A stay in Paris is best when constructed of many joyful moments. And while of course dining experiences make up only one small facet of the whole experience, choosing the right restaurants can only enhance the romance of your time spent here.
In the right setting, with the proper presentation and the just-perfect dishes curated on a restaurant's menu, a romantic dinner or lunch can be one of life's most enjoyable moments. And what is happiness, ultimately, if not many joyful moments strung together to make a whole?
Here on this list you will find the restaurants that seemingly have been created just for romance. When you are looking to celebrate love in the City of Lights, look no farther than the Palais Royal. This is the view that is yours from Maceo, where the gourmet meal and extraordinary wine list come with a reasonable bistronomy bill. For a Sunday brunch Cafe de la Paix sets the gold standard and for a lunch or brunch any day, the newly opened Cafe Pouchkine on the historic Place de la Madeleine is an opulent and satisfying choice. For a chic and relaxed dinner, Hexagone, helmed by multiple-starred chef Mathieu Pacaud, is sure to make the date-night go swimmingly.
Art gallery browsing on Paris' Rive Gauche makes for an afternoon or Thursday evening's (when the art galleries tend to have their opening night shows) romantic pastime. In this neighborhood you have three superlative choices: Les Bouquinistes by Guy Savoy, Ze Kitchen Galerie by William Ledeuil and Alcazar.
If being among the trendsetters makes you feel like you have more sex appeal, the restaurant at the super hip - at least with the cinema and music crowd - Le Roch Hotel & Spa is worth checking out. For a little Italian restaurant in the center of Paris, gravitate toward Gemini Halles where pastas and pizzas come in gluten-free versions, too. And for that French Bistro, the one with the cosy red velvet seating and the view out onto Ile St. Louis, whose chef is a master at anything that has truffles in it, look no farther than Chez Julien, it's what your partner was secretly wishing you would suggest.