The Best Restaurants with a View of Paris (and the Eiffel Tower)

Paris is known for architecture, food and fashion, but let’s leave fashion for another post and focus on the first two. Not only will you find culinary delights and architectural masterpieces around almost every corner, but you can combine the two for a truly amazing experience. A perfect way to follow up a photo shoot in Paris.

Here is a list of the top restaurants with a view of Paris (and the Eiffel Tower):

Jules Verne

Ok, so this restaurant doesn’t actually have a view of the Eiffel Tower because, well, it’s IN the Eiffel Tower. While it is pricey and the waiting list to get a reservation can be long, the views alone make it worthwhile. While you’re sitting 410 feet (124 meters) in the air, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking views of the city as well as up-close details of the structure of the Eiffel Tower itself.

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Address: 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris

Service: Lunch and Dinner

Le Perchoir

This bar is extremely popular with Parisian (even though the entrance is unmarked, you’ll know exactly where it is by the lineup outside) and once you get up to the rooftop, you’ll see why. Perched on top of the fashionable BHV store in the Marais neighbourhood it has panoramic views of Paris, including the Hotel de Ville and Notre Dame de Paris. From personal experience, I recommend bringing a scarf as things can get pretty windy and chilly late in the evening.

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Address: 33 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

Service: Dinner (bar)

Les Ombres

Located on the rooftop of the Musée de Quai Branly, Les Ombres offers scenic panoramas of the city and is often referred to as the restaurant with the best view of the Eiffel Tower. Mimicking the Iron Lady’s metal structure, this restaurant is the perfect place for lunch or a romantic dinner overlooking the shimmering lights of the Eiffel Tower in the evening. With its international clientele (celebrities included) and modern cuisine, this restaurant is very friendly to English-speakers.

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Address: 27 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris

Service: Lunch and Dinner

Le Ciel de Paris

The only restaurant where you can actually look DOWN at the Eiffel Tower, Le Ciel de Paris (literally meaning “the sky of Paris”) is located on the 56th floor of the Tour Montparnasse. With its futuristic décor and dramatic views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, this restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy classic French dishes and a glass (or more) or wine.

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Address: Tour Maine Montparnasse, 56ème, Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris

Service: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

La Maison Blanche

Just off of the famous Champs Elysées, you’ll find the Maison Blanche restaurant, which boasts two terraces with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Situated on top of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and surrounded by fashionable high-end boutiques, this pricey restaurant has a beautiful mezzanine level serving French cuisine and the upper level has a fun glow bar.  

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Address: 15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Service: Lunch (only Mon-Fri) and Dinner and Club after 12:30am

Girafe

If you’re craving seafood, an amazing wine selection and a direct view of the Eiffel Tower, then Girafe restaurant is where it’s at. The old-world charm of the outdoor terrace and the extensive greenery make this one of the most Instagram-worthy spots to eat in the city. Located at Place de Trocadero, it’s the perfect place to go after your photo session in Paris.

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Address: 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris

Service: Lunch and Dinner

Monsieur Bleu

The Art Deco interior of the Monsieur Bleu is chic and elegant for a romantic dinner with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Located in the Palais de Tokyo museum, it’s just a stone’s throw from the Iron Lady. With a more affordable menu than other restaurants with panoramas of the city, this is the place to go for French cuisine in a gorgeous setting (and I highly recommend trying their cocktails).

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Address: 20 Avenue de New York, 75116 Paris

Service: Lunch and dinner

Café de l’homme

Museums have some pretty great restaurants in Paris and the Musée de l’homme is no exception. Located in Place de Trocadero (the famous landmark that’s perfect for your Paris photo shoot) The Café de l’homme is a traditional Parisian bistro serving classic French fare with stunning views of the Eiffel Tower.    

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Address: 17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris, France

Service: Lunch

Le Terrass Restaurant

Located in the Terrass Hotel, this restaurant has sweeping views of Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. The hotel is perched on a hill in the cozy neighbourhood of Montmartre, known for its winding streets and artist community (and the Sacré Coeur cathedral nearby). To book a table on the outdoor terrace, it’s best to book in advance.

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Address: 12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris

Service: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Best Places to Take Photos of the Eiffel Tower

Read my latest blog post for my favourite locations for photos in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Take Home that View of the Eiffel Tower: Book a Paris Photographer

I’ve mentioned it several times in this blog post, but one of the best ways to capture your trip to Paris (and see the city with a local) is to book a photo session in Paris. As a Paris photographer, I know all the best locations and when and how to get there.

A typical session includes photos of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre but I’m happy to change it up and go to the charming streets of Montmartre or the gilded gates of the Petit Palais.

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