Whether it’s on a square, on a pedestrian street or even on a stretch of a sidewalk, terraces where to sip on juicy cocktails, have a lunch break or dinner are countless in Paris. Here is our list of the best restaurants with a terrace in Paris.
Le Pavillon de la Reine
28 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris
Hidden among the shady gardens of the mansion bearing the same name, this terrace is absolutely romantic and charming.
The gourmet lounge is set in a small, discreet and peaceful setting so that you can enjoy dishes that are all equally delicious.
A few dishes à la carte to make your mouth water: the red mulled bouillabaisse, the Saint-Jacques de Brest or a rôtisserie to share.
The little extra: You will be offered two types of menu: a discovery and a savoring menu that gets you a starter, two or three dishes and a dessert. A vegetarian/Vegan menu is also available and a lunch formula served from Wednesday to Friday entitles you to a starter, a dish of your choice and a dessert.
Price: €105 the Menu Découverte (discovery) , €160 the Menu Dégustation (savoring), €95 for the Vegan menu
41 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
The terrace of the Grand Coeur is nestled in the backyard of the restaurant.
Decorated in blue and white with its cobbled floor, it is halfway between a bistro and a brewery.
The place is rather quiet and suitable for a short break during the afternoon or the evening, and taste the culinary delights of the three-star Italian-Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco.
The little extra: The Chef’s surprising creations which are developed thanks to a thorough selection of products
Price: Between €55 and €75 for à la carte menu
133 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris
La pharmacie du Publicisdrugstore est ouverte de 9h à 21h en semaine et de 10h à 21h le week-end.
This restaurant is located on the Champs-Elysees overlooking the Arc de Triomphe. Settle into its green cozy armchairs to enjoy either creative alcoholic or alcohol-free cocktails as well as gourmet dishes of international and French cuisine.
On the menu, there are also dishes such as mushroom salad and green beans with hazelnuts as a starter, a bar papillote cooked with mussel juice and curry or a beef filet with green pepper accompanied by mashed potatoes as a main course and as a dessert, we recommend the fine pie with figs, speculoos ice cream.
The little extra: The Drugstore is a grocery store as well, where you can buy wines, desserts and sandwiches.
Price: Between €15 and €80
L’oiseau Blanc at Péninsula Hotel
19 avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris
Located on top of a magnificent Parisian palace, the stunning Oiseau Blanc offers a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Cœur and the Arc de Triomphe.
In this exceptional setting, settle into the padded leather benches or wooden chairs to enjoy a cuisine that honors the great classics of French cuisine at really affordable prices.
The little extra: To celebrate the spirit of adventure of the two French aviation pioneers: Charles Nungesser and François Coli, who were the first to attempt the non-stop crossing of the Atlantic aboard a biplane, the replica of the original aircraft – with a wingspan of 11 meters – is suspended in the air, as in mid-flight, pointing towards the Eiffel Tower.
Price: Starter+Dish or Dish+Dessert €75 per person, Starter+ Dish+Dessert €95 per person
Saint James Paris
5 Place du chancelier Adenauer, 75116 Paris
With its 300-square-meter terrace, the Saint James Hotel located in the heart of the sixteenth arrondissement of Paris, is the only hotel in the capital that is both a hotel and a castle.
It is hidden in a garden framed by a greenhouse and floral hot air balloons, what gives the place an intimate atmosphere.
Settle into this exceptional green setting to enjoy delicious gourmet dishes.
The little extra: Check out the Library Bar, the quirky bar of this hotel. It actually was once the study place of the Thiers Foundation, a humanist foundation composed of thinkers and writers back in 1893. This library bar, with its 12,000 books, offers a unique setting suitable for relaxation and tasting.
You will have bespoke cocktails made by The Chef bartender Gael Brissaud and his team, who constantly renew their compositions by experimenting with new mixes, working with alcohols, fruits and syrups to release the most subtle aromas.
Price: Between €95 and €125 for the different menus; €40 appetizers, €52 dishes and €20 desserts
Café de l’Homme
17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris
Located in the Chaillot Hotel, this contemporary brasserie-style restaurant with a refined setting welcomes you on its terrace overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
The experiences to have there, from the least prestigious to the most prestigious, are categorized as Premium, Diamond and Eiffel formula.
Thus, the first row on the terrace is offered with the diamond formula and the best table (which will be at your disposal for the entire evening) in addition to unlimited Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs Champagne is offered with the Eiffel formula.
Menu-wise, all three formulas include a complete menu with all the refined dishes of French and international haute cuisine.
The little extra: At the restaurant’s special shop, you can buy gift boxes to give to relatives or friends.
