10 Things to eat in Le Quartier Latin

Le Quartier Latin (the Latin Quarter) is not only Paris’ historical art and culture neighborhood, but it is also an area full of soul and excellent food restaurants. Wondering what are the top 10 restaurants in Le Quartier Latin? Read on to discover my selection.

As a Sorbonne student, I spend hours wandering through its street, and have come to know some of the best food spots there.

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Without further ado, let’s dive into my selection of the top 10 restaurants in the quartier latin.

1. Sense Eat

Sense Eat – source: Sense Eat official website

Sense Eat is one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants in Paris – and I am not even a vegetarian! The restaurant serves sophisticated Italian fusion cuisine; with irreproachable presentation and meals bursting with flavors.

The quality of the food is such that the restaurant is visited less by vegetarian than by foodies of all sorts.

Sense Eat
39 rue Mazarine
75 006 Paris

2. L’Agrume

L’Agrume – Source: L’agrume official website

L’Agrume is a bit more expensive than the other restaurants on this list, but for a good reason: the quality of the food is outstanding. All their products are fresh and the menu changes according to the season.

I would advise you to book your seat at the counter if you decide to treat yourself to a meal there: you will have a direct view on the chef cooking everything in front of you.

L’Agrume
15 rue des fossés marcel
75 005 Paris

3. Le Caméléon

In the heads of many students of the Latin Quarter, Le Caméléon is an institution. It is not a restaurant, more a bar with excellent happy hours deals (cocktails and beers at 5€ until 22pm !).

However, bear in mind that the Caméléon definitely showcases a student atmosphere (if you are in your mid 30s and looking for a sophisticated bar, you may want to give this one a pass). It is a great place to meet Parisian students in their 20s.

Le Caméléon
57 rue Saint André des Arts
75 006 Paris  

4. Burger and Fries

Burger n Fries – Source: Burger n Fries official instagram page

I have already cited Burger n Fries in my top 10 things to eat in Saint Michel ; it makes no doubt it is one of my favorite fast foods in Paris. Here is what I already said about this fantastic burger joint:

Burger n Fries is a sensation in France, to the extent that it has been called several times “The best burger of Paris”. This restaurant is a quality hamburger chain that serves burgers made with all fresh ingredients, and at a never seen price in Paris for this quality: 9€ for a menu with burger, fries and drink.

Nothing is frozen, everything is made in the kitchen under your eyes. They prepare their buns every morning, and their meat patties are juicy and simply to die for. My favorite order is the double cheeseburger, and judging from the crowd in the restaurant, I am not alone!

However, keep in mind that even though they make everything under your eyes, Burger n Fries looks more like a fast food chain than a gourmet restaurant. It is best suited for a quick and tasty meal.

Also, if you are a vegetarian, I suggest you do not visit Burger n Fries: their vegetarian burger is close to a joke – the same as the cheeseburger, but without the meat. Go for their double cheeseburger and enjoy!

Burger n Fries
95 boulevard Saint Germain
75 006 Paris

5. La Ferrandaise

La Ferrandaise – source: La Ferrandaise official facebook page

If you are looking for excellent French terroir food in the Latin Quarter, look no further than La Ferrandaise. The restaurant serves traditional French auvergnat dishes (from the Auvergne region, a historical area in the center of France known for its cuisine).

Since it is a gastronomic restaurant, La Ferrandaise runs expensive; however, if you visit during lunchtime, they have a formula for 16€ with a two course meal and a desert! Great deal if you are in the area around lunchtime and looking for an exceptional meal.

La Ferrandaise
8 rue de Vaugirard
75 006 Paris

6. Kodawari

Kodawari Ramen – Source: official kodawari instagram

Kodawari is nothing else than my favorite ramen restaurants in Paris. They have very few items on the menu, which is a testimony of the attention put in the quality of the bowls they serve. They have a vegetarian option, and the prices for one bowl of their exquisite ramens are very affordable.

It may be my favorite restaurant cited in this list, but be careful: do not visit it in the weekend since the queue will be tremendously long – and even if you go during the week, make sure to come early. The restaurant is a victim of its success and is known all across Paris.

Kodawari
29 rue Mazarine
75 006 Paris

8. Le Méchoui du Prince

Le Méchoui du Prince is a Moroccan restaurant that has been around in the Latin Quarter for more than 50 years. It is the place to go if you are looking for a simple and delicious Moroccan couscous or tajine.

Le Méchoui du Prince
36 rue Monsieur le Prince
75 006 Paris

9. Le Comptoir du Relais

Le Relais Saint Germain – Source: trip advisor

Le Comptoir du Relais is another iconic French bistro in the Latin Quarter and as such, it is not the most affordable restaurant in this list, but for a reason – it is an excellent spot in the Latin Quarter to experiment typical French cuisine.

Le Comptoir du Relais
9 carrefour de l’Odéon
75 006 Paris

10. Figue & Olive

Figue & Olive – Source: Figue & Olive official website

Figue & Olive had me before I even stepped in their restaurant, simply when I heard about their concept : fusion Tunisian and Italian food. Need I say more?

It is my favorite address of the Latin Quarter when spring comes, because their food is so fresh and healthy. As a Mediterranean food lover, the flavors showcased in each of their colorful dishes are extraordinarily balanced.

Figue & Olive
44 rue Pierre Nicole
75 005 Paris

If you appreciated this list, I urge you to go and check my top 10 things to eat in Saint Michel : Saint Michel is minutes away from the Latin Quarter and some of the restaurants I selected here are also in my top Saint Michel restaurants.

And if you are looking to explore the best food addresses of Paris by neighborhood, make sure to check my top 10 things to eat in Montparnassetop 10 things to eat in Canal Saint Martin10 Things to eat in Barbès Rochechouard.

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