Home to some of the French capital’s top cultural attractions, the seventh arrondissement is one of the most frequented neighbourhoods in Paris. Its also the location of the Eiffel Tower, which welcomes around seven million visitors each year. Whether you want to marvel at its architecture from the ground or take the lift up to the top to enjoy views over the city, you are sure to work up an appetite during your visit. With numerous eateries in the area, however, it can be hard to know which ones are the best. Here we guide you through some of the top restaurants within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, with options to suit all budgets.
Le Jules Verne
Those looking to eat near the Eiffel Tower could not get closer than Le Jules Verne. It is located on the tower’s second level and guests are transported up via a private lift. With stunning views over Paris and top food to match, this is one of the best places to dine in the city. For a truly extraordinary date night, book a table in the evening and watch the city light up.
Le Jules Verne, Tour Eiffel, avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)1 4555 6144
Located just a short 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, Monsieur Bleu is a great place to go for a late-night supper after visiting the tower. Popular with Paris’s most fashionable and discerning diners, the stylish restaurant offers stunning art deco design and high-end cuisine to match. Opt for oysters, caviar and a glass of champagne as you enjoy the wonderful views.
Monsieur Bleu, 20 avenue de New York, 75116 Paris, +33 (0)1 4720 9047
Au Bon Accueil
Located in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, Au Bon Accueil is one of the best places to take in stunning views of the monument, away from the crowds. It is situated on a quiet street and the pavement outside the restaurant is lined with pretty tables, offering visitors an ideal place to view the landmark from. The food here is as impressive as the view, with a modern French menu offering delicate contemporary cooking. Highlights include confit duck leg, braised veal cheek and seared sea bream.
Au Bon Accueil, 14 rue de Monttessuy, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)1 4705 4611
58 Tour Eiffel
Located on the first floor of the world-famous monument, 58 Tour Eiffel offers guests an exclusive look at the tower’s architecture as well as breathtaking views of the Trocadéro area and Palais de Chaillot building. Come during the day for a picnic-inspired lunch menu, complete with picnic-style basket, or plan your visit in the evening to enjoy a beautiful sunset and a range of tempting seasonal dishes.
58 Tour Eiffel, Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)1 4555 2004
La Fontaine de Mars
This retro-style bistro hit the headlines after Barack and Michelle Obama dined here in 2009 and the informal restaurant is a real gem, offering excellent food and great service. Its menu of traditional dishes includes home-made duck confit, grilled beef loin, steamed cod and chicken with morel mushrooms. With an extensive and impressive wine list, the restaurant offers a perfect dining experience and is just a short stroll from the Eiffel Tower.
La Fontaine de Mars, 129 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)1 4705 4644