Little Paris Tallahassee: Casual French dining

Little Paris Tallahassee opened four months ago on Market Street.
Photo submitted by Catisha Joseph.

Tallahassee added a new French bistro to its list of authentic European restaurants this past October. Little Paris Tallahassee is located on Market Street next to Jersey Mike’s Subs. In just four months it has grown a loyal customer base.  

Upon entering, I was greeted immediately and welcomed with a warm smile with the impression that I just stepped into a local bistro in Paris. Inside Little Paris are approximately 100 seats split between the main seating area, outside patio and the bar.

Black and white murals fill the restaurant along with miniature Eiffel Tower statues in the front, and a large open bar with an immense wine collection giving it an elegant yet intimate feeling.

Owner of Little Paris Tallahassee, Marie Warmack, said, “My vision was to open my French kitchen to customers as I do with my family. As a businesswoman, I wanted to bring to Tallahassee an authentic French cuisine and dining experience sourcing all fresh produce and seafood locally for an affordable price.”

Soft classical instrumentals can be heard through speakers both inside and out for friends, families and couples to indulge in good conversations and quality time over an enjoyable meal.

Little Paris offers a light lunch menu option with traditional French entrees such as Quiche Lorraine, Atlantique salmon, French crepe and more. For dinner, the more massive menu consists of Carre of Lamb, Sautéd Sea Scallops, Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak, and other red meat and vegan choices. 

“For dinner, we have a lot of different things like seafood, steak, beef, duck, or lamb to cater to our customers' liking,” said Monet, a server at Little Paris.

For lunch, I ordered one of the favorite items of the menu, the French crepe, a creamy chicken and mushrooms crepe served with a petite salad covered in house-made dressing in a beautiful presentation. The Parisian bistro provides a separate wine list with 37 choices of red, white, rose and dessert wines, champagne, sparkling wine and beer along with cold and hot beverages.

“It’s nice to have a new local spot to dine at that serves unique and sensational tasting food,” said Mary Childs, 48, a returning customer.

Overall, Little Paris Tallahassee is a perfect place for an intimate dinner for two or peaceful lunch outing with a small group of friends. As Valentine’s Day approaches, this bistro will be an excellent selection for a romantic dinner with a delicious menu.