While summer is a popular time to visit Paris, many Parisians themselves take their annual holidays, especially in August. This includes many of the most noteworthy and popular restaurants, which tend to close for all or part of August. This can be quite a challenge if you're hoping to sample delicious bistro food or haute cuisine.
But don't be discouraged; TravelSort has put together some of the top Paris restaurants and foodie spots that are open all or part of August 2011 and is sharing these gems with you, along with recommendations of what to order. Looking for a few more suggestions? Visit The Best Paris Restaurants Open in August.
It's always a good idea to call ahead and reserve as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment; if you don't speak French well and are staying at one of the nicer hotels, ask for help from the concierge even before you travel.