The 25 Best Restaurants near the Eiffel Tower


Updated by Jordan on 14/12/2019 and Farah in April 2022 and Vanessa in May 2023.

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!

Read also; 10 Things to Eat Near the Eiffel Tower

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1. Café Central

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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

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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.

Read also; 10 Best Restaurants near the Champs-Elysées

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Read also; 10 Best Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Paris

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

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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

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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, or 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: €€€€

11. Les Ombres

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Les Ombres is one of the most elegant and opulent restaurants on my list of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower. The gastronomic restaurant Les Ombres, built by architect Jean Nouvel, opens onto a panoramic patio that resembles a hanging garden of Mediterranean plants. This Eiffel Tower Restaurant is located on the roof of the Musée du Quai Branly.

The restaurant is entirely made of glass and has a spectacular view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. During the day, the iconic monument’s silver lace throws a shadow on the tables, while at night, its golden lights illuminate the eating area. Every hour during the evening, the ceiling at Les Ombres changes into a starry sky, paying homage to its famed neighbor.

Les Ombres serves sophisticated French cuisine as well as a fine selection of wines and beverages. It will be difficult to choose between the great meals and the breathtaking vista of the Eiffel Tower. Les Ombres is a popular hangout for local and worldwide celebrities. You’re likely to run into one at this restaurant. The restaurant’s English-speaking staff is also extremely kind.

practical information:
27 Quai Jacques Chirac, 75007 Paris, France
metro station: Bosquet
open daily mon-sun; 12-2 pm//7-10 pm
price range: €€€€

12. Le Bistro Parisien

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Le Bistro Parisien invites you to experience an exceptionally excellent lunch or dinner in the center of Paris, overlooking the Eiffel Tower. From here, you can see the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, and other Paris landmarks. Of course, a fantastic lunch will set the tone for the rest of the day’s gourmet delight.

You can spend your vacation here by selecting a table on the terrace, beneath the glass roof, or by the water. This restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit this modern, see-through cafe with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine. The  Chef prepares great and genuine meals for your enjoyment using seasonal produce. Take a rest on the patio, under the glass skylight, or by the lake at Le Bistro Parisien!

Read also; Best Restaurants near Les Invalides in Paris

practical information:
Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France
metro station: Iéna
open daily mon-sun; 12-3 pm//6-10:30 pm
price range: €€€

13. Restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel

My list of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower won’t be complete without this brasserie on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower which gives a 360-degree perspective of the Iron Lady’s metal construction and a stunning vista of the Trocadéro and the Palais de Chaillot.

During the day, it’s all about enjoying the natural light. As nightfall comes, all eyes are drawn to the sunset, and as night falls, the dance of lights dapples the metal structure, providing you with a sublime live performance.

Take your time; 58 Tour Eiffel will be open all day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, lounge bar cocktails, and dinner. The lounge on the ground floor serves a relaxing fare. A room that converts into a lounge bar where you can enjoy the sunset in a more private setting with background music. The approachable family lunchtime menu on the first floor gives way to gourmet food in a more subdued ambiance in the evening.

practical information:
Champ de Mars 75007 Paris
metro station: Dupleix, Bir-Hakeim or Trocadéro
open daily mon-sun; 6:15 am-8:30 pm//9-11:30 pm
price range: €€€€

14. Les Fables de la Fontaine

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This little corner of rue Saint-Dominique in Paris’s 7th arrondissement is one of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower. The chef, David Bottreau remains at the helm of Les Fables de la Fontaine in order to provide his customers with the greatest marine products in a welcoming environment.

It is partnered by his young and skilled chef Mehdi Bencheik, who honors his mentor Yannick Alleno’s cuisine by offering a fresh and seasonal menu. Come and treat yourself to an iodized break with a lunch centered on exquisite fishes at the foot of the Fontaine de Mars, away from the rush and bustle of Paris, on the very pleasant patio of the famous and delicious Les Fables de la Fontaine restaurant. This restaurant is a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and Invalides.

practical information:
131 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
metro station: École Militaire
price range: €€€€

15. Café de l’Homme

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This 1930s Art Deco-style restaurant is a favorite of both Parisians and visitors. Cafe de l’Homme, located inside the iconic Musee de l’Homme and facing the Eiffel Tower, thrills both the taste sensations and the sight. The decoration is a mash-up of Orientalism and Art Deco, both of which have a long history in Parisian design.

