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What’s Open in August? Our 2014 Calendar of Restaurant Closures

For many years, we’ve been assembling a calendar to show you which restaurants (those already included in Our Paris Guide) will be open in August. This year, we’ve been extra annoying on your behalf, making repeated calls and emails to more than 400 restaurants to confirm their exact plans. The good news for diners: holiday closures have shortened dramatically compared with past years, and many restaurants are staying open all summer. Whether you want to search for the schedule of a particular restaurant, or find out what’s open by date, you’ll have plenty to choose from this season.

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75001 (Louvre, Palais Royal, Opéra)

Summer picnic along the SeineSummer picnic along the Seine

75002 (Sentier)

Lunch in the Marché des Enfants RougesLunch in the Marché des Enfants Rouges

75003 (Northern Marais)

75004 (Southern Marais)

Sitting along the SeineBack to back, along the Seine

75005 (Latin Quarter)

On the edge of the Ile Saint LouisOn the edge of the Ile Saint Louis

75006 (Saint-Germain)

Luxembourg Gardens Paris summerLuxembourg Gardens in the summer

75007 (Western Saint-Germain, Invalides, Eiffel Tower)

Cobblestone Rollerskate along the SeineCobblestone rollerskate along the Seine

75008 (Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Madeleine)

75009 (Pigalle, Grands Boulevards)

 75010 (Canal Saint-Martin)

Paris PlagesSummer spray at Paris Plages

75011 (Bastille, République, Voltaire)

75012 (Aligre, Nation)

Flowers at the Aligre marketFlowers at the Aligre market

75013 (Chinatown)

75014 (Montparnasse)

Jardin de l'Observatoire Jardin de l’Observatoire

75015 (Eiffel Tower)

Parc des Buttes ChaumontThe Parc des Buttes Chaumont

75016 (Trocadéro, Bois de Boulogne)

75017 (Arc de Triomphe, Batignolles)

Summer terrasse in MontmartreSummer terrasse in Montmartre

75018 (Montmartre)

75020 (Belleville, Ménilmontant)

  • Chatomat – closed from June 22- July 14 and from August 17-September 4
  • Le Baratin – closed from August 17-mid September

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Boules along the Bassin de la VillettePétanque along the Bassin de la Villette

Open on Friday August 1

Open on Saturday August 2

Open on Sunday August 3

Rock en Seine summer concert seriesRock en Seine summer concert series

Open on Monday August 4

Open on Tuesday August 5

Canalside caféCanal side café

Open on Wednesday August 6

Open on Thursday August 7

Dancing at Paris PlagesDancing at Paris Plages

Open on Friday August 8

Open on Saturday August 9

Tourists on the bridgeSummer tourists on the bridge

Open on Sunday August 10

Open on Monday August 11

On the slope of the Sacre CoeurOn the slope of the Sacre Coeur

Open on Tuesday August 12

Open on Wednesday August 13

Summer wedding near the CanalSummer wedding near the Canal

Open on Thursday August 14

Open on Friday August 15

Today is a national holiday (Assumption) and many restaurants, even if they have otherwise told us they will be open, may actually be closed. Make sure to call ahead before you head out. 

Flower seller at the Raspail marketFlower seller at the Raspail market

Open on Saturday August 16

Open on Sunday August 17

Summer legs in the Luxembourg GardensSunning in the Luxembourg Gardens

Open on Monday August 18

Open on Tuesday August 19

Sidewalk café in MontmartreSidewalk café in Montmartre

Open on Wednesday August 20

Open on Thursday August 21

Herbs at the Aligre marketFresh herbs at the Aligre market

Open on Friday August 22

Open on Saturday August 23

Picnic along the SeinePicnic along the Seine

Open on Sunday August 24

Open on Monday August 25

Hidden garden near the Canal (Café A)Hidden garden near the Canal (Café A)

Open on Tuesday August 26

Open on Wednesday August 27

Café 28° Est on the Bassin de la VilletteCafé 28° Est on the Bassin de la Villette

Open on Thursday August 28

Open on Friday August 29

Love Wall, MontmartreLove Wall, Montmartre

Open on Saturday August 30

Open on Sunday August 31

Summer sips along the CanalSummer sips along the Canal

 

Champagne on the Eiffel Tower, photo by Alexander Kachkaev via Flickr

Paris Restaurants for Ringing in the New Year

New Year’s Eve (December 31)

