By Melissa Mahoney January 5, 2023

14 Best Restaurants and Cafes Near the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Restaurants

While the City of Lights is known for its iconic landmarks such as l’Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower, it’s also a superb dining destination. When you’re in Paris visiting the Eiffel Tower — a must-see destination whether it’s your first or 100th time in the city — you’ll want to make the most of your time.

Fortunately, there are plenty of great places to eat right in the 7th Arrondissement where the tower is located. I’ve chosen some of the best restaurants and cafes close to the Eiffel Tower and its surrounding Champs de Mars park for you to consider. These spots are perfect for a meal before or after taking our guided Eiffel Tower tour, and they range from casual and family-friendly to upscale and splurge-worthy, so there really is something for every budget and style.

Without further ado, here are the 14 best places to eat near the Eiffel Tower.

Where is the 7th Arrondissement?

7th Arrondissement

Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements, or municipal districts, each with its own unique attributes. The 7th Arrondissement is where you’ll find the Eiffel Tower, Champs de Mars, Musée Rodin, Musée d’Orsay, and Les Invalides. 

Aside from these notable Parisian attractions, visitors and locals alike flock to the 7th Arrondissement for its exceptional cafes and exquisite restaurants. It’s a dining hotspot in a city known as much for its cuisine as its museums and landmarks. 

First, let’s talk about the more affordable, grab-and-go type of restaurants and snack shops near the Eiffel Tower.

1. Mori Yoshida, 65 Av. de Breteuil

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Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 26 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Bakery, takeaway, budget

For a quick snack, head to Mori Yoshida, a French-Japanese pastry shop — or pâtisserie as the French call it. Among the sweet goodies customers rave about are the Mont Blanc, fraisier, and the flan this place is famous for.

Why not take a box of your favorites to go and sit by the Eiffel Tower gardens as you admire the scenery?

2. Sandwicherie, 49 Av. de la Bourdonnais

Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 6 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Sandwich shop, takeaway, family-friendly, budget

Stop in for lunch and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the delicious sandwiches and friendly service at Sandwicherie. It’s especially great for families. They serve all kinds of sandwiches — the croque monsieur is a French classic worth trying if you’ve never had it — and they have crêpes, too.

You can sit at a table and eat while taking in views of the Eiffel Tower, but this shop is also a great place to go if you’re looking for a picnic.

3. Cucina Eat, 65 Av. de la Bourdonnais

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Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 8 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Brunch, budget

For a quick breakfast or weekend brunch, Cucina Eat provides healthier options near the tower. Breakfast includes anything from an omelette and avocado salmon French toast to Greek quinoa salad and homemade vegetarian eggplant lasagna.

It’s the perfect place to start your day and fuel up before climbing the Eiffel Tower.

4. Sunflower Café, 41 Av. de Suffren

Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 7 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Healthy, juice, bowls, budget

This place is just about what it sounds like: a healthy place to eat near the Eiffel Tower.

Sunflower Café offers fresh fruit smoothies, detox waters, fresh-pressed juices, chia puddings, avocado toast, salads, and more, although their Buddha bowls may be the most popular, especially if you’re looking for something hearty.

This restaurant is convenient for a quick breakfast or lunch if you’ve got places to go and don’t want to spend too long. Or grab some takeaway and head to the lawn of the Champs de Mars. Either way, you’ll feel good after eating here, and sometimes it’s nice to have a break from the rich food and sweets when you’re on vacation.

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5. Pane Vivo – Gros Caillou, 27 Rue Bosquet

Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 13 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Bakery, takeaway, budget

Baking up some of the best loaves of bread in Paris, Pane Vivo has really made a name for itself. You can’t go wrong with a loaf of sourdough or bruschetta. This also makes a convenient snack if you’re between meals and just need something fast. You can wrap up the rest of your loaf and have it with lunch or dinner.

Local tip: The French frequently snack on their baguettes and other bread treats in public as they lounge on the grass or head to their next destination. Don’t worry about munching as you walk. You’ll fit right in!

6. Frame Brasserie, 28 rue Jean Rey

Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 3 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Brasserie, mid-range

With a terrace that offers views of the Eiffel Tower, you’d be remiss not to pay Frame Brasserie a visit if you’re looking for more of a mid-range budget option that still feels a bit upscale. 

Located in the 15th Arrondissement just steps away from the Iron Lady, this lovely eatery offers an array of French, American, and vegetarian cuisine on an ever-changing seasonal menu that uses local and organic produce.

