7th arrondissement"When he opened the first L’Atelier in 2003, Robuchon didn’t know he would one day oversee an empire with outposts in nine capitals. He manages to maintain the high quality with addictive dishes like deep-fried langoustines wrapped in Moroccan brick pastry and his unequaled potato purée." —Patricia WellsRestaurant Info: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
11th arrondissement"What James Henry, a young Australian chef, doesn’t make by hand at his bare Bones, he sources from the best local producers. I like the house-made charcuterie." —Alice WatersRestaurant Info: Bones
5 Secret Restaurants in Paris: a charming dining room at the top of a winding staircase in an ordinary looking deli; dine with artists in residence at a 100 year-old abandoned ice factory; a clandestine lunch beneath Napoleon's temple; a hidden-away restaurant in the flea market; a hidden al fresco haven in the 10th arrondisement.
6th arrondissement"Yves Camdeborde helped define 'new bistro cooking' with dishes like roasted scallops in algae butter. A casual eatery by day, it reopens with white tablecloths and a prix fixe menu at night." —Dorie GreenspanRestaurant Info: Le Comptoir
17th arrondissement"Eight years ago, Alain Ducasse bought this 1920s brasserie, which he restyled as a sort of Zen temple to seafood. It’s simply the best fish in Paris." —Alexander Lobrano"With beautiful Art Deco rooms and champagne glasses to match, this may be the best fish restaurant in Paris. The service is impeccable (our favorite maître d’hôtel in Paris is here)." —Mimi and Oddur ThorissonRestaurant Info: Rech