Staggeringly Expensive

  • Le Meurice – for 980€ not including drinks, the menu includes sea scallops with white Alba truffles, duck foie gras with black truffles, langoustines, turbot with caviar, lobster with pumpkin and black truffle, poularde with truffles, Brie de Meaux with truffles (are you sensing a theme?) and desserts. 
  • L’Abeille – for 700€ per person (down from 900€ in 2012), the nine-course menu will feature wild Belon oysters with an emulsion of vintage Champagne, sea urchins, smoked truffles, turbot, Bresse goose, cheese and two desserts. Wine pairings are included for each course. If you’re going to splurge on this level (which we probably never would), the deal at L’Abeille is far more interesting than the apparent rip-offs at Le Meurice at La Tour d’Argent. Reservation and prepayment via La Fourchette is required.
  • Les Ombres – for 430€ per person including Champagne, the multi-course menu includes a velouté of sunchokes and artichokes, a wild mushroom and black truffle tart, a “bonbon” of caviar, cabbage and Menton lemon with quail egg mimosa, smoked and grilled steak and several desserts. Unlimited Champagne, plus mineral water, coffee, and an Eiffel Tower view. Reservations via La Fourchette.
  • Senderens – for 400€ with wine pairings or 330€ without wine, the menu includes a beetroot meringue with black truffle, carpaccio of langoustines, sea scallop soufflé with black truffles, steamed duck foie gras in cabbage leaf with black truffles, a demi-deuil Bresse chicken suprême, French toast with orange & spices & truffle ice cream, coffee & petits fours.
  • Ciel de Paris – for 395€ (including Champagne throughout the meal) this panoramic restaurant will be serving foie gras, lobster, filet and ris de veau in pastry crust, plus dessert.

Very Expensive (more than 175€ without wine)

  • L’Agapé – for 220€ (not including wine), the “Black Diamond” eleven-course menu includes potatoes with caviar, sea scallops with black truffles, tempuras with truffle sauce, Brittany lobster with chestnuts and celery root, foie gras pot au feu with truffle, Bresse poulette with girolles, cheese and several desserts. Reservation via La Fourchette is required.
  • Qui Plume la Lune – for 200€ (not including drinks), the chef will be serving an 8-10 course tasting menu. Reservations via La Fourchette here.

Expensive (more than 90€ without wine)

  • Verjus is serving a festive tasting menu (think truffles, caviar, lobster, etc.) with Champagne and wine pairings. There will host two services, 18h30 to 21h30 and 22h to 1h. The first service is 150€ per person and the second service is 200€ per person (extra Champagne with the second service) including all drinks (coffee, water, wine).
  • Bar le Passage – for 115€ (not including drinks), the menu includes sea scallop soufflé with black truffle, Bresse chicken fricassée with creamy truffle sauce, Saint-Honoré cake with praline, coffee & petits fours. This is the more casual bar above the restaurant Senderens (described above).
  • Chamarré Montmartre – for 159€ (not including drinks), the menu includes shrimp with citrus caviar, warm oysters and clams with a sabayon of yuzu and herring caviar, a marbré of quail, foie gras and smoked eel with beetroot jus, lobster with squid in squid ink, duck breast with anchovies and orange, cheese and two desserts. Reservations via La Fourchette.
  • L’Auberge du 15 – for 120€ (not including wine), the multi-course menu will include chestnut soup with truffles and toasted almonds, sea scallops with buttered and truffled scallops, suprême de volaille fermière (farm-raised chicken) with roasted foie gras and truffled mashed potatoes, and dessert. 
Vegetarian starter at Macéo
Vegetarian starter at Macéo
  • Macéo – for 98€ (not including wine), the multi-course menu includes vegetarian options, beginning with chestnut carpaccio with truffle emulsion and a choice between starters (octopus cannelloni stuffed with lobster and crab, or pencil leeks with black truffle, or consommé of Bresse chicken with foie gras ravioli), and mains (sea scallops with caviar in a clam broth or baby cabbages stuffed with artichokes and mushrooms or filet of Aubrac beef with confit shallots and pumpkin purée), plus a choice of desserts.
  • Chez Géraud – for 110€ (including a glass of Champagne), the menu includes lobster ravioli with artichoke bisque, sauteed sea scallops with avocado and Granny Smiths, truffled poularde with a pot au feu of vegetables, plus dessert.
  • À La Marguerite for 150€ they are serving a nine-course dégustation menu (it’s unclear whether any drinks are included).
  • Miroir will be serving a six course menu for 150€ (reservations required). 
  • Also open, but not necessarily doing a special holiday meal: L’Ateliers de Joël Robuchon Saint-Germain & Etoile

Moderate (less than 90€)

