Where to Book A Tête-à-Tête in the City of Love – Paris
We’ve put together a thematic list of some of our favorite dining experiences in the city that are romantic and memorable.
No other city in the world evokes an image of romance quite like Paris. Its beauty is the perfect backdrop to seduction – whether you’re starting a dangerous liaison or rekindling the magic of love.
In Paris, your evening out doesn’t have to be at a French restaurant – the city is a very cosmopolitan melting pot that celebrates cuisines from all over the world.
The romance is already in the air but you’ll need to pick an establishment that offers both the ideal ambience and the perfect cuisine. So if you’re on your honeymoon in Paris or want to indulge a select few and treat them to a special post-wedding soirée, this list is all you need to take your pick from.
Expand your palate and your horizons on this delightful journey to discover the fine cuisine and wine of this cultural capital. Bustronome is a delightful double decker bus that drives around Paris to discover the most beautiful sites of the city of light and French cuisine. This creates an atypical visual and experience combining the taste of culture and culinary pleasures.
2. Angelina Paris
The queue to partake of these true Parisian pleasures can be long but the gourmet gratification is nonpareil. Walk into the patisserie and ask for a silky, hot, melted chocolate or their famous pastry, Le Mont-Blanc. This gorgeous space of poetry and elegance is perfect for long romantic conversations.
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3. Le Cordon Bleu Paris
One of the city’s most famous culinary schools, you can now relish a savory meal at Le Cordon Bleu which has menus to suit every time of the day. The café is the perfect romantic spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch, especially when the ingredients are handpicked from the institute’s roof-garden.
4. Alain Ducasse
Here, the beauty is both in the room and on the plate. A cuisine conjured out of contrasts and harmonies, chefs here take meticulous care to bring brute nature to table.
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5. Bordeauxtheque at the Galeries Lafayette
Looking for the perfect bottle of fine wine to drink at dinner with your better half? You’ll have trouble picking out the best from a cellar full of mythical bottles. The bar of the Barouge restaurant located right next to La BORDEAUXTHEQUE allows you to taste their bottle of wine without having to pay corkage, accompanied by a cheese or charcuterie board.
A champagne cellar and wine tasting bar, Dilettantes is dedicated to champagne. Here you are treated to an exciting journey of discovery as you learn to appreciate rare, authentic and fine champagne. Visit one evening when you want something refined and gratifying. Don’t skip the second round of tasting and anticipate an evening of rekindled romance.
7. Chic picnic at the 58 Tour Eiffel
Get cosy with the concept of a ‘chic picnic’ as 58 Tour Eiffel welcomes you every day for a quick, fun and romantic lunch within the Eiffel Tower! A hostess guides you to your table. A few moments later, your order is taken and your lunch is brought to you in a picnic-style basket so you can enjoy an original meal in a truly unique location.
8. Meet and dine with Parisians
Paris and food is a love story all on its own. Now imagine the chance to be introduced to that in a real Parisian kitchen, sharing the table with the city’s best cooking enthusiasts who will happily introduce you and your partner to their stories and their culture via their delicious food.
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9. La Route Des Gourmets
Gourmet tours, bakery visits and walking tours by La Route des Gourmets showcase the heritage of French gastronomy. La Route des Gourmets offers couple services with a focus on French gastronomy: guided tours, excursions, cookery workshops, tasting workshops, tours of food museums, and gastronomic routes all over France.
10. La Grande Cascade
Grand and elegant, La Grande Cascade looks like a scene out of a film. For a romantic winter dinner or a getaway in the sun during fine weather, this restaurant is the ideal rendezvous for lovers of gastronomy and beautiful scenery in Paris.
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Photo Courtesy- Mark Craft
Reserve one of their lunch or dinner tasting menus and indulge in a decadent French feast. Everything on your plate has been created from fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs harvested from the garden of renowned Chef Alain Passard. As you sink into the plush leather chairs, you’ll agree that it is unlike any other fine dining romantic experience you’ve ever had.
12. De Vinis Illustribus
Lionel Michelin at De Vinis Illustribus offers wine lovers a one-of-a-kind experience with his expert wine advice and a superb selection of vintages in an authentic setting in the heart of Paris. What better way to experience Parisian wine than to succumb to the experience of an oenophile with a cellar full of the best?
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13. Un Dimanche à Paris
This restaurant stands out in Paris – it’s different with its modern, sleek vibe rather than the quotidian quaint, vintage look. The multi-level address consists of a restaurant, shop, bar and cooking school that all share one thing in common: CHOCOLATE; which as you know, is both aphrodisiac and the food of the gods.
14. Pierre Herme
Macarons only weigh a few grams, but that’s enough to leave your senses quivering with pleasure. Pierre Herme is the legendary maestro of macaroons in Paris. They construct perfect macaroons and have a level of creativity and wonderful flavor combinations that is unparalleled in the industry.
15. Chalet les Isles
Located in the Bois de Bologne, on the largest lake in the park, Lac Inferieur, you get to the restaurant on a cute little boat that crosses the water. Le Chalet des Iles offers the charms of nature, while being close to the Etoile monument and the La Defense district. The indoors is charming, a little reminiscent of a country cabin. Enjoy a lovely warm sunny day and rekindle the romance with your loved one as you enjoy the views and savor some delectable goodness at this beautiful restaurant.
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