A Paradise for the gourmands: the 7th district

A Paradise for the gourmands: the 7th district

The Hotel de la Motte Picquet has chosen for you a selection of the best restaurants of the neighbourhood…Prepare your forks!


Le Florimond

19 avenue de la Motte-Picquet.

Closed on Saturday for lunch, on the whole Sunday
and the 1st and the 3rd Saturday of the month.
 Lunch :12:00 a.m / 2:00 p.m
Dinner :7:00 p.m / 10:00 p.m

Very close to the Hotel La Motte Picquet. Florimond was the name of the gardener of the painter Claude Monet. Chef Pascal Guillaumin dreams his culinary creations like Impressionist paintings in the light of an harmony of colors. Products of the day are highlighted in traditional cuisine influenced by the roots of the Chief who is from French Corrèze.

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L’Auberge Bressane

16 avenue de la Motte-Picquet.

Lunch :12:00 a.m / 2:30 p.m
Dinner :7:30 p.m / 10:45 p.m
Open Monday through Sunday. Closed on Saturday lunchtime.

The Family house. Close to the Hotel La Motte Picquet, the last auberge of Paris offers a unique and warm regional cuisine of the capital city: the coq au vin and pike quenelles are exceptional, the cheese, the chocolate or Grand Marnier soufflés are just unforgettable and accompanied by the best Burgundy.

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Le Violon d’Ingres

135 rue Saint Dominique.

Open 7 Days a Week, 12pm-2:30pm and 7PM-10:30PM.
Booking recommended at

The inescapable. The pearl of the best Chef of the 7th district, Christian Constant, is famous throughout Paris. After working at the Crillon and at the Ritz, Christian Constant has opened for our pleasure this beautiful Michelin-starred restaurant. The dining room is entirely designed by the architect Luis Aleluia. The fantastic creations of Constant revisit, modernizing them, the best flavors of the South  West of France such as the foie gras. The Hotel de La Motte Picquet especially likes the lobster and the sweet soufflé with vanilla cream and salted butter. Very good wines. The menus are around € 45 for lunch and € 90 for dinner.

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Les Cocottes

135 rue Saint Dominique.

Open 7 Days a Week, 12pm-3pm and 7pm-10 :30pm.

All day long, without reservation, you can taste the best fresh produces from the daily market, transformed with talent by Christian Constant. The concept of this brasserie is to provide a wide selection of tasty dishes cooked in cocottes-casseroles “Staub” that allow quick-cooking and retains all the flavors. The Hotel de La Motte Picquet is a fan of the lamb stew with thyme. The desserts are also served in casseroles!

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Café Constant

139 rue Saint Dominique.

Open 7 Days a Week, 12pm-5pm and 7pm-11pm.
No reservation.

 Our favorite of the “Maison Constant”. A simple and typical Parisian troquet where Christian Constant, who became a TV star thanks to his participation to the program "Top Chef" on TF1, is often sitting on the terrace in the afternoon. But it's in the kitchen, assisted by the Brazilian Eduardo Jacinto, that he sublimes traditional recipes from his grandmother for an unbeatable price: € 16 the main course for lunch.

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La Fontaine de Mars

129 rue Saint Dominique. Réservation conseillée au Famous for its generous South West cuisine. The wines of Bordeaux are the perfect association with the traditional menu: pot au feu, blanquette of veal, cassoulet ... This brasserie, one of the oldest in Paris (opened since 1908), had been chosen by the Obama family in 2009. They certainly enjoyed the freshness of a meal to the sound of water from the fountain, an old trough for the horses of the guard of Napoleon. The Hotel de La Motte Picquet recommends the floating island!

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Le Petit Cler

29 rue Cler. Sans réservation. Juste à droite en sortant de l’Hôtel La Motte Picquet, cette petite guinguette adorable est une « annexe » de la Fontaine de Mars et offre des tas de gourmandises : tartines de pain Poilâne, œufs de mille façon, salades toutes fraîches, fromages à cœur, brochettes, magrets, bavettes. Idéale aussi pour son petit déjeûner ultra copieux en terrasse. Get Online Map Or Website        

Les Fables de La Fontaine

131 rue Saint Dominique. Every day, 12 :30pm-2 :30pm and 7 :30pm-10 :30pm. Reservation by phone at This beautiful Michelin-starred restaurant is a place for lovers of fish and Southwestern cuisine. Trained by Chef Christian Constant, the Chefs David Bottreau and Sébastien Gravé imagine a modern cuisine always faithful to their Basque origins. Together, they sublimate the products of extreme freshness: turbot, sole, mullet, thin, hake and cod are cooked with generosity and elegance. The lunch menu costs € 30.   Get Online Map Or Website    