  • Juveniles will be open for dinner on the 31st with a special menu, as yet undecided, and a special selection of wines, sold at retail price. There are still a few places left. 
  • Verjus Bar à Vin – the wine bar below the restaurant will be open and serving small plates (no holiday menu) and of course wine, and we expect it to be packed (really, really packed) and fun.
  • Willi’s Wine Bar – for 68€ (not including drinks) the menu will include house made gnocchi with parmesan and sage, a choice between starters (Thai shrimp salad or foie gras terrine) mains (sea bass or venison) and desserts (baba au rhum or chocolate). 
  • Au Clocher de Montmartre – for 89€ (including drinks) the menu includes a starter of foie gras with seasonal vegetables or velouté of pumpkin, Comté ravioli & truffle emulsion, followed by a main of sea bass or guinea hen, plus dessert.
  • Aux Verres de Contact – for 70€ (not including drinks), the menu will include a tartare of sea scallops, foie gras with homemade chutney, celery root raviolis with truffle in truffled beef broth, roasted sea bass, oysters, veal and veal sweetbreads, Mont d’Or cheese, chocolate cake.
  • Le Pharamond will be serving two different menus at 88€ or 98€ each with a glass of Champagne.
  • Le Dodin will be open and serving their usual menu but with a few festive suggestions (truffles, foie gras, caviar…)
  • La Buvette wine bar will remain open.
  • Brasseries and bouillons open 365 days/year: Le Pied de CochonChez Jenny and all of the Flo brasseries (Bofinger, La Coupole, Julien, Le Vaudeville, Terminus Nord, Brasserie Balzar, Le Boeuf sur le Toit), and Chartier (very inexpensive).

Open but Undecided

New Year’s Day (January 1)

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Christmas in Paris, photo by Bob Hall via Flickr

What’s Open around Christmas & New Year’s?

Holiday alert! The vast majority of Paris restaurants will be closed from before Christmas until after the New Year, with many reopening on January 2nd, 2014. To help you navigate this tricky period, we’ve contacted the restaurants in Our Paris Guide and have compiled the following calendar of restaurant closures. We’ll continue to update this post as we learn new information, and we offer more detailed descriptions of holiday options in our posts about Paris restaurants for celebrating Christmas and for ringing in the New Year.

What’s Open by Date

Saturday December 21, 2013

À La MargueriteAgapé SubstanceArtisanAstierAu Comptoir de Brice (lunch only), Au Passage (dinner only), Aux Lyonnais (dinner only), Beef ClubCafé PinsonCandelaria and Le Mary CelesteChez Grenouille (dinner only), ClamatoCoutume, Desvouges, El Nopal, Frenchie To Go, Guy Savoy (dinner only), JajaJuvenilesL’AssietteL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonL’Auberge du XVLa BuvetteLa Maison MereLe Coq RicoLe Garde Temps (dinner only), Les BouquinistesLes PapillesMacéo (dinner only), MiroirNübaPink FlamingoRestaurant Pierre Sang Boyer (dinner only), The Sunken ChipWilli’s Wine Bar

Sunday December 22, 2013

À La MargueriteArtisanAstierAu Comptoir de Brice (lunch only), Café PinsonCandelaria and Le Mary CelesteClamatoCoutumeEl NopalJajaL’AssietteL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonLa BuvetteLe Coq RicoLes BouquinistesPink FlamingoThe Sunken Chip

Monday December 23, 2013

À La Marguerite, AstierAu PassageCafé PinsonCandelaria and Le Mary CelesteChez GrenouilleJajaJuveniles (dinner only), L’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonL’ArpègeLe Coq RicoLe MeuriceLes BouquinistesMacéoPink Flamingo (Marais location only), Willi’s Wine Bar

Tuesday December 24, 2013

Café Pinson (lunch only), Juveniles (lunch only), L’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’ArpègeL’Auberge du XVLa BuvetteLe Coq RicoLe Meurice (dinner only)

Wednesday December 25, 2013

L’ArpègeL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonLa BuvetteLe Coq Rico

Thursday December 26, 2013

Agapé SubstanceArtisanAu Comptoir de Brice (lunch only), Beef Club, Café PinsonCandelaria and Le Mary CelesteClamatoChez GrenouilleCoutumeEl NopalGuy Savoy (dinner only), Jaja, L’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonL’ArpègeL’Auberge du XVLa BuvetteLa Maison MereLa Régalade & La Régalade Saint HonoréLe Coq RicoLe Garde TempsLe MeuriceLes BouquinistesMacéoMiroirPink FlamingoWilli’s Wine Bar

