Louvre & Les Halles
The area between Forum des Halles and the Centre Pompidou is filled with scores of trendy restaurants, but few of them are particularly good or inexpensive. Streets lined with places to eat include rue des Lombards, the pedestrians-only rue Montorgueil, and the narrow streets north and east of Forum des Halles. There are a number of worthwhile places in the passages couverts in this area. In the Galerie Vero Dodat, Café de l'Epoque at No 35-37 (or 2 rue du Bouloi) has drinks and light meals, while the more elaborate Restaurant Véro Dodat at No 19 has entrees/main courses/desserts and a decent menu. In Galerie Colbert, Le Grand Colbert , which can also be entered from 2-4 rue Vivienne, 2e, has lots of atmosphere. At No 57 in passage des Panoramas, L'Arbre a Cannelle is a lovely tearoom with tartes salees (savoury pies), salads and scrumptious, original 19th-century decor.
Paris is the city of fine food. You can of course go to one of the many restaurants in town. You can also go to one of the typical street markets like rue Mouffetard with their assortment of fine food. The French "cuisine" is world famous. At the high end, you have the French "haute cuisine" with well known star restaurants such as "La Tour d'Argent" beautifully overlooking Notre-Dame and Maxim's near the Place de la Concorde. A multitude of more affordable good French restaurants like Procope provide all kinds of dishes from all regions of France. When looking for a restaurant in Paris, you can always simply make your choice by just walking and looking around. You will surely find good places. Many Parisian cafes and brasseries serve specials of the day. Ethnic restaurants abound too, especially Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian and Algerian . La Fontaine au Chocolat, one of the best chocolate stores not far from the Louvre museum.