Yes! We have it clear, there are thousands of cheaper and also special options in Paris but not every day one can start a story, a chat with the family or a beer with friends with a "the day I had dinner at the Eiffel Tower ... "
Why have dinner at the Eiffel Tower? A different and special experience
Thousands and millions of people walk through it annually (to be exact 7 million people) being, for this reason, the most visited monument in the world. Around it revolve stories of all kinds, some that you would not even believe. Did you know that a woman when he saw her fell in love and wanted to marry her? And he did it, really.SPECIAL EXPERIENCES FOR A NIGHT IN PARIS: You know what we like to look for those plans to enjoy at night wherever we go and in Paris, although Paula was pregnant, it was not going to be less. This time we can talk to you first hand and under our real experience from:
- Moulin Rouge show in Paris: tickets, dinner and opinion in which we give you all the available options. In fact, we made dinner at Amelié's restaurant and then we went to the show that, it must be said, WE LOVED.
- Dining at the Eiffel Tower: restaurant, prices and opinion What is this you are reading Without a doubt, a special evening in a special place with some additives (priority entry without queues, being able to go up to the second floor without waiting ...)
- Best dinner cruise on the Seine: which one to choose and opinion in which we tell you the different boats to enjoy the Seine at sunset. It was our farewell to Paris and seeing the tower illuminated from the river in addition to that evening and toast of wine, it is not done every day
Another person died when they saw her, or so they say. Be that as it may, if you think of love, you think (sooner or later) of your monument par excellence, in the city of lights ... in Paris and The Eiffel Tower.
Few things are more beautiful than Paris at night, why? No doubt for its lights. There are different theories by which Paris is called and recognized under "the city of lights." One of the theories was born when, in the 17th century, the city was installed in The world's first public lighting. Another has to do with the movement of the Enlightenment, at which time Paris became the cradle for philosophy, political and cultural thought ... this century became known as the "century of lights." Finally, in 1830 the lighting became gas and served for streets, shops and much more, thus fascinating the European population, who was responsible for baptizing the city.
If you have the opportunity to walk through this city at night (even without dinner at the Eiffel Tower) do not hesitate because it is a stamp that is not repeated in the same way or with the same essence in any other city. It is clear that Paris has a something different that makes it magical.
We take the opportunity to finish dinner to see it from the height. Yes, it is possible to climb the Eiffel Tower sooner or later, some of the options allow you priority entry without queues for it. We tell you!
In which restaurant of the Eiffel Tower have dinner? Available options and prices
Why settle for a simple visit if we can stay to enjoy the panoramic peacefully while we have dinner (or eat) in it? There is the possibility of living this unforgettable experience withdifferent options and alternatives within the same Eiffel Tower. Of course, we recommend (in some it is mandatory)book in advance because it's easy for you to run out of space.
Option 1 The 58 Tour EiffelIt is located in the first floor and allows you and it offers a complete experience in which all the factors come together in favor of a memory for memory, in addition to being acceptable to all audiences. Alain Soulard is the chef responsible and in charge of the cuisine of this restaurant, offering a menu adapted to seasonal products and quality cuisine. It is necessary prebook, so do not forget to tie all the ends for your visit. There are several types of menus and their prices go from € 65 to € 130 per person, more or less. UPDATE: It is under renovation until spring 2020
Option 2 Le Jules Verne It is the luxury option located on its second floor 125 meters from the ground with stunning views over the Champ-de-Mars, Quai Branly and Trocadero. It is also necessary book in advance and their prices vary between € 105 a la carte and € 190-230 of the tasting menu per person
Option 3 La Bulle Parisienne will open from October 2020, also under Advance reservationFor those who want something casual in a French bistro, and where you can sit at the counter or at a table on the terrace.
Options 4 and 5The above are the alternatives available for lunch or dinner (there is an event room called Gustave Eiffel not open to the public) butThe Champagne Bar and The Macarons StoreThey offer you a champagne service so that you can toast on the top of the tower with prices ranging from € 13 to € 22 and a store on the second floor to buy some candy to taste there or take other souvenirs.
If these options do not convince you for any reason you know that around the tower there is a wide range of restaurants for lunch or dinner.FRENCH RESTAURANTS RECOMMENDED NEAR THE EIFFEL TOWER:
Au Bon Accueil (14 rue de Monttessuy), are the menus, dishes and prices in your official Web.
