Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. However, its inhabitants sometimes dream of escaping its congested streets and gazing as far as the eye can see at something other than concrete. Fortunately, for those who don't have the chance to weekend in Lisbon, Copenhagen or even Athens, there are some addresses still within the city limits to enjoy a balmy evening's dinner immersed in a sumptuous garden.
Here are seven of the best restaurants in Paris with terraces for when you need a change of scene.
Best Terrace Restaurants in Paris
1. Noura Montparnasse
Noura is one of the most popular Lebanese restaurant chains in the capital. Whilst the city is littered with Noura addresses, it's at Noura de Montparnasse that you get to savor the calm of a beautiful garden. Hummus, kellege, manakiche ... whatever your favorite dishes, they all come served at a table set in the middle of a green couryard under the shade of a parasol.
Where? Noura Montparnasse, 121 boulevard du Montparnasse, 6th arrondissement.
One of the most beautiful terraces in the capital is found in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district:Ralph's. Stylist Ralph Lauren's restaurant is a small haven of peace and traquility with its magnificent interior patio. It's seated here that you can enjoy an American-style menu (burgers, lobster salad, key lime pie, brownie) and a scrumptious Sunday brunch.
Where? Ralph's, 173 boulevard Saint-Germain, 6th arrondissement.
3. Le Musée de la Vie Romantique
Take a break from the tumult of Parisian life and stop off at Le musée de la vie romantique. The menu is simple but well executed, including, salads, tarts, croque campaign and pastries ... Made even more delighful installed in thhe museum courtyard at one of the small spring green tables. Good to know: access to the terrace is not reserved exclusively for visitors to the museum.
Where? Le Salon de thé du Musée de la vie romantique, 16 rue Chaptal, 9e arrondissement.
4. Rosa Bonheur
Rosa Bonheur is without a doubt the restaurant/bar with the largest garden in Paris: Les Buttes-Chaumont. Located at the top of the park, the address in the bucolic setting offers salads, pata negra, or even rotisserie, all to be enjoyed on the terrace on sunny days, with a glass of wine.
Where? Rosa Bonheur, 2 avenue de la Cascade, 19th arrondissement.
5. L'Hôtel Particulier Montmartre
For one of the most beautiful addresses where to lunch on a Parisien terrace, we suggest you to discover the garden at the Hotel Particulier Montmartre where the vegetation flourishes throughout the year. It's here that you'll discover the excellent cuisine of Thibaut Spiwack, winner of the Escoffier competition, trained at George V and at Jules Verne. At the weekend, succumb to the excellent brunch served in this superb bucolic bubble.
Where? L'Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, 23 avenue Junot, Pavillon D, 18e arrondissement.
6. Le Papa Cabane
The Papa Cabane is THE summer terrace for those who wish to have a drink in a relaxed atmosphere. On the 1.000m² space in front of Parc de Bercy, the ephemeral bar also offers good food with some quality standout dishes.
Where? The Papa Cabane, rue Paul Belmondo, 12th arrondissement of Paris.
7. Le Mob
Finally, MOB is a muti-faceted address that must absolutely be discovered in the heart of the fleas of Saint-Ouen. A combination of a restaurant, grocery store, terrace, bar, hotel, make this unique place the trendy hangout of summer.
Where? MOB, 4-6 rue Gambetta, Saint-Ouen.