Friday December 27, 2013

Agapé SubstanceÀ La MargueriteArtisanAstierAu Comptoir de Brice (lunch only), Beef ClubCafé PinsonCandelaria and Le Mary CelesteChez GrenouilleClamatoCoutumeEl NopalGuy SavoyL’ArpègeL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonL’Auberge du XVLa BuvetteLa Maison MereLa Régalade & La Régalade Saint HonoréLe Coq RicoLe Garde TempsLe MeuriceLes BouquinistesMacéoMiroirPink FlamingoWilli’s Wine Bar

Saturday December 28, 2013

Agapé SubstanceÀ La MargueriteArtisanAstierAu Comptoir de Brice (lunch only), Beef ClubCafé PinsonCandelaria and Le Mary CelesteChez Grenouille (dinner only), ClamatoCoutumeEl NopalGuy Savoy (dinner only) JajaL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonL’Auberge du XVLa BuvetteLa Maison MereLe Coq RicoLe Garde Temps (dinner only), Les BouquinistesMacéo (dinner only), MiroirPink FlamingoWilli’s Wine Bar

Sunday December 29, 2013

À La MargueriteArtisanAstierAu Comptoir de Brice (lunch only), Café PinsonCandelaria and Le Mary CelesteClamatoCoutumeEl NopalJajaL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonLa BuvetteLe Coq RicoLes BouquinistesPink Flamingo

Monday December 30, 2013

À La MargueriteAstierCafé PinsonCandelaria and Le Mary CelesteChez GéraudChez GrenouilleCoutumeJajaJuvenilesL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonL’ArpègeLa Régalade ConservatoireLe Coq RicoLe MeuriceLes BouquinistesMacéoPink Flamingo (Marais location only), Verjus and Verjus Bar à VinsWilli’s Wine Bar

Tuesday December 31, 2013

Agapé SubstanceÀ La Marguerite, AstierBeef ClubCafé Pinson (lunch only), Chez GéraudJuvenilesL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonL’ArpègeL’Auberge du XVLa BuvetteLa Régalade ConservatoireLe Coq RicoLe Meurice (dinner only) MacéoMiroirSeptime (fully booked), Verjus and Verjus Bar à VinsWilli’s Wine Bar

Wednesday January 1, 2014

Agapé SubstanceAu Comptoir de Brice (lunch only), Beef ClubChez GéraudJuvenilesL’ArpègeL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonL’Auberge du XVLa BuvetteLa Régalade ConservatoirePink Flamingo (dinner only), Septime

Thursday January 2, 2014

Agapé SubstanceArtisanAu Comptoir de Brice (lunch only), Aux Lyonnais (dinner only), Beef ClubCafé PinsonCandelaria and Le Mary CelesteChez GéraudChez GrenouilleClamatoCoutumeChez GeorgesEl NopalGuy Savoy (dinner only), JajaJuveniles, L’ArpègeL’AssietteL’Atelier Etoile de Joël RobuchonL’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël RobuchonL’Auberge du XVLa BuvetteLa Maison MereLa Régalade ConservatoireLe Coq RicoLe Garde TempsLe MeuriceMacéoNübaSeptimeThe Sunken ChipVerjus and Verjus Bar à VinsWilli’s Wine Bar

What’s Open (or Closed) by Neighborhood

75001

  • À La Marguerite will be closed December 24-26 and January 1-2 (usually open every day). Open December 31.
  • Juveniles will be closed after lunch on December 24 and will reopen on December 30. Open for dinner on December 31 with a special menu and selection of wines sold at retail price (they are usually closed all day on Sundays and Monday at lunch)
  • Beef Club will be closed on December 24 & 25, and also on January 1st (plus regular closure on Sundays and Mondays). Open for dinner on December 31 but haven’t yet decided upon a special menu or price.
  • La Régalade Saint Honoré will close for dinner on December 24 and all day on December 25, plus December 28 through January 5, reopening for dinner on January 6 (regular closure on Saturdays & Sundays). 
  • Le Meurice will be closed for lunch but open for dinner on December 24, closed all day on December 25, closed for lunch but open for dinner on December 31, closed all day on January 1 (plus their regular closure on Saturday and Sundays). 
  • Macéo will be closed December 24 & 25 plus January 1st (plus their regular closure for lunch on Saturdays and all day on Sundays). Open December 31. 
  • Willi’s Wine Bar will be closed December 24 & 25 plus January 1st (plus their regular closure on Sundays). Open December 31. 
  • Verjus and Verjus Bar à Vins will be closed from December 23rd through December 27th. They will also be closed on January 1st (plus regular closure on Saturdays & Sundays) but open on December 31.
75002
  • Aux Lyonnais will be closed from December 22 and will reopen for dinner on January 2 (regularly closed on Saturdays for lunch and all day Sundays and Mondays).
  • Chez Georges will be closed from December 21 through January 1 (regularly closed Saturdays and Sundays).
  • Frenchie and Frenchie Bar à Vins will be closed from December 21 through January 2. Frenchie To Go will be closed from December 22 through January 2.

