Renowned as the city of love, Paris is widely regarded to be one of the most romantic cities in the world. The charms of the River Seine and its bridges, the majestic Notre Dame cathedral, the beauty of the Champs-Élysées, the iconic Eiffel Tower and the magic of Sacré Coeur are just some of the marvels that have earned the city its fame. And to end your visit, nothing beats an intimate dinner for two at one of the romantic Parisian restaurants recommended here.
If there's a city in the world that's famous for romance, it has to be Paris. To visit it is to fall head over heels in love with it. The delicious, varied gastronomy is another of the French capital's great attractions and many of its restaurants offer the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two. If you're thinking of taking a romantic getaway to a destination that never disappoints, then we recommend that you start looking at flights to Paris and making note of these restaurants.
The jewel of Montmartre is called Seb’on
After training at flagship restaurants in Paris, Belgium, Cannes, the Netherlands and Zurich, chef Sébastien Heloin returned to the French capital to fulfil his dream of opening his own restaurant. The menu at this cosy place – a gem of the Montmartre quarter – changes every week to offer exquisitely presented dishes made only with the finest seasonal products. The atmosphere is intimate but informal and the service is friendly and very attentive.
Au P’tit Curieux for a multisensory experience
For those with fond memories of the warm atmosphere of old Parisian bistros, this restaurant will be quite the discovery. A colourful dining room greets curious sybarites keen to be dazzled by the cuisine. Because the aim of Au P’tit Curieux is to offer a multisensory experience with innovative French-Italian recipes and take diners by surprise. The manager Selim Ben Amor is passionate about music and has brought his passion to the restaurant, offering concerts when diners have finished their meal.
At the foot of Notre Dame: Atelier Maître Albert
This contemporary grill is located at the foot of Notre Dame cathedral in a mansion dating back to 1400. The restaurant is divided into different spaces, each with their own atmosphere: the Wine Cellar for an informal meal or a drink; the Library, with a more intimate atmosphere; and the Cheminée room for a romantic dinner by firelight. Designed by the prestigious chefGuy Savoy and Emmanuel Monsallier, the menu offers a mixture of exquisite traditional and seasonal dishes.
The historic Brasserie Mollard
A protected historical monument, this establishment dating back more than a hundred years is one of the oldest and most charming art nouveau brasseries in the city. The interior offers a unique setting with ceramic objects, mosaics and stunningly beautiful ceilings. Chef Joël Prodhomme serves traditional French cuisine with the finest fresh products. The specialities are fish and seafood.
The finest of all is Restaurant Auguste
Open since 2004, this elegant restaurant with chef Gaël Orieux at the helm is a must for all gourmets. The gastronomy is based on a constant quest for harmony and innovation, with dishes that offer an evocative fusion of ingredients from the land and the sea. The high quality of the food has earned the restaurant a Michelin star.
Kong, a Japanese paradise
Thanks to both the food and the location, Kong is a paradise for lovers of Japanese cuisine. Spread across the top two floors of the old Samaritaine department store opposite the Pont Neuf, this restaurant offers a subtle combination of French and Japanese cuisine, creating a harmony between both gastronomic traditions. Designed by Philippe Starck, the decor is inspired by Japanese imagery combined with a 17th-centry French aesthetic. The magnificent glass ceilings and the terrace offer spectacular views of the city.
Keep the flame alive with a romantic getaway to the city of light. Paris never lets you down.