Price: Between €85 and €350
Le Chalet des îles
Chemin de ceinture du Lac Inférieur du Bois de Boulogne/Porte de la Muette, 75016 Paris
Paris au mois d’août ça peut paraître long…mais pas au Chalet des Îles🌴 ! Un air de vacances dès l’embarcadère ⛵️….
This warm and friendly restaurant is located on the lower lake of the Bois de Boulogne.
Its terrace offers panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding woods.
It’s a dream setting to settle into for an aperitif, or just to spend a moment with friends.
The little extra: A boat trip on the island is worth €2 for a round trip and the same goes for the return. We also suggest you take a walk in the wooded alleys of the island whose flora is protected, given the species that are present, such as pines, cypresses, lime or even oaks.
Price: €64 euros a menu à la carte
The affordable terraces
La Place Royale
2 Bis Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris France
Located on the Place des Vosges, one of the oldest squares in Paris, this restaurant has a terrace under the arcades.
Take a seat in this refined setting for an exceptional dining experience.
A la carte, french cuisine is a safe bet such as with the vegetable tatin, salmon tartare with ginger and lime, a pressed foie gras or a crispy goat cheese with herbs as a starter.
As the main course, you’ll find cod brandade, a cold cut platter with crispy, fluffy homemade fries…
In short, you will have to choose a menu with a choice between 7 starters and 7 dishes and desserts.
The little extra: The value for money is more than reasonable. Indeed, the prices are closer to those of a brewery, for a restaurant as chic as this, go for it!
Price: €39 for à la carte menu, formula €16.50
22 Boulevard de Clichy , 75018 Paris
Un Déjeuner en terrasse au 1er étage du bouillon Pigalle
Good food at a very low price?
The Bouillon Pigalle is the place to know.
With its two floors and balcony terrace, the setting is charming, modern and cozy if you like.
On the menu, you’ll find everything: leeks vinaigrette, hard-boiled eggs with mayonnaise, sausage and mashed potato, beef bourguignon, country terrine, apple and herring in oil, sausage and lenses and rice pudding and hot chocolate profiterole for dessert.
The little extra: A quality wine list at irresistible prices: Nine wines served by the bottle – including the Côtes-du-Rhône Parallèle 45, organic Jaboulet for €17, and the red brine Château Fouquet for €27.80 as well as pitchers of wine: the pitchers are 25 cl at the jeroboam, the Silver pressure (€2.30), the sparkling Brut Nature de Jousset (€5.50 euros a big balloon)
Price: From €13.40 to €27.20 for à la carte dishes
Website (only in French): https://fr-fr.facebook.com/BouillonPigalle/
Zyriab by Noura
1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris
Outre son cadre exceptionnel, la terrasse du Zyriab by Noura offre une des plus belles vues de Paris 🇨🇵️, avec un…
It is only one of the restaurants among the various Noura restaurants but this one, located in the fifth arrondissement of Paris is on the roof of the Arab Institute. Get there to enjoy generous Lebanese cuisine with panoramic views.
On the menu, cold and hot mezzes, grilled skewers or chops, salads and other Lebanese delicacies that will delight your taste buds.
The little extra: You can order online for home delivery.
Price: From €10 to €15 for à la carte starters, from €24 to €28 for dishes and from €9 to €12 for desserts
14 rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris
Rooftop restaurants are a dime a dozen in Paris but Le Perchoir has something extra that makes all the difference.
Its spot of Ménilmontant, as the firstborn of the restaurants of the Perchoir group best embodies “the epicurean DNA of the group: culinary, festive and artistic pleasure”.
You will be captivated by its vast space decorated with green plants, wooden tables with rattan decorations hanging from the ceiling as well as its pergola with soft cushions.
You can enjoy the all-wood bar with countless drinks to make you the best cocktails. On the menu, you can enjoy grilled octopus, corn cream and spianata or a plate of lay beef rib with roasted shot as well as Thai cebette to share.
The little extra: The view of the sun setting off on the Sacré Cœur, if you go there in the evening, is just stunning
Price: Between €14 and €17 for the starters, Between €21 and €39 for the dishes, €9 for the desserts
Terrasse des Archives
51 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris
Located on a small square with almost provincial charm in the heart of the Marais, this sumptuous terrace overlooks an outdoor fountain.
Settle in the small, comfortable chairs to enjoy bruschetta, croque-monsieur, croque-madame, beef carpaccio or even a steak a la plancha.
The little extra: A Sunday brunch to enjoy inside the restaurant under the bright canopy or outside. The brunch consists of freshly squeezed fruit juice, pastries, eggs with bacon or salmon, a mini Caesar salad, sautéed potatoes and finally a pancake of your choice.
