Best Restaurants Near Tuileries Gardens


The Tuileries Gardens are, essentially, the very center of Paris.

They mark the centermost point of the 1st arrondissement; the district from which all other arrondissements spiral into existence.

The gardens themselves date back to 1564, when they were constructed as exclusive grounds for the Tuileries Palace. In 1667 they were made public, and today they boast some of the most exquisitely manicured lawns you’ll find anywhere in the city.

Fancy something to eat while you’re here? There are some dining spots within walking distance that I love.

Tuileries – by Kris Atomic – Unsplash

Angelina Paris near Tuileries Gardens

Angelina is just across the street from one of the main entrances to the Tuileries. This restaurant has a very important history in terms of chocolate-making in Paris.

Angelina was started by a famous French chocolatier over 120 years ago. He named his shop after his daughter-in-law, Angelina. Today it is considered a major tourist attraction on the Rue de Rivoli and people queue for hours just to buy some chocolates from the side kiosk.

Angelina – by Gryffindor – Wikimedia Commons

The property features a restaurant area as well. It’s light eats with a few decent vegetarian options; a few of them can be made vegan.

Naturally, Angelina would have some of the best hot chocolate in the city as well as some incredible macarons.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 7:30am to 7pm
ADDRESS: 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Tuileries

Ferdi near Tuileries Gardens

Made somewhat famous after Kim Kardashian publicly dubbed this her favorite place to eat while in Paris, Ferdi is just a short walk from the Tuileries, one road down from the Rue de Rivoli.

Ferdi identifies itself as a “bar gourmet”. The menu is all over the place but in the best possible way.

You can have their famous cheeseburger or mac & cheese; salmon sashimi, vegetarian tasting plates or even some gourmet corn on the cob.

Ferdi – by Ferdi – Uploaded by them

The space is perpetually booked out, it’s impossible to eat here without booking in advance. I did manage to slide in late one evening to taste their house waffle — worth it!

Ferdi is only open for dinner service, however on Saturdays they have a limited window during which one can eat there in the day. Come anytime between 1pm and 4pm for daytime dining.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 6:30pm to 11:30pm
ADDRESS: 32 Rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Tuileries

Sanukiya near Tuileries Gardens

Sanukiya is a tiny Japanese dream spot on the eastern side of the Tuileries.

Don’t even ask if they have sushi, this is where you come to eat all the other fabulous dishes that constitute traditional Japanese cooking. Udon is the star of the show, and there are few places in Paris that can make it quite like this.

I love the Japanese sides, too. It’s the kind of place you want to come hungry; starter, main (perhaps two to share with someone) and a dessert.

Sanukiya – by Sanukiya – Uploaded by them

The kicker? Sanukiya takes absolutely no reservations. All customers have to show up and join the (always) long queue out the door in hopes for a table. Thankfully, tables turn incredibly fast here as Udon is generally quick to prepare and to eat.

This will always be one of my favorite places to eat in Paris.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 11:30am to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: 9 Rue d’Argenteuil, 75001 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Tuileries

Buddha-Bar near Tuileries Gardens

I’ve always been the harshest critic of the Buddha-Bar in Paris’ 1st arrondissement. I find it too big, too dark and too loud for my personal taste.

That being said, I very much believe in giving credit where it’s due, and from a culinary, service and aesthetic stand point it’s definitely one of the best restaurants in the arrondissement.

Buddha-Bar – by Buddha-Bar – Uploaded by them

Buddha-Bar is incredibly swanky; dinner almost always starts with an ostentatious cocktail or two, followed by their array of Asian inspired appetizers and mains.

Buddha-Bar has been part of the dining scene in the 1st arrondissement for 13 years now, so it knows its vibe and clientele like that back of its hand. Diners come to splurge, and splurge you will.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 6pm to 2am
ADDRESS: 8-12 Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Tuileries

Ebis near Tuileries Gardens

For more affordable Asian fusion, in a more palatable setting, I like Ebis located just two streets up from where the Tuileries meets the Louvre.

Ebis is a largely understated spot, given that there are a handful of better known Asian restaurants all over the 1st arrondissement.

This one keeps things simple, and everything is completely authentic to the Japanese cuisines from which most of the menu is derived. They even have Japanese speaking staff available at all times, which draws in a lot of native people — always a good sign!

by Jerome Jome – Unsplash

Ebis’ entire menu is a journey. While there is an English menu available it can be confusing to read; allow the staff to treat you to their best dishes. Also, ask for the chef’s special hot sauce if you think you can handle it!

This is also one of few spots in Paris where you can enjoy traditional shark fin soup — if you dare.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday — 12pm to 2:30pm // 7pm to 10:30pm
ADDRESS: 19 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Tuileries

Amongst the Tuileries Gardens and the rest of the 1st arrondissement, there is an endless array of free guided walking tours available seven days a week. This is a great walking neighborhood, so take advantage of these schedules while you can.

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