Le Jardin du Petit Palais
5 avenue Dutruit, 75008
Telephone: 01 40 07 11 41
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday.
If there is a line for an exhibition, you may be able to pass up the line — let them you know you are going to the restaurant
Colleen’s Paris: Very good lunch — such a quiet atmosphere on the terrace, you would never guess that the busy road Avenue Winston Churchill was just out front.
Le Jardin de Varenne – Musée Rodin
77 rue de Varenne, 75007
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m to 5:45 p.m.
Admission to garden: one euro
Telephone: 01 45 65 84 39
Le Café Carlu - le musée de la Cité de l’architecture
Place du Trocadéro 75016
Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday noon to 8 p.m.; Thursday until 10 p.m. and the weekend from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Telephone: 01 53 70 96 65
Colleen’s Paris: Good view of the Eiffel Tower.
This is a café where you sit inside with a view of the Eiffel Tower. It is casual. Unfortunately, they keep the glass doors closed so there is no dining on the terrace. Grab the right table and it is a café with a view. Very relaxing spot!
Le Café du musée Jacquemart-André
158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008
Open: Monday to Saturday 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Telephone: 01 45 62 11 59
Colleen’s Paris: Love this café! The food is excellent and the lunch menu includes a wide assortment of luscious desserts. The restaurant has a glass veranda. You can enter through the book store/boutique. Let them know you are going to the restaurant only. If you decide to walk through the museum (audio guide included), just return to the book store to buy your ticket.
Tea Salon (le Salon de thé) at the musée de la Vie romantique
16 rue Chaptal 75009
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 55 31 95 67
For more addresses of Paris’ over 60 restaurants/cafés with a terrace, pick up a copy of Parigramme’s “Paris terraces” by Simon Roger and Sylvain Georges
Le Café du Musée – Palais de Tokyo
Great view when and if it reopens
Museum Restaurants With A View
Musée Quai Branly restaurants – View of Eiffel Tower and Paris
The Café Branly
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Winter capacity: 100 people, Summer capacity: 180 people.
Telephone: 01 47 53 68 01
Children’s menu €10
Salads, warm meals, snacks from €9 to €23
Full breakfast €12 (hot drink, fresh fruit juice, pastries and jams)
Afternoon tea €10 (hot drink, selection of cakes)
Les Ombres Restaurant
Lunch noon to 2:30 p.m.
Tea salon: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday: until 11 p.m.)
Contact: Florence Engel
Telephone: 01 47 53 68 00
“The restaurant on the terrace of the Musée du Quai Branly has a capacity of 100 people. Access is via 27 Quai Branly and the gardens upon reservation. A magical place, this domed restaurant offers an unforgettable view of the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, and sails in the distance. The terrace, scattered with ponds, is exclusively for the patrons of the restaurant.”
Entrance to both the restaurant and the café
Two pedestrian entrances to either the Restaurant Les Ombres or the Café Branly: rue de l’Université or 27 Quai Branly.
Handicap access at 27 Quai Branly.
Metro: Iéna (line 9), Alma-Marceau (line 9), Pont de l’Alma (RER C), Bir Hakeim (line 6).
Bus : line 42 Tour Eiffel stop; lines 63, 80, 92: Bosquet-Rapp stop; line 72 Musée d’Art Moderne – Palais de Tokyo stop
Boat: Tour Eiffel (Batobus, Bateaux Parisiens et Vedettes de Paris)
Musée du Quai Branly
37, quai Branly 75007 – Paris
Telephone: 01 56 61 70 00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Guided visits in foreign languages are available on request.
I recommend the Concorde Lafayette Hotel - Click on their photos and you will see what I mean.