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Tuesday 19 Nov 2019    Gourmet Arrondissement Guide

The Seventh : A Gourmet Guide to the Arrondissements of Paris

Bringing you a little gourmet inspiration for the Seventh Arrondissement, perfect for inspiring your next trip!

The Seventh Arrondissement - home of the Eiffel Tower!

The Seventh : An Overview

There are so many icons in the Seventh Arrondissement it's easy to forget there are some other fantastic things to discover too - like food and cocktails and coffee! While it has to be said that the Seventh is not a go-to arrondissement for gastronomy (unless you're in search of some high-end Michelin Star action) there are still some gems to pick out if you're staying in the neighbourhood! 

Are we missing something? Let us know! We love receiving your recommendations and we update our guides on a rolling basis, meaning we welcome suggestions with open arms! Feel free to contact us with your own discoveries in Paris, we'd love to hear from you!

A short disclaimer! As we all know, dining out is a very personal, nuanced affair, and our humble little list featured here - or indeed in any of our content - unfortunately cannot guarantee a spectacular, knock-your-socks-off, "Dear Diary" dining experience - as much as we would love it to! While we certainly aim to inspire, as always we recommend using these suggestions merely as a jumping-off point for your own Paris research. So with that out of the way - on we go!

Restaurants

Chez l'Ami Jean

A long-standing staple of the 7th thanks to its inventive bistronomie cuisine by chef Stéphane Jégo. Save space for the rice pudding. 

27 rue Malar

La Fontaine de Mars 

Opened in 1908 on the lovely rue Saint Dominique, this classic Paris bistro serves all the classics - cassoulet, foie gras, confit de canard, andouillette, filet de boeuf...

129 rue Saint Dominique

Pottoka

For a little Basque influence, Pottoka leans towards the fancy in what is - let's face it - quite a fancy side of town. A great option for an upscale yet affordable lunch with style.

4 rue de l'Exposition  

Plume 

A tiny little restaurant with an understated sense of style, Plume is another great spot for an elegant lunch with imagination, beauty and flair.   

24 Rue Pierre Leroux

Bistrot Belhara

Sometimes, you just need a refined neighbourhood option with a cosy feel and high-quality ingredients. This might just be it. 

23 rue Duvivier 

Something a little fancy...

Arpège

This address needs little introduction - Alain Passard's celebrated hymn to the natural goodness of vegetables. 

84, Rue de Varenne

Divellec

With a grand location overlooking the Esplanade des Invalides, this elegant, modern fish restaurant has the son of triple Michelin Star chef Bernard Pacaud at its helm -Matthieu Pacaud. So you'll be in very good hands while you enjoy the very good food.

18, Rue Fabert

Sylvestre Wahid**

A modern, luminous restaurant (illuminated further by its two Michelin Stars), Sylvestre Wahid is not your stuffy gastronomic experience but a luxurious taste adventure.  

79 Rue Saint-Dominique

Loiseau Rive-Gauche*

Refined, elegant Michelin Star dining - it might stretch your wallet but it might just be worth it...  Expect fascinating, thought-provoking tasting menus. 

5 Rue De Bourgogne

Le Jules Verne

Of course we couldn't mention the 7th without featuring Le Jules Verne, Frédéric Anton's restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower. If you can make peace with the price tag, you're promised something very special.

The Eiffel Tower 

Bars

l'Eclair

On the lovely rue Cler, this cosy bar with laidback beach-house vibes serves great cocktails in a laidback low-lit setting. Opt for the terrasse if you want to watch the world go by. Also available for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner...

32 rue Cler  

Au Sauvignon

Great for a glass of wine and some charcuterie, this classic little neighbourhood bar and restaurant is a local favourite. 

80, rue des Saints-Pères

Fitzgerald 

This may be a restaurant but behind a hidden-ish door you'll find a great cocktail bar for pre-dinner drinks, speakeasy style. Speaking of which, if you're looking for a map of Paris' speakeasies, you'll find one amongst our Handy Maps.

54 Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg

Gatsby

Speaking of speakeasies, Gatsby is another drinking den with some secretive style, just a few minutes from the Eiffel Tower. 

64 avenue Bosquet 

Rosa Bonheur sur Seine

Why be by the Seine when you can be on it? This sister bar to the famous Rosa Bonheur in the Buttes Chaumont is a huge barge that's great for early drinks or late night parties. Also a good lunch spot when it's a little quieter!

Quai d'Orsay, Port des Invalides 

Honourable Mentions

La Grande Epicerie

Of course not all food addresses are restaurants! Explore your gastronomic side with an adventure in the Bon Marché's sister epicerie, with everything your heart desires.  

38 rue des Sèvres

Lastre Sans Apostrophe

A master of all things Paté, this amazing boutique is the work of Yohan Lastre - check out his creations on Instagram right here.

188 rue de Grenelle

rue Cler

One of the most popular streets in the 7th, rue Cler is a pedestrianised street with everything you need to fill your Paris kitchen, from fromageries and boulangeries to tea shops, cocktail bars, bistros, gift shops and more. 

rue Saint Dominique

Another major artery of the 7th arrondissement, rue Saint Dominique has more of an upscale shopping atmosphere to it with plenty of boutiques, as well as cafes, bars and bistros to punctuate your retail therapy. 

Coffee

Coutume 

One of the big names on the roastery circuit, Coutume's beans appear in restaurants and cafés across the city - but nowhere are they more at home at Coutume's own café! Industrial chic and with plenty to recommend it - coffee and foodwise - this is an oasis of good coffee in a pretty barren coffeescape!

47 Rue de Babylone

Bleu Olive

Owned by a group of friends, this family-friendly café also doubles as a little boutique for lovingly selected epicerie items and lovely bits-and-bobs. Homely and chic, it's a café with good vibes just a few minutes' walk from the Eiffel Tower. 

184 Rue de Grenelle

Zia

Open seven days a week, this coffee shop and casual café is a coffee and brunch highlight of the 7th.  

22 avenue de Tourville 

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