One of the highest-rated restaurants in Toulouse, L’Ouverture provides patrons with dinner and a show. In-house entertainment in the form of classical guitar concerts beautifully set the mood for tasty Sicilian cuisine. Enjoy appetizers such as bruschetta, an olive and cheese plate, and prosciutto. The wine list is also quite impressive and visitors can enjoy a glass while listening to jazz music. This is a great place for late night dining.
Address and Telephone: 40 Rue Pargaminiéres, Toulouse, France, +33 06 40 71 47 93
This charming restaurant offers customers two kinds of experiences. They have two dining rooms; one is modern and symmetrically pleasing to the eye, and the other is warm, kitschy, and reminiscent of a family home. Choose from three fixed menus, each of which comes with an appetizer, entrée, dessert, coffee, and wine. This place is perfect for special occasions.
Address and Telephone: 21 Blvd. Armand Duportal Toulouse, France, +33 5 61 12 32 32
Le Saint Sauvage
This gourmet restaurant serves authentic French cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. This local gem is known for its delicious food, but even more for how beautifully the food is presented – many of the meals are adorned with fresh pansies and sometimes even a blade of grass. Each dish is prepared carefully and with style, which just adds to the warm experience. Relish in a few of their exquisite desserts, many of which are garnished with caramelized sugar.
Address and Telephone: 20 Rue des Salenques Toulouse, France, +33 05 61 23 56 86
Meat is what matters at this restaurant. Choose between beef and sheep, from a menu that offers to serve them in over 20 different ways. Fish is also available, along with various seafood starters. Each dish can be prepared with a house-made sauce of your choosing, and is served with a side of potatoes. This magnificent restaurant gives customers a quiet, intimate atmosphere to dine in and has been a Toulouse favorite for years.
Address and Telephone: 42 Rue Pharaon Toulouse, France, +33 05 61 52 37 13
A more unconventional dining option, Miam Thai is the best place to go in Toulouse for authentic Thai cuisine. It just happens to be a food truck rather than a physical restaurant, but that doesn’t make the meals any less delicious. Enjoy pad Thai, specialty soups, pork stir-fry, and more. Each meal is prepared before your eyes, and most are served with a drink and dessert. Each day the truck is a new location within the city of Toulouse, so check their website for the schedule.
Address and Telephone: Various locations in Toulouse neighborhood dependent on day, +07 83 12 43 15
L’Ovalie is a casual sports bar, but unlike traditional American sports bars, this restaurant knows how to keep it classy. Visitors can snack on Spanish tapas, Mediterranean and French cuisine, and many vegetarian plates. Nosh on a gourmet burger and sip a beer while enjoying the rugby game on the big screens provided. This quaint gastropub is very popular for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions and they will even open the restaurant on the weekends should you choose to host something then.
Address and Telephone: 158 Ave. Jean Chaubet Toulouse, France, +33 05 61 54 62 25
Les Mecs au Camion
When someone says ‘gourmet,’ they usually picture a fine dining restaurant with high prices, not a truck. Run by two friends, Les Mecs au Camion is gourmet on wheels. Their specialty is burgers and each one is different, delicious, and juicy, made with only the finest French ingredients. Check their website to find out where they will be located each day and make a trip to enjoy their can’t miss gourmet burgers.
Address and Telephone: Various locations in Toulouse neighborhood dependent on day, +33 06 13 71 55 10
Au Bon Servant
This contemporary bistro is known around town for having an innovative and tasty menu. The bite-sized dishes are beautifully presented and deliciously prepared with France’s freshest ingredients. Enjoy a refreshing glass of wine from their long list of options and chat with friends in the relaxed atmosphere.
Address and Telephone: 22 Rue des Couteliers Toulouse, France, +33 05 62 75 58 25
This lovely little lunch spot offers customers dishes prepared with fresh, organic ingredients straight from the local market. Not only are the meals very healthy, they taste delicious as well. The restaurant is a modern gastropub that serves fresh, French cuisine, but is only open for lunch. Be sure to try their tarte tartin.
Address and Telephone: 24 Rue Matabiau Toulouse, France, +33 05 67 68 86 01
This quaint bistro is pleasant, cozy, and a must-visit in Toulouse. Sit outside on a cool summer evening and enjoy tasty, regional cuisine. They offer a menu of the day with a fixed price, but also a regular lunch and dinner menu. Each menu features fresh fish and a mouthwatering dessert. Duck is also perfectly prepared at Chez Emile – but everything on the menu is delicious, so you won’t be disappointed.
Address and Telephone: 13 Pl. St. Georges Toulouse, France, +33 05 61 21 05 56