75003

  • Pink Flamingo will be closed December 24-25 & 31 and will reopen for dinner on January 1 (regularly closed on Monday, except Marais location which is open every day).
  • Café Pinson will be closed for dinner on December 24 and all day December 25. Closed for dinner on December 31 and all day January 1 (otherwise open every day).
  • Candelaria and Le Mary Celeste will be closed December 24, 25, 31 & January 1 (otherwise open every day)

75004

  • Jaja will be closed on December 24-25 and December 31 & January 1 (regularly open every day).

75005

  • Desvouges will be open on December 21 (normally closed all day Saturdays & Sundays plus dinner on Mondays and Tuesdays), but closed December 22-January 5.
  • Les Papilles will be closed from December 22 through January 2 (regularly closed on Sundays and Mondays).

75006

  • Agapé Substance will be closed December 24-25 (plus their regular closure on Sundays and Mondays). It’s not yet clear if they will be open for NYE. 
  • L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon will be closed on December 24 and open every other day, including December 25 & 31 and January 31. 
  • Les Bouquinistes will be closed from December 24-26 and December 31-January 2 (otherwise open every day). 

75007

  • Coutume will be closed December 23-25. On Monday December 30, they will open at 10am and will serve brunch from 11am-4pm without reservations (they are otherwise closed on Mondays). They will also be closed December 31 & January 1.
  • L’Arpège will not be closed during the holidays (other than their regular closure on Saturdays & Sundays). Open December 24 & 25 plus December 31 & January 1. 

75008

75009

  • Artisan will be closed December 23-25 and December 30-January 1 (plus their regular closure on Mondays).
  • Big Fernand will be closed December 23-25 and December 30-January 1 (plus regular closure on Sundays).
  • Chez Grenouille will be closed on December 24 & 25 and December 31 & January 1 (plus their regular closure for Saturday lunch and all day Sunday).
  • La Maison Mere will be closed December 23-25 and December 30-January 1 (plus their regular closure for Sunday dinner and all day Monday).
  • La Régalade Conservatoire will be closed from December 21-29 and will reopen for lunch on the 30th. Open December 31 and January 1st (regularly closed for lunch on Saturdays and all day Sundays). 
  • Le Garde Temps will be closed December 23-25 and December 29-January 1 (plus their regular closure for lunch on Saturdays and all day Sundays).

75010

  • Au Comptoir de Brice will be closed from December 23-25. Doors will be open on December 24 but only to sell their “kits de Noel” (Christmas dinner to go, order at contact@aucomptoirdebrice.com) – no regular lunch service. Closed December 30 and open December 31 only to pick up “kits de nouvel an” (regularly closed at night and all day on Mondays).
  • El Nopal will be closed December 24 & 25 and December 31 & January 1 (plus regular closure on Mondays).
  • Pink Flamingo will be closed December 24-25 & 31 (plus their regular Monday closure) and will reopen for dinner on January 1.
  • The Sunken Chip will be closed from December 25 through January 1st (plus their regular closure on Mondays and Tuesdays), reopening on January 2. 
  • Youpi et Voila! will be closed all day on December 24 & 25 and from December 31 through January 2 (plus regular closure on Sundays & Mondays)
75011
  • Astier will be closed from December 24-26 and from January 1-5. Open on December 31 with a special NYE menu (details not yet decided).
  • Au Passage will be closed from December 24-January 4 (plus regular closure for lunch on Saturdays and all day Sundays).
  • Caffè dei Cioppi will be closed from December 21 through January 6.
  • Clamato will be closed on December 25 and January 1 (plus their regular closure on Mondays and Tuesdays).
  • La Buvette will not be closing between Christmas and New Year’s (except their regular closure on Mondays). Open December 24, 25 & 31 plus January 1. 
  • Le Chemise will be closed from December 22 through January 5.
  • Restaurant Pierre Sang Boyer will be closed from December 22 through January 8 (regular closure on Saturdays for lunch and all day Sundays and Mondays)
  • Septime will be closed from December 21-29. Open December 31 but already fully booked (regular closure on Sundays and Mondays). Their wine shop Septime Cave (where you can drink & nibble) will be closed on December 25 and January 1 (plus regular closure Sundays and Mondays).
  • Soya will be closed from December 23 through December 26 and also January 1st (plus regular closure on Saturday and Sunday nights). Open on December 31 with a special (but as of yet undecided) menu.
75012
  • Pink Flamingo will be closed December 24-25 & 31 (plus their regular Monday closure) and will reopen for dinner on January 1.
75013
  • L’Auberge du XV will be closed on December 25 (plus their regular closure on Sundays and Mondays). Open December 24 & 31.
  • Nüba will be closed from December 22-January 2 (regularly closed on Mondays).
  • Simone will be closed from December 21-January 5 (regularly closed on Saturdays and Sundays). 
75014
  • L’Assiette will be closed from December 23 through January 1 (regular closure on Mondays and Tuesdays). 
  • La Régalade will close for dinner on December 24 and all day on December 25, plus December 28 through January 5, reopening for dinner on January 6 (regularly closed all day Saturdays and Sundays, plus lunch on Mondays). 
75015
  • Le Grand Pan will be closed during “the week of Christmas” (exact dates unknown).
75016
  • Chez Géraud will be closed from December 21-28 (plus their regular closure on Saturdays and Sundays). Open for dinner on December 31 and serving a brunch buffet on January 1st.
75017
  • Comme Chez Maman will be closed from December 24-26 and for lunch on January 1st (regularly open every day). Open on December 31 with their usual (not holiday) menu.  
  • Guy Savoy will served dinner (only) on December 21 and then close from December 22-25. Open for dinner on December 26, then closed from December 27 through January 1, reopening for dinner on January 2 (regular closure on Saturdays at lunch and all day Sundays and Mondays).
  • Le Dodin will be closed for dinner on December 24 and all day December 25, plus all day on January 1st (plus regular closure for Saturday lunch plus all day Sundays & Mondays). Open December 31. 

