Gastronomy with the family

The art of eating well is a family affair, thanks to restaurants which have children’s menus.

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You can start enjoying gastronomy at any age! Today, numerous restaurants propose menus that have been carefully put together to awaken the taste buds of novice gourmets.

A good opportunity to discover some of the best restaurants in Paris. On the programme, starred restaurants, historic establishments, legendary brasseries and unusual places!

Most of these menus are reserved for children aged up to 10 or even 12. Check with the restaurant in advance.

To book a table at a "top restaurant"

And for those big occasions, don’t hesitate to book a table at a top restaurant. Several starred establishments provide children’s menus. Guy Savoy is one of the first to have created a menu especially for children; the menu ‘Découverte des saveurs’, in his former Parisian restaurant Le Cap Vernet. According to him, good cooking should be learned from an early age. For the anecdote, it is Guy Savoy who lends his voice to Horst in the French version of the animated film Ratatouille.

At the Four Seasons Hotel George V, the three-starred restaurant Le Cinq of chef Christian Le Squer has put together the menu des ‘triplés’, mise en scène by Nicole Lambert, the designer of the three little characters.

Under the aegis of starred chef Stéphanie Le Quellec, winner of Top Chef 2011, the restaurant La Scène offers the ‘Menu des princes et princesses’, which clients put together by choosing from a selection of à la carte dishes – a nice way of awakening the taste buds of little gourmets.

And, children are regaled at the very chic Le Bristol hotel! Starred chef Eric Frechon of the 114, Faubourg came up with the idea of a delicious ‘Hippolyte’ menu (the name of the hotel’s rabbit mascot) adapted to the palace’.

At Drouant, the restaurant of chef Thibault Nizard, the 15-euro children’s menu offers a tasty and healthy menu that appeals to kids by offering a variety of textures and tastes: fruit and vegetable cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, colourful sorbets, etc. The restaurant is also a reference for culture as it has hosted the Goncourt awards since 1914! An opportunity to introduce children to the literary world.

Four Seasons hotel George V Paris - Le Cinq
Brasserie Thoumieux, intérieur 1, Paris © Stéphane de Bourgies

Historic restaurants or legendary brasseries

Envie de partir en famille à la découverte des succès qui font la renommée de la cuisine française traditionnelle ? Direction les restaurants historiques et les brasseries mythiques de la capitale. Dans ces lieux chargés d’histoire, on se régale dans de superbes décors, dont certains sont classés monuments historiques !

Why not enjoy a family meal at one of the historic restaurants or legendary brasseries that have made traditional French cuisine so famous? These places full of history have wonderful decor – some are listed monuments–, and they serve great food!

Among the cult brasseries is the famous Coupole at Montparnasse, a gem of art deco, listed on the registry of historic monuments. The cuisine features traditional brasserie food, including Indian style curry with ‘Label Rouge’ lamb, on the menu since 1927! As for children, they will love the menu specially adapted for them.

Just opposite Saint-Lazare, the legendary Brasserie Mollard is one of the oldest in Paris. Opened in 1895, the establishment is also listed as a historic monument. In a lavish 1900s decor, diners feast on fish and shellfish, notably the delicious bouillabaisse with fillets of rockfish. For children, there is a menu at 10 euros.

Staying with the railway atmosphere, destination the first floor of the Gare de Lyon at the Train Bleu. Here too, the fully-renovated belle époque and neo-baroque decor is impressive. Of note, the children’s menu proposes half-portion dishes from the standard menu. That is another good reason for choosing the house speciality: roasted leg of French lamb, served in slices.

Opposite the Gare du Nord, Le Terminus Nord is popular with travellers who come here to enjoy the famous house saueurkraut. Children have their own menu to choose from.

Among other mythical establishments in Paris with menus for children are: the Gallopin and its menu ‘Pas pour les grands’ (‘not for grown-ups) and the Alsatian brasserie Bofinger.

At the Au Pied de Cochon, a veritable Parisian institution, pork is cooked in all different ways, with for example the famous ‘Tentation de Saint-Antoine’ (a dish composed entirely of pork) as well as the traditional soupe à l’oignon gratinée one of the best in Paris. There is also a special children’s menu.

