Paris has a rich gastronomic offering with a venue to suit all occasions and pockets, but there are some moments that require an extra special edge, and an extra special table for a night to remember.
For those moments, where you want to be assured that the ambeince is right, the lighting low, the service discreet, where you want to be guaranteed an enjoyable evening of wining and dining, whether on a date or at a table for two ... it's these moments you need a romantic restaurant in Paris.
From bistros and bijoux addresses to Michelin-starred restaurants, take your pick of where you and your chosen date can find romance and navigate the city of light with our select list of restaurants where two's definitely company.
Romantic Restaurants in Paris
1. CLÉO AU NARCISSE BLANC
Opening at the end of summer last year, Cléo is the ideal restaurant for those with a love gastronomy and finesse without fuss, and at reasonable price. It's here you will discover the culinary talents of Zachary Gaviller - a creative young Canadian chef who landed in France seven years ago - all served in a refined atmosphere.
Where? Cléo, Narcisse Le Blanc, 19 Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg, 7e arrondissement.
2. Alan Geaam
Alan Geaam opened its first gourmet restaurant at the end of March. It is in a clean and refined space that the chef of Lebanese origin will present you his delicate cuisine to be shared in a comfortable atmosphere.
Where? Alan Geaam, 19 Lauriston Street, 16th District.
For a successful evening, it's not only the setting that counts but also the atmosphere. And what could be more romantic than a restaurant where you share everything with your partner? Discover the Italian gastronomy reviewed by Charles Teboul at the Viola in Batignolles. The setting is cozy, the lights dim and the food absolutely divine.
Where? Viola, 80 rue Lemercier, 17th arrondissement.
In the same spirit of sharing and conviviality, go to Uptown, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, a small address perched on the city's heights where gastronomic dishes are guaranteed to surprise you. A special mention must also be made for the beef!
Where? Uptown, 18 rue Francoeur, 18th arrondissement.
5. Le Bustronome
If you're already familiar with dining on boats and barges, then discover the Bustronome, a traveling restaurant installed on a bus. A great way to view Paris by night while being wined and dined.
Where? Le Bustronome, 2 avenue Kleber, 16th arrondissement.
Thibault Sombardier, former emblematic candidate of Top Chef, is at the head of the restaurant Antoine located on the banks of the Seine. His speciality fish dishes are served in an elegant and refined dining room.
Where? Antoine, 10 avenue de New York, 16th arrondissement.
Opened last year at the Hôtel George V, L'Orangerie received its first star in the Michelin Guide in Feburary. A well deserved award for David Bizet, the head of the establishment who had already spent more than 15 years in the neighboring restaurant, Le Cinq. You will not only succumb to the delicacy of its cuisine but also to the restaurant's charms with sublime views over the courtyard.
Where? L'Orangerie, Hotel George V, 31 avenue George V, 8th arrondissement.
8. LE MEURICE D'ALAIN DUCASSE
For some months, Alain Ducasse has entrusted the reins of the Meurice to Jocelyn Herland. If you like French cuisine well executed and want impeccable service, go to this restaurant where French gastronomy is sublime.
Where? Le Meurice by Alain Ducasse, 228 rue de Rivoli, 1st arrondissement.