Last updated on November 16th, 2021
Trendy restaurants in Paris are the places to be if you want to experience french glamour and maybe see a celebrity or two. Definitely make a reservation well ahead and dress smart, most have a strict dress code. These restaurants are not cheap and in most of them you’ll understand where the famous “French waiters are rude” cliché comes from, but the food is great and the settings unique.
Paris is filled with hidden gems and cool restaurants you must visit during your trip to Paris. From party restaurants to the best restaurants with a view in Paris, here’s my top 10 of the trendiest restaurants you must try!
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Le Kong – Party restaurant with a view in Paris
Le Kong got insta famous after it was featured in the last Sex and the City movie and soon became one of the trendiest restaurants in Paris. Designed by Philip Stark, the restaurant is a design mecca. Its best feature: the glass dome covering the entire top floor, with, of course, the breath-taking view that comes with it. On weekends, they often have a DJ and the restaurant is turned into a club.
The food is a fusion of Asian and European cuisine, and you’ll find all sorts of dishes to please any taste.
1 rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris
+33 1 40 39 09 00
Open every day from 12 PM to 6 PM and 7 PM to 11:45 PM (1 AM on Fridays and Saturdays, 3 AM for the club).
L’Avenue – Trendiest restaurant in Paris and fashionistas’ hub
L’Avenue is a must-stop for every fashionista in need of a break after shopping at the luxurious avenue Montaigne. Try to have a table on the terrace if you can (these are usually hard to get). In the afternoon, go for tea (or champagne) and a dessert. In the evening, the vibe is more lounge, as always in Paris, tables are really close to each other but you’ll still get a sense of privacy. They have a huge wine selection and the food is mostly French classics with a twist. From the first floor, some tables have a view of the Eiffel Tower.
41 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
+33 1 40 70 14 91
Open every day from 8 AM to 2 AM.
Monsieur Bleu – Trendy restaurant with a view
Monsieur Bleu, located in the Palais de Tokyo, near the Eiffel Tower, is one of the most select and trendiest restaurants in Paris. The settings are great and the food amazing. They also have one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower from their terrace. This restaurant is a piece of art, the design is unique with different spaces blending together perfectly creating a Boheme vibe.
The food is based on French traditional dishes with an artsy touch. Only local and seasonal products are used. On weekends, they do brunch with a DJ for grownups and activities for children.
20 Avenue de New York, Paris 75016
+33 1 47 20 90 47
The restaurant is open every day. Lunch is served from 12 PM to 2 PM (until 4 PM for the brunch on Saturdays and Sundays). Dinner from 7 PM to 11 PM (11:30 from Thursdays to Saturdays). The bar is open all day from 12 PM to 2 AM.
Le Georges – Best rooftop restaurant in Paris with a view of the whole city
Located on the 6th floor of the Pompidou Center, Georges restaurant offers breath-taking panoramic views over Paris. This rooftop restaurant is the perfect place to watch the sunset or enjoy a romantic dinner. The food is international, mostly a fusion of French classic dishes and Asian food.
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
+33 1 44 78 47 99
The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. Open from 12 PM to 2 AM (they stop serving food at midnight).
Le Matignon – Hip party restaurant in Paris
Le Matignon is the perfect place to have lunch after having visited the Champs Elysées or in the evenings if you want to party. There you’ll find a restaurant and a club, at night the music gets loud and people start dancing. It’s a unique atmosphere that you need to check out if you want to discover the glamorous Parisian nightlife. During the day, the place is quieter. They have a nice terrace where you can eat or just have a drink or coffee.
3 avenue Matignon 75008 Paris +33 1 42 89 64 72
Open every day from 8 AM to late at night (opens Saturdays at 9 AM, Sundays at 10 AM). Brunch on Sundays starts at 12 PM. The club is open from 11 PM to 5 AM.
