best restaurants 6th arrondissement Paris

5 of the Best Restaurants in the 6th Arrondissement Paris

Looking for the best restaurants in the 6th arrondissement in Paris? Well I was lucky to live there for 3 years and I’ve had the chance to find out exactly where are the best spots in the area. So read on if you want to know where the locals eat and the spots not to miss!

Our Favourite Restaurants in the 6th Arrondissement

This list has my favourite spots in the capital’s 6th arrondissement in no particular order. I’ve chosen a wide range of cuisines at different price points. The area is generally seen as one of the more smarter and traditional districts in the city but fear not – there are some really good dining options.


Freddy’s is an awesome modern French tapas restaurant on the beautiful rue de Seine. The small dining spot revolves around a central, open kitchen where you can see the chefs work and cook over an incredible Japanese charcoal BBQ. The service is very friendly (especially tourist/English speaking friendly) and it’s overall very reasonable.

The cuisine is modern French small plates with Japanese influences. Many of the fish and meat dishes are cooked à la minute (to order) over a Japanese hibachi charcoal grill. The imparts incredible flavour and the cooking is always perfect. Duck breast, cod fillet, confit pork belly, hangar steak – they’ll grill anything. The menu rotates almost daily but you can expect to see a fantastic array of modern vegetarian, fish and meat dishes with well executed purées, salads and sauces.

It’s incredibly popular for good reason and note that they don’t take reservations. On weekends I advise going early and putting your name down on the wait list and going to get a drink at Bar du Marché near by.

What to know before you visit

  • They don’t take reservations
  • You will need to arrive early during peak tourist seasons
  • If they are full you can put your name on the waiting list and grab a drink at the near by Bar du Marché

Address: 54 Rue de Seine, 75006

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte

A classic restaurant that hasn’t changed its menu or interior for decades, Le Relais de l’Entrecôte is a must-do for meat lovers. Featured in our best steak frites in Paris guide, this incredible steak house is incredibly popular with both Parisians and tourists alike.

Located just opposite the Église de Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the heart of the 6th arrondissement, it’s a perfect spot for lunch or dinner after sight-seeing. This steak house only offers one menu (it’s in the name!). It’s simply a starter salad, ribeye steak and fries served with their signature house sauce.

l'entrecote 6th arrondissement

When you’re sat down the servers will ask how you like your steak cooked and that’s that. You’ll be brought a walnut salad with a beautifully mustard-hot French vinaigrette served with sliced baguette. Once you’re finished you’ll receive your first of two servings of seared ribeye, a huge portion of crispy French fries and a load of their famous sauce.

Their very good house red wine is worth mentioning as well as their famous dessert menu. Be warned however that this isn’t a fine dining restaurant and you’re not going to get the finest bit of Argentinian steak. They also don’t take reservations and there’s nearly always a queue.

What to know before you visit

  • You can’t reserve, expect to queue for up to an hour at peak times
  • Mid week lunch times are an ideal time to go – weekends will be full of hungry Parisians


Champs-Elysées: 15 rue Marbeuf, 75008
Tel: +33 1 49 52 07 17

St Germain des Près: 20 rue Saint-Benoît, 75006
+33 1 45 49 16 00

Montparnasse: 101, Bld du Montparnasse – 75006
+33 1 46 33 82 82


L’Avant Comptoir du Marché

Near the Mabillon metro station and on the corner of the Marché de Saint-Germain lies L’Avant Comptoir du Marché. A superb tapas-style restaurant serving up South-Western French food with quality wines. Sister restaurant to L’Avant Comptoir de la Terre, it has the same convivial, Spanish style service and vibe.

The food is typical South-Western (think duck) with plenty of Basque influences. There’s always a fantastic atmosphere in the very small interior section and plenty of locals drinking and eating outside on their terrasse. The food is fantastic – croquettes, sautéd duck hearts with lots of garlic, French “sweet and sour” pork belly with peppers and freshly sliced French ham. The wine list is vast (as you’ll see the amount of bottles behind the bar) from fantastic producers. Go and order lots of food and wine, you won’t be disappointed.

What to know before you visit

  • You can’t reserve
  • It’s mainly standing only although there are few bar stools
  • Open all day every day from Midday-11pm

Address: 14 Rue Lobineau, 75006

Street Bangkok

If you’re in the mood for some well done yet reasonable Thai food in Paris then Bangkok Grill is a great option. More of a fast-food style of restaurant, you won’t be sitting here all evening with a bottle of wine but it’s fantastic if you want something quickly.

street Bangkok Paris 6th

They’ve currently got over 6 locations in the city each with varying themes – grill, roast and fry. Their restaurant in the 6th arrondissement is located on Rue de Seine – just opposite Freddy’s.

The food revolves around Thai street-food with dishes cooked to order (unlike in a lot of the city’s takeaways). They’ve got the classic Pad Thai which is generous in portion size and can be customised with fried or grilled chicken. I absolutely love their Satay chicken which I used to eat a lot when I lived around the corner. There’s limited dining space inside but do be warned, it’s not particularly comfortable as you’ll be sat on small stools. As I mentioned, it’s really a eat-and-go kind of place although

What to know before you visit

  • You can’t reserve
  • The dining space has some very bright neon lights!
  • Open every day of the week
  • Food is served non-stop on weekends

Address: 73 Rue de Seine, 75006

Ze Kitchen Galerie

Hidden away in a side street right next to the Seine is a cracking 1 Michelin star fine dining restaurant, Ze Kitchen Galerie. It’s name comes from the fact that the dining space almost doubles up as an art gallery. The large white walls are adorned with pieces of contemporary art that change regularly – it may sound odd but it works wonderfully.

The Kitchen is headed up by William Ledeuil who dabbles with South-East Asian influences in his classically French menu. The food is refined, tasty and effortlessly cool. There are tasting menus available in 5 or 7 steps (for dinner only) but at lunch you can eat Michelin star quality food for only €41 per person. It’s up there in the most affordable Michelin lunches that you can get in the city. During my last visit I ate an awesome roast pigeon and sweet corn dish with seared foie gras and an awesome jus. It’s absolutely worth a visit if you want to try some really good fine dining.

What to know before you visit

  • Closed on weekends
  • Open for lunch and dinner throughout the week
  • There’s no strict dress code

Address: 4 Rue des Grands Augustins, 75006
Tel: 01 44 32 00 32

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