Where To Eat In Paris With A View
Paris has no shortage of incredible and delicious restaurants and cafes to choose from. I am sharing my favorite places of where to eat in Paris with a view.
Next time you’re in Paris make sure to put these places on your list.
Grab your champagne and let’s discuss where to eat in Paris with a view and this isn’t necessarily just rooftop views either.
The 1st arrondissement of Paris is full of all the luxury Paris has to offer along with being an art lovers dream. Here you will find the Louvre, Palais Royal, the Tuileries gardens, and so much more. It’s also home to the famous chic shopping scene along Rue Saint Honoré and Place Vendôme.
If you are going to Paris for the first time, Angelina should always be high on your list. Located on Rue du Rivoli, Angelina first opened in 1903 as a tea house and quickly became the place to be not only for pastries but for the clientele- Angelina was a favorite of Coco Chanel’s.
120 years later and the restaurant hasn’t changed much but that’s what makes it appealing and continues to draw people from all over. The main dining room is complete splendor and the decor on the walls is one of a kind. The signature items are the Mont-Blanc pastry and hot chocolate. I also like the Parisian breakfast before lunch consisting of croissants, bread, jam, coffee, and orange juice.
Located in the arcades of the Louvre, where you can have a perfect glimpse of the pyramid while enjoying your meal. The architecture is absolutely stunning mixing a luxury setting with the culture of the Louvre. We went for breakfast but I’ve also heard it’s a gorgeous backdrop for watching the sunset.
Surrounded by elegance the Ritz Paris is probably one of the most gorgeous hotels I’ve ever been to. You can see why Coco Chanel lived here. This is true Parisian glamour at its finest with every imaginable luxurious detail. I recommend lunch at the Bar Vendôme on the terrace with champagne followed by a walk around the grounds.
If you are coming during the evening you can stop for a cocktail in Bar Hemingway, the world’s most famous and smallest bar named after the author who was a regular guest.
The 4th arrondissement of Paris which includes the neighborhoods of Beaubourg, Marais, and Ile St-Louis is a little more laid back. Here you will find more eclectic sites as well as some beloved historic ones like Notre Dame and Place des Vosges. We only spent half a day in the Marais so didn’t do a lot of eating but the few places we did eat were more than charming and very Parisian.
The season of the cherry is what the name means in French and this is one of those incredibly charming Parisian bistros to put on your list. It’s tucked out of the way on a street corner in a house dating back several centuries. I am not even sure how I came across this place, but it will be a must visit from now on.
The menu changes with the season so as you can imagine everything is incredibly fresh and you almost feel as if you’ve been transported back in time when you walk inside. Although, a patio seat is just as desirable. This is a true Parisian gem.
This is not a restaurant obviously but a park that has an incredible view. I am adding this to the list because if you are in the Marais then you need to stop and take a break here. We stopped by one of the many farmers markets around the park and picked up some cherries (the best I’ve every had btw). Then we found a nice bench in the park and had a very lovely afternoon break and just people watched.
The 6th arrondissement consists of my absolute favorite neighborhood in Paris, Saint-Germain des Prés. I have stayed here 3 times and not sure I would stay anywhere else. To me, this is the perfect arrondissement for several reasons.
Walking distance to the Musée du Louve (just across the river) and Tuileries Gardens. Also within walking distance the beautiful Luxembourg gardens and has some of the best cafés
One of my favorite places to sit and people watch in Saint-Germain-des-Prés is Café de Flore. I love to have a coffee here in the morning and watch as Paris comes alive. The cafe is one of the oldest in Paris and well known for being a hangout spot of literary icons back in the 1920s. It sits on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain making it the perfect people-watching cafe.
The view inside any Ladurée is always aesthetically pleasing and can’t be missed. Try and have breakfast in the beautiful and elegant restaurant if it’s open. Don’t forget to leave with macarons of course and a pastry or two.
Every time I go to Paris I have to make sure to eat at Ralph’s at least once. Truly, such a beautiful oasis is hidden away in a garden setting next to the Ralph Lauren store in Saint Germain. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with all the touches of Ralph Lauren and the food is very good.
Ralph’s is famous for the burger but you can’t go wrong with anything you order. Try and sit in the garden if possible but if it’s not available you will no doubt enjoy the beauty of the inside restaurant as well. Make sure to walk around the store if it’s still open.
People think of the 7th as the heart of Paris because this is where the Eiffel Tower is located. Along with the Champs de Mars Gardens, the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de Rodin. This neighborhood is full of Parisian charm and offers more of a village-like feel. It’s one of the most desired areas in all of Paris.
We went there the first night in Paris by way of just walking the streets, which is always the best way in my opinion. The menu was great with typical Parisian cafe fare of steak frites and mussels. The best part though is when you walk around the front of the cafe and see the Eiffel Tower right there in all its glory.
Champ des Mars
You don’t have to be in a restaurant to enjoy a view of Paris, just head to a local park. The Champ des Mars at the Eiffel Tower is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with a view. Just visit the local boulangerie, chocolate store, wine store, and you have yourself the perfect picnic. We did this several times visiting the Champ des Mars as well as having a picnic at the Seine. It’s an amazing outdoor setting with the most beautiful scenery you can have.
The 9th arrondissement is known for its stately buildings and shopping galleries like the Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayette, and Printemps department store.
Pink Mamma is a fun, casual, and upbeat vibe located in the 9th with 4 floors of the restaurant. It’s owned by a big restaurant group that has 6 other restaurants scattered throughout Paris. I am sure all of them are just as outstanding in decor and food as Pink Mamma.
The food was all Italian and some of the best I’ve ever had but the decor sold the deal for me. Make a reservation as this is a highly popular restaurant especially on the weekends.
A quiet and charming area, the 16th is one of Paris’s most affluential neighborhoods with foreign embassies and lots of museums. The area is also very residential and quiet but does contain some of the most well known tourists spots in the city.
One of the most gorgeous views of the Eiffel Tower and all of Paris can be found at the Hotel Raphael Rooftop. You can literally see Paris in a 360-degree view as you walk around the rooftop. The terrace is located on the 7th floor of this charming hotel and depending upon weather is open April through September. They offer a great menu of snacking and lighter bites plus cocktails.
We had the Beef Carpaccio which I highly recommend and Burrata Cheese with Heirloom Tomatoes plus champagne of course. Make a reservation because the terrace isn’t huge but it’s incredibly charming with beautiful flowers, small tables, and a once-in-a-lifetime view.
Next time you’re in Paris make sure to check out one of the places to eat with a view and let me know which one is your favorite. Also, let me know about other places I need to add to my list.
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