10 Best Restaurants Near the Moulin Rouge


 

The Moulin Rouge is in Pigalle, the neighborhood any the base of Montmartre hill in the 18th arrondissement.

Both Pigalle and Montmartre are filled with some of the best culinary experiences Paris has to offer. In fact, the amount of places to eat near the Moulin Rouge is quite overwhelming.

I’ve listed ten great spots to keep in mind.

1. Restaurant Le Chat Noir near the Moulin Rouge

The Black Cat is a traditional French eatery right next to the Moulin Rouge, on the adjacent block.

Like the cabaret venue, this restaurant has become a very important attraction to anyone visiting Pigalle for the first time. It helps that the le Chat Noir is open until 5am, daily; and will reopen at 7am the following morning.

Restaurant Le Chat Noir – by Restaurant Le Chat Noir – Sourced from their Facebook

It’s the closest thing to a 24 hour eatery in Montmartre. Somewhere to head to if you ever find yourself craving escargots at 3am.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 7am to 5am
ADDRESS: 68 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche

2. Les Pinces Pigalle near the Moulin Rouge

Les Pinces won’t be open for food at 5am, but they will serve up some tasty gourmet street food during regular hours.

It’s situated just down the side street that the Moulin Rouge shares with its metro stop, Blanche. If you’re a cocktail lover you’ll want to pay this spot a visit!

Les Pinces Pigalle – by Les Pinces Pigalle – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 12pm to 2:15pm // 7pm to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: 28 Rue de Douai, 75009 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche

3. Pépone Café near the Moulin Rouge

In the opposite side street, Pépone Café is the area’s token Italian spot.

Great for pizza and pasta, Pépone Café also has a bunch of ready made meal options behind the counter like salad, ravioli and baked goods.

Also, if you request your pizza be made in a heart shape, they will do it!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 11am to 12am
ADDRESS: 10 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche

4. Bar À Bulles near the Moulin Rouge

The Bar À Bulles is a hidden gem, and I only tell a few people about it each year. You’re in luck!

This is the bar and restaurant facility that is built into the upper level of the Moulin Rouge building. It’s technically situated “around back”, and the terrace almost touches the big red windmill that crowns the cabaret.

Bar À Bulles in Montmartre – by Bar À Bulles – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday — Various
ADDRESS: 4Bis Cité Véron, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche

5. Tsubame near the Moulin Rouge

When I want something a bit calmer, and more intimate, I head to Tsubame across the road from the venue.

This is a Japanese eatery, and the food will make you browse flights to Tokyo right there at the table (I’ve seen it).

Opt for one of their combo boxes if you’re struggling with what to order! I would also recommend making a reservation.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday — Various
ADDRESS: 40 Rue de Douai, 75009 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche

6. POJO near the Moulin Rouge

Pigalle is by no means my preferred hangout neighborhood in Paris, but I do love any excuse to come to POJO.

There is something about this charming cafe/bistro that makes me want to sit and delve into deep philosophical conversation with strangers until late in the evening. One can do so, too, since POJO is open until 2am nightly.

POJO – by POJO – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday — 12pm to 3pm // 6pm to 2am
ADDRESS: 38 Rue de Douai, 75009 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche

7. Le Dulcinéa near the Moulin Rouge

Families with kids in need of somewhere to eat near the Moulin Rouge will love Le Dulcinéa.

It’s a wholesome space with a menu suitable for people of all ages. One can just as easily dine here with a toddler as they can have an intimate dinner with a loved one.

Great value for money!

Le Dulcinéa – by Le Dulcinéa – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 11:30am to 11:15pm
ADDRESS: 41 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche

8. Café des Deux Moulins Restaurant Amelie near the Moulin Rouge

Few people realize just how close the Restaurant Amelie is to the Moulin Rouge. It’s just one road up, and is a tourist attraction of its own thanks to the hit film by the same name.

Restaurant Amelie is a diner-style space filled with memorabilia from the Amelie film. The staff also stay in character (most of the time) adding to your dining experience.

It’s a great spot for brunch, but they do stay open for late night dining as well.

Café des Deux Moulins – by Café des Deux Moulins – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — Various
ADDRESS: 15 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche

9. Marinisa near the Moulin Rouge

Marinisa was the first restaurant I ever ate in near the Moulin Rouge. I was headed to a concert at la Cigale just down the block.

This is authentic Indian cuisine, run by the most wonderful Indian man who will be your best friend for the duration of the meal. To this day I can’t recall exactly what I ate; a potato curry of sort with some tasty naan — either way it was one of my fondest Pigalle dining experiences!

Marinisa – by Marinisa – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 12pm to 3pm // 6pm to 12am
ADDRESS: 106 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche

10. Bel-Ami near the Moulin Rouge

Bel-Ami is on the corner of the main road upon which the Moulin Rouge sits. It’s somewhat of an ‘all in one’ experience; breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks and late night dining take place here. Bel-Ami only closes at 4am, daily.

Whether you fancy a breakfast plate, a bowl of noodles, a creative cocktail, or even a pizza — Bel-Ami is the place. 

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Bel-Am – by Bel-Am – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 8am to 4am
ADDRESS: 128 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche