Where to have dinner on Christmas Eve 2022 in Paris

Fantastic table settings, festive culinary offerings and a chic ambiance are all part of the menu for your Christmas Eve in a Parisian restaurant. See our suggestions!

Paris is full of exceptional, original, gastronomic, luxurious, traditional, or audacious places to celebrate Christmas Eve in style.

Dinner on the Seine in Paris

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Celebrate Christmas on the Seine (considered as one of the most beautiful avenues in Paris) for an unforgettable Christmas Eve and enjoy the lights of the French capital as you cruise along its famous river!

The Bateaux-Parisiens have designed a very special evening to celebrate Christmas. Included is a refined dinner prepared on board by the chef, and the best views of the most beautiful monuments in Paris by night on this all-round glass-windowed boat. A dinner cruise that will leave you with lasting memories.

Below the Musée d’OrsayParis Seine - La Marina also has a special festive dinner cruise. A vegetarian menu is available on request. The company is also offering a Christmas lunch cruise lasting 1hr30, on 24 and 25 December.

On the Île aux Cygnes with its famous Statue of Liberty, in the 15th arrondissement, guests embark on the Capitaine FracasseThis chic and elegant boat, made from solid wood, offers two departures on Christmas Eve: the first at 6.30pm for a cruise that lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes; the second at 9.30 pm for a cruise that lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Moored opposite the Eiffel Tower, at the discrete Port Debilly, is Ducasse-sur-Seine - one of the most popular boats in the capital. On this 100% electric barge, the magic of Christmas is expressed in a menu with food and wine pairing, with exceptional seasonal products and imagined by the famous chef Alain Ducasse.

Dinner at a cabaret in Paris

Paradis Latin - French Cancan, Paris

For a typically Parisian and festive Christmas Eve celebration, head to the capital’s mythical cabarets!

The famous Crazy Horse Paris promises a glamorous Christmas Eve night, with its show Totally CrazyThis 90-minute sophisticated and entertaining show unveils 65 years of artistic creation in a totally magical atmosphere, with champagne, appetizers and 2 Ladurée macarons for a Crazy Christmas.

A few steps from the Panthéon, at the Paradis Latin, guests can enjoy an excellent Christmas Eve dinner along with the revue L’Oiseau Paradis, staged and choreographed by Kamel Ouali.

Another famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge is offering a special festive dinner show from 19 December 2022 to 3 January 2023. A wonderful dinner has been orchestrated by chef Arnaud Demerville and the cabaret show Féérie with its star performers, the Doriss Girls, is pure delight.

Still in Montmartre, at the famous Cabaret Michou in the Rue des Martyrs the atmosphere is quite different but equally magical and entertaining. After a wonderful festive dinner, starting with an aperitif and ending with a dessert, there is a show in with transformists playfully portray stars of the past and the present including Dalida, Lady Gaga, Patricia Kass, Maria Callas, and Celine Dion. Emotion and laughter guaranteed!

For an original Christmas Eve dinner, head to the Bel Canto. As diners enjoy a special Christmas gourmet menu, they will have the surprise and pleasure of watching opera singers stroll around the dining room performing operatic arias!

Dinner in a palace in Paris

Noël 2021 - The Peninsula - Sapins et déco sur la terrasse, Paris

For Christmas, the restaurants of Parisian palaces offer festive dinners, with a focus on luxury, high gastronomy, and elegance.

The famous palace on the Place de la Concorde, the Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel welcomes you for the holidays in its restaurant l'Ecrin. The gastronomic restaurant with its intimate and timeless atmosphere has been awarded a Michelin star.

At Le Meurice, the oldest palace in the capital, a double starred experience awaits the gourmets with the exceptional festive menu concocted by the most starred French chef in the world: Alain Ducasse. The other restaurant of the palace, the Dalí - with its decor signed by Philippe Starck - stands out for its resolutely creative culinary spirit.

Very close to the Arc de Triomphe, the largest of the Parisian palaces, The Peninsula, Paris, renowned for its unique culinary scores, is planning festive menus for the evening. At Lili, Chef Dicky To brilliantly blends French and Chinese dishes. At L'Oiseau Blanc, you will be seduced by a singular and unforgettable gastronomy, on one of the most beautiful terraces in the capital. At the Lobby, chefs David Bizet and Baptiste Leroux invite guests to taste dishes of their creation for Christmas Eve in the exceptional set of the restaurant, a listed historic monument.

The Westin Paris-Vendôme - ideally located between Jardin des Tuileries and Place Vendôme - and its restaurant Le First await gourmets for a special Christmas Eve dinner.

The Mandarin Oriental, also close to Place Vendôme, welcomes guests to its Camélia restaurant for a discovery of flavours orchestrated by the renowned chef Thierry Marx. A seven-course dinner is organised for Christmas Eve, with a glass of Ruinart champagne included in the formula. On 25 December, a festive brunch is organised.

Finally, La Bauhinia, the magnificent restaurant of the Shangri-La, and Le Cinq, the renowned three-star Michelin restaurant of the Four Seasons Hôtel George V, are also offering exceptional Christmas Eve menus with their signature Yule logs for dessert.

Dinner in a brasserie in Paris

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With their reputation for non-stop service and low prices, the great Parisian brasseries are part of the capital's history, and give Christmas Eve a special, magical character …

Situated on the Champs-Élysées, Fouquet’s is without doubt the most upscale Parisian brasserie. Its Christmas Eve festive menu is signed by chef Pierre Gagnaire

In the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, Brasserie Lipp, recognizable by its varnished mahogany façade, serves traditional French cuisine. The food is always of a high quality; you can for example enjoy Osciètre Petrossian caviar or Perles de l’Impératrice oysters from Cap-Ferret. Paris has two Bouillon Chartier, one an historic address on the grands boulevards and another more recent one in Montparnasse. The traditional menu at moderate prices also remains attractive for a Christmas Eve celebration with family or friends.

On the lively Place de Clichy, the brasserie Le Wepler is reputed for its oysters. And in the Opéra district, the Grand Café des Capucines offers a huge array of seafood platters, as do the Café de la PaixLa Coupole and La Closerie des Lilasin Montparnasse.

The Hard Rock Café, a stone’s throw from Musée Grévin, welcomes you in its unique setting. Disneyland Park® Paris is celebrating the Christmas season with its Enchanted Christmas, and the park’s restaurants (La Cantina, the Yacht clubCape Cod, Planet Hollywood, Annette’s dinerManhattan Restaurant…).

Dinner in a gastronomic restaurant in Paris

Gordon Ramsay au Trianon Palace de Versailles - Noël 2021, Paris

Paris is full of outstanding restaurants whose decorations and menus are both beautiful and refined.

Fans of fine dining and gourmets can enjoy an exceptional culinary adventure during the festive season at Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, the restaurant at the palace Mandarin Oriental. Top place for gastronomic French cuisine, the Rôtisserie de la Tour d’Argent, little sister of the famous restaurant (reopening of Tour d’Argent in February 2023) is an excellent addresses. And the Michelin-starred bistro Restaurant Benoît has a selection of exceptional wines at reasonable prices for amateurs and connoisseurs alike to enjoy.

A few steps from the Palace of Versailles, chef Gordon Ramsay oversees the restaurant of the Hotel Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace. Christmas Eve dinner menu to come !