lett .Definitely my first choice in LA.
1429 Abbott Kinney, Venice
310 450 1429
Seriously the best rib eye in town and the Lobster Bearnaise sauce that accompanies it …well seriously!! Chef Suzanne Tract is a master at contemporary American cuisine.
8225 Beverly Blvd.
A hip New downtown destination. An unexpected feast for your eyes complete with a full french patisserie. The LA TIMES were right, it is too good to be true., the food is great.Try the Portebello fries !
700 S Grand Ave
213 802 1470
When you dream about good italian food the rustic, cozy Capo is the place to beat. Everything on the menu is fantastic.
1810 Ocean Ave
310 394 5550
Another one of Tom Colicchios’ finest. The ambience is hip and sophisticated, the food is consistent and lovely. Located on the ground floor of CAA in Century City this place transports you to a proper big city with big flavors to match. Take advantage of the patio for drinks before you head in for dinner.
10100 Constellation Blvd
310 279 4180
Suzanne Goins seasonal creativity is something that always surprises me and I never tire of. Complicated food made simply delicious. My favorite in LA. Try Sunday Supper a set menu of the chefs choosing.
8474 Melrose Ave.
323 655 6277
she’s opened another on the westside:
11648 San Vicente-In Brentwood
310 806 6464
435 N. Fairfax Ave
323 782 9225
Son of a Gun
Fish at its finest ! same owners as Animal
8370 W. 3rd St
323 782 9033
Thai street food !! the ab best in LA !!
Just happens to be in the next room as the infamous Talasai Resturant.
5 stars !!
9041 Sunset Blvd
W Hollywood CA
505 275 9724
Stroll LYGON STREET for great italian- lots of choices on this stretch of goodness.
also while you are on Lygon St check out:
KOKO BLACKS !! It’s a fabulous chocolate shoppe but try their flat whites (lattes)
there is a new Jamie oliver !! …
Another of Jamie Olivers goldmines. You cant go wrong when his MO is helping young people find their place in the world. And its delicious !
Level 3, Melbourne Central
Five minutes in Santa Fe and you’ll feel like a local. Ask around,they will happily tell you where to eat .
Its a tradition. Artsy, good food and a solid Santa Fe experience.
121 Don Gaspar Ave
96 Old Las Vegas Hwy
Santa Fe, NM 87505
THE PINK ADOBE
The fabric of Santa Fe. Dinner is lovely. Try the steak Dunnigan! Late nights in the Dragon Room( bar) are relaxed, great people and delicious. Late night? Have the Gypsy Stew.
406 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
These guys got it goin on. Santa Fe Gastro pub/bistro. check it out.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
HORSEMANS HAVEN CAFE
The locals swear by this place. Great for breakfast .casual, rustic and like a real local you will enjoy it when the chile blows your socks off.
4354 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Its new and Ive heard good things…
2801 Rodeo Road
Santa Fe 87507
(505) 471 -3800