Winning Restaurants near Stade Roland Garros, Home of the French Tennis Open



When you want a decent sit-down meal at the end, or middle, of a day of keeping score of tennis love during the French Tennis Open, aka Roland-Garros, here are a few suggestions that are a short taxi ride away. Listed here are the restaurants that perhaps not everyone will think of during their tennis days at Roland-Garros. At least, let’s hope so because 400,000 other spectators all clamoring for the same reservations can be stiff competition.

Western Paris, home to the Stade Roland-Garros where the French Tennis Open is held every spring in May, is an area of Paris known for its leafy-greenery and old money. In the "Disneyland of Tennis" that the Stade Roland-Garros becomes during this tennis competition, there are lots of fast food and snacks to be had – at elevated prices that go with the convenience of not leaving the game grounds. Le Roland-Garros, the sit-down restaurant located on the stadium grounds, is open throughout the year except during the weeks of the French Tennis Open tournament.

Since the Bois de Boulogne is just a short ways away, if you want to really indulge, Le Frank, in the all-new Fondation Louis Vuitton, is nestled there. Passy, next to Auteil, the neighborhood of Roland-Garros, also offers a few stylish choices. And in and around the Trocadéro you will find several stellar dining establishments, one which ensconces you in Baccarat Crystal and another that gives you an unparalleled view straight onto the Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars. 


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16th Arrondissement - Auteuil Pa


Headed up by chef Julien Mercier, the menu here, conceived in consultation with Chef Alléno, features rotating and seasonal top products from France's best artisanal food producers. Creatively combined, you will find breads provided by one of...  Read More


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16th Arrondissement - Auteuil Pa


The newest restaurant by Chef Jean-Louis Nomicos is in the ground-floor lobby of the sparkling new Fondation Louis Vuitton, located just at the doorstep of the Jardin d'Acclimatation. This is not your average museum restaurant and in fact,...  Read More


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16ème Arrondissement


This is the landmark Hotel Raphael's dining room and it attracts the requisite power lunchers during the week. Chef Etienne Barrier is assisted by Thomas Chegaray and Chef-Patissier Nina M�tayer. The ambiance in this stately restaurant...  Read More


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16ème Arrondissement
Citrus Etoile
Photo courtesy of Citrus Etoile Paris Epié


What does a young French chef do when he earns his first Michelin star at 22? Why, he heads to America, the land of dreams. This is exactly what Chef Gilles Epié did when he became the youngest chef ever to earn that star of distinction....  Read More


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15ème Arrondissement


Lignac's 1-Michelin-starred establishment whose open kitchen and amber-caramel-gold tones surround you with warmth. The black mosaic walls fittingly offset the chef's play of tradition and modernity for his cuisine. The cocoon-like setting...  Read More


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16ème Arrondissement


Not only a gastronomic restaurant but also one that transports you back to the days of Napoléon Bonaparte. Indeed the main pavillion dates back to Napoléon III and its ceilings are decorated with friezes by the famed Caran d'Ache. In a setting...  Read More


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16ème Arrondissement
Monsieur Bleu
Photo courtesy of Monsieur Bleu Paris copyright


The address listed for this restaurant is deceiving because it orients you away from the fact that this is the restaurant of the Palais Tokyo. This has always been a popular place to hang and to eat, though its newest addition of the restaurant...  Read More


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16th Arrondissement - Auteuil Pa


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


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16th Arrondissement - Auteuil Pa
Le Roland-Garros
Photo courtesy of Restaurant Le Roland-Garros photo by Jean-Pierre Salle


Located on the stadium grounds of Roland Garros, where the annual French Tennis Open takes place, the Restaurant Roland-Garros is one of those places in Western Paris that is ideal for a Sunday brunch. Even better, you have the option of...  Read More


Cristal Room
Photo courtesy of La Cristal Room copyright Jérome Mondière

La Cristal Room Baccarat is the restaurant inside the Baccarat Museum on the Place des Etats-Unis, the « United States Square ». This is one of those absolute not-to-be-missed restaurants while you're in Paris and not just because Baccarat is...  Read More


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