75018

  • Le Coq Rico will be closed on January 1st (usually open every day of the week). Open December 24, 25 & 31. 
  • Miroir will be closed from December 22-25 and January 1-7 (plus their regular closure on Sundays and Mondays). Open December 31. 
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  • Chatomat will be closed December 24 & 25 & 31st (plus their regular closure on Sundays and Mondays, except for the first Sunday of every month).

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Christmas restaurant, photo by Julian Stallabrass via Flickr

Celebrating Christmas in Paris Restaurants

As is true almost everywhere, Christmas is a holiday that locals celebrate en famille, preparing meals at home that feature seasonal treats like Champagne, sea scallops, roasted birds, truffles (if they can find one), foie gras, and the traditional bûche de Noël. The vast majority of Paris restaurants will be closed for Christmas (see our calendar of holiday closures), but a few will be open and serving holiday meals. We’ve rounded up the best options below and will continue to update this post in the weeks before Christmas.

Christmas Eve (Le Réveillon de Noël)

Expensive

  • Le Meurice – for 550€ not including drinks, the menu includes sea scallops, truffled sea bass, lobster, warm game pie, and desserts.
  • Senderens – for 308€ with wine or 223€ without wine, the menu includes carpaccio of sea scallops, duck foie gras with pears & toasted brioche, lobster wrapped in cabbage leaves with vanilla butter, pheasant suprême with truffle cream and pommes soufflées, plus several desserts.

Moderately Priced

  • L’Auberge du 15 – for 100€ (not including wine), the multi-course menu will include chestnut soup with truffles and toasted almonds, sea scallops with buttered and truffled scallops, suprême de volaille fermière (farm-raised chicken) with roasted foie gras and truffled mashed potatoes, and dessert.
  • Bar le Passage – for 95€ (not including drinks), the menu includes an amuse-bouche, lobster wrapped in cabbage leaves with vanilla butter, pheasant suprême with truffle cream and sunchokes, plus several desserts.starter of foie gras followed by pheasant with pear and spinach, a pumpkin dish, and several desserts.  This is the more casual bar above the restaurant Senderens (described above).
  • Chamarré Montmartre – for 85€ (not including drinks), the menu includes an oyster amuse-bouche, a first starter of wild mushroom velouté with truffle jus and foie gras raviolis, a tourte of wild duck, steamed sea bass with dashi and citrus caviar, poularde de Bresse, and a buche de Noël. Reservations via La Fourchette.
  • Au Clocher de Montmartre – for 65€ (including drinks) the menu includes a starter of foie gras with seasonal vegetables or velouté of pumpkin, Comté ravioli & truffle emulsion, followed by a main of sea bass or guinea hen, plus dessert.
  • Les Ombres – for 130€ per person including Champagne (but no other wine), the menu includes amuses bouche, starters of foie gras and sea bass, filet of beef with truffle sauce and several desserts, plus coffee, mineral water and an Eiffel Tower view. Reservations via La Fourchette.
  • Ciel de Paris – for 145€ (including Champagne throughout the meal) this panoramic restaurant will be serving foie gras, sea scallops, filet of beef, and dessert.
  • Les Cocottes will be open. No reservations.

