Scaling the Eiffel Tower can burn a lot of energy. When you’re done you’ll be searching for a great restaurant in this otherwise touristy area. Finding a good place to eat nearby can be a challenge. Luckily, we know all the best French restaurants near the Eiffel Tower.
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Top Places To Eat Near the Eiffel Tower
This list doesn’t only include the best places to eat, we also let you know which are expensive, cheap, kid-friendly, and if they have outdoor seating.
No matter what kind of dining experience you’re looking for before, after, or even during your visit to the Eiffel Tower, there’s something here for everyone. Here are the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower.
€€ | Pizza | Outdoor Seating | Family Friendly
Come to to Mokus for great pizza made with fresh ingredients and thin crusts at reasonable prices. The ambiance is very hipster and happening, and kid-friendly as well. We suggest you check out the bathroom even if you don’t have to go just to bask in awe of the interior decor.
We recommend starting with garlic bread and a few pizzas. For the main course, save tons of space for homemade pasta. Mokus offers two: beef ravioli and spinach ricotta ravioli, as well as the pasta of the day. They are all made from scratch in-house. And to finish it off, try the pistachio crème brûlée!
Address: 116 Avenue Kléber
€€ | French Café | Some Outdoor Seating
This is a super cool little cafe near the Eiffel Tower. It’s small with tables close together making the experience pretty intimate. The decor is modern, the service is great, and the food is always flavorful. The presentation is also something to behold with dishes served in cast iron pots.
You’re not going to feel like you’re in a tourist trap here. I didn’t put family-friendly simply because it’s a bit crowded. If your kids are well-behaved (mine aren’t), they’d be happy to serve them.
Start off with six burgundy snails with garlic butter. Next, order the beef rib steak, Béarnaise sauce, marrowbone, and homemade fries or codfish cooked in bouillabaisse juice, and vegetable stew. To end it off, the ever-fabulous chocolate tart!
Address: 135 Rue Saint-Dominique
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Bal de la Marine
€€ | Bar and Restaurant on Seine | Outdoor Seating | Kid Friendly
This is a really cool spot on the Seine. If you get a nice warm day in Paris with some sunlight, you’ll probably find me here. They serve mostly seafood but also have pizza and other French fare.
The variety is great and the management is focused on supporting suppliers who are focused on sustainability, “choosing winemakers concerned about respecting the land, brewers producing in France, and French drink manufacturers who compete with multinational soda companies.” I like it!
Address: Port de Suffren
€€€ | Bistro | Some Outdoor Seating
The service is impeccable, the wine pairings are excellent, and each dish is unique and delicious. It is a bit off the beaten path, but that means it is peaceful, authentic, and full of genuine talent and French cuisine.
The interior is clean and beautiful, making you want to stay for hours and hours. The menu changes according to the season, so check online depending on when you plan on going.
Address: 23 Rue Duvivier
€€ | Italian Café | Some Outdoor Seating | Family Friendly
Corso is a must when you’re struggling to decide what to have for dinner. Their pasta is great and they offer gluten-free options for all noodles as well. Not feeling pasta? Their menu is lengthy and they’re open late, so grab a cocktail and try a few mozzarella dippers before digging into a plate of beef carpaccio and risotto.
Address: 79 Avenue Kléber
€€ | Healthy | Family Friendly
This is probably the best breakfast or brunch near the Eiffel Tower. The owner is very hands-on, which gives the experience a very personal touch on top of the amazing food. It also makes it a great family restaurant to try out. They even make their own almond milk! Definitely try the dutch pancakes.
Address: 22 Avenue de Tourville
€€€€ | On Eiffel Tower | Michelin Star Chef Thierry Marx | Casual and Cozy
The price tag for your meal will set you back between €125 and €195 per person depending on whether you choose the Eiffel Tower or Paris view and which menu you choose. When you make your reservation, a life ticket to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower will be added to your total.
It’s not cheap, but it is an incredible experience worth considering. I am a bit of a bon vivant when I travel so I would reduce my hotel budget and use that money for this memorable experience. What do you get?
- Priority access to the first level of the Eiffel Tower
- A very high-quality meal crafted by Thierry Marx who received two Michelin stars at Sur-Mesure
- An experience you will not forget.
For me, it’s a no-brainer. If you can plan ahead far enough to get the reservation, you should save up a bit extra for you and another person to enjoy this experience.
Address: The Eiffel Tower, 1st Floor
Le Jules Verne
€€€€ | On Eiffel Tower | 1 Michelin Star | Smart Casual
The definition of bon vivant is a person who enjoys a sociable and luxurious lifestyle. The photo next to it had better be someone eating a meal at Jules Verne. This restaurant will run you between €190 and €230 per person for dinner excluding beverages. The prices reflect a five-course and seven-course menu respectively and are without a doubt worth the price if you can afford it. It’s not just the quality of the food but the experience you will never forget.
This is a starting point as you are going to want a drink. So, if you can, you should. Let this be your reward for a successful year or positive life event but know going into it that you will spend a pretty penny. They have a more affordable, he scoffs, menu at €105 for lunch excluding beverages. It is a 3-course tasting menu that makes for a very pleasant experience.
The restaurant has succeeded in receiving 1 Michelin star under all four chefs who have run Le Jules Verne. You can go through their official website. They release timeslots 90 days in advance, so forget about booking a year ahead.
You have two choices, the Main Rooms (overlooking the city) and the Alcove (overlooking the interior). The Main Rooms obviously go first although the website tries to sell the benefits of the Alcove. You can sit down for lunch at 12 to 1:30 in 15-minute intervals. Dinner sit-down times are 7, 7:15, and 7:30 pm. Expect a magnificent 3-hour dining experience for the 5-course menu and longer for the 7-course menu.
Address: The Eiffel Tower, 2nd Floor
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Cafe de l’Homme
€€€€ | Outdoor Seating | Upscale
You could say this upscale bistro is more about the view than the food but many would say it’s about both. Just across the river located on Place de Trocadéro, this treat would definitely impress that special someone. Be sure to reserve a table with a view in advance or you will only get part of the experience.
Address: 17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
€€€ | Steakhouse | Upscale
Enjoy a cut of meat? This institution has earned the most prized awards in France for the preparation of pâté and foie gras, among other dishes. Their tasting menus are artfully presented. This is a special meal, so make reservations and come hungry.
Address: 46 Avenue de la Bourdonnais
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