Picking restaurants in Paris is no different than picking museums; there are too many to choose from. However, in my short time here, I've come across a few I can call my favorites so far, and thought I'd share.
Hotel Costes - well, whichever restaurant you go to that belong to the Costes Group (L'Avenue, Societe, Le George to name a few), you're going to get the same delicious food, and the same crowd that frequently include Kanye and Jay-Z. Just a side note, it's close to impossible to make a reservation - make sure you're flirty!
239 Rue Saint Honore 75001
+33 1 42 44 50 00
Kinugawa - Last time when the Luxury Shoppers duo were in town, we went here and spotted Karl Lagerfeld, Emma Stone, and Dianna Agron to name a few. Great food, great ambiance, even better clientele
9 Rue du Mont Thabor 75001
+33 1 42 60 65 70
Kong - this place is a favorite for a late dinner and a night out afterwords. You get a beautiful view of Paris, and scrumptious food to go along with it.
1 Rue du Pont Neuf 75001
+33 1 40 39 09 00
Kooka Boora Cafe - Pigalle might be my favorite area here in Paris, and this cafe is the perfect spot for a relaxing sunday and people watching. Make sure you drink fresh squeezed juice and the best coffee in Paris. Also, a really close friend works there, so if you do go, ask for Lina ;)
62 Rue des Martyrs 75009
+33 1 56 92 12 41
Bofinger - You can't leave Paris without eating real French food, can you?
5-7 Rue de la Bastille 75004
+33 1 42 72 87 82
Angelina - as I've said before, Laduree is not the only patisserie ici. After a looooong stroll by the Seine, you can treat yourself to any desert imaginable.
226 Rue de Rivoli 75001
+33 42 60 82 00
La Palette - this little neighborhood gem is the place to spot all the students who have school in Saint Germain, and an unnecessary amount of couples. Choose the back room if you have the option.
43 Rue de Seine 75006
+33 1 43 26 68 15
pictures via various blogs & tumblrs.