You are visiting Paris for Christmas? Good Idea! Christmas is certainly one of the best periods to visit the French Capital thanks to its Christmas lights, its decorated windows, its markets and mainly its gourmet restaurant s where you can have a wonderful Christmas dinner in 2021.
We have selected for you a list of restaurants or brasseries where you can have an authentic Christmas Eve dinner in Paris for 2021. You can have a reservation for Dec.24 or Dec. 25.
In Dec 2021, Restaurants will be open in Paris despite the Covid-19 pandemic. A health path is required to enter in France (vaccine certificat of negative test)
Typical French Brasseries
La Crémaillère 1900
Another typical brasserie very know in Paris, opened in 1900.
You can find traditional French dishes in a typical Parisian atmosphere.
Located in Montmartre this restaurant attracts many tourists, but also some Parisians who appreciate the Belle-Epoque interior and the lively ambiance.
Price about 70€.
Xmas dinner Cruise by Les Bateaux Parisiens
Have an unexpected Xmas Eve dinner in the Dinner-Cruise by Les Bateaux Parisiens. You will have a fine gourmet meal and enjoy an exceptional scenery among Paris Christmas lights.
One of the best choices for a Gourmet Xmas Eve Dinner in Family.
Price:155€ (about US$ 160 )
Le Train Bleu
Dining at the Train Bleu is an experience that every real Parisian has to live at least one time in his life.
Housed in a former train wagon it is known a listed building. The specialties are le gigot and the sweetbread.
For Christmas, there will be a special menu. Price about 120€
1st Floor, Gare de Lyon, Place Louis Armand, 75012 Paris – Mo Gare de Lyon
Le Bofinger is a very famous Brasserie with a historic glass canopy that makes the restaurant a listed building.
The specialties are Alsatian dishes and seafood.
It’s one of the best places to have a family meal. Of course, the Christmas menu can be a little bit expensive (110€) but it will be unforgettable.
5-7 Rue de la Bastille, 75004 Paris – Mo Bastille
More affordable restaurants and Brasseries For Xmas in Paris.
Bouillon Chartier is an institution in Paris! Since 1896 the aim of the owner is to serve good and traditional dishes without breaking the bank.
It is known a very great brasserie with waiters in traditional clothes, the owners have changed but the aim has not changed. The restaurant is often busy and it is impossible to book in advance. So you will have to be patient but ones inside the staff is efficient. Price about 30€ for Xmas
7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre 75009 Paris – Mo Grand Boulevard
Upper scale and sightseeing restaurants
Christmas Eve Dinner Show at the Lido
The Lido is a high-class cabaret located in the Champs Elysées Avenues very appreciated by tourists and Parisians.
For Christmas, the Lido offers an amazing Eve dinner and Show.
Christmas Eve Dinner Show at Moulin Rouge
You can celebrate Christmas at this very famous cabaret. For tDec. 24, the Moulin Rouge proposes a gourmet dinner followed by its famous show “féérie”.
58 Tour Eiffel
This is the other restaurant of the Eiffel Tower. It is a brasserie more affordable with good traditional French food.
The view is wonderful and the staff is very friendly.
1, Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris –
Mo Bir Hakeim
This restaurant located at the rooftop of the Musée du Quai Branly offers a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower.
It is also a refined gourmet restaurant with good French food.
27, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France- – Mo Bir Hakeim or Pont de l’Alma
La Maison Blanche
One of the most famous gourmet restaurants in Paris. Located at Avenue Montaigne, the street of haute couture, you will be able to eat on the rooftop of the Théatre des Champs Elysées.
The Price for dinner is about 150€
15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Xmas Dinner Cruises in Paris
One good way to have a French Xmas dinner and a beautiful view on Paris is also to book a river dinner cruise. Many companies have special offers for Dec.24.
You can find a selection Xmas Dinner cruises there
Le Violon d’Ingres
The Violon d’Ingres is a gourmet restaurant where you can have an unforgettable Christmas dinner and it certainly is one of the best value thanks to its chief Christian Constant. Price for Xmas dinner about 150€
135 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris – Mo Pont de l’Alma or Ecole Militaire
Le Jules Verne
Located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, the gourmet Restaurant offers you a wonderful view and an unforgettable Xmas dinner
1, Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris – Mo Bir Hakeim
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