Paris Romantique Restaurants
fr. splurge to mid-range to budget
1. Le Jules Verne
On the 2nd floor of the Eiffel tower enjoy amazing views in one of Paris' finest French contemporary gourmet restaurants. A unique dining experience by Michellin star chef Alain Ducasse. Sample menu: start with crispy brioche and creamy butter, cucumber jellee amuse bouche, duck foie gras, purslane, toasted country bread...
Salmon marinated with lemon/caviar/vodka with mimosa garnish, farm rabbit, tender potato and Swiss chard, French Truffle Cubes with French Marshmallows, Raspberry Pallette, and petit fours, and cheese of course...Bon appetit, bring your wallet!
Av Gustav Eiffel 75007. MAP Book a table: +33 1 45 55 61 44
2. Le Meurice
One of Paris' grandest known hotels and restaurants, who's interior is reminiscent of Versailles, with crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors and large bay windows overlooking the stunning Jardin des Tuileries. A set lunch menu 75 Euros (approx. $99). Allow for 100 Euros/approx. $132 à la carte.
Hotel Le Meurice 228 rue de Rivoli 75001 MAP
3. Georges Restaurant
Sitting on the rooftop of the Centre Pompidou (modern Art Museum) this is our favourite lunch splurge! But also a gorgeous dusk cocktail and evening dinner spot too. Enjoy sweeping Paris views in a chic beautiful atmosphere, sipping and biting on quality food, not the most inventive but superb quality. Drinks and light lunch or snacks will set you back approx 40euro. 19 rue Beaubourg 75004 MAP
4. Paris Dinner Cruise
Enjoy stunning views of the Seine river, monuments and attractions from the Bateaux Dinner Cruise. seeing the city all lit up at dusk is absolutely magnificent from this vantage point. Add wine and dinner and this is as romantic as it gets...
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1. Brasserie Gallopin
A traditional brasserie with traditional French food served in a spectacular setting. Located off the tourist trail slightly, serving classic dishes and set menus at reasonable prices. 40 Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, 75002 MAP
Dine in a sumptuous old 17th century mansion (you can even reserve a private "niche" room for two). This is a mythical regal place overlooking the seine river. Feel like you have just stepped back into old world Belle-Epoque Paris! The food is good, the atmosphere is the drawcard! 51 Quai des Grands Augustins 75005 MAP
This legendary Belle Epoque restaurant (since 1869) draws constant crowds for its elegant turn-of-the-century dining room (seating over 300 people), gregarious wait staff and above all, the inexpensive, traditional, and decent fare. Classified a historic monument in 1989. The menu is classic (beef bourguignon, sauerkraut, sea bream, etc.). Sides are as low as approx. $3, main dishes are about $10-$15, and three courses can be enjoyed for approx. $20-$30. Arrive early: this one's very popular with tourists and locals. 7 Rue du Faubourg Paris 75009 MAP
2. Chez Gladines
This relaxed and always-bustling kitchen in Paris' village-like Butte aux Cailles neighborhood (MAP) offers quality French Basque-style meals for around $10-$20. Hearty dishes like potatoes with ham and cantal cheese, enormous mixed salads, or cassoulet await. Two caveats: neither reservations nor credit cards are accepted, so arrive early and bring cash. 30 Rue des cinq Diamants 75013 MAP