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Top Paris restaurants with a view

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Kong rooftop restaurant is near Louvre Museum

Paris restaurants with a view are in high demand. A few restaurants combine good French food with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower, the 1889 steel tower, or Notre-Dame, the 13th century Cathedral, the two iconic monuments in the city. The Eiffel Tower has two restaurants. A dinner cruise is a good option. Book in advance. The top 30 restaurants in Paris.

Paris restaurants with a view of the Eiffel Tower

Ciel de Paris, at the top of Tour Montparnasse, the second tallest building in Paris, has the best view. Les Ombres on the roof of Quai Branly Museum is very close to the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy its open air terrace when the weather is good. Consider the magical dinner cruise as the Eiffel Tower is on the river banks.

Dinner cruise with Eiffel Tower view

Looking for a famous restaurant in the city with a view of the river and the Eiffel Tower. Select the Seine dinner cruise.

At 85 euros, (child 3-11 years old: 35 euros), you enjoy a great French dinner and the best view of the City of Lights, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and the Louvre.

For dinner, the chef offers a menu with an assortment of starters, a main course and a selection of desserts. A selection of French wines is suggested on board. Sample of menu. First course: Scallops in the shell, fresh bean sprouts or Tartare style lightly cooked beef or Snail pie with cream cheese, sundried tomato. Main courses: braised chicken leg, purple potatoes and yellow carrots, mixed herb sauce or Cod loin fillet with seaweed cream, pea and dried tomato risotto. Desserts: Passion fruit eclair, spicy ginger cracker or Coconut milk quinoa pudding, red fruit coulis.

Everynight except July 14, December 24, 25 and 31, February 14 and special events. Departure: 9.15pm.

Book Seine dinner cruise.

Most cruises pass alongside the Eiffel Tower
Most dinner cruises pass alongside the Eiffel Tower

Restaurant with Eiffel Tower view

At 200 meters from the ground, Ciel de Paris is the highest restaurant in the city with unique views of the Eiffel Tower. Lunch or dinner at Ciel de Paris is a great experience which souvenir will stay in your memory for a long time.

The Montparnasse Tower is one of the most significant testimonies of the 1970ies. Built in 1973 on the site of the old Montparnasse train station, it stands its 58 floors in the heart of the Rive Gauche, as the overall redevelopment highlight of the sector in line with the axis created by La Defense, the Palais de Chaillot and the Eiffel Tower.

Quality restaurant. Set lunch menus (Starter - Main Course or Main Course - Dessert) start at 30 euros for lunch.

Tour Maine Montparnasse. Metro: Montparnasse station. Paris map.

33 avenue du Maine
Paris 75015 France
Ciel de Paris is the highest restaurant in town
Ciel de Paris is the highest restaurant in town

Restaurant near Eiffel Tower

Les Ombres is the restaurant in town with the most impressive close-up view of the Eiffel Tower. Les Ombres is the restaurant on top of Quai Branly Museum, the spectacular museum of primitive arts on the Seine river banks designed by Pritzker Price winner Jean Nouvel. The Eiffel Tower literally soars over Les Ombres.

Chef Rui Martins offers a menu paying homage to French cuisine's 100 cult recipes that change with the seasons. Select set menu (58 euros for lunch) and entry wine. The terrace, when the weather is good, and the view are extraordinary.

There is the possibility to head to the newly opened terrace lounge bar, which offers a range of cocktails and nibbles to consume sitted on confortable sofas.

27 quai Branly
Paris 75007 France

Metro: Iena, Alma Marceau. Map.

Les Ombres is right under the Eiffel Tower
Les Ombres is right under the Eiffel Tower

Restaurant in Palais de Chaillot

With a unique and breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, Les Îlots de Chaillot showcases an affordable cuisine in the heart of Palais de Chaillot. The Art Deco restaurant room is gorgious and quiet.

The cuisine is not the best in town, but the restaurant room and view are exceptional.

1, place du Trocadéro
Paris 75016 France

Metro: Trocadéro. Map.

