Restaurants near Champs Elysees
When you’re exploring Paris, it’s only natural to want to eat delicious food. Paris and food go together like all the best matches in the world. In fact, France is one of only two countries to have its cuisine acknowledged as a cultural treasure by UNESCO.
One of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Champs Elysees, is also where you will find a variety of restaurants in Paris that cater to visitors to the French capital.
They’re not difficult to find and will provide you with a great meal - and a wonderful French experience. When you visit Champs Elysees make sure that you factor in enough time to sample some of them. You won’t regret it.
Our post below shares our best insider knowledge for Paris Champs Elysees restaurants. Be careful that you don’t feel hungry while you’re reading!
Go French at Fouquet's
If you want to experience high-end French cuisine, all signs point to Fouquet's. Of all the Paris Champs Elysees restaurants, this is the one that shouts Parisian style. Well, whispers it, because shouting isn’t very stylish.
The restaurant has been open since 1898 and links the exclusive avenue George V to Avenue des Champs Elysees. Fouquet’s is also the site of the annual dinner party for the César Awards (the French equivalent of the Oscars), and in 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy celebrated his electoral win with a dinner at this Parisian landmark.
Josephine Baker, Catherine Deneuve and Sophia Loren have all dined at Fouquet’s so you will be in exceptionally good company if you dine here.
Italian fare at Tosca
Italian is naturally included in the variety of restaurants near Champs Elysees, and none are more delightful than Tosca.
Located just a few meters away from the Palais de l’Elysée, the official residence of the French president, Tosca serves refined Italian cuisine that will introduce your taste buds to new sensations.
All produce used in the restaurant is imported from Italy. Typical Italian ingredients of olive oil, lemon and truffles are used to conjure Italian favorites that showcase a cuisine obsessed with simplicity and fresh ingredients. Tosca’s chef, Michelino Gioia, holds a Michelin star so you know that it is going to be an out of the ordinary experience.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch between noon and 14:30 and for dinners from 19:30 to 22:00, Tosca is famous for its desserts, including a tiramisu that is the stuff of legends. The friendly staff will happily suggest delicious confections to you but take it from us, everything on Tosca’s menu is sublime!
Pizza Vesuvio for authentic pizza
If you’re traveling with children, or you’re just a bit of a pizza aficionado yourself, you want to bypass all the Paris restaurants on the Champs Elysees until you get to Pizza Vesuvio. Due to its location, this is a classier type of fast-food pizza restaurant and it is well-priced in comparison to many other restaurants on this stretch of the avenue.
After hours of sightseeing, the atmosphere in the restaurant will welcome you to sit back and relax. Children love it and the staff are warm and inviting. The menu is available in languages other than French and portions are adult-sized.
A Champs Restaurant for a canivore
Steak and chips is a quintessential Parisian meal to have. If you get a craving to act like a carnivore, head to Le Relais de L’Entrecôte. A lovely bistro where the menu really extends to steak and a mountain of French fries, and very little else. Two words to the wise; this spot is extremely popular with Parisians and visitors to the French capital alike so expect long lines, and don’t ask for ketchup. Just don’t.
A spot of tea
Bread and Roses 2 is an unexpected delight to be found in the pantheon of Champs Elysee's restaurants. The unexpected part comes to the fore with finding this little corner of England so happily at home on a Parisian avenue.
Modeled somewhat on an English tearoom, Bread and Roses 2 is the option to consider for a wide variety of teas with savory or sweet tarts. They also do salads, scones and a cheesecake that is out of this world. The premises also act as a bakery and carry a few grocery items so it is quite handy.
Paris is a treat for all the senses, especially your sense of taste. From pastries to quintessential Parisian delights to cuisine on offer from around the world, Paris will keep you well-fed and your taste-buds enchanted.