The furniture here has been made to bespoke designs for the restaurant in the style of this location’s historic character, paying powerful respect to the best of French workmanship and legacy. This place provides the ideal venue for organizing private or professional group gatherings.

It allows you to enjoy delicious food and spend time with friends or coworkers while enjoying an unimpeded view of the Eiffel Tower. Sip champagne and eat pastries on the terrace as the sun sets, or order a full meal with over 200 wines. You will never forget an evening at Cafe de l’Homme.

Read also; The best restaurants with a view in Paris

practical information:
17 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
metro station: Trocadéro
price range: €€€€

16. La Fontaine de Mars

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This bistro brasserie, located a few feet from the Eiffel Tower in a little area replenished by the Fontaine de Mars, is hardly the most trendy spot. It is a landmark! The most genuine restaurant in Paris!

It has kept its moldings and red leather benches while providing a modern menu. Chef Pierre Saugrain has been brilliantly preparing inspired cuisine from the Southwest for nearly 30 years.

The “signature” meals include chicken with morels and cassoulet, both produced with great ingredients and expertly prepared. In the summer, you can enjoy a bright end of the day under the arches of the terrace to the rhythm of the fountain’s lapping. The dream of an everlasting Paris.

practical information:
129 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
metro station: Pont de L’Alma station
open daily 12-3 pm//7:30-11 pm
price range: €€€

17. Le Comptoir du Relais

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This Germanopratine institution, built-in 2004 by Yves Camdeborde, is deeply possessed by the bistro spirit that the entire globe enjoys when it arrives in Paris. Especially in its very gourmet cuisine, which is produced from delicious ingredients sourced by the chef himself, and its 100% natural wine range.

You may enjoy a meal (offered from noon to 11 pm, which is unusual) that embraces local and market cuisine and absolutely respects quality produce at the modest restaurant with tightly packed tables or on the heated terrace looking over the Carrefour de l’Odéon. Note that reservations are not accepted. This is a nice place to unwind while eating amazing food and admiring one of Paris’ most famous sites the Eiffel Tower.

practical information:
9 Carr de l’Odéon, 75006 Paris, France
metro station: Opéra
open daily 12-11 pm
price range: €€€

18. Le Jardin d’Hiver

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Jardin d’Hiver is the ideal hideaway for a spectacular family gathering or tête-à-tête. Travelers and Parisians can dine all day or indulge their sweet tooth with magnificent desserts prepared by our Head Pastry Chef Matthieu Carlin.

This is one of the top restaurants in Paris and near the Eiffel Tower. Everything in the restaurant will appeal to you. The service is excellent. Jardin d’hiver invites you to explore a picturesque and romantic aspect of Paris near the Eiffel Tower.

Read also; 20 Best Restaurants in Paris in 2023

practical information:
1 Port de Suffren, 75007 Paris, France
metro station: Filles du Calvaire
price range: €€€

19.  Restaurant Maison Blanche

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Maison Blanche, located on the rooftop of Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, is another opulent Paris restaurant with an Eiffel Tower view. In fact, you will get an unimpeded view of the Iron Lady from the terrace. This Eiffel Tower restaurant, located on Avenue Montaigne beside posh offices and high-end retailers, boasts two of the best terrace dining areas in Paris.

This is a veritable institution of French food and the ideal setting for a sunny lunch or a romantic dinner. Enjoy a distinctive culinary experience with an outstanding view of La Seine and the Eiffel Tower from the seventh floor of the 15 Avenue Montaigne. Chef Fabrice Giraud prepares delectable Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy the terraces and the soothing rays of the sun or the spectacular sunset.

practical information:
15 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
metro station: Maison Blanche
Open mon-thur; 12-2 pm//7-11 pm, fri; 12-2 pm//7:30-11:30 pm, sat; 7 pm-12 am, sun;12-2:30 pm
price range: €€€€

20. Girafe Restaurant

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The Giraffe is another restaurant with an Eiffel Tower view to add to your list of Paris restaurants to visit near the Eiffel Tower. It is in the center of the city, near the Place Du Trocadéro. Girafe is only a few feet from the Eiffel Tower.

