The 7 Best Paris Restaurants at & Nearby the Eiffel Tower

Decent Places for Lunch or Dinner

The Eiffel Tower is France's most-visited attraction (attracting over six million visitors in 2017) — so you'd expect to find at least a few decent restaurants on its grounds and nearby. 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, they're definitely worth a try. Meanwhile, there are several decent places to eat out nearby — but many tourists don't quite know how to find them. Read on to decide which place might ideal for your special lunch or evening meal, prior to or after climbing the tower for those breathtaking views.

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58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant

58 Tour Eiffel, an Eiffel tower restaurant on the first level

58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant 

Address
1er étage, Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris, France
Phone
+33 1 76 64 14 64

Located on the first level of the tower, 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant 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. 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 for dinner. Lunch is more casual, with "picnic-style" options on offer. Making reservations a month or two in advance may be necessary if you plan on dining here during peak tourist season (roughly April-October). 

  • Cuisine: Traditional French cuisine
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Dress code: Somewhat dressy (avoid jeans and sneakers)
  • Reservations: required by phone or online
  • Phone: ​+33 (0)1 72 76 18 46
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Le Jules Vernes Restaurant

Le Jules Verne

Le Jules Verne

Address
Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris, France
Phone
+33 1 45 55 61 44

Le Jules Vernes is a gastronomic French restaurant located on the tower's second level — and is also a level or two up on the refinery scale. This is a traditional kitchen which was once helmed by the late, world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse. As of May 2019, when the restaurant is slated to re-open after a complete reshuffle and renovation, Michelin-starred chef Frédéric Anton will offer a new menu, themed around the tower and its distinctive architecture. A new wine cellar is staffed by sommeliers who work in tandem with chef Anton to offer a highly personal selection of fine French and international vintages.

The views of the city are remarkable from Le Jules Vernes, and no wonder — you'll dine at a dizzying 410 feet in the air. The cuisine has in the past been 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 months in advance if possible. It will likely be very difficult to snag tables for dinner in 2019, following the re-opening — so trying for lunch might be slightly easier.

  • Cuisine: Gastronomic seasonal French cuisine
  • Access: by private elevator (south pillar)
  • Price: $$$$
  • Dress code: dressy
  • Reservations: required by phone or fax
  • Phone: +33 (0)1 45 55 61 44
03 of 07

Frame Brasserie

Frame Brasserie near the Eiffel Tower

Frame Brasserie 

Address
28 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France
Phone
+33 1 44 38 57 77

Boasting lovely views of the Eiffel Tower looming beyond traditional Parisian buildings, Frame Brasserie is tucked just far away enough from the hordes of fellow tourists to offer a pleasant, relaxed lunch or dinner. The "Californian" style-kitchen focuses on fresh produce, fish and meats, with a strong traditional French influence running through. Al fresco dining in the spring and summer is definitely a good idea.

  • Cuisine: French and Californian
  • Price: $$$
  • Dress code: Casual to business casual
  • Reservations: online or by email
  • Tel: +33 (0)1 44 38 57 77
04 of 07

20 Eiffel

20 Eiffel Restaurant behind the Quai Branly Museum, Paris

20 Eiffel 

Address
20 Rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris, France
Phone
+33 1 47 05 14 20

Traditional French dishes such as sweetbreads, beef cheek and roasted will please the carnivores out there, but there are a couple of decent options for vegetarians as well. Eiffel-Tower views, scrumptious French desserts such as chocolate mousse and friendly service are all driving this restaurant's popularity. Reserve ahead to ensure you get a table.

  • Cuisine: French and European
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Dress code: Casual to business casual
  • Reservations: recommended online
  • Tel: + 33 (0)1 47 05 14 20
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05 of 07

Au Bon Accueil

Au Bon Accueil Restaurant in Paris

Au Bon Accueil 

Address
14 Rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris, France
Phone
+33 1 47 05 46 11

Also located on the Rue de Monttessuy, Au Bon Accueil is a mid-range traditional French eatery that's well known for offering excellent value and beautifully presented, colorful plates. The fare here is French with a modern, trendy twist. Current dishes include grilled octopus with homemade mashed potatoes and garlic aioli, roasted leg of duck with beet purée and clementine soup with yoghurt ice cream for a refreshing dessert. Fixed-price menus are generous and reasonably priced.

  • Cuisine: French and Fusion
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Dress code: Casual to business casual
  • Reservations: online or by email
  • Tel: + 33 (0)1 47 05 46 11
06 of 07

Alfio

Alfio is an Italian restaurant near the Eiffel Tower

Alfio

Address
43 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France
Phone
+33 1 45 56 10 71

If it's pasta, pizza or an antipasti plate you're after, this charming Italian eatery close to the Eiffel Tower is located on the Avenue de la Bourdonnais, just east of the Champ de Mars. It's known for its friendly, warm service, laid-back ambiance and delicious pastas. This is another vegetarian and vegan-friendly choice in the neighborhood around the Eiffel Tower, too.

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Dress code: Casual to business casual
  • Reservations: by phone
  • Tel: + 33 (0) 1 45 56 10 71
07 of 07

Reed

Address
11 Rue Amélie, 75007 Paris, France
Phone
+33 1 45 55 88 40

This homey bistro not far from the Rodin Museum and the Rue Cler, a cheerful market street, is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Intimate, romantic and rustic, the ethos here is simplicity and quality. The traditional menu focuses on fresh market ingredients and all dishes are home-made, including the delicious desserts. Favorites such as roasted half-chicken or duck leg, braised endives and beef bourguignon compose the simple menu. Cooking classes are also offered at this family-owned eatery, for those who want to try their hand at French cuisine.

  • Cuisine: Traditional French bistro fare
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Dress code: Casual to business casual
  • Reservations: Recommended by phone or email
  • Tel: +33 (0)1 45 55 88 40

To reserve a table or class, call the number above or send an email to  catherine.reed@wanadoo.fr .

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The 7 Best Paris Restaurants at & Nearby the Eiffel Tower