7. Chez Pippo, 31 Av. de la Bourdonnais

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Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 4 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Italian, family-friendly, mid-range

If you’re traveling with children, maybe some Italian food will hit the spot. Everyone loves pizza, right? 

Well, you can find that and other savory Italian dishes at Chez Pippo. Whether it’s pizza, pasta, bruschetta, or carpaccio your family is craving, be sure to save some room for cannoli or tiramisu.

8. Firmin le Barbier, 20 Rue de Monttessuy

Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 5 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Bistro, family-friendly, mid-range

This highly-rated bistro is close to the tower making it a convenient location for lunch or dinner. 

Customer recommendations include the flavorful beef flank steak, the cod that will just melt in your mouth, and the pork belly. And if you have kids with you, Firmin le Barbier has a kids’ menu which includes a dessert with an entrée. 

Watch the chef prepare dishes in the open kitchen as you wait for your meal. And save some room for dessert — I hear the passion fruit creme brulée is to die for!

9. Chikara, 13 Rue de Monttessuy

Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 5 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Poke, sushi, mid-range

It’s not all French food around here! Chikara offers fresh, delicious Japanese cuisine for those who are craving sushi, a poke bowl, or a bento box. With beef, chicken, fish, and vegan options available, there’s a little something for everyone here.

10. Le New York, 48 Av. de New York

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Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 11 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: American, family-friendly, mid-range

For those who crave American food while visiting the city, Le New York offers an array of salads and burgers as well as steak, fish and chips, pulled pork, and BBQ spareribs. If you’re traveling with children, they can choose from a mini burger or fish and chips. Both include ice cream and a drink. 

You’ll certainly feel like an American in Paris dining here! This restaurant is located across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, you’ll have plenty of picture-perfect views nearby.

11. Le Jules Verne, 5 Av. Gustave Eiffel

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Distance from the Eiffel Tower: Inside the tower

Restaurant type: Fine dining, high-end

This Michelin-starred restaurant is bucket list-worthy for fine dining in France. Not only will you enjoy exceptional French cuisine, but its location within the Eiffel Tower gives you extraordinary city views 410 feet above the ground on the second floor. It’s one of the best restaurants in Paris.

Between the innovative and impeccably-plated cuisine, the elegant ambiance, and the attention to detail throughout the dining experience, you’ll have memories to last a lifetime. Come here during dinner and you’ll also have a front-row seat to the tower’s nightly light show

Online reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance, so do yourself a favor and plan ahead for this unforgettable dining experience.

Tip: We wrote a complete guide to the Jules Verne restaurant. Be sure to check it out before visiting!

12. Madame Brasserie, 5 Av. Gustave Eiffel

Distance from the Eiffel Tower: Inside the tower

Restaurant type: Brasserie, high-end

Located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, you won’t have to go too far to enjoy sustainable cuisine made with local, seasonal ingredients. With enchanting views of the Place du Trocadéro, Bois de Boulogne Forest, and the Seine, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience. 

Tip: A lounge within Madame Brasserie offers a more casual vibe if you prefer that over its elegant dining room.

13. Arnaud Nicolas, 46 Av. de la Bourdonnais

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Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 7 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: French, upscale, high-end

If you enjoy deli meats, foie gras, terrines, and sausages, Arnaud Nicolas is the place for you. Indulge in a variety of house-cured meats and accouterments with a charcuterie board in an elegant setting.

14. Au Bon Accueil, 14 Rue de Monttessuy

Distance from the Eiffel Tower: 5 minutes by foot

Restaurant type: Bistro, high-end

Does sipping an exquisite glass of wine on a terrace with Eiffel Tower views sound good to you? Au Bon Accueil is a bistro known for its location and its delicious food and drinks, including a menu that changes daily and excellent wine.

Also worth noting, there are several vegetarian dishes to choose from and many of them can be made gluten-free for those with allergies.

The best places to eat in Paris

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There is certainly no shortage of stellar restaurants, bakeries, bars, and cafes in Paris, and the 7th Arrondissement is no exception. Whether you’re on a budget, need a quick meal, or want to live it up a little, the options are seemingly endless, and plenty are near the Eiffel Tower.

We covered several family-friendly options in this blog, but what if you’re looking for somewhere to take a date for a romantic night out? Beyond the Jules Vernes, there are lots of places to try. Read our guide to the best restaurants for couples near the Eiffel Tower.