Paris has no shortage of cozy havens, atmospheric eateries and lively corners that begs for camera attention. But because we are limited by our stomach capacities (and sometimes our budgets), we have to choose carefully which restaurants to indulge at – both literally and aesthetically.
Ranging from luxurious settings to casual and chic, we’ve narrowed down a list of the top 11 Instagram-worthy restaurants in Paris. There’s bound to be some that match your personal vibe.
There’s nothing pink about Pink Mamma except for the exterior of the building it resides in and its millennial-quality aesthetics; it is designed for the ‘gram. Stacking four stories of distinct styles under a glass skylight, this Italian restaurant invites lines of locals around the block. The glitzy wrap-around bar on the first floor gives way to the warm hues of various jarred fruits and veggies of the second-floor open kitchen; the third floor speaks with vintage plates, green and yellow schema.
The top floor is especially magical, vine-twined wooden beams and turquoise furniture evoking a distinctly fairytale-chic vibe.
Address: 20bis Rue de Douai, 75009 Paris
Cozy and elegant, Villa Foch is made of clean lines and leather seats. Pose with a cocktail in hand at its high bar and neatly displayed glasses, or get a ceiling-to-floor shot with the chandelier overhead.
With a lowered seating area and a terrace, you can set the mood in front of a flickering fireplace (courtesy of the former) or go for a luxurious concept. There’s even a hanging chair for you to pose a fabulous shot in!
Address: 141 Avenue de Malakoff, 75116 Paris
Hotel Grand Amour Terrace
Hotel Grand Amour’s black-and-oak themed interior sets the tone for a quiet night out but what you really want is to brunch out on the Grand Amour Terrace.
The patio is a millennial set-up; white-washed walls, pink seats, black-and-white tables and floor marbling. Plants spill down from balconies of this open-air nook to create a comfortable and camera worthy environment.
Address: 18 Rue de la Fidelite, 75010 Paris
From restaurant settings to glass-bowl desserts, Alcazar treats you to an atmosphere that is both chic and casual. Subtle gold accents infuse the black and white furniture with warmth, although it is the garden-like additions that make this place so serene.
Leafy trees bring a burst of green to the central tables, where tendril plants hang from the open balcony. And directly above is a generous span of skylight that brightens up the entire bar restaurant, directing the right amount of sun for your pictures to come out perfect.
Address: 62 Rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris
At this American restaurant called Ralph’s, and owned by the Ralph Lauren Brand, its design is centered round vintage fabrics, heavy oak with a classic 1940s charm. The muted lights and framed paintings are best paired with a layered burger and glass of wine, and candles on the table add a smoky filter over the desserts.
If you prefer a lighter vibe, take your meal outside to the iron-wrought courtyard and cushioned seats. The flowering white buds and basket plants imitates an easy, coastal backdrop.
Address: 173 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris
Le Train Bleu
Ready your camera and finest dining etiquette for a meal at this historical monument; Le Train Bleu is an extravagant affair located in the hall of Gare de Lyon railway station. Designed to transport you into France’s opulent palaces, the royal blue and oak furniture is surrounded by gold-cast décor and intricate painting-embedded ceilings modelled after noble estates.
If that’s too much gold for you, retire to the muted Lounge Bar instead and bask in the comforts of navy walls and neutral sofas. Take out is also available, although we recommend you experience this luxurious restaurant real-time.
Address: Place Louis-Armand, 75012 Paris
There’s no shortage of moody and romantic restaurants in Paris, but Victoria Paris takes the award for being cool. Under the morning sun, its tables and curtains glow gold against the teal and grey seats and carpeting. Come sunset, an orange hue layers over the furniture; by nightfall the restaurant’s embedded lights cast an intimate tone in this Mediterranean eatery.
You can’t ask for a better Instagram spot than one where every picture is unique; there’s no bad time to visit, only a preferred one.
Address: 12 Rue de Presbourg, 75016 Paris
You’ve never experienced Paris like this – glass windows, graffiti-style flooring, light-up tables and neon staircase. Being inside Kong is like being inside an experimental spaceship, random faces plastered on the back of chairs and strange drawings on the walls.
The décor is entertaining and unusual and all the quirky things you didn’t realize you wanted on your social media feed, and if you look outside, there is an equally diverse collage of views. Pressed against the floor-length glass panels, you can see the Seine, the Art Deco Samaritan building, Pont Neuf and more.
Address: 1 Rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris
The stunning collection of liquor bottles by the entrance will mesmerize your view as you are guided to your table. Featuring rows of alcohol bottles in all shapes, colors and probably content, Pizzeria Populare is like a library of spirited drinks. Now that’s something you don’t see every day.
Well-oiled leather seats bring out a polished sort of traditional at Pizzeria Popolare; you just know upon walking in that the pizza is going to be good. The all-wooden furniture and delicious aromas of the pizzas will have you letting down your guard and embracing the laid-back feels.
Address: 111 Rue Reaumur, 75002 Paris
Combining intricate iron-dense artwork with an enchanted forest vibe is the bar-bistro of Le Brebant. Coast along the neo-industrial vibe of the split-level interior and point your camera at the hanging lights and brass décor.
Or, go for a low-angle shot and fit your drink into the picture. If inside is too hot for you, ask for a seat at the sheltered terrace instead.
Address: 32 Boulevard Poissonniere, 75009 Paris
You can start snapping away even as you approach the stately Hotel Costes, although the true den of opulence is inside. Known for its candle-light dinners and red velvet chairs, the restaurant’s luxurious décor evokes an intimate and sultry vibe.
When the draperies turn classy under sunlight, be sure to capture the patterned carpet and ornate chandeliers. In contrast, the open terrace is a simple but elegant space flanked by orange-shaded walls, French windows and green lattices. Hotel Costes’ duality is a treat for all photographers.
Address: 239-241 Rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris