Fine Dining And Romance Are Favorite Parisian Pastimes

Who hasn't fallen in love with that cinematic image of Paris, where the leading man and his woman dine intimately in a cosy little bistro down some forgotten Parisian sidestreet. If that's your idea of romance in the City of Lights, then this list is chock full of romantic options for you and your love.

Choose from a just-renovated restaurant in a shambling old luxury mansion on the top of Montmartre, or a little bistro that has just a handful of tables on a quiet St. Germain sidestreet where the sound of churchbells from the nearby St. Sulpice will punctuate your conversation... Or perhaps an elegant setting, such as the dining room of Le Bien Aimé, decorated down to the very last detail to replicate the exact room at Versailles where King Louis XV took his meals. And when VIP is your style of how to please your romantic interest, nothing says luxury like Le Cinq.

And for those who prefer to feel like they're dining outside the city, without leaving the city limits, there are two notable romantic options that offer that as well, namely out towards the Bois de BoulogneOf course, too, if budgets aren’t a consideration, having a gourmet meal catered at your hotel suite is another oh-so-romantic dining option to consider. 


8ème Arrondissement

The enchanting Art Déco decor will have your romantic partner at "hello." Followed by a lunch or dinner that will exceed your expectations in both quality and taste, this is one of Paris' most classic, elegant and historical restaurants. It...  Read More

18th Arrondissement - Montmartre
Le Mandragore
Photo courtesy of Jefferson Lellouche for Hotel Particulier Montmartre

This cosy and intimate restaurant is set in a Hotel Particulier, the French phrase that depicts a private mansion. When you enter, it is through a gated private cité and then again through wrought-iron doors until you come to the welcoming and...  Read More

16ème Arrondissement

Set in the exquisite architectural gem that is the Fondation Louis Vuitton, this bustling restaurant by day becomes a bastion of romance by night.Because of its setting in the Bois de Boulogne, at night the ambiance becomes personal, even...  Read More

4ème Arrondissement

Considered one of Paris' most romantic restaurants by locals and visitors alike, Georges offers sweeping views of the city's skyline. In fact, from up so high, on the top of the Centre Pompidou,you get the sense that the whole city is at your...  Read More

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

6th Arrondissement - Rive Gauche

The location of this restaurant couldn't be any more romantic. Tucked discreetly behind the St. Sulpice church, this little French restaurant is one of those finds where you feel like you've just stumbled upon a diamond-in-the-rough, and it's...  Read More

1er Arrondissement

The ground floor and upstairs décor of this trendy little restaurant make you feel like you are dining in your own private little dining sections. It is a nice use of space and something other than the one-room dining with tables squeezed up...  Read More

3rd Arondissement - Marais
Breizh Café
Photo courtesy of Breizh Café

This little creperie in the upper Marais is one of those places that is perfect as a postcard image of Paris. The crepes here are made in the authentic "Breton" fashion, meaning they are just like you get them in Brittany, the birthplace of the...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement

This restaurant is an exact replication of King Louis XV's private dining room at Versailles. From the meticulously handpainted golden gilt-trimmed wall detailings and ceiling moldings, to the framed 18th c. paintings, the very ones used as...  Read More

8ème Arrondissement
Le Cinq
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Paris Hotel George V

A visual and culinary feast, this impeccable restaurant is alive with scent and spectacle. Even more so now that Chef Christian Le Squer heads up the kitchens. It's a vast operation, being the Executive Chef for the Paris Four Seasons and he...  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.

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