5 Paris Restaurants That Only Locals Know About

Whenever you travel to a new city, you my tend to gravitate towards the tourist attractions. However, there will probably come a time when you want to get off the beaten path and see what the city has to offer that only locals know about. Paris is a city full of hidden gems, and it has amazing food. These are five incredible restaurants that the locals will never tell you about themselves.

Boucherie Les Provinces

5 Paris Restaurants That Only Locals Know About

Even top chefs love to eat at this butcher’s shop hidden behind a farmer’s market. Try out the steak tartar or a perfectly grilled chop. The lies are long, but that just proves that the food is so worth it.

Le Perchoir

5 Paris Restaurants That Only Locals Know About

Tucked into the top of a tree and named for a bird’s nest, this rooftop restaurant offers a stunning view of the city. The space is small, so you should be prepared for a wait. However, once you get in, the food on the seasonally rotating menu is top notch.

Chez Walczak

5 Paris Restaurants That Only Locals Know About

If you want to experience the best of mid-century Paris, complete with 1940s decor, this is the place to be. The food is as excellent  and you will be enchanted by its neighborly vibes. Just be sure to knock before you enter.

Lockwood

5 Paris Restaurants That Only Locals Know About

This unassuming little coffee shop has secrets. Head down the inconspicuous staircase in the back, and you’ll find yourself in a 16th century cavern, complete with old school chandeliers. After dark, this coffee shop becomes a rock club, serving up incredible food, as well as what is probably the best Manhattan in Paris.

L’Avant Comptoir

5 Paris Restaurants That Only Locals Know About

Chef Yves Camdeborde may have become famous from his restaurant Le Comptoir du Relais Saint-Germain, which is probably included in any guidebook. If you want to try his food in the company of a more local crowd, pull back the plastic pig curtain to find an incredible menu of mouthwatering tapas.