Restaurants Near Parc des Princes That Showcase Paris' Rich And Delightful Variety

Hungry after the match at Parc des Princes? Or maybe it's all the sightseeing in in and around Western Paris that has worked up your appetite? No matter, the restaurants on this list are all nearby, as in a quick taxi ride. And they are all authentically Parisian, though few rival the ultra-Parisian genuine brasserie feel of Fouquet's. It's been the gathering spot and watering-hole for stars of sports, film and entertainment for decades now and, well, some (fine) places just never get old. 

When the vibe is high from the evening’s excitement and you want the entertainment to continue, good eats are what you’re after when you’re among friends. So, here are ten good choices that won’t let you down. Several of these eating establishments are open late as well, so you needn’t worry about that "past dinnertime" rule that is so strictly observed in France. La Gare and Cafe de L'Homme both offer good late night dining options, and, along with Mary Goodnight, boast a mean cocktail menu and an even better bar set off from their main dining areas. So, in other words, party on !  

If a traditional French restaurant with fresh, contemporary décor and a stellar view suits more your mood for lunch or dinner, then be sure to make reservations at Cafe de l'Homme, a picturesque restaurant at Trocadéro that offers two things unparalleled in the city: the view onto the Eiffel Tower and their wine list. (Their wine list has over 2500 references.)

For Michelin-starred, formal dining Hexagone, Le GabrielLes Tablettes de Jean-Louis Nomicos, Lasserre and La Grande Cascade all offer memorable - and delightful - dining experiences. 

16ème Arrondissement

Recently re-opened after impressive renovations, this restaurant affords sweeping views onto the Eiffel Tower. It's a misnomer to call it a cafe as it serves proper meals, requires a reservation and men will feel much more comfortable in a suit...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement
Boeuf sur le Toit
Photo courtesy of photo by Daniela Jeremijevic for Boeuf sur le Toi

The peculiar name of this restaurant comes from the French idiom for jam session. And that's exactly how this now iconic restaurant and piano bar first built its reputation in the Paris of the 1930's - as a place where musicians, artists and...  Read More

16th Arrondissement - Auteuil Pa
La Grande Cascade
Photo courtesy of La Grande Cascade Paris photo by Paige Donner copyright 2014

This is one of the most beautiful summertime patios for outside dining in Paris (when the sun is shining).Located in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne, next to the Paris Polo Club, La Grande Cascade – originally a hunting pavilion for...  Read More

La Gare
Photo courtesy of La Gare Restaurant copyright

La Gare is a converted train station that serves modern French food, with a slight touch of exotic ingredients like mango coulis and fig chutney. It also excels at the classics like steak au poivre with frites (pepper steak with french fries)....  Read More

16th Arrondissement - Auteuil Pa
Mary Goodnight
Photo courtesy of Mary Goodnight copyright

Just opened early this spring (2014), Mary Goodnight is the new Thai-fusion showcase for the much-loved chef by the singular name, Thiou. Parisians have followed the chef through several evolutions, seeing her pass through Thai Orchid and even...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement

Eminently romantic, this restaurant pays homage to the days of dining par excellence. First opened in 1942 this bastion of Parisian gastronomy still enchants lovers of good taste. It still maintains the niceties of perfectly placed silver and...  Read More

Les Tablettes de Jean-Louis Nomicos
Photo courtesy of Les Tablettes Jean-Louis Nomicos copyright

Hands down one of the most cheerful gastronomic restaurants in Paris, Les Tablettes Jean-Louis Nomicos highlights the talented chef's Mediterranean origins. Nomicos took over this former Joel Robuchon outpost several years ago and has been...  Read More

16ème Arrondissement

Still a fairly new spot in the poshest part of the city, opened by a young chef who is doing it all on his own (not backed by a big industrial group, that is). Hexagone is a refreshingly elegant restaurant-bar just near the Trocadero. Its...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement

First opened in 1899 as a watering hole for carriage drivers of the wealthy and sylish Parisians who frequented the "Most Beautiful Avenue in the world," the Champs-Elysées in its heyday, this brasserie is still an icon. Over the centuries it...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement

Opened just over a year and already Chef Jerome Banctel has earned this refined and stately restaurant its two Michelin stars. This instantly became one of the city's dining rooms that says class and glamour. The hotel is owned by the group...  Read More


Meet Paige Donner

Paige is a transplanted Parisian. She first arrived as a young bride in the early 90s to live in Paris, having uprooted herself from her native California.

Paige has two APPs:...  More About Paige

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