Where to Eat an Amazing Raclette in Paris


Updated by Vanessa M in August 2023.

A truly cheesy tradition stemming from the Swiss Alps, raclette is the ultimate cold weather dish. Invented by Swiss shepherds in the early 19th century, raclette consists of melted cheese drizzled over potatoes and cured meats. Exactly the type of dish to warm you up from the inside out!

Over the years, Raclette has become a national favorite of both Switzerland and neighboring France. Nowadays, people usually gather together to enjoy this dish during the cold winter months, and certainly during a good aprés-ski.

But if you’re not planning a trip to the Alps this winter, you can still enjoy this regional specialty in Paris. This article is all about where to eat an amazing raclette in Paris!

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Pain Vin Fromages

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Located in the heart of the Marais, just steps from the Centre Pompidou is a little chalet-style escape in the middle of Paris. Pain Vin Fromages is a restaurant done up in true Savoyard style. If you had any doubts about what was on the menu, the name says it all; bread, wine, and cheese. And you’ll find a lot of it at this place.

You’ll enter the cozy space and be led downstairs to a stone cellar, reminiscent of a mountain cave. This place is famous for their fondue as well as their raclette, both delicious Savoyard dishes. Pain Vin Fromages has several different kinds of raclette cheese to choose from, so this is perfect if you’re looking for something a little out of the box.

Once you’re settled in and you’ve ordered, the raclette machine will be brought to your table, and you get to do all the melting and scraping yourself. Menus include the raclette: cheese, potatoes, a choice of meat, and of course, cornichons. This place does some of the best Savoyard food in Paris, and usually fills up pretty quickly. I recommend making reservations in advance, and dishes are hearty, so definitely come hungry!

practical information:
pain vin fromages – 3 Rue Geoffroy l’Angevin, 75004
metro: rambuteau
open daily 19:00-23:00

Le Chalet Savoyard

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There’s no doubt that Le Chalet Savoyard is one place you can eat an amazing raclette in Paris. Situated in the trendy 11th arrondissement, this is the spot to go if you’re looking for a little variety in your raclette. They offer 10 different types of raclette, from bleu cheese to smoked raclette, and even one with truffles!

Here the prices are calculated per person, and the minimum for a raclette two orders. While at first it may seem a little steep, the price includes as much cheese and potatoes as you can eat. The cheese is melted on a huge raclette grill this time, and it’s up to you to scrape all that oozy goodness onto your plate.

Le Chalet Savoyard’s cozy interior will bring you right back to an alpine lodge; complete with log cabin walls and a fireplace. The perfect setting to enjoy an amazing raclette if you ask me. So sit back, relax and tuck into a delightful (and copious) winter’s meal.

practical information:
le chalet savoyard – 58 Rue de Charonne 75011
metro: Ledru-rollin
open daily 12:00-14:30 and 19:00-23:00

Le Brasier

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Tucked away in the residential 15th arrondissement, Le Brasier is a restaurant that brings classic Savoyard mountain vibes to Paris. They specialize in traditional dishes from Savoie region; fondue, tartiflette, crozette, and of course, raclette. While the raclette is the star of this article, I just have to say that all of these dishes are delicious here and worth a try (if you have room).

What I like about this place is that it’s pretty affordable for Paris. For €25 you can have a set menu which includes a starter, a raclette (or other specialty), and a dessert. And to top it all off, the service is friendly and the portions are enormous. So make sure to arrive hungry!

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practical information:
le brasier – 58 Rue Olivier de Serres 75015
metro: convention
open daily 12:00-14:30 and 19:00-23:00

Les Fondus de la Raclette

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Our next stop for an amazing raclette in Paris brings us to the 18th arrondissement. Not far from Montmartre lies one of the must-try restaurants in the city – if you’re a fan of Savoyard cuisine. And my guess is if you’re reading this, you love these hearty, comforting dishes just as much as I do.

Les Fondus de la Raclette is tucked away on a side street, and brings all the comforts of home. Inside, you’ll find traditional alpine decor and of course, excellent raclette. This place is a local favorite due to the friendly service, great food and low prices.

Here you can tuck into a lunchtime raclette for just €13. If you want to try unlimited portions, it will only set you back €27. Depending on how much you can eat, that’s a steal! Another thing I love about this place is they offer a raclette sampler – basically you get to try a bunch of assorted raclette cheeses, and maybe even find a new favorite!

practical information:
les fondus de la raclette – 19 rue joeseph dijon 75018
metro: jules joffrin
open monday and tuesday 18:30-22:30
open wednesday through sunday 12:00-14:30 and 18:30-22:30

Le Chalet Saint-Michel

Next up is Le Chalet Saint-Michel Hotel located in the heart of old Paris, just a short distance from Notre Dame Cathedral. Come here and discover its authentic typical French fare, including onion soup, raclette, and a fine wine list.

The menu is very comparable to that of other nearby establishments. Its traditional timber decor, soft lighting, and polite service ensure a change of scenery.


