The Time Out Paris: Eating and Drinking is one of the most up-to-date dining guides to Paris, and the reviews and information are snappy, solid, well-researched, and remarkably up-to-date.
The newest guide, Edition 8, has essential information on over 850 restaurants, and included are chapters on Bistros, Brasseries, Classics, Haut Cuisine, Trendy, and Regional cuisines, as well as a good section for les Vegetarians. But my favorite is the section on Budget restaurants, which are fun to explore…especially if you’re interested in veering slightly off-the-beaten path.
There’s also chapters packed with addresses directing you to gourmet stores, tea salons, and an enormous amount of information on ethnic dining. Plus sidebars directing you to gastronomic specialties around town; where to find cheese, ice cream, or where to take a wine tasting.
The index is particularly excellent, as it allows you to search for restaurants alphabetically or by arrondisement, where the restaurants are also broken down by cuisine. There’s city maps and a lexicon of French-English culinary translations too.
Although I have little space on my book shelf for lots of guidebooks, I always buy the new Time Out Paris Dining guide as it gets updated. It’s easy to carry, compact, and truly the most useful culinary guide to Paris in English that I know of.
Very highly-recommended if you live here or are planning a visit!