Renowned for its famous traditional pot-au-fe and os à moelle, Chez Clément has put together various menus, including the gastronomic ‘le P’tit Clément’ which offers the best of French traditional cooking with, among other delights, ravioles du Dauphiné (Label rouge) gratinées au parmesan or confit de canard with purée de pommes de terre maison.

Chez Françoise is a restaurant that seeks to offer traditional, elegant and refined French cuisine. In addition to dishes for children, little-ones can enjoy a fun lunch with a make-up artist and children’s activity leader, every Sunday. So, parents can relax, and the kids are entertained!

Restaurant Bofinger - Salle - Paris -  © OTCP - DR
Au Pied de Cochon - Table

An extraordinary setting

To dine with a panoramic view of Paris, head to the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel, on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. The opportunity to discover the newly redesigned first floor with its spectacular glass flooring. In terms of food, light and fun lunches are served picnic basket-style, and there is also a special version for children. In the evening, the atmosphere is more chic and the food gastronomic. Children can enjoy a gourmet menu elaborated by chef Alain Soulard.

Feel like a gourmet and bucolic meal with the family away from the busy city? Le Châlet des Iles welcomes you on an island on the Lac inférieur in the Bois de Boulogne. To get to the restaurant, you take a little ‘ferry’ boat. Children love it! The menu offers traditional cooking, and for children, there is the ‘Menu de l’Ile aux enfants’.

Why not combine gastronomy and culture? You can do this in the sumptuous setting of the Restaurant du Musée d’Orsay, situated on the first floor of the museum. As well as the great classics, chef Yann Landureau proposes original dishes linked to what is happening at the museum, plus, there is a menu for children. It is a great place to enjoy good food after an exhibition. On Thursday evening, you can take advantage of a special package including a visit to the museum and dinner.

And for a real change of scene, why not embark for a dinner cruise on the Seine? Children adore them and several companies offer children’s menus: the Bateaux-Mouches, the Capitaine Fracasse, the Bateaux Parisiens and its Petit matelot menu, Paris en Scène, etc.

Finally, for an original and musical evening out with the family, the Bel Canto is the restaurant to go to. Young music fans can take advantage of a children’s menu elaborated by the chef Eric Léautey and served by opera singers. A gourmet way of discovering opera!

Young ‘sailors’ go to the seafood brasserie Bar à huîtres. At this restaurant in Montparnasse, the setting is reminiscent of a beautiful Cap-Ferret wooden cabin. The menu features the best in seafood, and children have their menu ‘Pirate des Caraïbes’. The menu is on an iPad so they are sure to have fun!

58 Tour Eiffel - Salle 1
Bateaux Parisiens / Croisière enchantée - Terrasse
Hippo Paris Bastille 4 eme - Interieur, Paris © Alikaphoto A.C

And on the subject of activities, there is plenty to keep them entertained at Hippopotamus. This restaurant chain, specializing in meat, has plenty of treats in store for children: balloons, games, video screens showing cartoon films.

Kid’s menu (up to 12 yrs) at €7.50.

58 Tour Eiffel

Traditional French cuisine | In a museum or monument
Champ de Mars - 1er étage de la Tour Eiffel, Paris, 75007
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Located on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower, this restaurant offers a unique panoramic view of Paris and serves high-quality......

Bateaux Parisiens

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | On a boat moving on the water
Port de la Bourdonnais, Paris, 75007
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Bateaux Parisien, the No.1 for cruises on the Seine, invites you aboard its entirely glassed-over boats for an exceptional lunch......

Bateaux-Mouches

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | On a boat moving on the water
Pont de l'Alma Rive Droite - Port de la Conférence, Paris, 75008
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Discover or re-discover the magic of the Seine by sailing past some of the most prestigious monuments in history on one of the 14......

Bel Canto

Cabaret / Show
72 quai de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris, 75004
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Come and dine on stage at the Bel Canto Restaurant. Every evening, the Bel Canto restaurants combine Opera and fine dining with......

