‘Paris is always a good idea.’ – Audrey Hepburn.
The ‘city of love’ is a place of romance, history and culture; of lively streets with glistening lights that brighten with each step you take and every person you meet. It's no wonder the French capital often plays host to some of the glitziest weddings in the world and features some of the most gorgeous restaurants guaranteed to impress. Here are our top picks for romantic restaurants in Paris to add to your bucket list.
Situated in the North of Paris, Pink Mamma restaurant captures every aspect of this picturesque city. Walking up the antique spiral staircase decorated by great artworks and paintings, the vibrant earthly colours of the trattoria restaurant create a lovely atmosphere under the florescent rays of sunlight through the glass windows. The friendly staff ensure great hospitality. Be sure to try the famous Bistecca alla fiorentina with vintage wines from the old Tuscan hotels’ cellars.
Terrasse de l’Alcazar
The Alcazar is a contemporary bar restaurant in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Flowers are abundant in every corner of the room. The restaurant is furnished in chic styles of wood, marble and brass that contain a sense of cosiness accompanied by traditional French dishes. Whether you want to have a casual lunch, a luxurious dinner, a little cocktail or a chic Sunday brunch, Alcazar is the perfect setting to mark any romantic gesture.
LES OMBRES Quai Branly
For those who wish to admire the iconic Eiffel Tower up-close, LES OMBRES Quai Branly is the restaurant for you. The refined Parisian restaurant sits on the roof terrace of Quai Branly Museum and offers a magnificent overarching view over the ‘city of love’. Meanwhile, the symbolic Eiffel Tower casts a metallic glow during daylight and glistens softly at night. Enjoy French fine dining away from the hubbub of downtown, whilst having access to the city's great landmark.
Address: 27, quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France | Website: lesombres-restaurant.com | Phone: +33 1 8377 7710 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram: @lesombres.quaibranly | Facebook: @lesombres.restaurant
Encapsulating a cosy and calming atmosphere as Paris’ own Garden of Eden during the summer, Créatures is an open rooftop restaurant that offers a full view of the city, including the majestic Eiffel Tower. With a 100% vegetarian menu for lunch and dinner, chef Julien Sebag creates seasonal and local Mediterranean cuisines for an exotic and beautiful dining experience. The furniture is made up of recycled materials, flea market purchases, and the Mediterranean-style pergola provides a small escape from the bustle of the city.
Le Ciel de Paris Restaurant
Le Ciel de Paris Restaurant soars over Paris inside the Montparnasse Tower on the 56th floor. Its view encompasses the noble Chaillot Palace, the historic Field of Mars, the grand Military School and the monumental Eiffel Tower. As these prominent architectures shine amidst the streetlights, the interior gleams with serenity and timelessness with a vibrant caramel presence in contrast to the muted shades of greys. The restaurant serves traditional French dishes paired with a great selection of wines, cocktails and an exclusive selection of Bellinis for an exquisite dining experience.
Stroll down the lively paths by the Seine River and you may spot the Chez Julien by its quaint lilac exterior on the ground floor. The antique decoration of the restaurant takes you back to the 1900s with its obsolescent tile ceilings, red velvet textures and decorative chandeliers designed by Gérard Cholot. Accompanied by authentic French cooking, Chez Julien presents the quintessential Parisian relaxed fine dining experience.
Address: 1 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris, France | Website: chezjulien.paris | Phone: +33 1 4278 3164 | Email: email@example.com | Instagram: @chezjulienparis | Facebook: @Chez Julien Restaurant
Le Perchoir Marais
Le Perchoir Marais gained the latter half of its name from sitting above one of the most vibrant and beloved department stores of Paris – BHV Marais. The rooftop restaurant is surrounded by a panoramic view of the symbolic Eiffel Tower, Seine River and Hotel de Ville. To lighten the mood of the night, there is live DJ music with snacks and spicy cocktails for a casual yet romantic gathering that exudes a trendy and contemporary Parisian summer.
When you first enter through the hidden entrance, you'll need a few moments to take in this garden restaurant's beauty. Monsieur Bleu sits at the west wing of the Palais de Tokyo. Offering simple and elegant French dishes, the restaurant’s city views are the perfect backdrop to a romantic dining experience.