Restaurant in Palais de Chaillot
Restaurant in Palais de Chaillot

Eiffel Tower restaurants

The Eiffel Tower is by far the highest building in the city. Its two restaurants provide an incredible view over Paris. The Jules Verne is one of the most spectacular restaurants in the world. Madame Brasserie opened in 2022 on the first floor.

The Jules Verne is on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower at 125 meters. Having lunch or dinner there is a breathtaking experience. Taking the private lift up to the second floor is unique. Many tables have a superb view and they should be booked long in advance. The restaurant is managed by Fréderic Anton, famous for 3 star Pré Catelan in Bois de Boulogne. The lunch set menu is at 135 euros from Monday to Friday excluding public holidays, a reasonable price for the quality and the setting.

2nd floor of Tour Eiffel
Paris 75007 France

Managed by Thierry Marx, a famous French cook, Madame Brasserie is on 1st floor of Eiffel tower (at 58 meters)..

1st floor of Tour Eiffel
Paris 75007 France

Metro: Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel on RER C, Bir Hakeim on line 6. Paris map

Jules Verne restaurant is a spectacular experience
Jules Verne restaurant is a spectacular experience

Jules Verne lunch review

The famous Jules Verne restaurant is located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. After several months of work, the restaurant reopened in July 2019. It was taken over by chef Frederic Anton. We had lunch there in August 2019. The decor is resolutely modern with its metallic shades evoking the famous monument which hosts it. However, it can almost seem a bit bleak.

On the contrary, the cooking is perfect: distinguished, aesthetic and delicious. Different menus are proposed, with varied choice that always prove to be surprising and delicate. The roast duck with small chanterelles is particularly succulent. The service is also very good, with a considerate, passionate and connoisseur staff.

Jules Verne remains a unique restaurant in Paris, both for its spectacular position as for its excellent cuisine and service. Do not forget to book in advance, especially in order to have the best view !

Lunch at Jules Verne restaurant
Lunch at Jules Verne restaurant

Restaurants with view of Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame is one of the most beautiful monuments in town. Its illuminations at night are great. Three restaurants provide a good view of Notre-Dame. The very high end and spectacular La Tour d'Argent overlooks the Seine River, Notre-Dame and Ile Saint-Louis. It has one of the best views in Paris. Le Flore en l'Ile in Ile Saint Louis has a quiet terrace and a beautiful view of Notre-Dame. Book in advance one of the tables with view inside. It serves good French food at affordable prices, but is often crowded.

La Tour d'Argent restaurant

La Tour d’Argent is one of the most famous restaurants in the world and the setting for scenes in the movie Ratatouille.

A restaurant of that name was there in 1780. The Terrail family bought the restaurant in 1912 and still runs it. La Tour d'Argent is on the fifth floor of a fine corner building on the river left bank. The dining room is glorious, looking out over the Seine and the skyline of Paris, with Notre-Dame Cathedral nearby. The view is one of the finest of any restaurant in the world. The wine list here is legendary, offering over 15,000 wines selections from a cellar of 450,000 bottles. Choose 110 euro set menu for lunch.

15, quai de la Tournelle
Paris 75005 France

Metro: Maubert Mutualite. Map.

La Tour d'Argent has a view of Notre-Dame
La Tour d'Argent has a view of Notre-Dame

Rooftop restaurant with view

Rooftop restaurant near Louvre

On the 5th floor of a Haussmannian building near Louvre Museum, Kong is one of the most amazing rooftop restaurants in the city. Each window offers a different view: the Pont Neuf crossing the Seine River, the Samaritaine Department Store Art Deco by Henri Sauvage or Art Nouveau by Frantz Jourdain, the headquarters of Louis Vuitton.

The fusion menu between Paris and Tokyo is signed Fumiko Kono including the langoustine tartare, Black Cod with miso and the duck breast with teryaki sauce. The vanilla tart is a creation of Pierre Hermé. From 10 pm. the volume goes up, the window blinds are raised and the golden youth, models, high rollers, come to have a drink. For dinner, remember to reserve a table under the glass roof.

1, rue du Pont Neuf
Paris 75001 France

Metro: Pont Neuf line 9. Map.

Kong rooftop restaurant was designed by Philippe Starck
Kong restaurant was designed by Philippe Starck

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