Among other Parisian restaurants, its modern seafood cuisine is one of the best. Of course, you can’t go wrong with their wine choices. This restaurant is frequently fully booked, so if you want to have a delicious lunch or dinner with a lovely view of the Eiffel Tower, make a reservation in advance to enjoy your Eiffel Tower Dinner and French classics. 

practical information:
1 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
metro station: Passy and Trocadéro
Open mon-fri; 12-2:30 pm//7 pm-2 am, sat-sun; 12-4pm//7 pm-2 am
price range: €€€€

21. Le Ciel de Paris Restaurant

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Le Ciel de Paris offers an excellent view of the city, with vistas that change according to time, light, and weather data. Whatever the occasion, lunch or supper at Ciel de Paris is a one-of-a-kind experience that will live on in everyone’s memories for a long time. In fact, this stands among the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower.

The Palais de Chaillot, the Champ de Mars, the Ecole Militaire, and the Eiffel Tower are all worth a visit. It is another urban space landmark, like the latter. The view over Paris and beyond from its 210 meters is spectacular, reaching up to 40 kilometers on a clear day.

Le Ceil de Paris is an award-winning gourmet French restaurant. Prices vary according to table selection. Furthermore, it is critical to reserve a table well in advance of your visit to ensure a decent view.

Read also; 15 Cheap but Delicious Restaurants in Paris

practical information:
Tour Maine Montparnasse, 56ème étage Tour Maine Montparnasse, Av. du Maine, 75015 Paris, France
metro station: Edgar Quinet station
Open daily 8 am-11 pm
price range: €€€€

22. Al Mankal

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This restaurant, located on Avenue de New York near Ponte Alma, serves traditional Lebanese cuisine. When it comes to Middle-Eastern cuisine, it is without a doubt one of the top restaurants in Paris. While your order is being prepared, you can pay your respects at Princess Diana’s grave or cross the street to capture a photo or two of the renowned Eiffel Tower.

Because the menu is rather extensive, consulting the waiter about what to order is a good idea. Assume you enjoy trying new and exotic meals on occasion. In that case, this is the ideal location to escape France for a wonderful Eiffel Tower lunch or dinner while remaining in the center of Paris.

practical information:
8 Av. de New York, 75116 Paris, France
metro station: Alma-Marceau
Open tue-sat; 12-2:30 pm//7:30-11 pm, sun;12-2:30 pm
price range: €€

23. L’Instant by Le Paris

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Ideally located in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, directly across from the Eiffel Tower, L’Instan, is your temporary terrace. A one-of-a-kind spot to spend a sunny evening with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower.

Allow yourself to float to the rhythm of the Seine aboard the L’Instant by Le Paris barge this summer. For a limited time, the ephemeral café sits in ink on the quays facing the Eiffel Tower. The view and service take precedence. This is the ideal spot for a dinner with friends. This restaurant features a variety of delectable French menus, but the Restaurant also serves dishes of European cuisine.

After dinner (or during dinner), you can unwind in the bar with an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, but the Premises Sushi and specialties like Sashimi are very great. If you want to end your meal with something sweet, L’instant By Le Paris does not disappoint with its dessert menu.

practical information:
Bateau Le Paris, 2 Port Debilly, 75016 Paris, France
metro station: Iéna
price range: €€€

24. Bal de la Marine

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The Bal de la Marine, located on the port of Suffren and facing the Eiffel Tower, is the ideal place to unwind with friends in the sun. Music, boards, and rosé with your feet in the water are on the agenda! Let yourself be startled by flavor explosions with ceviche, tacos, and empanadas.

To experience the festive program of this restaurant, go to the Port de Suffren in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. And if it rains, don’t worry because you can always find shelter and dance on the boat. This is also an excellent location to watch the Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris.

practical information:
Port de Suffren, 75007 Paris, France
metro station: Passy
price range: €€

25. Le Calife

Le Calife is another restaurant on our list of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower. The Calife offers a genuine and romantic Seine cruise to experience Paris while tasting delicious cuisine with high-quality ingredients and wines. The cruise on this boat restaurant is moored on the left bank of the Seine, opposite the Louvre, beneath the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge.

Get to enjoy a two-hour cruise to admire Paris’ most stunning monuments, from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower. The restaurant is unquestionably one of the more romantic Eiffel Tower experiences available. All meals are prepared in the onboard kitchen on this boat. While traveling down the Seine, you can sip a drink of wine or champagne.

Read also; Best Restaurants near Trocadero in Paris

practical information:
Port des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
metro station: Pont Neuf
Open daily 12-11 pm
price range: €€€

And voilà! Now you have my recommendations for 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!