If your main reason (and be honest, we know it is) for going to Paris is the Eiffel Tower, you will not want pass up these restaurants. Their views of the Parisian skyline and its famous monuments alone are worth the hefty bill. And if that’s not enough to get you on board, their extensive wine selections and top-rated chefs are sure to convince you.

Les Ombres at Quai Branly

Locat­ed in the heart of the Quai Bran­ly muse­um, you can catch a panoram­ic view of the city in this place. Enjoy some con­tem­po­rary spins on French cui­sine while tak­ing in all the sights. Day or night, there’s always some­thing to see that makes it all worth the price. 

ADDRESS: 27 Quai Bran­ly (7th arr.)

MÉTRO: Alma Marceau (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Tour Eif­fel

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 47 53 68 00

DEETS: French, Eif­fel Tow­er view, in the muse­um, closed Mon­days, dinner

INSTAGRAM: @lesombres.quaibranly

Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo

If you’re look­ing for a qui­et place to enjoy good views and good cui­sine, we have you cov­ered with this delight­ful perch on the Seine’s quays. Of course, those good views may depend on the weath­er, but the view of the Eif­fel Tow­er doesn’t get bet­ter than this. The fresh cui­sine uses local prod­ucts, so you know what you’re get­ting when you order.

ADDRESS: 20 Avenue de New York (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Iena (line 9) or Alma-Marceau (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Chail­lot

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 47 20 90 47

DEETS: French, art cen­ter, brunch, open daily

INSTAGRAM: @monsieur_bleu

Café de l’Homme

Fea­tured in Emi­ly in Paris, this place is the one-stop shop for an inti­mate look at the Eif­fel Tow­er. There are two wings to choose from: the Eif­fel Tow­er wing and the Gar­den Wing. Both wings accom­mo­date as many as 80 peo­ple for cock­tails and 60 peo­ple for lunch or din­ner dates. This place is best for con­fer­ences, sem­i­nars, and oth­er pri­vate events. Book while you still can!

ADDRESS: 17 Place du Tro­cadéro et du 11 Novem­bre (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Tro­cadéro (lines 6, 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Chail­lot

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 44 05 30 15

DEETS: French, ter­race, Eif­fel Tow­er, celebri­ty, in the movies

INSTAGRAM: @cafedelhomme

Terass Hotel Restaurant

If you want a nice get­away with a spec­tac­u­lar view, we can’t rec­om­mend this place enough. As for the best times to vis­it, check out their breakfast/brunches. They have an array of French con­fi­ture and pas­tries, plus their orange juice is fresh­ly squeezed. How could you go wrong with fresh­ly squeezed orange juice?! The food ser­vices can last longer if you check in to the Ter­rass Hotel.

ADDRESS: 12–14 Rue Joseph de Maistre (18th arr.)

MÉTRO: Blanche (line 2)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Grandes-Car­rières

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 46 06 72 85

DEETS: French, hotel restau­rant, break­fast, lunch, din­ner, open dai­ly, mid-day clo­sure (10:30a-12p), rooftop seating

INSTAGRAM: @terrasshotel

6 New York

Want a low-key place that has a decent view of the Eif­fel Tow­er? Give this place a shot. Each item on the menu is known as “Jérôme Gangneux (head chef’s) sug­ges­tions,” and chances are that all the items are fresh­ly picked from a local mar­ket. If you have the room, check out the Greed­i­ness of the Day for dessert (what­ev­er that is, but I’m sure it’s tasty all the same). 

ADDRESS: 6 Avenue de New York (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Alma-Marceau (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Champs-Élysées

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 40 70 03 30

DEETS: haute French, closed Sun­days, mid-day clo­sure (2–7pm), lunch, dinner

INSTAGRAM: @restaurant_6newyork

Girafe Restaurant

Locat­ed in Palais de Chail­lot, this place can only be described as sim­ply opu­lent. Enjoy your con­tem­po­rary seafood and fish eats while hav­ing a close encounter with the Eif­fel Tow­er. Menu items include the ultra-fresh fish plat­ters and ceviche. Even if the fish isn’t your cup of tea, there’s always a good cock­tail or two to try, like the Le Van Gogh or Le Dali.

ADDRESS: 1 Place du Tro­cadéro et du 11 Novem­bre (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Tro­cadéro (lines 6, 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Chail­lot

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 40 62 70 61

DEETS: immac­u­late views, ter­race, Eif­fel Tower

INSTAGRAM: @girafe_paris

Le Ciel de Paris

At night, should you peruse this place, you can see the City of Light as you nev­er have before. Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s archi­tec­ture pro­vides a for­mal and inti­mate atmos­phere, mak­ing each expe­ri­ence mem­o­rable. Whether you come for busi­ness or plea­sure, you can find the best of both worlds here.

ADDRESS: Tour Maine Mont­par­nasse, 56ème, Avenue du Maine (15th arr.)

