10 Best Restaurants in Montmartre


 

Montmartre is the hilltop district in the 18th arrondissement. Home to the Sacre Coeur Basilica, Montmartre attracts thousands of visitors a day and the Bohemian streets live to cater.

There are great eateries in this neck of the woods, most of them with quirky, unique names that reflect the essence of this neighborhood. Here are ten of the best:

1. Restaurant Le Poulbot in Montmartre

A short walk from the Sacre Coeur will bring you to the Restaurant Le Poulbot. It’s a traditional French restaurant and the entire interior is made of light wood.

Restaurant Le Poulbot in Montmartre – by Restaurant Le Poulbot – Uploaded by them

Because of its intimate size, reservations are recommended by not mandatory. You can expect a 30 minute wait if you arrive unannounced, which is best spend wandering the adjacent streets or visiting the church nearby.

Delicious French dishes and delicacies!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 12pm to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: 3 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Abbesses

2. Brasserie Thaï in Montmartre

Most of the better restaurants in Montmartre are centered around French cuisine, with a few exceptions.

The Brasserie Thaï bring high quality Thai food to the district on the hill. Owned by Thai immigrants, this is one of the top places to experience these dishes in Paris.

What’s great about authentic Thai cuisines is that there’s always a lot of unintentionally vegan/vegetarian dishes suitable for people who are avoiding meat, dairy and even gluten.

Brasserie Thaï in Montmartre – by Brasserie Thaï – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 12pm to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: 5 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Abbesses

3. Seb’on in Montmartre

As you explore Paris, you’ll hear the phrase “c’est bon” being tossed around a lot. It means “it’s good/nice” and will sound more like “sebbon”, as the locals speak incredibly fast — this is how Seb’on gets its name.

It is good, and it is nice. It’s another authentic French restaurant that caters to impress. Close to fine dining, you’ll be able to eat delicacies like foie gras and frogs legs at Seb’on.

Seb’on in Montmartre – by Seb’on – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday — 7pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 62 Rue d’Orsel, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Pigalle

4. Sacred Flower in Montmartre

Still upmarket but slightly more affordable, the Sacred Flower sits just slightly to the east of the Sacre Coeur.

The name suggests a meditative space, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you settle in for dinner at the Sacred Flower. Their playlist of classical music fills the space, making it very hard to remember what era you’re in.

Again, traditional French dining with a bistro-flair.

Sacred Flower in Montmartre – by Sacred Flower – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday — 11:30am to 2:30pm // 7pm to 10pm
ADDRESS: 50 Rue de Clignancourt, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Château Rouge

5. La Boîte aux Lettres in Montmartre

The English name for this restaurant is The Mailbox. It’s a tiny spot close to the Museum of Montmartre that is sort of the ‘new kid on the block’.

Competing with many other French restaurants in the area, The Mailbox has prices totally unbeatable compared to its competitors. Value for money is an understatement.

Don’t miss this spot if you’re in the market for a last minute place to eat in Montmartre.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday — 12pm to 2:30pm // 7pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 108 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Lamarck – Caulaincourt

6. La Traversée in Montmartre

La Traversée is also to the east of the Sacre Coeur, and the internet would have you believe that this too is simply a French eatery.

On the contrary, each dish at La Traversée has been given a distinct Mediterranean adjustment, and the menu is wonderfully creative. Served tapas style, guests are encouraged to share multiple plates between them to get a taste for as much as possible.

La Traversée in Montmartre – by La Traversée – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday — 12pm to 3pm // 6pm to 2am
ADDRESS: 2 Rue Ramey, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Château Rouge

7. Babalou in Montmartre

I get it, you’ve been in Paris a while and would love a break from the French dining.

Babalou is a pizza and pasta haven right on the doorstep of the Sacre Coeur. Because of the foot traffic in this area, there is a minimum order of one plate per person. This won’t be an issue once you get a feel for the menu.

Babalou doesn’t have any vegan options at present, but they will do a cheese-less vegetarian pizza that goes down beautiful if I do say so myself.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 6pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: 4 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Anvers

8. Chez Toinette in Montmartre

Foie gras, escargots, French onion soup… for a real Parisian experience Chez Toinette is your go-to at the base of Montmartre hill. This spot is closer to the Moulin Rouge than it is the Sacre Coeur, which means you won’t have to face as much of an incline to get to it.

It’s a beautifully curated room with a retro Parisian theme dating back to the 20s. The space is very intimate so prepare to dine quite closely next to other tables.

Chez Toinette in Montmartre – by Chez Toinette – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday — 7pm to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: 20 Rue Germain Pilon, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Pigalle

9. Le Caulaincourt in Montmartre

If you generally like Michelin quality dining but can’t fork the price tag, le Caulaincourt will give you a very similar experience at a very affordable rate.

Each dish here is prepared to perfection, with a lot of love and skill present in the flavors & plating. You’ll dine traditional French but with a unique take on each dish. Word about this spot has been out for a while, so reservations are essential!

Le Caulaincourt in Montmartre – by Le Caulaincourt – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday — 7pm to 2am
ADDRESS: 62 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Lamarck – Caulaincourt

10. Les Tantes Jeanne in Montmartre

Since we’ve had quite the bunch of French restaurants, why not spend some time exploring Haute French cuisine in Montmartre.

This is what les Tantes Jeanne markets themselves as, and the dining experience is a pricy one justified by quality. Most of the plates look too good to eat, if you can imagine it!

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Les Tantes Jeanne in Montmartre – by Les Tantes Jeanne – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 6pm to 11:30pm
ADDRESS: 42 Rue Véron, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche