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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

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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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  • 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)

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

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  • 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).

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  • 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). 

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  • 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. 

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  • 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).

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  • 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)
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  • 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.
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  • Pink Flamingo will be closed December 24-25 & 31 (plus their regular Monday closure) and will reopen for dinner on January 1.
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  • 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). 
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  • 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). 
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  • Le Grand Pan will be closed during “the week of Christmas” (exact dates unknown).
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  • 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.
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  • 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. 

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  • 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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