Le Chalet Saint-Michel” has been selling its culinary formulas at accessible costs since 1993. Starting at €16.90 for lunch and €18.90 for supper, the chalet menu includes an appetizer, a main meal, and a dessert.

practical information:
 Chalet Saint-Michel- 43 Rue de la Harpe, 75005 Paris, France
metro: Cluny La Sorbonne
open Monday and Sunday 12-10:15 pm

Le Refuge des Fondus

Le Refuge des Fondus, located a short walk from Anvers metro station, is a joyful and energetic fondue and raclette restaurant where diners drink wine from baby bottles and the chatter is always flowing.

Here’s what it’s like to dine in the 18th arrondissement’s most sociable restaurant, best visited with a group of good friends (and best booked a week in advance). The recipe (together with the set menu) has been in use since 1966. When you arrive, you’re greeted with a Kir (wine with cassis–check out our kir recipe here).


The table then receives an “apéro rigolo” amuse-bouche consisting of little slices of cheese, pickles, olives, cured ham, and potatoes. This is followed by a fondue bourguignonne or savoyarde (AOP cheeses – either with meat or just cheese).

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practical information:
Le Refuge des Fondus-17 Rue des Trois Frères, 75018 Paris, France
Metro: Abbesses
open Monday and Sunday 7:15 pm-12 am

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

The Plaza Athénée Hotel presents a spectacular experience in a life-size chalet with an Alpine menu developed by starred chef Jean Imbert. Each evening visitors sit at a big table d’hôte where the Raclette, a Savoyard classic is served in three variations: plain, with ceps, or with black truffles.


An aperitif, a glass of champagne, and a twist on the famed Mont Blanc prepared by the hotel’s pastry chefs Angelo Musa and Elisabeth Hot are also on the menu (mineral water and hot drinks are included, wine list and Veuve Clicquot champagnes are extra).

In the courtyard garden of the castle, opposite the chalet, there is an ice skating rink where you can ride your borrowed Fusalp winter attire. A professional ice skater will also give you tips.

practical information:
Hôtel Plaza Athénée-25 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
Metro: Alma-Marceau
open Monday and Sunday 12 pm-6 pm

Monbleu Faubourg Montmartre

Monbleu Faubourg Montmartre is a cheese restaurant and dairy located within a few minutes from Grands Boulevards. A hundred exceptionally good quality farmhouse and artisanal cheeses can be discovered at the cheese dairy, carefully picked by Pierre Gay MOF cheesemaker.


Because cheese hunger can strike at any time, they are open seven days a week! Ordering perfectly cooked roquefort, raclette, and soup is a great idea. They also serve delicious parfait, cheesecakes, and queijada.

This restaurant’s pleasant atmosphere helps clients unwind after a long day at work. The friendly staff welcomes visitors all year. You should visit this location if you want to experience excellent service.

practical information:
MONBLEU Faubourg Montmartre- 37 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France
Metro: Alma-Marceau
open Monday and Saturday 12-10:30 pm/Sunday 12-2 pm

Pavillon Puebla

The Puebla Pavilion is located in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, at the level of Avenue Darcel, and is a magnificent 19th-century house covered in ivy that is approached by a flight of stone stairs.


In this high-altitude restaurant, you may savor a Savoyard fondue, crozet gratin, Mont d’Or… and don’t forget the season’s star; raclette! According to the arrival, this one is declined in around fifteen versions: hay, 5 bays, wild garlic, brezain, smoked, or still classic for the purists, each with its own kiffe.

This establishment’s homey ambiance helps guests to unwind after a long day at work. It is well-known for its fantastic decor.

practical information:
Pavillon Puebla- Av. Darcel, 75019 Paris, France
Metro: Hôtel de Ville
open Monday to Friday 4 pm-12 am/Saturday 1 pm-12 am/Sunday 1-10 pm

Le Roch Hotel & Spa

As the saying goes, location is everything, and the beautiful 37-room Le Roch, tucked between Place Vendôme, the Palais Garnier, and the Louvre, unquestionably has one of the best in Paris.

The unique design approach relaxes and invites you from the moment you enter the lobby, with soft light, clean lines, and a balanced pastel palette of sage, chartreuse, and milky green.


The plush, spacious sofas invite you to unwind, and the lounge and library space is great for a relaxing period of reading by the fireplace. You may want to unwind from the Parisian speed of life in the hotel’s spectacular courtyard garden, bathed in natural light that changes with the seasons, or in the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness and spa facility, which includes a private pool and hammam.

Because the Petit Chalet serves an ultra-comfortable meal created by chef Serge Jouanin. The main attraction on the menu is, of course, the raclette! As an appetizer, they sample a vegetable soup with juniper. The IGP raw milk raclette is then served, along with a selection of charcuterie (rosette, 18-month cured ham, pancetta, and dry cheek).

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practical information:
Le Roch Hotel & Spa- 28 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris, France
Metro: Pyramides
open Monday to sunday 7 am-10 pm

Well, now you know where to enjoy some of the best raclette Paris has to offer! And after a hearty meal like that, it’s good to get out and get a little exercise. So why not join on one of our guided neighborhood walking tours? They’re offered every day in areas like Montmartre, the Latin Quarter, and le Marais. Come explore Paris with us!

Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon in Paris!