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Trocadero dining

During our last week in Europe we are going to dash into Paris from Brussels for dinner (July). We are considering the Trocadero area since we have yet to get to that neighborhood. Our main goal is a great (possibly outdoor) view of the Eiffel Tower with good food and friendly people. And should we reserve a table?

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You don't say your budget so my suggestions may be off base. The food is very good at L'Oiseau Blanc atop the Peninsula Hotel in Paris. I wouldn't say the people who work there are friendly and I would not say they are unfriendly. What they are is very correct, polite and service-oriented, which can sometimes be better than friendly. Good to average food with a view of the ET could be had at Monsieur Bleu. Finally, Restaurant Maison Blanche, which I have never been to but which has an outdoor terrace with a view of the ET but is not in Trocadero, might suit.

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Hi Nancy, you might take a look at Les Ombres, the restaurant at the Musee du Quai Branly. Nice menu and knock-out views of the Eiffel Tower. Here's the website http://www.lesombres-restaurant.com/.

Edit - guess I was typing at the same time as rgill! Well, that's two recommendations for Les Ombres!

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You should always reserve a table. Les Ombres is a great choice.
Not sure about the friendly people, though most people speak English in this neighborhood.

Posted by
1340 posts

I also recommend Les Ombres. My lunch their was absolutely delicious and the view of the tour Eiffel felt almost fake because it was so close ! Like a scene in a movie. The Musee Quai Branly is worth the detour if you have the time. The servers were very professional.

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Fun suggestions that sound great! We keep hearing about Les Hombres, so maybe that is one to try. Their website is interesting.
We are not stuck on the Trocadero area, just know there are good views. Our budget is not a huge worry, but, we don’t want to break the bank, either.

Thanks to all!

Nancy

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Often lunch at fine restaurants are much more reasonable than dinner

Posted by
27 posts

That certainly makes sense. We will consider that, too.

Thanks

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2466 posts

If you want a distant view - try Chez Francis, where you can sit on the terrace and look at "Diana's Flame", while you're at it.