Christmas Day (le jour de Noël)

  • Chamarré Montmartre – for 85€ (not including drinks), the menu includes an oyster amuse-bouche, a first starter of wild mushroom velouté with truffle jus and foie gras raviolis, a tourte of wild duck, steamed sea bass with dashi and citrus caviar, poularde de Bresse, and a buche de Noël. Reservations via La Fourchette.
  • L’Ateliers de Joël Robuchon Saint-Germain & Etoile will be open, but are not necessarily doing a special holiday meal. No reservations*.

* The Ateliers de Joël Robuchon accept reservations only for the first and last seatings, and these are surely already booked. Everything else is first come, first served.

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closed for August

Our Calendar of Summer Closures


As Bananarama once observed, referring to the closure of Paris restaurants in late July and August:

“It’s a cruel, cruel summer,
leaving us here on our own,
it’s a cruel, cruel summer
now they’re gone…”

But when exactly are they gone? The following schedules have been confirmed directly with the restaurants, and we’ll continue to build this list in the weeks ahead. You can also consult this calendar to see what’s open on a specific date.

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The 2011 Bûches de Noël

We’re counting down the days until Christmas with a new Bûche de Noël every morning. We’ve also created this Bûche It video for those who want to dance along.

Today’s Bûche du Jour:

Bûche December 25: Crispy dark chocolate praline with a mousse and ganache made from Madagascar chocolate (Millot) on a chewy almond cookie base.

SourcePierre Hermé (90€ for 10/12 people)

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Bûche December 24: “Le Sapin” with caramelized almonds, orange rinds and raisins, all covered in chocolate.

SourcePatrick Roger (35€ for a 14cm tree)

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Bûche December 23: “Bûche Empereur” with coffee and mandarine orange, Moka Sidamo coffee cream, and Périgord walnut cream on a chewy walnut cookie base.

SourcePain de Sucre (32€ for 4 people; 48€ for 6 people; 64€ for 8 people)

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Bûche December 21: The “Bûche Boule de Noël” is composed of pear cream and chestnut mousse on a chewy dark chocolate cookie base.

SourceLadurée (77€ for 6/8 people)

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Bûche December 22: “Letter to Santa” cake with almond dacquoise, Madagascar vanilla mousse and a chocolate praline heart. Gluten free!

Source: (78€ for 8 people)

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Bûche December 20: “La Bûche d’Yquem” is covered in gold leaf, scented with réglisse (licorice) and has a heart of dried apricot, lemon and hazelnut.

Source: Le Meurice (96€ for 5/6 people)

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Bûche December 19: “La Bûche Clémentine de Corse” with a crème brûlée scented with vanilla and clementine, enrobed by chestnut cream and decorated with clementine segments and candied clementine.

Source: Christophe Felder for the Publicis Drugstore (39€ for 6 people)

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Bûche December 18: “Bûche Lenôtre par Sempé” A creamy almond dacquoise, raspberry jelly, crispy praline and chocolate mousse.

Source: (125€ for 8-10 people)

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Bûche December 17: “Buche Equinoxe” with light Bourbon vanilla cream and salted butter caramel on a speculoos cookie base.

Source: La Pâtisserie by Cyril Lignac (40€ for 6/8 people)

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Bûche December 16: “Bûche Léopard” with dark chocolate mousse from Ghana (68% cacao) and coffee crème brûlée.

SourceEric Kayser (48€ for 6 people)

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Bûche December 15: “Snow Choc” with mango and candied lemon with whipped white chocolate cream covered in vanilla marzipan.

SourceFauchon (90€ for 6 people)

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Bûche December 14: “Extrêmement Ludique” with salted butter caramel, caramel cream, and dark chocolate mousse on a cookie base, all enrobed in caramel glaçage.

SourceChristophe Roussel (22€ for 4 people; 33€ for 6 people)

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Bûche December 13: “Monts et Merveilles” with praline mousse studded with caramelized hazelnuts, topped with hazelnut meringue.

SourceArnaud Lahrer (51€ for 6 people)

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Bûche December 12: “Bûche Violette” with white chocolate and vanilla mousse perfumed by violet.

SourceDominique Saibron (24€ for 4 people; 47€ for 12 people)

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Bûche December 11: “Merveilleuse fruitée” with wild strawberry and a mousse of Madagascar chocolate.

SourceMichel Cluizel (54€ for 6 people)

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Bûche December 10: The cake on the left features dark chocolate from Cuba, caramel panacotta, almond nougatine upon a chocolate hazelnut cookie base. The cake on the right has white chocolate, lime, and pistachio nougatine.

