Are you looking for the perfect spot for a romantic dinner? I have exactly what you need. Here’s my list of perfect restaurants for couples. There are restaurants for all tastes and budgets, so just try one out – you won’t regret it!
1. Mystery Cuisine €€€
French and Vietnamese cuisine
37 bis rue Montpensier – 75001 Paris
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Mystery Cuisine is the fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisines, in an intimate setting.
The restaurant only has tables for two and one table for four, separated by curtains. It’s only open at night.
The gastronomic menu is made by Chef Thu Ha and Chef Edouard Desrousseaux. Their unique creations also use molecular cuisine techniques in order to surprise you even more!
Gastronomic menu €189
“Voyage au pays des milles et une saveurs” menu €249
http://mysterycuisine.fr/ (Website in French)
2. Jules Verne €€€
Tour Eiffel, Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris
If we talk about romantic atmospheres, nothing can top a dinner as a couple in the Jules Verne.
This emblematic Parisian restaurant, located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, welcomes you with a romantic and elegant atmosphere where you can try out their specialties.
Alain Ducasse, one of the most famous chefs in the world, is the mastermind holding down the fort.
However, not everything is about food; the Jules Verne offers one of the most wonderful views of the city.
Be it day or be it night, the view through the girders is breathtaking.
Ideal for a proposal or a Valentine’s Day dinner, this restaurant with its modern and creative cuisine assures you will have an unforgettable moment.
The restaurant’s specialties are the duck confit foie gras, the melon and pepper, the baked lobster, the zucchini einkorn wheat; and for the dessert chocolate crispy nut.
Average price per person from €135 to €230
3. La Grande Cascade – Frédéric Robert €€€
Carrefour de Longchamp, 75016 Paris
Are you looking for a place to have a dreamy dinner?
We have something for you!
Located in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, the Grande Cascade is a gastronomic restaurant as well as one of the symbols of Paris.
This Michelin-starred restaurant, whose decor dates back to the nineteenth century, was a favorite of Napoleon III. It now welcomes its customers in a retro-modern atmosphere which reminds you of the beauty of Old.
The fresh and high-quality ingredients, as well as the expertise of the chef Fréderic Robert, result in delicious and sophisticated dishes which will captivate you.
We suggest you try the specialties of the house, such as the macaroni accompanied by celery root, foie gras and black truffle or the veal sweetbreads with half-salt butter.
If you don’t want to miss the true masterpiece, don’t leave without having some of Belgian pastry chef Nelson Lechien specialties.
Average price person €160
Menu “du Jardin” €120
Menu in 6 courses €195
http://www.restaurantsparisiens.com/la-grande-cascade/ (in French only)
4. La Plume qui Lune €€€
50 rue Amelot, 75011 Paris
With Jacky Ribault, chef, and owner, at the head, the Plume qui lune offers you a great variety of dishes made with fresh and high-quality products.
The special decor of this place reflects the type of cuisine it offers: beautiful eclectic objects, made of simple materials which make you think about the freshness and beauty of the different products used in the kitchen.
In this restaurant, there is no pre-established menu; leave everything in the hands of the chef and trust him!
You don’t know what you’re going to eat until you have your dish in front of you! Is it scary? Don’t worry, he knows what he does and you won’t be disappointed.
Menu Angèle (4 courses) €90
Menu Lucie (5 courses) €120
5. The Peninsula – Lili €€€
Cantonese gastronomic cuisine
19 Avenue Kléber – 75116 Paris
Do you like Asian food?
If the answer is yes, the restaurant Lili, located in the 16th District on the first floor of the Peninsula Hotel, is what you’re looking for.
This restaurant is one of the biggest hits in terms of Chinese cuisine in Paris and offers you Cantonese dishes made with French products.
Come and enjoy not the delicious food and the wonderful decor inspired by the opera – the perfect spot for a romantic dinner.
Don’t think too much and try one of their specialties!
Average price per person: Around €100 à la carte
6. Les Ombres €€
27 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
If your idea of a romantic dinner includes a wonderful view of the Eiffel tower, this restaurant will not disappoint you.
Located in the 7th District, inside the Quai Branly Museum, this contemporary cuisine restaurant has one of the most beautiful terraces of the city.
Come and enjoy the wonderful view, in a calm and sophisticated place, and taste the delicious house dishes.
Les Ombres’ cuisine is no less impressive than its location and offers specialties from all over the world with culinary expertise that explores new flavors to offer you creative and high-quality dishes.
Come discover the specialties of the house and try the delights from different parts of the world.
Menu “Collection” €84
http://www.lesombresrestaurant.com/ (in French only)
7. La Bauhinia €€
10, avenue d’Iéna – 75016 Paris
Are you looking for a romantic dinner in an Asian style?
Welcome to La Bauhinia.
