The 10 Best Restaurants near the Eiffel Tower


Updated by Jordan on 14/12/2019 and Farah in April 2022

In today’s post I’ll be sharing with you the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower! When you think of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is definitely one of the first things that comes to your mind. Constructed for the World’s Fair in 1887, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic sights in all of France, maybe even the world.

When visiting the Eiffel Tower, it’s great to make a day of seeing the neighborhood and other monuments close by. The Eiffel Tower is close to other attractions like Palais de Tokyo, Grand Palais, Avenue Montaigne, and even Arc de Triomphe.

There are a lot of restaurants and cafés near the Eiffel Tower, but how can you choose the best option and avoid tourist traps? If you need a little guidance on where to find great food for lunch or dinner near the Eiffel Tower, read on! This article has my recommendations for the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower. Bon apétit!

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1. Café Central

Photo courtesy of Café Central – Sourced from their website

First up on my list of best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower is Le Central cafe. Within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, this café is located at 40 Rue Cler in the 7th arrondissement. Serving up French classics and modern café favourites, there’s something for everyone at Café Central. Their menu has lots of options, with delicious meat, fish, and vegetarian choices.

Whether you prefer to eat inside or outside, Café Central provides a welcoming vibe. Jazz-age decor, a cozy interior and low lighting give Café Central an ultra laid-back atmosphere. The huge terrace outside is perfect for sunny summer days, and in the colder months it’s closed and heated.

practical information:
Le central – 40 rue cler 75007 paris
metro staton: école militaire
opening hours: open daily 7AM//1AM
price range: €€-€€€

2. Chez l’Ami Jean

Another of my picks for the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower is Chez l’Ami Jean. Tucked away at number 27 on the tiny Rue Malar, this classic French restaurant is a hidden gem. At Chez l’Ami Jean, you’ll find sophisticated cuisine with a modern, Southwestern French touch. Decadent dishes like roast lamb and risotto are offered alongside charcuterie, cheese plates and incredible homemade desserts.

Mixing comfort food, classic French dishes, and regional specialties from the South of France, the menu at Chez l’Ami Jean won’t disappoint. The wine menu here is also full of delicious choices, so you can experience some of the best French wine.  A great option for lunch, you can have a starter, main dish and dessert for €35. It’s a small, cozy restaurant so booking ahead is recommended if you’re a group of 2 or more.

practical information:
chez l’ami jean – 27 rue malar 75007 paris
metro station: la tour maubourg
opening hours: tuesday – saturday 12PM//2PM and 7PM//11PM
price range: €€

3. Monsieur Bleu

Photo courtesy of Monsieur Bleu – Sourced from their Instagram

Monsieur Bleu makes it onto the list of best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower for two reasons. First off, their amazing location. Located at 20 Avenue de New York, the view of the Eiffel Tower from the dining room is incredible!

Secondly, their food is a fresh and international take on classic bistro cuisine. Of course, the lunch and brunch options here are spectacular, but I would really recommend that you go to Monsieur Bleu for dinner.

After dark, the Eiffel Tower is lit up and sparkles every hour, which you can see perfectly from the dining room. Plus, I think Paris is really the most beautiful at night!

As an added bonus, Monsieur Bleu is actually located inside the modern art museum, Palais de Tokyo! If you’re a modern art fan, you won’t want to miss taking in an exhibition here.

practical information:
monsieur bleu – 20 avenue de new york 75116 paris
metro station: ièna
opening hours:
 monday – friday for lunch 12PM//2:30PM
 saturay and sunday for brunch 12PM//4PM
 nightly for dinner open everyday 7PM//2aM
price range: €€€

4. Apollon

This Greek traiteur or delicatessen is next on my list of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower. This family-owned deli produces home-made Greek specialities, including the best kebab sandwich in Paris! Kebab is a grilled meat sandwich wrapped in a pita bread and topped with veggies and a sauce if you like.

You can customise your sandwich, and I would recommend adding their mouthwatering homemade Tzatziki sauce.  Apollon also has traditional Greek foods and desserts such as Spanakopita and Baklava.

Depending on your schedule, you can take your food to go for a quick meal, or dine in for a restaurant experience. Apollon is within walking distance from the Eiffel Tower, located at 24 Rue Jean Nicot.

practical information:
apollon – 24 rue jean nicot 75007 paris
metro station: la tour maubourg
opening hours: monday – saturday 11AM-10PM
price range: €

5. Chez Pippo

Image sourced from Restaurant’s Google Maps account

Next on my list of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower is a tiny local favorite serving delicious Italian fare. Chez Pippo is an adorable little bistro just a few minutes’ walk from the Eiffel Tower at 31 Av. de la Bourdonnais.

