So you’re in town (or at least planning the trip!) and you’re looking for some romantic restaurants in Paris? The perfect place for a memorable dinner with your soulmate? Well, we’ve got you covered!
Looking for the best restaurant for couples when you don’t know the city can be challenging… We experienced this feeling multiple times during our travels. Of course, there are some websites such as Tripadvisor that can help you a little bit, but it will never be the same to ask a resident of the city you’re traveling to. That’s why, as locals, we thought it would be a good idea to help couples from other countries to find the perfect place without spending too much time.
Ready? Here’s our list of 21 romantic restaurants in Paris for all budgets!
Luxurious romantic restaurants in Paris
Ciel de Paris
Located on the 56th floor of Montparnasse tower, Ciel de Paris surely offers the most beautiful view of Paris at night and an experience of a lifetime. The cozy decoration carried out by the renowned interior designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, highlights natural and sensual shapes, while chef Christophe Marchais invites you to taste refined French cuisine. If you’re looking for Paris restaurants with a view, this one should definitely be on your list.
The best way to describe you Kong in two words would be “bold” and “spectacular”. Located on the 5th floor of a Haussmann building, Kong offers you many different views of Paris with its large bay windows that make it one of a kind. Its atmosphere is somewhere between the intimacy of a cocktail bar and the elegance of a luxury hotel bar.
Le Jules Verne
On the second floor of the Eiffel Tower is a one-starred restaurant from the Michelin guide, The Jules Verne. Offering a unique view inside the heart of the Eiffel Tower, the Jules Verne is undoubtedly one of the most romantic restaurants in Paris. Chef Frédéric Anton and his brilliant team will welcome you to deliver an unforgettable dining experience meanwhile you will be able to fully enjoy the unique and historical setting.
Les Ombres (the shadows in french) offers a mix of Mediterranean flavors, and all the creativity of contemporary French cuisine. Located on the rooftop of the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac (make sure to go to the museum as well!), its panoramic terrace offers an exceptional view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower in an intimate setting.
Girafe is a luxurious seafood restaurant located very close to the Tocadéro esplanade. It has a magnificent terrace with an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower which makes it one of the first places you want to look at when glancing for a Paris restaurant for a couple.
Victoria is for sure one of the most coveted restaurants in Paris. If you’re looking for a beautiful view of the Arc de Triomphe, this is the place for you! This place is both elegant and does not hesitate to shake up the codes whether for decoration or on the plate.
If you are passionate about classical music, this one is for you! As the gastronomic restaurant of the Opéra Garnier, CoCo offers a complete range of neat dishes for all foodies. The decor between modern and retro makes the experience complete and unforgettable. The terrace will also allow you to enjoy sunny days and the magnificent architecture of the district.
La Plume is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for Asian cuisine lovers. This panoramic restaurant in Paris offers stunning views and a unique dining experience, in the heart of the city, only a few meters from the majestic Saint Eustache church.
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What’s more inviting to romance than having a nice dinner and cruising along the Seine at the same time? To be able to contemplate all Parisian beautiful bridges and the lighting Eiffel tower at night with Bateaux Parisiens is definitely a must-do when in Paris. The food itself is an elegant, freshly prepared (on the boat) traditional French cuisine.
On the roof of one of our favorite museums (the Georges Pompidou museum) is the Georges restaurant. The food is simple, refined, and inventive with only fresh products on the menu. Please do us a favor and go up there for the sunset to enjoy an exceptional view of Paris and its great monuments!
Le 6 New York
Located between the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysées, 6 New York is such a romantic restaurant for couples. Originally from Normandy, Chef Jerôme Gangneux and his wife Cathy showcases gourmet French cuisine with gastronomic codes. All in a beautiful environment that makes 6 New York one of the best Paris restaurants with a view.
Edmond is another Paris restaurant with a view and one of our favorites on this list! It’s located on the rooftop of the Terrass hotel, in the Montmartre area. If you didn’t know, Montmartre is the neighborhood overlooking the city, so you can imagine how beautiful the panoramic view is! Chef Santiago Guerrero offers fusion cuisine with a mix of techniques from different cultures (French, Asian, Italian, and South American), and only with fresh products.
Looking for something more exotic? Colorful? Spicier? Have a look at Uma Nota! This atypical restaurant in Paris offers a mix of Japanese and Brazilian cuisine. What a challenge! Uma Nota has two levels for dining and a bar so you can go dance with your date right after dinner.
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Le Perchoir Ménilmontant
Le Perchoir Ménilmontant is a rooftop bar in Paris that is really appreciated by the locals. Located on the 7th floor of an industrial building you’ll find a big terrace and a bar with a panoramic view of Sacré Coeur and beautiful Paris rooftops. Downstairs, on the 6th floor, you will find a restaurant where a beautiful and tasteful cuisine full of vegetables is served. Le Perchoir Menilmontant is a nice place to spend time, whether you only want a drink or to eat.
Pink Mamma is a stylish trattoria where delicious Italian food is served. The first thing you will notice in front of the building is the hanging vegetation starting from the roof. The inside is even more surprising with beautiful and warm decor. At Pink Mamma you’ll feel at home! If you like Italian food, and would like to have a nice time with your partner but don’t want to break the bank, this friendly trattoria is the place to go.
Lover of vegetarian cuisine and beautiful views? Enjoy a sunny break at Créatures Paris to taste all the Mediterranean flavors on the menu and enjoy a 360-degree view of Paris at the same time! With recycled furniture and plants all around, the atmosphere is cool and cozy. Plus, if you like shopping Galeries Lafayettes is just below the restaurant!
La Nouvelle Seine
La Nouvelle Seine is a nice Paris restaurant for a couple with a view of Notre Dame Cathedral. Its two particularities are that you will eat on the boat and that you will have the opportunity to attend a show (provided you pay for the tickets in addition to the meal). The shows are mostly in French but make sure to look at the program, you may have a good surprise or even a show where the language is not that important. The food is tasty and the atmosphere friendly so it can be a good option for you if you’re looking for a romantic restaurant in Paris.
Last but not least, Astair restaurant is probably one of the best neo-Bistrot in Paris. And it is foremost such a nice place to eat while in a couple! If you go there, take the opportunity to take a guided tour because it’s located in one of Paris’s oldest covered passageways (passage des Panoramas). You can eat high-quality French food at an affordable price. The name and the atmosphere pay tribute to the great American actor and dancer Fred Astaire and this period of history. Definitely, a must-do!
Are there any romantic restaurants with live music in Paris?
Of course, there are! Here are three romantic restaurants with live music in Paris to satisfy all food and musical tastes!
Le Caveau des Oubliettes
At Le Caveau des Oubliettes, you can indulge in a romantic evening with your special someone, sipping on some of the finest French wines while enjoying the soulful melodies of live jazz music. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere while you savor delicious food on the go, in the heart of Paris.
Le Bel Canto
Uncover a unique dining experience in the 4th arrondissement of Paris – Bel Canto. Enjoy an exceptional combination of lyrical singing and French gastronomy, with an atmosphere that will transport you and make your evening an unforgettable one.
Experience the Cuba of the 50s without leaving your Paris! Slip into the warm, festive atmosphere and let your taste buds take you back in time with mouthwatering South American dishes and delicious cocktails. At Havanita you’ll have an evening you won’t soon forget!
We hope this list will help you find a romantic restaurant in Paris! And if you really want to go the extra mile in romanticism, why don’t you surprise your partner with a photo shoot in Paris? Capture your memories together in the most romantic city and share a beautiful moment with your special someone. Get in touch with us if you’re interested and we’ll be more than happy to assist you. Bon appétit!