Eastern France
As a general rule it is always advisable to reserve your table in the following :
As for Paris, do not forget to check: RESTAURANTSWEB
 BEAUNE (Bourgogne)
Address: 10, rue Hôtel-Dieu, 21200, Beaune 
Rel.: (33)(3)80247941 
Fax: (33)(3)80243279 
Closed in February, 1st~7th August, Sundays and Mondays except National Holidays. 
A good address offering a modern relaxed atmosphere, easy-going homely service and reasonable food value prices. 
Avant-garde young style cuisine by a young chef: Beef tartare with fresh oysters, foie gras in shellfish jelly, duck breast, coffee soufflé. 
(Article and photography courtesy of Yoshinori Nagafusa) 

CHAGNY (Bourgogne)
LAMELOISE (~75 Euros(Lameloise) 
Address: Place d'armes, 71150, Chagny. 
Tel.: (33)(3)85876565 
Fax: (33)(3)85870357 
Reservation advised 
Perfect service from the moment you appear at the entrance until the moment you board the taxi back gome! 
The interior will surprise people who think that the exterior of a restaurant is most important! 
Kind and patient service. Take your time choosing your menu and wines! Big servings so do not worry! 
Poached egg and caviar, on bed of mashed potatoes, cut in half at the moment it is served to you. Veal spleen and Bretagne scampi fricassée. Homemade pasta with osso-vucco. Homard millefeuille in tomato coulis. Bresse chicken fricassée with morels sauce. Homard and green asparaguses salad. Increduble cheese tray! Chocolate ice-cream dome. Assorted fruit & sherbets. Petits fours recommended! 
40,000 wine bottles in the cellar! 91' Morey St Denis "La Cloche" (1,000FF) recommended. 
(Article & photography courtesy of Yoshinori Nagafusa) 

L'ESCARGOTIÈRE (12, 14, 16 Euros & Carte) 
(Jean-Jacques Martineau) 
(Closed Sundays) 
Address: 14, rue de Strasbourg, '1100, Chalon sur Saône 
Tel.: (33)(3)85429575 
A restaurant located on the Saint-Laurent isle in the middle of the Saône River almost exclusively specialised in snails. A few other creations like the 3-cheese terrine. Prices extremely reasonable. Local Côte chalonnaise wines. 

LE CYGNE (25~70 Euros)(Francois Paul) 
Address: 35, Grand-Rue, 67110, Gundershoffen 
Tel.: (33)(388729643 
Traditional North Alsace house. While his wife Annie, all smiles and elegance warmly welcomes the guests, Francois Paul prepares a light cuisine with seriousness, generosity and precision: 
Cannelloni stuffed with foie gras and chanterelles, homard lobster cappucino, spiced scampi, Provence basilico rabbit back, anfler couscous with its vegetables and lobster juice, poached peaches and pistachio ice cream and small mint meringues. 

MULHOUSE (North East)
Address: place de la Réunion, 63100, Mulhouse 
Rel.: (33)(3)89458418 
Closed on Sunday evenings. 
Thye inn across the former town hall offers 11 different kinds of choucroute and a large selection of Alsatian wines on a superb terrace. 

Address: 15, rue des Bons-Enfants, 63100, Mulhouse 
Tel.: (33)(3)89463678 
Opened until 23:00, except on Sundays. 
Try this brasserie for its relaxed, cheerful atmosphere, filling regional cuisine and reasonable prices. 

Address: 1, rue de Bâle, 63100, Mulhouse 
Tel.: (33)(3)89460878 
Closed on Sunday evenings & Mondays. 
Enjoy traditional gourmet cuisine ans a cozy setting in one of the best restaurants in town. 

NANCY (North East)
LE STANISLAS (35~60 Euros) 
(Grand Hotel de La Reine)(Open until 22:00) 
2, place Stanislas, 54000, Nancy 
Tel.: (33)(3)83350301 
Fax: (33)(3)83328604 
A XVIII th Century decorated restaurant with a verandah on the Stanislas Square. Michel Douville Has the knack to marry humble products typical of the Lorraine (endives, cabbage, céleri, beer petit-gris snails) with more sophisticated delicacies. Great wine card and less expensive than would such a celebrated restaurant would seem. 

