Truly a Parisian gem, this world-class restaurant is located inside the Eiffel Tower. Dining at Le Jules Verne is an experience unto itself. Patrons are whisked up a private elevator to a breathtaking dining room replete with some of the most amazing views from inside the iconic Paris landmark. The cuisine rivals the views with contemporary French dishes that are sumptuous and paired perfectly with a wine list of only the finest French wines. Prix fixe menus and specialty options complete the experience and add to the wow factor of this beloved Paris establishment.
Though the year it was founded is still in unsure grounds, La Tour d'Argent is a Parisian institution to be reckoned with. Situated on the sixth floor of a luxurious champagne-colored building, the restaurant offers stunning views over the Seine and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Young, talented chefs ensure that the menu is of consistently high quality, and prices are what you would expect to pay for its sublime offerings of duckling, foie gras and lobster. It also has an exceptional wine cellar containing over 450,000 bottles, out of which only 15,000 are offered to diners on a 400 page list. Let the sommelier help you in choosing the right one for your meal. This restaurant is ideal for a romantic dinner with your beloved in the city of romance. La Tour d'Argent is closed in the month of August and reservations are highly recommended, so plan your visit accordingly.
Inside Gallery 88 you can see works of art from all over the world - pottery, statuettes, tapestries, and so on. Outside, on the terrace, you have a fine view of the embankments of the Seine. The menu is a selection of Mediterranean-inspired light dishes like tapas plates, salads and pastas. The selection of teas go perfectly with the cakes which are made in the confectionery next door. They also offer a selection of pre-set menus for lunch and dinner.
Pavyllon is one of the oldest and charming restaurants in the Champs-Élysées vicinity. The grand decor exudes an old-world charm, while the ambiance makes you feel like you've been transported back in the 1700s. The interiors are rich with the use of sagebrush velvet for tables, grand art decors and the show-stealer is the grand Bay windows that overlook the beautiful garden. The cuisine is essentially French, Chef Yannick Alléno created magic in his kitchen with his originality and flavors. Global cuisine is reinvented in a playful manner and do not forget to try Kalamata olives and fermented rye bread with jamón Ibérico mousse or fritters of jasmine flower with orange-blossom turbot. The dress code calls for jackets and gowns for ladies. Head to Pavyllon to celebrate special occasions or for a lovely dinner with your loved ones.
Les Ombres (The Shadows) has one of the most spectacular, close up views of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Situated on the fifth floor of the Musée du Quai Branly, the food and wines here are equally as spectacular as the view. Chef Arno Busquet's classic French ingredients evoke exotic flavors of Asia, Africa, Oceana and America. Not for those who prefer simple food, signature dishes include Cod steak deglazed with ginger caramel, accompanied with Puy green lentils with lemongrass. Les Ombres is an ideal place to impress your date or close that important business deal. Try to get a table by the window.
Dine almost next door to the Eiffel Tower- the pride of Paris, with its glittering lights shining onto your plate decorated with fine dishes cooked in local traditional recipes. 6 New York is a lavish restaurant that one must visit while in the city in order to sample some gourmet preparations along-with experiencing some of the famous French charm. A memorable evening is guaranteed here what with recipes like Swordfish Steak, Roasted Veal Chop and Filet of Steamed Bass with spaghetti that engage the taste-buds while the eyes keep taking in the breathtaking scenery from the windows.
Chez Julien is an old fashioned, early 20th-century bakery turned into an elegant bistro. It's located at the beginning of a shopping street lined with charming, refined stores. Inside Chez Julien, you'll find a cozy quiet restaurant offering traditional French cuisine with a good menu of fish and meat along with a wide choice of wines. Weather permitting, it is a real pleasure sitting on the terrace with the view of the romantic Saint Gervais church.
Sitting pretty atop the Centre Pompidou, the Costes brothers landmark is itself a work of art housed at the Parisian creative pulse. Georges' futuristic dining room is composed of four bubble-like spaces decorated in aluminum and rubber to exude an industrial appeal. Large bay windows and a spacious terrace usher in bouts of natural light and provide diners with panoramic views of the capital. The cuisine is contemporary, with French classics like Millefeuille de Crabe et Champignons (crab and mushroom in filo pastry), and Canard au Caramel et au Coco (duck in a caramel and coconut sauce). Do leave room for their signature Chocolate Mousse.
It's not easy to find a reasonably priced place to grab a bite near Paris' more popular tourist sites, like Notre Dame. For some reason, Café Panis has remained an exception to this rule, offering classic French brasserie dishes at reasonable prices just across the quai from the famous Notre Dame cathedral. The croque monsieurs are offered in a variety of options, like classic croque monsieurs and madames or open-faced Provencal or other cheesy sandwiches on this tasty, slightly sourdough Poilane bread. Also available are vegetarian choices like meal salads, as well as other brasserie classics like steak and chicken, served with crispy fries. The patio allows you to look over the cathedral, either directly before or right after your visit, as you enjoy your Parisian lunch in the sunshine. - Emily Monaco
La Nouvelle Seine is a restaurant, bar, and theater under one roof. Set in a lovely houseboat and spread across two levels, it offers magnificent views of the River Seine, Pont de l'Archevêché and the majestic Notre-Dame. Their contemporary seasonal menu has hints of Mediterranean and Asian styles of cooking. Complement your meal with fine wines. You can also avail of their dinner and show tickets which are limited. This scenic establishment is also available for private events.