10 Best Places to Eat Frog Legs in Paris

Frog legs as a meal are part of the delicacies within the French cuisine. However, few people know that this same dish plays a big role in many Asian culinary cultures as well.

You’ll find frog legs served at a few places in Paris, not as many ad you’d probably expect given the global clout around the dish in the rest of the world. In Paris, you actually find frog legs being served more commonly in Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants as opposed to the traditional brasseries.

Here are ten places that will have them at the ready.

1. L’Escargot Montorgueil in Paris

This wonderful little bistro holds a very important place within the Parisian community. It is widely known as one of the bets places in the city to eat the country’s delicacies, frog legs included.

As the name suggests, you’ll also be able to eat very authentic escargot here. If you’ve not yet tried either of these delicacies, I recommend doing them at the same time during your visit to L’Escargot Montorgueil.

L’Escargot Montorgueil in Paris – by L’Escargot Montorgueil – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Monday to Sunday — 12pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 38 Rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Étienne Marcel

2. Au Pied du Sacré Coeur in Paris

If your visit to the Sacre Coeur Basilica inspires a desire for traditional French cuisine, then you’ll be please to know this charming spot is just a short walk down the hill.

The menu is traditional French, with frog legs available as a side dish. You know it’s authentic because local Montmartre residents actually brave the crowds to come and eat here; the space is always a mix of travelers and district residents.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Monday to Sunday — 12pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 1 Square Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Lamarck – Caulaincourt

3. Roger La Grenouille in Paris

Where do actual French people go when they want to eat frog legs? Roger la Grenouille on the Left Bank of the Seine.

This spot has become popular amongst tourism blogs because of how enjoyable their frog leg dish is, especially if you’ve never tried it before. The escargot goes hand in hand, and again I recommend tasting them together if this is your first experience.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Monday to Saturday — 12pm to 2pm // 7pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 28 Rue des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Odéon

4. Au Moulin A Vent in Paris

I have a friend who is very freaked out by the concept of frog legs as a meal, and will only eat them at Au Moulin A Vent in St Victor on the Left Bank.

This is probably because the legs are dressed more like  fried chicken, and less like traditional lemon butter flavor. Nevertheless, anyone who is skeptical about tasting this dish for the first time might enjoy eating them here!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Monday to Saturday — 12pm to 2pm // 7pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 20 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Jussieu

5. Le Square Trousseau in Paris

If you come to Le Square Trousseau, try to sit on the terrace. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful, but any opportunity to dine outside in Paris should be taken.

They do traditional frog legs here, lightly cooked with salt and lemon, just the way the delicacy intends. Le Square Trousseau is open for most of the day, so you can come here for Eggs Benedict first thing in the morning, and frog legs last thing at night.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Monday to Sunday — 8:30am to 1am
ADDRESS: 1 Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Faidherbe – Chaligny

6. Aligre Market in Paris

The Aligre Market is a short walk from Le Square Trousseau, and there is one stall inside that sometimes has frog legs to-go.

You will need to visit in the first operating slot between 9am and 1pm, as they will sell out before the second slot that commences at 4pm. A great place to purchase some other French delicacies to cook at home in your Airbnb.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Tuesday to Sunday — 9am to 1pm // 4pm to 7:30pm
ADDRESS: Rue d’Aligre et, Place d’Aligre, 75012 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Ledru-Rollin

7. Brasserie Le Gay Lussac in Paris

I love this charming little brasserie and their street seating.

The menu is predominantly French, and you’ll find one of the best best burger and fries meals in town! The frog legs make a great snacking dish alongside a pint of beer during the sunset.

Make sure to sit at the tables outside so you can soak up the ambiance of the city when you take your first froggy bite.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Monday to Saturday — 7:30am to 1am
ADDRESS: 15 Rue Royer-Collard, 75005 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Luxembourg

8.  Allard in Paris

I found Allard while looking for photoshoot locations that might take one back to Paris in the 1920s. Once inside, you’ll quickly lose yourself in a bygone era, one where French food rules all and fine wine flows day & night.

In this beautiful space, snack on frog legs and other delicacies to your heart’s content. Just bare in mind that their lunch service is only two hours long, and dinner is probably a better time to visit if you want to savor every moment.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Monday to Sunday — 12pm to 2pm // 7pm to 10pm
ADDRESS: 41 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Odéon

9. Chalet Grégoire in Paris

The Chalet Grégoire is actually very close by to Allard. It’s as cozy and charming, but more of a lunch spot in my opinion.

They do a ‘meal of the day’, which sometimes features the famous frog legs dish. Alternatively you can order it independently and enjoy the very careful seasoning that goes into their creation. The dish is portioned on the smaller side, you’ll need a main meal to follow!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Monday to Sunday — 11am to 12am
ADDRESS: 4 Rue Grégoire de Tours, 75006 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Odéon

10. Sacrée Fleur in Paris

Sacrée Fleur stands for sacred flower, and is absolutely a play on words due to the restaurants close proximity to the Sacre Coeur church.

I found this spot on a cold day in Paris while looking for French onion soup. The person next to me was snacking on the frog legs, and had but only good things to say about the dish.

Book for a romantic dinner in the 18th arrondissement!

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Address: Monday to Saturday — 7pm to 10pm
ADDRESS: 50 Rue de Clignancourt, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Château Rouge

While you’re at it, book for a free guided walking tour in the 18th arrondissement as well. These are also available in all other major Parisian districts, departing daily from various locations.

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