SourcePierre Marcolini (30€ for 4 people; 45€ for 6 people)

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Bûche December 9: “Contes de Noël” by Christophe Michalak with Corsican mandarine marmalade and semi-sweet ganache on an almond cookie base, all wrapped in marzipan.

SourceLa Plaza Athénée (125€ for 8 people)

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Bûche December 8: “Ombre et Lumière” with pure Venezuelan (Sur Del Lago) chocolate mousse upon a chewy chocolate cookie base.

SourcePierre Hermé (125€ for 10/12 people)

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Bûche December 7: The “bûche drapée” has hazelnut dacquoise with both milk & dark chocolate mousse upon an almond cookie with cherry compote and raspberry gelée.

SourceJean-Paul Hévin (34€ for 6 people; 44€ for 8 people)

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Bûche December 6: Chestnut dacquoise with black current cream, chestnut paste & candied chestnuts

SourceDes Gateaux et du Pain (38€ for 4 people; 68€ for 8 people)

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Bûche December 5: “Voie Lactée” with hazelnut dacquoise, caramel & chocolate

SourceUn Dimanche à Paris (38€)

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Bûche December 4: “Infuzzz” with dark chocolate with chewy cookies and a compote with citrus and Bourbon vanilla

Source: Richart (30€ for 3/4 people; 40€ for 5/6 people)

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Bûche December 3: “Eclat d’or” with light marscapone cream, praline, chocolate rice krispies, & dark chocolate cream

Source: Dalloyau (72€ for 6 people)

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Bûche December 2: “Magie de Paris” with 22 carat gold covering the dark chocolate Paris monuments. The cake inside the cage is dark chocolate mousse with Bourbon vanilla cream, cherry compote and sacher cookie on a base of marzipan with cherry pulp.

Source: La Maison du Chocolat (119€ for 6-8 people)

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Bûche December 1: “Bûche Or Noir” with an almond cookie base, caramelized hazelnuts, buckwheat scented dark chocolate mousse and caramelized pecan & vanilla mousse.

Source: Café Pouchkine (49€ for 6 people)

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En Vacances

Look who’s back from holiday!

It’s holiday season in Paris, and most restaurants will be closing for at least a couple of weeks in August. Their vacation plans vary, so we’re doing the finger-breaking labor of calling to find out who’s open when. This calendar shows a schedule of the restaurants we’ve confirmed will be open for each day in August. Here’s a sampling of what you can eat tonight:

Open Thursday, August 25th

  • Agapé Substance – 01 43 29 33 83
  • Astier – 01 43 57 16 35
  • Au Boeuf Couronné – 01 42 39 44 44
  • Bigarrade – 01 42 26 01 02
  • Breizh Café – 01 42 72 13 77
  • Café Constant – 01 47 53 73 34
  • Candelaria (no reservations)
  • Chamarré Montmartre 01 42 55 05 42
  • Drouant – 01 42 65 15 16
  • Frenchie Restaurant & Wine Bar – 01 40 39 96 19
  • Gaya – 01 45 44 73 73
  • Goumard – 01 42 60 36 07
  • Jadis – 01 45 57 73 20
  • L’Ambassade d’Auvergne – 01 42 72 31 22
  • L’Arpège – 01 47 05 09 06
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – 01 42 22 56 56
  • La Cantine du Troquet (dinner only, no reservations)
  • Le Bristol – 01 53 43 43 40
  • Le Chardenoux des Près – 01 45 48 29 68
  • Le Chateaubriand – 01 43 57 45 95
  • Le Cinq – 01 49 52 70 00
  • Le Comptoir du Relais (reduced brasserie menu in August) 01 44 27 07 97
  • Le Cotte Rôti – 01 43 45 06 37
  • Le Mini Palais – 01 42 56 42 42
  • Le Pantruche – 01 48 78 55 60
  • Le Severo – 01 45 40 40 91
  • Le Tintilou – 01 43 72 42 32
  • Les Bistronomes – 01 42 60 59 66
  • Les Cocottes (no phone)
  • Les Fines Gueules – 01 42 61 35 41
  • Les Papilles – 01 43 25 20 79
  • Nanashi (rue Charlot) 01 44 61 45 49
  • Nanashi (rue Paradis) 01 40 22 05 55
  • Pink Flamingo Pizza – 01 42 02 31 70
  • Rose Bakery – 01 42 82 12 80
  • Septime – 01 43 67 38 29
  • Thoumieux – 01 47 05 49 75
  • Vivant – 01 42 46 43 55
  • Ze Kitchen Galerie – 01 44 32 00 32