4 rue de l’Exposition. 12pm-2 :30pm and 7 :30-11pm, closed on Sunday. The same duo that made ​​the success of the Fables de La Fontaine has opened a bistro where the specialties are found in the Basque Country. The Hotel de La Motte Picquet especially recommends the Ossau-Iraty cheese flan with tomato gazpacho and  its toasts with sardines, but we also like the cheeses, the Basque cake and the apricot almond cream with red berry coulis. The lunch menus cost € 17 and € 22.   Get Online Map Or Website    

Chez Pierrot

9 rue Amélie.

Monday to Friday from 11am to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm. Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 11pm.

A lovely traditional bistro with its gingham tablecloths (in french, “gingham” is called “vichy”) where Hotel de La Motte Picquet suggests you enjoy a good beef Bourguignon with a typical french wine. This address unpretentious, cheap, is useful because without reservation or waiting at the entrance.   Get Online Map      

Fl Restaurant

1 bis rue Augereau.

Open daily except Monday noon.

A simple and inexpensive restaurant that hides like a secret a cuisine as reffined as the talentedCchef Nicolas Valanchon. The menu is short but well done for 16 or 22 €. The roasted chicken breast is unanimous in the Hotel de La Motte Picquet, but all dishes are tasty and elegantly presented.     Get Online Map Or Website      

Le Petit Bordelais

22 rue Surcouf. opening From 12.00pm to 2.30pm and from 7.30pm to 10.30pm Closed Sunday and Monday Reservation at In a decor coloured in shades of burgundy, the master Chef Philippe Pentecôte, son of viticulturalists, concocts traditional dishes such as ris de veau, monkfish and Bresse chicken. It accompanies the best wines of the Bordeaux region. The Hotel de La Motte Picquet loves above all the friendly atmosphere of this family restaurant in which you can linger enjoying one last small cannelé cake. The menus are not too pricy: € 19, € 27 and € 54.   Get Online Map Or Website    

L’Ami Jean

27 rue Malar. Reservation at A typical Basque bistro: small, crowded, noisy but generous, decorated with hams and bunches of Espelette peppers. The carte of Chef Stéphane Jégo (another former student of Christian Constant) is rich: medley of meats, terrines, omelettes, hearty prime rib, duck filet, sea bream, and in season, game and truffles! Prices are moderate.


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Le Thoumieux

79 rue Saint-Dominique. Open Monday to Friday lunch and dinner. Reservation obligatory for the restaurant au but not for the brasserie. This name, “the Thoumieux”, refers to two places located at the same address in 2009 and directed by the same duo Thierry Costes and Jean-François Piège both talented and media-friendly. On the street, the brasserie Thoumieux is open every day, without reservation. In a beautiful setting in a 1930’s style, a very affordable menu will delight you. The Hotel de La Motte Picquet loves the quasi of veal and almost falls for the desserts: the praline chocolate rock, the baba with rhum and the churros'n roll! Upstairs, the restaurant, two stars in the Michelin guide, is called "Jean-François Piège”. It is almost hidden. The discrete entry is accessible by an almost secret staircase at the entrance of the brasserie. Prices are high but this is Haute Cuisine and moreover, conceptual. The menu is called "rules of the game". It offers a daily selection of high quality products. Among these you select one (70 €), two (€ 90) or three (€ 110) products (like oyster, caviar…). They will be turned into unique creation according to the inspiration of Chef Piège. Booking is mandatory.   Get Online Map Or Website      

Le Petit Niçois

10 rue Amélie. The cinnamon-colored room is modernly decorated with steel and bronze. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxation and tasting. All the flavors of Provence and old town Nice are recreated by the Chef Alain Hacquard: pissaladière (onions pie), Cavaillon melon, stuffed vegetables and ratatouille. Fish lovers will love the grilled red mullet, the small sardines, sea bass in salt crust, filet of rockfish and sea bream. A perfume of anise drifts ... and for a reasonable price because the menus costs 22 and € 31.   Get Online Map Or Website  


144 rue de l’Université. From Tuesday to Saturday. The famous expert of the caviar offers a discovery of the most extraordinary flavors of the Russian cuisine: appetizers, beef kotlety, pelmenis … Who could forget the delicious sweet and savory lamb which exact title is already an invitation to travel: "Lamb Yagouline with the Caucasian original spices and pomegranate, with a fruit compote spiced in the manner of the Tsar Peter the Great”. The “black and white menu”, aesthetic, graphic, delights your eyes as well as your taste buds.


