Restaurants open during the holidays

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Sleigh bells ring, snow glistens, and Paris restaurants close. At least the vast majority of them do, between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. To help you find a place to celebrate, we’ve compiled a schedule of who’s open during the holidays, based on direct confirmation from the restaurants in our guide. We’ll continue to update this post as we learn new information. Bonnes fêtes, everyone!

Who’s Open on the Holidays?

December 24 (Christmas Eve)

Open and serving a special tasting menu
Open and serving their usual menu

December 25 (Christmas Day)

Open and serving a special tasting menu
Open and serving their usual menu

December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

Open and serving a special tasting menu
Open and serving their usual menu

January 1st (New Year’s Day)

Open and serving a special tasting menu
Open and serving their usual menu

Who’s Open on the Other Days?

Click on any restaurant in the calendar to see the address, or find their full page in Our Guide to Paris Restaurants.

Restaurant Closures by Arrondissement

75001 (Louvre, Palais Royal, Opéra)
  • Chez la Vieille will close on December 24/25 and December 31/January 1.
  • Ellsworth will close December 24-26 and January 1 and they’re always closed for Sunday dinner and Monday lunch. A special menu will be served between December 27-31 at both lunch and dinner, featuring holiday-themed small plates.
  • Juveniles will close from December 24 through January 1.
  • Kei will close from December 24 through January 2, reopening for dinner on January 3. 
  • Pirouette will close December 24/25 and December 31/January 1.
  • Verjus will close from December 24-26 and January 1. For December 31, they’re a special tasting menu including wine pairings for 250€. Tables for either seating (at 6:30pm or 10pm) can be booked online.
  • Yam’Tcha will close from December 23 through January 9.
75002 (Sentier)
  • Caffé Stern will close from December 24 through January 8.
75003 (Northern Marais)
75005 (Latin Quarter)
75006 (Saint Germain)
  • Aux Prés will close December 24/25 and January 1. On December 31, they’ll be serving a special menu for 100 (details here).
  • Cosi will close for dinner on December 24 and all day on December 25/26. They’ll close for dinner on December 31, plus all day on January 1.
  • Fish and Semilla will close from December 24 through January 2.
  • Freddy’s will close on December 24/25, reopening for dinner on December 26. They’ll close December 31/January 1, reopening for dinner on January 2.
  • Guy Savoy will be closed from December 24 through January 3.
  • Little Breizh will close on December 24/25 and from December 30 through January 8.
  • Le Comptoir du Relais will remain open every day.
  • Le Timbre will close on December 24, reopening for dinner on December 27. They’ll also close on December 31, reopening for dinner on January 4.
  • Ze Kitchen Galerie will close December 23-25 and from Dec. 30 through January 8.
75007 (Western St-Germain, Eiffel Tower)
  • Arpège is open Monday-Friday as usual, which means they’ll be open on December 25 and January 1. Note: the lower-priced lunchtime tasting menu is not offered on holidays.
  • Café Constant will not close for the holidays and is open every day of the week.
  • Clover will close December 24-26 and January 1-3 (open December 31).
  • Garance will close from December 23-26 and from December 30 through January 2.
  • L’Ami Jean will close on December 24/25 and from December 31 through January 8.
  • Le Violin d’Ingres will not close for the holidays and is open every day of the week.
  • Les Cocottes will not close for the holidays and is open every day of the week.
  • Pottoka will close after lunch service on December 22 through December 27, and also on January 1.
  • Treize will close on December 24/25 and from December 31 through January 9. In addition to their usual brunch offering, they’re also doing a reservation-only holiday dinner on Wednesday the 20th and Thursday the 21st.
75008 (Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, Madeleine)
  • Ledoyen will close from December 24-26 and January 1.
75009 (Pigalle, Grands Boulevards)
  • Bouillon will close on December 24/25 and from Dec. 31 through January 9.
  • Buvette Gastrothèque will close from December 24-26 and on the evening of December 31. They’ll be open for brunch on January 1 from 12pm.
  • El Nopal will close December 24/25 and December 31/January 1.
  • L’Office will close December 23 through January 1.
  • Le Richer will close December 24 through January 1.
  • Les Canailles will close December 23-25 and Dec. 30 through January 1.
  • Le Vin au Vert will close on December 25 and January 1. They’ll be open for wine sales on December 24 and 31 but will not be be serving food on those days.
75010 (Canal Saint-Martin, Gare de l’Est, Gare du Nord)
  • 52 Faubourg Saint Denis will close December 24 through January 1.
  • El Nopal will close December 24/25 and December 31/January 1.
  • Holybelly will close early at 2pm on December 24 and will remain closed on December 25 but are otherwise open during the holidays.
75011 (Bastille, République, Voltaire)
  • Au Passage will close on December 24/25 and December 31/January 1.
  • Bistrot Paul Bert will close on December 24/25 and December 31/January 1.
  • Come a Casa will close December 24 through January 3.
  • Fulgurances will close from December 23 through January 3, reopening for dinner on January 4.
  • La Cave du  Paul Bert will close on December 25 only.
  • L’Ecailler du Bistrot will close on December 24/25 and December 31/January 1.
  • Le 6 Paul Bert will close on December 24/25 and December 31/January 1.
  • Le Chardenoux will close December 24/25 and January 1. On December 31, they’ll be serving a special menu for 100 (details here).
  • La Fine Mousse Restaurant will close on December 24/25 and Dec. 31/January 1.
  • Martin will close from December 23 through January 1. 
  • Mokonuts will close from December 23 through January 7.
  • The Green Goose will close from December 24 through 26 and on January 1.
75015
  • Le Casse Noix will close from December 23 through lunch on January 2, reopening for dinner on January 2.
75018 (Montmartre)
75019 & 75020 (Villette, Belleville, Ménilmontant)

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