Price: €35 à la carte menu, €26 brunch, €32 brunch-champagne
Le Pavillon du Lac
Place Armand Carrel, 75019 Paris
On the heights of Buttes Chaumont Park, this great restaurant serves classic seasonal cuisine.
Its outdoor terrace welcomes you for a quick breakfast; you can enjoy one of the hotel’s signature cocktails or share a plate of deli meats in the quiet of the park.
The little extra: The hearty Sunday brunch which includes hot drink, pastries, organic boiled eggs and wets, fruit salads, bissap syrup, lemon and ginger, glass of champagne
Price: €38 euros for the full menu (Starter – Main course – Dessert of choice in the menu); Lunch formula available from Tuesday to Friday (Entry of the day – Dish of the day or Dish of the day – Dessert of the day) for €19; Formula Express (Starter of the day – Dish of the day – Dessert of the day) for €21.5
Website (in French only): https://www.lepavillondulac.fr/
The Cheapest terraces
Café du Musée de la Vie Romantique
16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris
This restaurant terrace is nestled in the Scheffer-Renan Hotel, in the heart of the ninth arrondissement.
At the back of the courtyard, the café, in its tea room style, will delight you with gourmet sweets.
Here are a few: the cranberry-white chocolate muffins, the pistachio-raspberry financier or the lemon-almond cake.
Take a gourmet break under the shade of the roses and in the middle of the campanules and clematis.
The little extra: First of all, the Café du Musée de la Vie Romantique is hosted by the Musée de la Vie Romantique, a museum dedicated to the Romanticism current. It is a mansion from the early 19th century which used to be the home of the painter Ary Scheffer. We recommend a short stop at the museum to admire the paintings of aforementioned painter and immerse yourself in the Romantic era.
Price: Between €4.50 and €12.50
Website (Only in French): Salon de thé
2 Boulevard Barbès, 75018 Paris
Rooftop Barbès. 🤯
Et si vous le réserviez rien que pour vous ? Un anniversaire, un pot de départ, un cocktail, un…
The Brasserie Barbès is one of the trendiest rooftop restaurants in the capital.
With its ideal location in the eighteenth arrondissement, Brasserie Barbès is a pretty bar and restaurant with an industrial style.
On the menu, you will find a nice selection of seafood as well as other dishes such as the lamb shoulder confit or marinated chicken salad.
Finally, you can enjoy delicious freshly squeezed fruit juices on the rooftop.
The little extra: The terrace is covered and heated in winter so you can always enjoy your dishes high up even in rainy weather.
Price: Between €5 and €24 for the starters, between €15 and €19 for dishes excluding sides, between €5.50 and €7.00 for desserts and the children’s menu is at €12
32 Rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010 Paris
This small festive corner located on Rue Sainte Marthe, has an open-air terrace with colorful, yellow, red and white chairs.
Here, it’s summer most of the year.
On the menu, you will find dishes of the day which are always renewed and made with fresh products as well as Cheese Platters, charcuterie, and mixed cheese and charcuterie platters.
The little extra: La Sardine Bar often hosts concerts with talented bands (rock, pop)
Price: Between €12.50 and €20
Website (Only in French): Notre menu et nos petits platsBar la Sardine
Les Belles Plantes
47 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
This café-brasserie nestled in the heart of the Jardin des Plantes, is like a family home with airy and neat rustic-garden style, where you can stop by to have lunch or a drink.
On the menu, you will find generous and seasonal dishes.
The little extra: Creative cocktails like Folle Envie which combines lemon peel, cardamom, French Archibald tonic and fresh rosemary. The Jardin Detox for instance, is a cocktail made from cucumber, fresh mint, lime, apple juice and sugar cane syrup.
Price: Between €19 and €21 for the plates to share; €22.5 for a starter+dish or dish+dessert menu; €28for a full menu (starter+dish+dessert)
Le Pavillon des Berges
72 Hoche Avenue, 92000 Nanterre
This very bright and warm restaurant is located on the banks of the Seine.
Here, French and Italian cuisines are in the spotlight.
Lasagna, Carbonara, Tiramisu and all good and delicious homemade burgers.
The little extra: Its location on the banks of the Seine and near a departmental park offers the opportunity for a digestive walk after your lunch or dinner.
Price: From €23 on for a la carte menus
34 Rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010 Paris
Here the key the balance between cuisine, wine and experience as conceived by the restaurant’s philosophy.
Beautifully decorated with its mosaic floor and large windows, the Galopin offers a seasonal menu and natural/biodynamic wines.
The little extra: The restaurant works with modest producers to get its supply in wines and offer a wide range of selection while remaining affordable to everyone.
Price: €52 for a full à la carte menu (starter-main course-dessert)
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