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84 rue de Varenne. From Monday to Friday. Reservation obligatory by calling famous three-star restaurant of the great Chef Alain Passard is relatively expensive but the food lovers will not be disappointed. His specialty? Vegetables! His cuisine will make you rediscover them in pleasant and amazing forms: thin ravioli, carpaccio and delicate ribbons accompany meat, fish and impeccable seafood. The idea is to raise the vegetable to the rank of grand cru and it's done thanks to the three personal gardens of Chef Passard (in three regions : Eure, Sarthe and Manche). There he selects the products that are the most powerful and transforms them with virtuosity and refinement. Menus for lunch cost € 120 and  € 360 in the evening. Get Online Map Or Website


Les Ombres

27 quai Branly. 12pm-2 :30pm  and 7pm-11pm. Reservation recommended at  A fantastic address. On the top of the fifth floor of the Quai Branly museum, enjoy a "roasted lobster dressed in lace" or a "loin of veal with wild mushrooms" cooked up by Chef Oyon, while admiring the Eiffel Tower! The welcome is very warm but the most spectacular is the atmosphere: wooden decor, leather and glass everywhere dreamed up by the famous Jean Nouvel, the play of light and transparency, and this view ...! Get Online Map Or Website  

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

5 rue de Montalembert. 11 :30am-3 :30pm and 6 :30pm-12am. Reservation highly recommended at The Grand Chef Joël Robuchon who in his career had 18 stars in the Michelin guide, has invented this wonderful restaurant concept. Sitting around a huge Japanese bar, in a setting of black and pepper red lacquered wood, you discover the art of the great masters of the french gastronomie: Robuchon but also Eric Lecerf, Eric Bouchenoir and Philippe Braun. They cook before you the noblest products. A tasting menu costing € 150 provides a broad overview of the extent of the range of flavors developed by these great leaders: beef cheek, lamb, caviar, blue lobster, sole, foie gras in small tapas-like portions. You can try to go there with no reservation but the wait can be long. However, this education to gastronomy deserves its two stars. Get Online Map Or Website    

58 Tour Eiffel

1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. Reservation only for dinner by the restaurant website or by going to the restaurant booth under the Eiffel Tower. You were dreaming of having a dinner on the Eiffel Tower? This lovely restaurant offers you this opportunity. You can have lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. a "picnic chic" for € 18 consisting in a main course and an entry or a dessert. In the evening, this beautiful restaurant turned into a stylish setting designed by the designer Patrick Jouin. The cuisine is the territory of the Chef Alain Soulard. The menu is classic but tasteful : salmon, snapper, veal. There are two services, at 6:30p.m. and 9p.m. The  menus cost from 67 to 150 €. Get Online Website  

Le Jules Verne

2d floor of the Eiffel Tower. 12:15pm-1:30pm and 7pm-9:30pm. Reservation recommended on their website or at The superb restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower is so elegant and unique that it gives you a festive atmosphere whatever day it is! The menu (€ 200) does not contradict this feeling: Golden Saint-Jacques, foie gras, grilled turbot, stuffed hare and the unforgettable chocolate screw nut. It must be said that it is the world famous Chef Alain Ducasse, who is the creator! Master of flavors, he creates a modern cuisine, elegant and light as a bubble of champagne or as the setting designed by Patrick Jouin with fluidity, honeycomb and lace of light. Get Online Website  

Al Dente

38 rue de Varenne. From Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm-2 :30pm and 7 :45pm-10 :45pm. Reservation at A wonderful Italian trattoria recommended by the Hotel de La Motte Picquet. We like very much the tagliatelle with braised chicken and rosemary (€ 21.50). Created by the brother of a famous french actor (Vincent Lindon), this charming restaurant offers the greatest hits of Italian cuisine thanks to the generosity of the Chief Elio, a native of southern Italy. The pizza dough is incredibly thin.


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Romantica Caffe

96 boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg. Reserve at A chic Italian restaurant, not expensive. The decor is simple and friendly, a wall of bottles invite you to taste the the most fragrant Alps wines. The Italian Chef Claudio Puglia modernizes our idea of Italian cuisine. The Hotel de La Motte Picquet particularly appreciates the risottos that changes every day (27 €). The menu offers a wide selection of pasta around € 20 including those that made ​​the success of the restaurant, the "linguine with light sage cream flambé in a wheel of Parmesan cheese."


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