The French capital is bursting with museums, art galleries and concert halls but it isn’t always easy finding a good meal before or after a show, and that’s why we have done the appetising work for you to bring you our favourite tables to perfect your dinner and a show outing in Paris.
On the second floor of the Salle Pleyel is where you will find one of the city’s best secrets, Noto. This restaurant is humming with Italian flair, from the friendly Italian staff with the delicious accents to, of course, the fine cuisine. After enjoying a concert at the Salle Pleyel, Noto invites you to start your evening with a signature cocktail before dining on creamy burrata cheese, vitello tonnato seasoned with anchovies and tangy capers, and hearty pasta dishes. 252bis rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (8th), 01 86 95 96 60
While it isn't the official restaurant of the museum, Waknine's location just across the road from Palais Galliera means that it is the ideal spot for French bistro dining after taking in an exhibit at the city's fashion museum. This traditional Parisian bistro is where you can enjoy generous servings of traditional dishes and more contemporary servings with dishes including a foie gras terrine served with crusty French bread, beef tartare and an appetising eggplant parmigiana. The restaurant also serves up daily specials and the chef is sympathetic to any special dietary requirements making it easy for diners to dine off-menu. 9 ave Pierre 1er de Serbie (16th), 01 47 23 48 18
If you’re looking for a restaurant with an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower then you must reserve a table at Monsieur Bleu. Offering a sprawling terrace, this restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine and a great view of the city’s most iconic monument. Located at the Palais de Tokyo it serves as the perfect address for a meal before or after taking in a modern art exhibit. The menu serves a real French culinary experience with large snails from Burgundy as a starter, and for dessert make sure you leave room for the famous millefeuille, freshly made for every order, it is a tower of golden pastry and vanilla cream. 20 ave de New York (16th), 01 47 20 90 47
For visitors looking for an understated venue with good food, a great spot is Hana Bento. This casual outdoor restaurant is located just outside the Jeu de Paume museum where visitors can sit in the sun and enjoy freshly made Japanese food. The food truck/café is a nice, casual treat if you are looking for a light meal while taking in the gorgeous Tuileries Garden. Generous salads, gyozas and freshly squeezed juices are on the menu as well as Matcha tea ice-cream to devour while walking through the garden. Jeu de Paume Terrace, Tuileries Garden, 1 Place de la Concorde (8th)