Le Speakeasy – Trendiest party restaurant in Paris
Another party restaurant in Paris and emblem of the Parisian nightlife. Apart from serving delicious French food, the atmosphere is unique: a cozy lounge restaurant with live music that turns into a club after midnight. It’s the perfect place to party with friends or enjoy a romantic dinner.
25 Rue Jean Giraudoux – 75016 Paris
+33 1 47 23 47 22
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 7:30 PM to 4 AM.
Le Jules Verne – Unique restaurant with a view in Paris
Located inside the Eiffel Tower, Le Jules Verne is a one Michelin starred restaurant serving some of the best fine dining food in Paris. The decoration is meant to match the food and the Parisian lifestyle: sophisticated yet simple. The best part is the view, one of the best in Paris.
Le Jules Verne
Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris
+33 1 83 77 34 34
The restaurant is open every day. Lunch is served from 12 PM to 1:30 PM and dinner from 6 PM to 9:30 PM.
Café de l’Homme – Trendiest restaurant with a view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Located inside the Palais de Chaillot, facing the Eiffel Tower, the Cafe de l’Homme is a must-visit restaurant in Paris. The chef often changes the menu according to products’ seasonality and showcases regional cuisines from all over France. The terrace offers breath-taking views and is perfect for lunch
Café de l’Homme
17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris
+33 1 44 05 30 15
Open every day. Lunch is served from 12 PM to 2:30 PM and dinner from 7 PM to 10:30 PM (11 PM on Saturdays).
NOTO Paris – Trendiest party restaurant in Paris
NOTO is another great “party restaurant” in Paris where, on weekends, you’ll often see people dancing on the tables after dinner time is over. Famous among Parisians, NOTO is one of the trendiest restaurants in Paris serving delicious and good food. The restaurant’s design and food is an hommage to Noto, a small Italian town in Sicily. Lunch is usually quieter and is a hub for businessmen. The evenings are more lively with live music and a lounge vibe.
252 bis rue du Faubourg St Honoré, 75008 Paris
+ 33 1 86 95 96 60
The restaurant is open from Monday to Friday, lunch is served from 12 PM to 3 PM, and dinner from 8 PM to 11:30 PM. Saturday from 8 PM to 11:30.
César Wagram Restaurant – Must-try Italian restaurant in Paris
One of the best places to see international celebrities, César is an Italian restaurant with a twist. The atmosphere is casual-chic combining traditional and modern designs. The food is refined, tasty, and authentic. It’s a great place to have lunch on a rainy day or for a romantic dinner.
12 avenue de Wagram, 75008 Paris
+33 1 42 27 69 82
On weekdays, lunch is served from 11:30 AM to 3 PM and dinner from 6:30 PM to 23:45 PM. On weekends, the service is non-stop from 11 AM to 12 AM.
Breizh Café – The best crêpes in Paris
For some tasty and original crêpes, check out Breizh Café. They have several locations across Paris (the ones in Le Marais or at the Canal Saint-Martin are worth checking out).
Most ingredients are locally sourced from small producers with an emphasis on flavors and quality. There, forget about traditional crepes and try something new like their savory galette with smoked herring fillet, potato, caviar-style herring pearls, and Bordier crème fraîche.
Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse
For a luxurious french cuisine experience, check out the Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse. World renown chef Alain Ducasse paired with the Meurice Palace to create an inspired menu where flavors and authenticity will take you on a gastronomic journey like no other.
The settings are also incredible, inspired by Versaille, the restaurant will take you back in time and will make you feel like royalty.
228 Rue de Rivoli
Open from Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 9:30 pm (closed on weekends).
Ledoyen is considered to be one of Paris’s best gourmet restaurants, and also one of the oldest Parisian restaurants. It boasts three Michelin stars and its origin dates back to the 18th century.
Surrounded by a garden and located near the Champs- Élysées in a historical building, the Pavillon is actually home to three restaurants, all Michelin starred and run by the French chef Yannick Alléno.
They also organize private cooking classes.
Carré des Champs-Elysées
8, avenue Dutuit
Open from Monday to Friday from 12 to 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.
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