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The Best Restaurants Near the Eiffel Tower

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It's impossible to visit Paris without making a detour to the Eiffel Tower, an architectural feat decried by some during its construction for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and now the undeniable emblem of the city. From Starred restaurants to well-hidden bistros, from eateries on land to those on water, here is our selection of were to eat near (or even inside) the 'Iron Lady'.

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Updated on 14 March 2024
20 Eiffel
20 rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris
€€ · Traditional Cuisine

This restaurant in a quiet street close to the Eiffel Tower welcomes you in a simple but bright setting. On the plate is traditional cuisine, tinged with some more contemporary recipes – think a generous venison terrine, a good braised veal with Jerusalem artichokes and a classic Mont-Blanc dessert.

Au Bon Accueil
14 rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris
€€€ · Modern Cuisine

A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower, this gourmet bistro has more than one trick up its sleeve to win the hearts of the public. Japanese Chef Satoshi Horiuchi lets the market and produce dictate the menu every day – expect the likes of crispy veal head with oyster vinaigrette, quasi roast veal with polenta cake, and baba au rhum with spiced syrup and light cream. It's all beautiful work.

Arnaud Nicolas
46 avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris
€€ · Modern Cuisine

A butcher who knows how to cook is few and far between... especially in the residential district of the 7th arrondissement, a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower. The Head Chef here takes dishes like pâté en croute and terrine, then turns them into a kind of haute couture charcuterie. At the entrance to the restaurant, a corner to take away terrines and more lets you take some of the fabulous cooking home with you.

Don Juan II
Port Debilly, 75016 Paris
€€€€ · Creative

Moored at the foot of the Debilly footbridge, on the Right Bank and facing the Eiffel Tower, is this magnificent Art Deco yacht: the Don Juan II, decorated with sumptuous woodwork and covered with thick carpets. It takes you on a 2.5 hour touristic and gastronomic cruise under the leadership of an extraordinary captain: Frédéric Anton! The Chef from Le Pré Catelan has selected some of his signature creations (langoustine ravioli, roast venison with autumn truffle, hot chocolate soufflé) to delight his passengers. Along the Seine, the most beautiful monuments of the City of Light pass by during this luxury journey.

Ducasse sur Seine
Port Debilly, 75016 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

Contemplative gastronomy – this is the promise of Alain Ducasse with his electric boat restaurant, moored just in front of the Eiffel Tower, which offers its customers an ecological and silent gastronomic cruise on the Seine. See the monuments of Paris while discovering a kitchen of fine craftsmanship, smoothly led by a brigade worthy of the greatest restaurants in the city.

L'Ami Jean
27 rue Malar, 75007 Paris
€€€ · Traditional Cuisine

Stéphane Jégo's cuisine reflects his character: sincere and strong. The dishes alternate between seafood – the chef is Breton – and Basque-Béarnais (he worked for many years under Yves Camdeborde at La Régalade), with game in season, fish, pork, lamb and mushrooms. It would be criminal not to mention the fluffy rice pudding too. Given the restaurant's success, it is always crowded, lively and friendly. A great time.

Le CasseNoix
56 rue de la Fédération, 75015 Paris
€€ · Traditional Cuisine

Old posters, a fun collection of nutcrackers (aka casse-noix), and vintage clocks and furniture make up the décor here. When it comes to small dishes, authenticity also comes first: delicious cuisine canaille, including boudins blancs and pâté en croute. The Chef draws inspiration from his father, a Meilleur Ouvrier de France in Orléans.

Le Jules Verne
Tour Eiffel - Avenue Gustave-Eiffel, 75007 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

We'd be remiss not to mention the only restaurant located inside the Eiffel Tower. Head up 125m in a private elevator to this second floor dining room and enjoy cod with fried garlic and fresh coriander, or a fillet of lamb in its liquorice-flavoured jus. Try to book your meal well in advance and take a table near the bay windows: the view of Paris, through the metal beams of the tower, is quite simply unforgettable.

Le Violon d'Ingres
135 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris
€€€€ · Traditional Cuisine

Bertrand Bluy has managed to preserve the spirit of this restaurant – in the style of a luxury neo-brasserie – and its philosophy, made famous by Christian Constant. In the kitchen, Alain Solivérès and Jimmy Tsaramanana celebrate the South-West with great technical mastery and high-quality produce. Remember to book, as the tables are always full here.

Les Ombres
27 quai Jacques Chirac, 75007 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

On the roof terrace of the Musée Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, this entirely glass-sided restaurant boasting interior and exterior architecture designed by Jean Nouvel overlooks the nearby Eiffel Tower. The menu, supervised by Alain Ducasse, is skilfully executed by his trusted collaborator and talented Chef Alexandre Sempere. The modern seasonal cuisine is made with fine ingredients and smacks of the Mediterranean influences beloved of its creator. The desserts created by Pastry Chef Jérémy Schotte, such as the farm-fresh skyr mousse with Buddha's hand and a lemon leaf granita, deserve a special mention.

Monsieur Bleu
20 avenue de New-York, 75016 Paris
€€€ · Modern Cuisine

As Paris locations go, it's hard to do better than this. Nestled in the Palais de Tokyo, it's a superb spot with its Art Deco room all in grey, green and gold, plus its terrace overlooking the Seine and the Eiffel Tower. The cooking is not to be outdone by the setting however, with dishes proving sophisticated and delicious.

29 rue de l'Exposition, 75007 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

Very close to the Champ-de-Mars is Kwen Liew and Ryunosuke Naito's 18-seat restaurant. He's Japanese and has trained in some of the most prestigious kitchens in Paris (Taillevent, Meurice); she is Malaysian and has trained across Sydney, Bangkok, Singapore, the South of France and Paris. Working perfectly in tandem, they compose market cuisine with intense flavours, offering a delicious facelift to the French tradition.

Sancerre Rive Gauche
22 avenue Rapp, 75007 Paris
€€ · Modern Cuisine

Sancerre is the name of a hilltop town, a wine and also this little Parisian restaurant in an upscale neighbourhood facing the Eiffel Tower. Anne-Cécile Faye's modern bistro is helmed by Chef Jean-Philippe Berens, who gives a boost to this historic address with tempting, tasty and highly contemporary dishes.