Eiffel Tower Restaurants

Scenic dining at Paris' most famous monument

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••• Simona Dimitru

The Eiffel Tower is France's most-frequented attraction (over 6 million visitors in 2006), so you'd expect to find at least one noteworthy restaurant on its grounds. If you're hoping for an evening of scenic and romantic dining and are willing to pay steep prices for the unparalleled setting offered at the monument's two onsite restaurants (one boasts a Michelin star) they are definitely worth a try.

Read on to decide which venue might be ideal for your special evening out.

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Le 58 Tour Eiffel

Located on the first level of the tower, Le 58 Tour Eiffel boasts menus with traditional French cuisine. Large windows afford views of the grandiose stretch of lawns outside the tower known as the Trocadero and the Champs de Mars; they also allow you to see in close detail the elaborate ironwork design of the tower itself. This is an incredibly popular spot, as you may imagine: try to reserve at least two weeks ahead as it's something of a feat to get a table. A month or two in advance may even be in order if you plan on dining here during peak tourist season (roughly April-October). 

  • Seats: 200 people
  • Fare: Traditional French cuisine
  • Bar: On ground level of restaurant; serving drinks and refreshments
  • Price range: Moderately expensive (around 65 Euros per person for set dinner menus)
  • Ambiance: Eclectic decor is both rustic and contemporary
  • Dress code: Somewhat dressy (avoid jeans and sneakers)
  • Reservations: required by phone or fax
  • Phone: ​33 (0)1 72 76 18 46

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Le Jules Vernes Restaurant

Le Jules Vernes is a one-star Michelin restaurant located on the tower's second level and is also a level up on the refinery scale. This is a traditional gastronomic French kitchen which happens to be run by world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse. The views of the city are remarkable from Le Jules Vernes, and the fare is reputed as excellent, though quite pricey. As can be expected, the Jules Vernes is booked solid most days, so try to reserve as early as possible, even weeks in advance.

  • Access: by private elevator (south pillar)
  • Fare: Gastronomic seasonal French cuisine
  • Wine: Wine list has good selection, some for under $40
  • Price range: Around $65 (lunch menu), up to $200 for dinner
  • Ambience: Sleek contemporary decor, with striking views of the city and impressions of the tower's intricate metal latticework.
  • Dress code: dressy
  • Reservations: required by phone or fax
  • Phone: 33 (0)1 45 55 61 44 Fax: Fax: 33 (0)1 47 05 29 41