This restaurant, located in the 16th District, was inspired by the flower of the same name, and offers you French and Asian dishes, respecting the flavors of each region.
In an elegant and friendly atmosphere, La Bauhinia invites you to live an experience which will put all your senses to the test.
Enjoy a delicious meal in a room full of sunlight thanks to the magnificent glass dome right above your head.
Come and taste one of the specialties of the chef Christophe Moret, and if you’re a real foodie, don’t miss the French-Asian brunch prepared by the pastry chef Michaël Bartocetti.
And for the vegetarians/vegans, why not try out the delicious options available during the 100% vegan afternoon tea on the weekends.
Lunch menu €44 to €52
Dinner menu €68
8. Le Murat €€
1 boulevard Murat, 75016 Paris
In a completely Napoleonic atmosphere, Le Murat opens its doors and invites you to discover its specialties.
An inventive cuisine, for all tastes and pleasures, made of fresh and high-quality products are the keys of success.
A decor that takes you back to ancient times assures you a total change of scenery.
From early in the morning till late at night, this restaurant welcomes you and invites you to enjoy an excellent breakfast, a business lunch or a romantic dinner.
Our advice? Try the Murat escalope.
Average price per person €78
http://restaurant-lemurat.com/cartes/des-7h30 (in French only)
9. Le Chalet des Îles €€
Bois de Boulogne, Embarcadère du Chalet des Îles, Porte de la Muette, Ceinture du lac inférieur du Bois de Boulogne – 75016 Paris
Enjoy the magnificent setting, by the lake of the Bois de Boulogne. Take a trip to an island without ever leaving Paris.
Some of the products used are organic and there are vegetarian or vegan option on the menu.
To create an even more romantic moment, come at night and enjoy the sunset on the lake.
Average price per person €61
10. Le Cristal Room €€
11 place des Etats-Unis – 75016 Paris
If you are looking for a chic and calm place to celebrate something important, the Crystal Room is the place to be.
This restaurant, located in the 16th District, was completely renewed in 2017 and has reopened its doors thus offering you high-quality dishes in a modern and elegant atmosphere.
The key of their success. The concept of sophisticated dishes at reasonable prices; that’s why the Crystal Room invites you to live an experience that will put all your senses to the test.
Come and enjoy a wonderful romantic evening and let yourself be tempted by one of the creations of the chef Mathieu Mécheri – you won’t be disappointed.
Lunch menu €29 to €35
Average price per person: Around €40 à la carte (starter + main course + dessert)
http://cristalroom.com/ (in French only)
11. Waly Fay €
6 rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 75011 Paris
If you are a fan of Africa and you want to discover its culinary traditions, Waly Fay is waiting for you.
Located in the 11th District, it is without doubt one of the most original romantic restaurants in town, thanks to its welcoming atmosphere which will make you feel at home.
Come discover the western African specialties and the unforgettable gastronomic experience coming with them.
You are not an expert in African cuisine? Don’t worry – the staff will be happy to advise you!
It is definitely a place for those who like exotic flavors and new cultures!
We suggest you try the Pepe soup, made of vegetables and goat, and the typical Cameroonian n’dolé.
Average price per person is €35
12. Villa Dondelli €
1 rue Monsigny, 75002 Paris
Located in one of the liveliest Parisian quarters, Villa Dondelli welcomes you in a romantic and elegant atmosphere.
It’s the perfect place for those fans of Italian food, and we are sure you won’t regret it.
A welcoming service, delicious dishes made of seasonal products, and an incomparable expertise will transform your visit into an unrivaled gastronomic experience.
Ideal for a romantic dinner, but also for a business lunch, Villa Dondelli knows how to satisfy its clients.
Please, don’t leave without trying the Villa Dondelli pizza; it’s a real treat!
Average price per person is €45
13. Le Cabanon de la Butte €
95 Rue Lamarck – 75018 Paris
Near the Sacré Cœur, le Cabanon de la Butte serves a refined traditional French cuisine.
The plates are generous and everything is homemade, with fresh and seasonal products.
From the room upstairs, you get an impressive view of Paris’ rooftops, in one of the most romantic districts of Paris.
Everything is there for you to have a perfect time.
Average price per person is €38
14. New Jhelum €
Indian and Pakistani cuisine
95 Rue de Richelieu – 75002 Paris
India and its delights – do you want to try?
Don’t hesitate; come discover the Indian and Pakistani flavors.
New Jhelum, located a few steps away from the Opera and the Paris stock exchange building, invites you to explore its elegant and colorful atmosphere and offers you home-made dishes prepared with fresh and high-quality ingredients.
This Indian paradise is simply wonderful.
It doesn’t matter if you go for lunch or dinner, New Jhelum has something for you! This restaurant even has a great variety of vegetarian dishes at quite affordable prices.
Average price per person: Around €25 a la carte
http://www.newjhelum.fr/presentation/ (in French only)
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