Change your mind about Paris La Défense: prejudice #3, nothing to eat !
If you think it's impossible to eat well in Paris La Défense, think again! When asked where to have breakfast, lunch or dinner in the district, the answers are numerous, and one of them is sure to suit you. Whether you simply want to have a drink with friends or sit down with your colleagues, there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, each as convivial as the next !
You're passing through Paris La Défense and the questions are all around you: where to eat, what to eat and, above all, at what price ? You might also be asking the same questions when you're having a drink with colleagues or planning a little evening out with friends... Just the thing, with over 150 restaurants on offer in Paris La Défense, there's something for every occasion ! Discover all the best addresses for your next culinary get-togethers...
Nothing to organise a business lunch !
Fed up with the company canteen ? Don't worry, at Paris La Défense you'll find everything you need to eat with colleagues at lunchtime, or organise your business lunches ! For a quiet meal, you can come and enjoy Bistro D'Edouard, on the Esplanade de La Défense or Faubourg de l'Arche. This restaurant, with its traditional and modern cuisine, is open from breakfast to dinner... and even for your most festive occasions: afterwork, farewell parties and corporate events !
And because there's rarely just one business lunch in the year, there are so many other restaurants to vary the pleasures. Discover Muses at the Hilton hotel, with its contemporary French bistro offering, and above all, its tasty dishes! To take advantage of the exceptional setting offered by Paris La Défense, the Tusk brasserie, located by the Agam fountain, is the ideal place to have lunch ! In an equally welcoming setting, Le Mond also offers a gastronomic adventure... the perfect choice for your next business lunch !
And at the end of the day, with your favourite group of colleagues, you'll find a wide range of places to have a drink, such as Eclipse with its chic, relaxed setting, Les 3 Brasseurs for a good beer, or Apogé with its vast choice of wines and champagnes. And if you want to take in the sights, the Skyline on the 19th floor of the Hôtel Melià is the perfect place for a lively afterwork with an unbeatable view of Paris ! Contrary to its name, Pour Vivre Heureux Vivons Cachés is not a cave or a recluse, but an elegant and refined setting. One thing's for sure, you'll find what you're looking for in the cocktails of the moment, the craft beers and the wine list. And while we're on the subject of good beer, Le Forum has a selection for you to choose from, not least its special cuvée, brewed on the premises - a real hit !
It's too expensive for students...
The district is not only home to salaried workers, and Paris La Défense has understood this! To eat without breaking the bank, there are various options for students and those on a smaller budget. Because yes, it is possible to have lunch for less than 15 euros. Discover the region's restaurant offer at a lower cost !
IT Trattoria restaurant
For a quick bite to eat, either on the spot or in the greenery of public spaces, Class'Croûte offers home-cooked meals for around ten euros. And if lunch means speed for you, you can still enjoy a variety of meals at Le Chill, Le Petit NM and Paris Food Club, with its 15 different Click & Collect restaurants ! If you have a little more time, you can sit down to a gourmet meal at Cosy for between €4 and €8, or indulge in Italian specialities at Francesca or IT Trattoria.
Billy Billy restaurant
And if, after your day on the course, you're thinking of going out for a drink with friends, you don't have to go far! The trendy Billy Billy bar serves up delicious cocktails for long happy hours. Just like its neighbour, the sports bar Les Gentlemen, from 5pm to 9pm, where you can enjoy the terrace or retreat indoors... and all this close to the Paris La Défense Arena, ideal before a match or concert !
No place for a romantic dinner
After a long day at work, you'd love to get together with your other half for a romantic dinner, but you don't know where ? No problem, Paris La Défense has the solution ! In a classy yet relaxed atmosphere, take advantage of the setting offered by Le Miroir - Hôtel Mélia, where chef Patricio De Diego De La Vega will take you on a journey with his Mediterranean flavours.
Still in a sophisticated and very warm setting, you can enjoy fresh and generous cuisine at O'Mazette - Nest Hotel, or more gourmet fare at La Brasserie Renaissance. Authentic and modern, the latter offers you the chance to discover the cuisine of chef Yannick Jaouen and his Breton touch.
And if you're having trouble making up your mind, Octopus will satisfy all your desires in a delightful setting, right opposite the Bassin de Takis. With its signature cocktails, the restaurant offers an epicurean menu... Grilled meats, vegetarian or even iodised dishes, there's something for everyone !
O'Mazette ! restaurant
To finish, you can take a romantic stroll through the green spaces of the esplanade, or why not enjoy a final cocktail with a view of the Arc de Triomphe from the rooftop of the Mercure Paris La Défense hotel, at the Le XII restaurant.
And for the evening revellers ?
If you're passing through Paris La Défense, you may already have eaten, or have no plans to do so, but just fancy a drink, or more... The area is full of places to sip good cocktails, drink a beer or enjoy a fine wine. Take notes, these bars will be your next port of call for your best aperitifs !
Mama Penthouse restaurant
Take to the skies and head up to the 14th floor of the Mama Shelter hotel to enjoy some delicious cocktails at Mama's Penthouse, in a cosy atmosphere with a view of the Eiffel Tower - what better way to get away from it all for a drink !
Still haven't found the place for your next evening out with friends ? Le Nodd is the place for you! Open from 5pm to 2am, Monday to Friday, the Nodd offers an immersive setting, with a top-quality DJ and a large terrace overlooking La Grande Arche. Everything you need for a great night out !