The city of Paris is home to numerous expensive and exquisite restaurants. Many first time visitors to Paris have a misconception that they will have to spend several hundred Euros to enjoy a fine meal. It is true that the Paris dining scene can be a little bit overwhelming when you are on your first Paris tour because you will have no clue on where to start and what to order. However, you will not have to break the bank to have a fine meal if you know the right places to look.
You can easily find plenty of inexpensive yet incredible restaurants in the Paris city that offer delicious food at a reasonable price. Below are a few tips that will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to enter into a Parisian restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal.
Get Ready for a 2-3 Hour Meal
Eating in a luxurious Parisian restaurant is actually a leisurely experience. The three courses of food items (appetizer, main course, and dessert) are usually cooked in order and the serving is perfectly timed by the staff members in order to ensure that they are served only when the customer is ready. The staff members will not interrupt you unless you ask for the check.
Order a Fixed Price Meal
Most of the residents in the city usually prefer to order the Fixed Price Meal. This delicious meal contains an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert for a single fixed price. Make sure to check the menu, as several restaurants try to include multiple food items in each category, which means that you can select the food you want from a wide variety of options.
Enjoy the Portions
Many tourists who are going on their first Paris tours often wonder how the Parisians manage to stay so slim when they keep on enjoying such delicious rich food and tasty desserts. If you are eating at a Parisian restaurant for the first time in your life, then you will be a little bit shocked to see that the portions served here are a lot smaller when compared to the portions served in the US. However, the local chefs at these restaurants aim quality and not quantity. So, appreciate the taste after taking each bite and enjoy it.