Focusing on classic Italian cuisine, Chez Pippo delivers quality food and service in a Mediterranean setting. Everything from the pizza to the dessert and the main course is delicious. There are a few tables outside if you prefer to eat and people watch at the same time. If you have nice weather, I would recommend going to Chez Pippo to enjoy a great lunch or reserve your table in the evenings, because it gets incredibly busy and you won’t be able to find a table without a reservation.

practical information:
chez pippo – 31 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France
metro station: pont de alma or école militaire
opening hours: open daily 12pm//4PM and 6pm//11pm
price range: €€

6. New Jawad

Photo courtesy of New Jawad – Sourced from their website

If you’re looking for a great Indian restaurant near the Eiffel Tower, head over to New Jawad. Just a few minutes’ walk from the Champs de Mars, New Jawad is a cozy escape from the crowds around. The restaurant is a little upscale, but nothing too fancy.

I love coming here for dinner after a day of sightseeing with friends or family. New Jawad’s classic Indian dishes are hearty and comforting. They also have take out available, so if you feel like having a picnic near the Eiffel Tower, this is a unique option!

practical information:
new jawad – 12 avenue rapp 75007 paris
metro station: école militaire
opening hours: open daily for lunch 11:30AM//2:30PM
open nightly for dinner 6:45PM//11:30PM
price range: €€€

7. Marlon

Photo courtesy of Marlon – Sourced from their Instagram

Fans of California-style cuisine will love Marlon. And in my opinion, this little fusion spot is one of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower. Everything about Marlon screams California surf town, from the cuisine to the decor, your day is sure to get a little brighter after visiting.

Marlon is always busy for weekend brunch, but luckily on weekdays they serve breakfast fare until late afternoon, so you can stop by whenever to get your pancake or avocado toast fix. At lunchtime the menu becomes more varied, and you can choose from classics like a cheeseburger or Cuban sandwich, or go for the more creative offerings like their kale Caesar salad.

practical information:
marlon – 159 rue de grenelle 75007 paris
metro station: école militaire or la tour maubourg
opening hours: monday – saturday 8:30AM//5PM
open saturday and sunday 9AM//6PM
price range: €€

8. Zia

Image sourced from Google Maps

Next up on my list of the best places to eat near the Eiffel Tower is tranquil Zia which is a brunch eatery and coffee shop. Tucked away on a quiet corner near the École Militaire metro and a quick hop from the Eiffel Tower and charming Ave de Tourville, Zia is one of those hidden gems that few notice. However, this place has the best specialty coffees and teas, granola bowls, breakfast burritos and avocado toasts. They also have an amazing selection of Dutch baby dishes with a variety of toppings.

practical information:
zia – 22 Av. de Tourville, 75007 Paris, France
metro station: école militaire
opening hours: monday – friday 10PM//3PM and 7:30PM//11PM
price range: €€

9. Jules Verne

Photo courtesy of Jules Verne – Sourced from their official website

Now my list of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower wouldn’t be complete without the Jules Verne! It’s impossible to get any closer to the Eiffel Tower than this restaurant, the Jules Verne is located on the second floor of the Tower itself! This fine-dining restaurant features all the classic touches and is decorated in a Belle-Époque style – everything is made even more glamorous with a panoramic view of Paris beneath you.

A Michelin-starred chef presents modern takes on traditional French favorites; which are bound to be delightful if you can manage a reservation! Rumor has it that this place is booked up to a year in advance. So I guess it’s time to start planning for your unforgettable meal at the Jules Verne now.

practical information:
le jules verne – Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris
metro station: trocadéro
opening hours: open daily 12PM//1:30PM and 7PM//9PM
price range: €€€€

10. Divellec

Photo courtesy of Divellec – Sourced from their website

Seafood lovers, this one is for you! Located on a quiet street in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, Divellec is easily one of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower. The atmosphere at Divellec is classic and demure, blending in perfectly with the surrounding neighborhood. Here, you can enjoy a classic French fine dining setting, with a menu focused carefully on seafood. Whether you prefer oysters, lobster, octopus, crab; you can find it all at Divellec.

practical information: divellec – 18 rue fabert 75007 paris
metro station: invalides
opening hours:
open daily 12PM//2PM and 7PM//10PM
price range: €€€€

And voilà! Now you have my recommendations of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower! I hope you found these suggestions helpful, and that you’ll enjoy trying these places while in Paris.

There’s so much to explore around the Eiffel Tower, in terms of restaurants as well. I wish you a great visit in Paris and bon appétit!

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