Best restaurants near the Arc de Triomphe


As one of Paris’ most iconic monuments, the Arc de Triomphe is also one of the city’s most-visited. The view from the top of the Arc is simply breathtaking, and you can spot most of Paris’ other major monuments like the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame.

Though after you’ve climbed all 280 stairs to the top and taken in the 360° views of Paris, you’ll probably be a bit hungry. Or at the very least, in need of a drink.  The surrounding area can be quite touristic, but there are some great dining options if you know where to look. So here are the best restaurants near the arc de Triomphe.


Oxte Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Oxte – Sourced from their Instagram

First up on my guide to the best restaurants near the Arc de Triomphe is also one of the most unique. Chef Enrique Casarrubias hails from Mexico, and has created a menu centered around French cuisine with a Mexican twist. The menu changes regularly and incorporates seasonal products, both French and Mexican. Oxte proposes a set menu for both lunch and dinner, and it’s quite popular so I would recommend booking ahead.

oxte restaurant – 5 Rue Troyon, 75017 Paris
metro station: ternes
opening hours: weekdays from 12PM//2PM and 6PM//7:30PM
price range: €€€

César Etoile

Photo courtesy of César – Sourced from their website

Easily one of the most famous Italian restaurants in Paris, there’s a reason César Etoile keeps its reputation year after year. Besides being a favorite with athletes and celebrities in Paris, the food here is exceptional.

And if you’re looking for a luxurious Italian restaurant near the Arc de Triomphe, your search ends at César. The menu features gourmet takes on Italian classics, from pasta to pizza and everything in between. This place is well-known though, so it’s best to make reservations in advance.

césar etoile – 12 Avenue de Wagram, 75008 Paris
metro station: ternes
opening hours: daily 11:30AM//midnight
price range: €€€

Les Cocottes

Photo courtesy of Les Cocottes

You’ll find Les Cocottes just a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe. If the name didn’t tip you off, this restaurant focuses on traditional French cuisine. Chef Christian Constant keeps things classic, yet adds his own flourishes; setting this place apart from the dime a dozen bistrots in the area.

The quality here is definitely a step above, but the prices are pretty average for the neighborhood. You can count on paying €25-30 for a main dish, and around €15 for starters. But if you’re planning to enjoy a full meal, they offer a more affordable lunch menu with a starter/main/dessert for €34.

les cocottes – 2 avenue Bertie Albrecht 75008
metro station: ternes
opening hours: weekdays 12PM//2:30PM
price range: €€€


Photo by Le HIDE – Sourced from their Instagram

Next up on my guide to the best restaurants near the Arc de Triomphe is Le Hide.  Their menu centers on French-Japanese fusion, with seasonal offerings that change regularly.

Le Hide’s atmosphere remains refined without feeling stuffy, and is pretty affordable for a gastronomic restaurant (again, especially around the Arc de Triomphe) with menus starting at just €24.

And even during the curfew, you can get your French-Japanese fusion fix, thanks to their takeout menu.

Le hide – 10, rue du General Lanrezac 75017, PAris
metro station: ternes or argentine
opening hours: monday – saturday 12PM//2PM and 6PM//8:30PM
price range: €€


Sushi Etoile

Photo courtesy of Sushi Etoile

Calling all sushi lovers! If you’re on the hunt for a great sushi restaurant in Paris, look no further than Sushi Etoile. Their menu has plenty of classic rolls, as well as some more adventerous options. They even have a sushi donut!

You can always expect excellent quality food, friendly staff, and super affordable prices here. Lunch menus start at just €12, which is hard to beat – especially for restaurants near the Arc de Triomphe.

Seating space is limited though, so it’s a great option for takeaway.

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sushi etoile – 11 Rue Troyon, 75017 Paris
Metro station: ternes
open weekdays 11:30AM//3:30PM and 6PM//11PM
open weekends 6PM//11PM
price range: €