75 rue Crozatier
At Will in the 12th arrondissement, Chef William Pradelaix has imbued European classic dishes with Asian flavors. The lime green accents and neo flair wooden chairs in the dining room are straight out of your grandmother’s Florida apartment circa 1960, but the restaurant is more or less austere. Light and refreshing, the menu is composed of plates like steak tartare, tuna veal, roasted hake, and tuna carpaccio that have Southeast Asian notes, like ginger, lemongrass, or sesame. The crowd-favorite is Pradelaix’s interpretation of a would-be pineapple upside down cake, crafted with coconut, lime, and ginger. If you make it to Will on a sunny day, chances are you’ll be able to snag a neon-green seat on the sidewalk and linger awhile, perfect for Parisian people watching.