Owner: Mme Rivet 
Address: 18, rue de la Visitation, 71600, Paray-le-Monial 
Tel: (33)3- 85811113 
Fax (33)3-85888370 
Closed November 1st~March 20th (Answering machine reservations ok) 
Two restaurants inside hotel of the same name ideally situated in a old small city in the middle of Burgundy, just in front of the "Chapelle des Apparitions", the "Chevet de la Basilique", with an illuminated facade every evening.The commercial district and the pedestrian-only streets are 100 metres away. Walk a bit more and you shall find yourself in the middle of the Charolais countryside! 
Traditional Burgundian cuisine in relaxed atmosphere! 
Credi cards: M/V 

Address: 71960 Fuissé 
Tel.: (33)(3)85356068 
Good village inn: andouillette, frog legs, Bresse chicken. Good wine selection. 

REIMS (Champagne)
BRASSERIE LA LORRAINE (French Lorraine Brasserie) 
Address: 7, Place Drouet d'Erlon, Reims 
Tel.: (33)(3)26473273 
Fax: (33)(3)26849655 
Typical Brasserie/bistrot. Well located along wide alley/square. Interesting interior decor. Well-mannered  staff. Tasty Flammenkueche, mussles, froglegs, choucroute (sauerkraut), onion soup, etc. 

Address: 135, rue de France, 57200, sarreguemines 
Tel.: (33)(3)87982259 
Fax: (33)(3)87286263 
Before taking the family business, Thierry Breininger worked at the Buerehisel (Strasbourg), the Crilon Hotel's Ambassadeurs and Savoy in Paris. 
The whole family is helping from the recption to the kitchen. Great service. Carte changes with the market avaibility. The menu at 170FF is a gift! 
Quality without a fault! 

STIRING-WENDEL (North East, near Forbach)
LA BONNE AUBERGE (Lydia & Isabelle Egloff-240~500FF) 
Address: 15, rue nationalle, 57350, Stiring-Wendel. 
Tel.: (33)(3)87875278 
Closed 21st August~6th september, 27th december~2nd Hanuary, Saturday lunch, Sunday dinner and Mondays. 
Surprising Provence atmosphere found in the North Eastern mining country. More surprising the estaurant is entirely in the hands of two sisters. First-class inventive modern cuisine: 
Great carpaccio, frog brandade with fresh goat cheese, veal spleen meunière with cauliflower purée. Iced vegetables gaspachio, bass with preserved artichokes. 
Murabelle tart (season), spiced "burnt-iced" sabayon. 

LE CROCODILE (295~700 FF) 
(Emile & Monique Jung) 
Address: 10, rue de l'Outre, 67000, Strasbourg 
Tel.: (33)(3)88321302 
Fax: (33)(3)88757201 
The cream of the cream. In an area where no less than rhree 3-star restaurants compete with each other, Le Crocodile achieves a real tour de force to preserve traditional cuisine without falling into stiffness. The service is simply perfect and the welcome warm. Each guest is individually welcomed as such without any ostentation and each staff knows his job. Caille au foie gras. Foie d'oie poîlé et pommes reinette au gingembre. Timballe de grenouilles et flan de cresson. Filet de sandre. Great Cheeses. Artistic desserts. Sumptuous Alsace wines cellar. Monique Jung simply the perfect landlady! (Has come to Shizuoka and is in absolute love with Japan!) 

Visit their site: 
MAISON KAMMERZELL(Traditional Alsatian Cuisine)(190~260 FF) 
(Until 23:30. Closed December 24th) 
Address: 16, place de la Cathedrale, 67000, Strasbourg 
Tel.: (33)(3)88324214 
Fax: (33)(3)88230392 
Unique location inside a traditional XVIth Century Alsatian house. The site itself would be reason enough to pay a visit. The different kind of Choucroutes (sauerkraut) and fish dishes are another reason!