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Paris Valentine’s Day: The Top Romantic places to eat in Paris

When looking for where to eat in Paris on Valentine’s Day there are many options to consider. For sure you expect the gastronomic capital to have everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to more local favorites that have the perfect French “je ne sai quoi” charm.

Here I share my best picks I recommend to my tour and wedding clients! Included you will find the corresponding reviews. I trust Google Reviews more than anything else for restaurants here in Paris (better than The Fork and Trip Advisor) simply from experience!

Paris, the city of love, is renowned for its romantic ambiance, exquisite cuisine, and charming eateries tucked away in every corner. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to sweep your loved one off their feet, Paris offers an array of intimate dining experiences sure to ignite the flames of passion. Here’s our curated list of the most romantic restaurants in the City of Lights:

1. Mr T – Le Marais: Nestled in the heart of the historic Le Marais district, Mr T captivates diners with its seasonal dishes crafted by a talented young chef. The intimate setting and emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients create an unforgettable culinary journey for you and your partner.

Mr T REVIEWS + booking info

2. Cheval d’Or: Experience a fusion of Asian and French cuisine at Cheval d’Or, where each dish is a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. The restaurant’s spectacular wine selection adds an extra layer of sophistication to your romantic evening.

Cheval d’Or REVIEWS + booking info

3. Café de l’Homme: Perched in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower, Café de l’Homme offers unparalleled views of the city’s most famous landmark. Treat your senses to a gastronomic adventure with a menu that showcases the finest French cuisine, all while basking in the glow of the city’s twinkling lights.

Café de l’Homme REVIEWS + booking info

4. Chez Janou: Transport yourself to the sun-kissed shores of the South of France at Chez Janou, where the ambiance is as warm and inviting as the cuisine. Rub shoulders with locals as you savor specialties from Provence in this charming bistro.

Chez Janou REVIEWS + booking info

5. Arpège: For a truly unforgettable dining experience, indulge in the culinary delights of Arpège, a Michelin-starred restaurant renowned for its innovative vegetarian cuisine. Let the impeccable service and exquisite flavors whisk you and your partner away on a romantic journey.

Arpège REVIEWS + booking info

6. Restaurant Rochechouart: Embrace the cozy charm of Hotel Rochechouart, a hidden gem nestled in the vibrant neighborhoods of Pigalle and Montmartre. With its intimate atmosphere and hearty French fare, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic rendezvous away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Restaurant Rochechouart REVIEWS + booking info

7. Frenchie: Step into the world of Chef Gregory Marchand at Frenchie, a Michelin-starred restaurant known for its creative dishes and laid-back atmosphere. Start your evening with a glass of wine at the adjacent wine bar before savoring a memorable meal with your loved one.

Frenchie REVIEWS + booking info

8. Clamato: Seafood lovers rejoice at Clamato, a culinary gem offering some of the freshest seafood in Paris. Arrive early to snag a table and indulge in an array of delectable dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Clamato REVIEWS + booking info

9. Les Enfants du Marche: Immerse yourself in the charm of Paris’ oldest covered market at Enfant du Marché, where the menu changes with the seasons and the wine flows freely. Share a romantic meal amidst the bustling market stalls for a truly unique dining experience.

Enfants de Marche REVIEWS + booking info

10. Le Grand Colbert: Step back in time at Le Grand Colbert, a Parisian institution steeped in history and tradition. With its elegant ambiance and classic French cuisine, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic evening filled with old-world charm. Across from Palais Royale, this was also in the movie “Somethings Gotta Give”!

Le Grand Colbert – Brasserie Parisienne – REVIEWS + booking info

We will be out in le Marais, maybe I’ll run into you at Chez Janou! wink wink…


Paris offers an abundance of romantic restaurants to suit every taste and preference. This is more of a local favorite list – I have lots of other places I can recommend based on your budget and even dietary restrictions. If you need a travel planner for Paris – send me an email – – Yanique!

Whether you’re seeking panoramic views of the city or an intimate dining experience tucked away in a charming neighborhood, the City of Lights never fails to captivate with its culinary delights and amorous ambiance. Indulge in a culinary journey that will leave you and your partner enchanted and coming back to celebrate!

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merci, et a bientot!

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