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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. 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.

NOTE: WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO REVISE THIS ANNUAL POST WITH NEW INFORMATION FOR 2014 AND WILL HAVE MORE COMPLETE DETAILS WITHIN THE WEEK.

We’ll continue to update this post as we learn new information, and we offer more detailed descriptions of holiday menus in our posts about Paris restaurants for celebrating Christmas and for ringing in the New Year

What’s Open by Date

Saturday December 20, 2014

Sunday December 21, 2014

Monday December 22, 2014

Tuesday December 23, 2014

Wednesday December 24, 2014

Thursday December 25, 2014

Friday December 26, 2014

Saturday December 27, 2014

Sunday December 28, 2014

Monday December 29, 2014

Tuesday December 30, 2014

Wednesday December 31, 2014

Thursday January 1, 2015

Friday January 2, 2015

Saturday January 3, 2015

Sunday January 4, 2015

What’s Open (or Closed) by Neighborhood

75001 (Louvre, Palais Royal, Opéra)

  • Beef Club will be closed December 24-25 and January 1. Open New Year’s Eve.

75002 (Sentier)

  • A Noste will be closed from December 24 – January 3

75003 (Northern Marais)

75004 (Southern Marais)

75005 (Latin Quarter)

75006 (Saint-Germain)

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

  • Café Constant will be open every day during the holiday period. Open for Christmas and New Year’s (December 31 and January 1).
  • Les Cocottes de Christian Constant will also be open every day during the holiday period. Open for Christmas and New Year’s (December 31 and January 1).

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

75009 (Pigalle, Grands Boulevards)

  • Le BAT will be closed December 24-25, the evening of December 31, and all day January 1

 75010 (Canal Saint-Martin)

75011 (Bastille, République, Voltaire)

  • La Pulperia will be closed December 24, 25 & 31 and January 1

75012 (Aligre, Nation)

75013 (Chinatown)

75014 (Montparnasse)

75015 (Eiffel Tower)

75016 (Trocadéro, Bois de Boulogne)

75017 (Arc de Triomphe, Batignolles)

75018 (Montmartre)

75020 (Belleville, Ménilmontant)

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Christmas restaurant, photo by Julian Stallabrass via Flickr

Celebrating Christmas in Paris Restaurants

NOTE: WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO RESEARCH THIS ANNUAL POST WITH NEW DETAILS FOR 2014 AND WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION BY THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER. 

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’ll continue to add to this post as we receive additional replies from the restaurants in our guide.

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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