20 Eiffel (20 rue de Monttessuy), also has all the information of its menus and prices on-line.
Tour Restaurant (La Motte Picquet 6, rue Desaix), very elegant and menus with wide variety in its official Web.
Les Ombres Restaurant (27, quai Branly), in comparison more expensive than the rest but the dishes are very elaborate and of great quality. Is the restaurant of the Musée du Quai Branly, located overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
If you are going to opt for this idea, inform yourself before entering since being close to the Eiffel Tower maybe your pocket and experience resent locals looking for "tourist hunting". However, we are in Paris where there are dozens oftypical french places With a lot of charm, it sure is worth it.
Dinner at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant: our opinion and real experience
We had dinner at 58 Eiffel Tour (what will reopen in spring 2020) and, before telling you how dinner was, a curiosity ... Do you know why this peculiar name? Because on this first floor you will ascend if you decide to go to this restaurant It is exactly 58 meters above the ground in the most romantic place in the world. Interesting at least, right?
It should be mentioned that both this restaurant and the other alternatives They also offer meals, as well as dinners. Personally (and always in our opinion), a meal is not as special as a dinner, but in this particular location there is a lot of crowding at that time. Dinner is perfect and the experience starts from the moment when, with your online tickets You do not have to queue, even when controlling access to the site Just show them. Before, you have to redeem the voucher that you bring printed (or show it on your mobile) in the base kiosk.
It is important to know that with the entrance you have Skip-the-line priority access to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower in the elevator along the East Pillar... and so we did
Once up, either before or after dinner, too you can go up to the second floor for free (not the third one) using the stairs.
The 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant has no loss since with its striking colors with red tones it is asking you to enter.
The place, as they define, has "Bright and familiar atmosphere during the day, transforming into an elegant brasserie at night"and that is really so, with the added value of being able to enjoy a Beautiful sunset on the side of Trocadero.
And what food? Although you already know that we are one of those who consider the global experience over a menu, we must recognize that we dined very well from the moment they receive you with the glass of champagne to toast until they begin to arrange modern french cuisine with an original version of the traditional ones (which translates into minimalist)
From the available menu, we tried a little of everything, from duck foie gras, a mix of vegetables, to a grilled dorado fillet and a salmon with prawns ...
Although we would have no doubt in choosing the final winners ... the desserts! Especially the profiterol with vanilla ice cream and chocolate cream. Yummmm
Thus, after dinner (around 1.30h-2h), we enjoy the last views of the night from the heights of Paris and return quietly to the hotel.
Practical data for dinner at the Eiffel Tower
How to get to the Eiffel Tower?
It should have no loss but, just in case, the Eiffel Tower is located on the banks of the Seine, in the Trocadero area. Her adress isChamp de Mars, 5. On a typical map of Paris you will find it in the 7th arrondissement (what they call arrondissement there). In the article of Map of Paris with detailed plans for your trip you will find the different graphics to locate you, among them the Trocadero one.
Opening hours of the Eiffel Tower and its restaurants
The Eiffel Tower Opens every day and has two types of schedules:
- Since mid June to early September, open of 09:00 to 00:45 hours.
- He The rest of the year open from 09:30 at 22:30 hours.
Of the restaurants, the one with a fixed schedule is the 58 Eiffel Tour, which opens 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for meals and of 18:30 to 23:30 for dinner. The rest are open continuously.
How much does it cost to have dinner at restaurants in the Eiffel Tower?
As we have told you the prices vary depending on the restaurant where you want to have dinner but it is easy to make the distinction between luxury: Jules Verne; the special one but with reasonable prices: 58 Tour Eiffel that we chose; and the one with less charm for an evening but more affordable: La Bulle Parisinne.
Do I have to be dressed in any concrete way?
No specific dress code is required, but they do ask for and recommend customers go dressed properly. Come on, don't show up in flip flops and shorts.
Has this article helped you to get an idea of all the alternatives you have within the enclosure of this symbol of France and the City of Light for a romantic evening? Have you already chosen your dinner in one of the restaurants of the Eiffel Tower or do you have any experience that you want to share? Tell us and we will help future travelers!
Paula and Isaac, having dinner at the Eiffel Tower (Paris)