MÉTRO: Mont­par­nasse (lines 4, 6, 12, 13)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Mont­par­nasse

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 40 64 77 64

DEETS: fine din­ing, tra­di­tion­al French, Eif­fel Tow­er view, retro-chic

Georges at Le Pompidou

Here you can enjoy a great view of the cap­i­tal while tak­ing in the unique and styl­ish space and atmos­phere a Ren­zo Piano and Richard Rogers build­ing has to offer. Check out the veg­e­tar­i­an options and save room for dessert if you can. We rec­om­mend vis­it­ing in the evening as it’s the best place to catch a Parisian sun­set. Who could say no to that, right?

ADDRESS: 6ème étage du Cen­tre Georges Pom­pi­dou Place Georges Pom­pi­dou (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Ram­buteau (line 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 44 78 47 99

DEETS: veg­e­tar­i­an friend­ly, Greek, Eif­fel Tow­er view, rooftop restau­rant and bar, closed Tuesdays

INSTAGRAM: @centrepompidou

Kong

If you want the king of Paris bars with a panoram­ic view or at least the impres­sion that a UFO came and stayed in the City of Light as a restau­rant, vis­it Kong! This place has an array of Japan­ese cui­sine and acco­lades. From being fea­tured in the series Sex & the City to host­ing fash­ion weeks, this place is tru­ly one of a kind! 

ADDRESS: 1 Rue du Pont Neuf (1st arr.)

MÉTRO: Pont Neuf (line 7) or Lou­vre-Riv­o­li (line 1)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Lou­vre-Riv­o­li

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 40 39 09 00

DEETS: Asian fusion, 360-views

INSTAGRAM: @kongparis

Tortuga at Galeries Lafayette

If you want to take in nice weath­er and great seafood, this place is for you! The food style takes inspi­ra­tion from Peru, Chi­na, Japan, and oth­er places around the world, but one thing that bring each influ­ence togeth­er is the use of sea­son­al, local, wild fish. Chef Julien Seb­bag, who is also known for clas­sic restau­rants such as Chez Oim, Créa­tures, and Je Cui­sine chez Toi, has knocked it out of the park with this menu.

ADDRESS: Mag­a­sin Coupole, 25 Rue de la Chaussée d’An­tin Ter­rasse (9th arr.)

MÉTRO: Chaussée d’An­tin La Fayette (lines 7, 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: L’Opéra

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: call

NUMBER: +33 1 42 82 34 56

DEETS: rooftop restau­rant, seafood, 9th arrondisse­ment, Eif­fel Tow­er views

INSTAGRAM: @tortuga.paris

Le Capitaine Fracasse

If rooftops aren’t your thing, con­sid­er tak­ing a short roman­tic cruise along the Seine. For two hours, you’ll float from the Bir-Hakeim bridge to Bercy and back again. In the mean­time, you can glimpse Paris’ famous mon­u­ments from the com­fort of your din­ing table. If that doesn’t sound pleas­ant, I don’t know what does.

ADDRESS: de, L’île aux Cygnes, Escale, Pont de Bir-Hakeim (15th arr.)

MÉTRO: Bir-Hakeim (line 6)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Eif­fel Tower

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 46 21 48 15

DEETS: on the water, din­ner cruise, Eif­fel Tow­er, open daily

INSTAGRAM: @lecapitainefracasse

Bustronome

Afraid the cruise from our last pick might make you sea­sick? Why not try on a dou­ble deck­er bus for size? For three hours, you can cruise around the city, pass­ing by every famous mon­u­ment you can think of while enjoy­ing some brunch, lunch, din­ner, or a glass of wine. The menu is like the stair­cas­es at Hog­warts, it likes to change. Regard­less of what­ev­er is offered, a splen­did time is guar­an­teed for all.

ADDRESS: 2 Avenue Kléber (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (lines 1, 2, 6)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Chail­lot

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 9 54 44 45 55

DEETS: restau­rant-bus, 16th arrondisse­ment, unique din­ing, lunch ride, din­ner ride

INSTAGRAM: @bustronomeparis

Café Beaubourg

Fac­ing the Pom­pi­dou Cen­tre, this place is a low-key flag­ship restau­rant of the icon­ic art muse­um. Besides the usu­al gas­trop­ub cui­sine, you can also sip their selec­tion of bub­ble tea. Seri­ous­ly, what oth­er rooftop bar offers bub­ble tea besides this one? Whether you want a qui­et place to work or a chance to catch those sun­ny skies, there’s no bet­ter place than here!

ADDRESS: 43 Rue Saint-Mer­ri (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Ram­buteau (line 11) or Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 48 87 63 96

DEETS: French, 4th arrondisse­ment, Pom­pi­dou Cen­tre, gas­trop­ub, bub­ble tea

INSTAGRAM: @cafe_beaubourg

Bonnie

Perched atop the SO/ Hotel near l’Ile Saint-Louis, this place has breath­tak­ing views. But this is where the fairy tale ends. The food is aver­age and the ser­vice is lack­lus­ter. Don’t set high expec­ta­tions beyond the decor and the views, and you’ll be golden.

ADDRESS: 10 Rue Agrip­pa d’Aubigné (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Sul­ly-Mor­land (line 7)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 01 78 90 74 74

DEETS: Inter­na­tion­al, 4th arrondissement

INSTAGRAM: @bonnie_restaurant

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