Top 3 Romantic Restaurants in Paris

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A popular destination for honeymooners and couples on a romantic holiday, Paris offers many elements within its borders that only serve to prod people closer together. One of these is its many exquisite restaurants, but with more than 12,000 dining spots within city limits, it can be next to impossible to figure out the perfect place to eat during a romantic night on the town without outside help.

In that spirit, we have selected what we think are the top 3 romantic restaurants in Paris, so if you are having trouble picking, bookmark this post and pick any one of the following places, and prepare to have a culinary experience that neither of you will ever forget!

1) Benoit, 20 Rue Saint-Martin, 4th Arrondissement

Those seeking the classic French bistro experience will want to dine at Benoit, which is located in the 4th Arrondissement in Paris. While it may not look like much from the outside, the beauty that lies within will charm you and your partner from the second you step inside.

Possessing a Michelin Star and brass and aged wood fittings that are fitting of a restaurant that has been around since the haughty days of the Gilded Age (1912), this restaurant doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to granting you the true French dining experience.

From divine beef dishes that melt in your mouth, to decadent desserts that delighted the palates of generations of elite French diners, your experience at Benoit will be nothing short of magnificent.

2) Le Ciel de Paris, 33 Avenue du Maine, 14th Arrondissement

If the designs of old restaurants bore you, then the gleaming modernity of Le Ciel de Paris will likely prove to be a better choice for you and your spouse. Sitting on the 56th floor of Tour Maine Montparnasse, this chic dining hotspot recently completed a renovation that has given it a sharp new look, and if that isn’t enough, its floor to ceiling windows give diners a breathtaking of the city below as it slips into its night time identity.

The cuisine here is Modern French, focusing on present day interpretations of one of the world’s best cooking styles, resulting in dishes like fois gras cooked three different ways, snails with pig’s foot and lobster topped with a Bourbon vanilla emulsion.

With an innovative approach to food and a view that can’t be beat, Le Ciel de Paris works well for adventurous couples.

3) Lapérouse, 51 Quai des Grands Augustins, 6th Arrondissement

Don’t have hundreds of Euro to spend, but still want an iconic dining experience in Paris with your significant other before heading home? If so, Lapérouse delivers unbelievable value for your money, as this dining spot is located within a 17th century mansion, yet a prix-fixe menu won’t have you spending more than €45 a person at lunch.

The veal and seafood dishes are recommended, but anything you have here will likely be memorable, as the atmosphere that the aged wood paneled rooms in the private salons will add a certain je ne sais quoi to its flavor.

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