Dining in Paris is a unique experience. In the parisian cafes and restaurants you can engage in long conversations and enjoy your meal in
a relaxed environment as nobody is in a rush to get rid of you. You usually start with an entres (which is an appetizer or salad or both), main course, cheese, coffee or tea and dessert. (Keep in mind that portions in restaurants in Paris are smaller to what North Americans are used to.)
Of course all meals need that special wine as well.
Paris has implemented a non smoking policy inside for the restaurants and public places.
People in Paris do dress up. If you are planning to dine in restaurants please try to avoid shorts and running shoes. Otherwise, you can eat at the cafes or brasseries (breweries)!
Some restaurants are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and/or Mondays. Also during February and August some restaurants are closed between 2 to 4 weeks.
Lets not forget the dining cruise. A dinner cruise on the river Seine in Paris is unique, an unforgettable experience. Starting from the Eiffel Tower, the cruise follows the left bank of the Seine to the Finance Ministry at Bercy, then returns to the Eiffel Tower along the right bank, passing by the Statue of Liberty.
Don’t worry about gaining weight as with all the walking you will do, you probably end up losing some! Assuming you won’t be dining at McDonald’s that is. By the way you can order Beer at McDonald’s in Paris!!!
Unfortunately, Paris is not a very Vegan friendly city, particularly the traditional french cuisine is very meat / dairy oriented.
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Normally tips are included in price of your meal in Paris, however, if you get good service it is normal to leave your server between 2 -20 Euros.
Also please do not call your server Garcon, you refer to them as Madame / Monsieur s’il vous plait.