Capitaine Fracasse

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | On a boat moving on the water
Embarquement sur l'île aux cygnes - Accessible par le milieu du Pont Bir-Hakeim, Paris, 75015
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Come and discover our magnificent City of Light aboard Captain Fracasse. Enjoy a dinner in a friendly atmosphere, during a......

Paris En Scène

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | On a boat moving on the water
Escale du pont Saint-Michel - 12 quai des Orfèvres, Paris, 75001
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Starting at 42 euros we offer the less expensive cruise on the Seine. Everynight we offer 3 cruises on the Seine. Lasting......

Brasserie Mollard

Brasserie
115 rue Saint-Lazare, Paris, 75008
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A listed historical monument, this luxury brasserie has a 1900s decor that is unique and typical of Paris: ceramics, mosaics and......

Terminus Nord

Brasserie
23 rue de Dunkerque, Paris, 75010
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A mix of art nouveau and art deco close to the Gare du Nord, this traditional brasserie opened in 1925 and has since been a......

Bistrot Benoit

Bistro | In a museum or monument
Sous la pyramide du Musée du Louvre, Paris, 75001

Under the pyramid, in the heart of the Louvre Museum, Bistrot Benoit welcomes visitors all day long in the characteristic warm......

California Grill

Traditional French cuisine | In a hotel
Disneyland® Hotel - Disneyland® Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, 77777

Elegant restaurant at Disneyland® Paris. Refined international cuisine with vintage wines.

Brasserie Bofinger

Brasserie
5-7 rue de la Bastille, Paris, 75004
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A true Alsatian institution, between the Place des Vosges and the Bastille Opera House, the Brasserie Bofinger has managed to......

La Coupole

Brasserie
102 boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, 75014
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Since 1927, La Brasserie et le Dancing of La Coupole are the symbols in the history of Montparnasse. In an art deco decor,......

Le Train Bleu

Brasserie | In a museum or monument
Gare de Lyon - 1er étage - place Louis Armand, Paris, 75012

Luxury brasserie on the first floor of Gare de Lyon, built for the World's Fair and opened in 1901 by the President, Emile......

Le Vaudeville

Brasserie
29 rue Vivienne, Paris, 75002
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Facing the Bourse and a stone's throw from the Opera, the Brasserie Vaudeville is open 7 days a week to host all your events.......

Brasserie Flo

Brasserie
7 cour des Petites Écuries, Paris, 75010

When you enter this little paved courtyard at the heart of the 10th arrondissement, not far from Gare de l'Est, you can enjoy a......

Au Pied de Cochon

Brasserie
6 rue Coquillière, Paris, 75001
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Au Pied de Cochon is located at the heart of Paris, in les Halles and is opened 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. This mythical......

Drouant

Gastronomic restaurant
16 rue Gaillon, Paris, 75002

At Drouant, temple of French literature (home of the Goncourt and Renaudot prizes), you will of course find the view of the......

Les Ombres Quai Branly

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
27 quai Branly, Paris, 75007
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Les Ombres Quai Branly: A breathtaking view! Perched atop the Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Museum, the recently renovated Les......

La Grande Cascade 1/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
Allée de Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

Mirrors and gilt, a terrace and a rotunda: the sumptuous setting enhances the pleasure of a sophisticated meal at this 1850......

Le Cinq 3/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant | In a hotel
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris - 31 avenue George V, Paris, 75008

Le Cinq is a must-see Parisian destination on its own. At Le Cinq, French cuisine concocted by Christian Le Squer reaches new......

Le Restaurant du Musée d'Orsay

Brasserie | In a museum or monument
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris, 75007

The Musée d'Orsay's restaurant, a mixture of a listed place with a contemporary style, with 1900 decor, whose frescoes by Gabriel......

L'Auberge du Bonheur

Traditional French cuisine
Allée de Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

L’Auberge du Bonheur is a traditional restaurant located in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne. Offering a complete change of......

Brasserie Gallopin

Brasserie
40 rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, Paris, 75002

The Gallopin is located at Place de la Bourse, near Bourse metro exit and car park, close to the Grands Boulevards, Opéra,......

Chez Françoise

Traditional French cuisine
Aérogare des Invalides, Paris, 75007

Chez Françoise is a traditional French gourmet restaurant, opened in 1949, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. With varied......