Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Did I say Eiffel Tower restaurant? There are actually two – Le 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant, and Le Jules Verne Restaurant. Plus the Champagne Bar at the top and several buffets. More than enough to satisfy even the most pretentious gourmets.
Le 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant
Le 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant is located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower at 58 meters above the ground, hence its name. It provides a fantastic view of Trocadero and River Seine.
Le 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant was recently redesigned. At lunch time it serves entrees, main courses and desserts. At evenings, Le 58 becomes a chic, cosy restaurant serving a variety of french dishes.
The place is open for lunch from 11:30 to 16:30 hours, and dinner is served at 18:30 and 21:00 hours (2 seatings).
If you were already wondering what kind of food can you get while enjoying the fabulous view of Paris, here’s the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant menu.
Please note these are sample menus, they are valid from November 28, 2011, and may be changed without prior notice.
Choice of starter
Walnuts and “Comté” cheese salad
Vegetables confits, mozzarella and basil dressing
Egg mayonnaise, field salad
Choice of main course
Seared skipjack tuna, risotto with olives
Macaroni with mushrooms and chestnuts
Roasted poultry, seasonal vegetables, stew sauce
Choice of dessert
“Fromage blanc” with glazed chestnuts
Pistachio custard cream with cherries
Crousti Eiffel cake with praline and chocolate
Glass of Champagne
Choice of starters
Cream of leak and potatoes with chestnuts chips
Pan fried tiger prawn, avocado, soya, and sesame dressing
Norwegian smoked salmon with a spicy vegetables tartare
Duck « foie gras », quince marmalade
Choice of main dishes
Seared salmon, butternut squash with rosemary
Pan seared John Dory fillet, celery and tomatoe confit
Roasted chicken breast, salsifis and mushrooms, Albufera sauce
Braised veal, seasonal vegetables, stew sauce
Choice of desserts
Selection of matured French cheeses
Profiterole with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce
The 58’s Mont-Blanc
Variation of the chocolate Jivara
Baba with rum, whipped vanilla cream
Lunch menu prices start at 19 Euro, while dinner menu prices start at 70 Euro.
In order to access this Eiffel Tower restaurant, you will have to buy a ticket to ascend the tower. Once on the first floor, you should look north-west, as the restaurant is located on the side of River Seine, just opposite Trocadero, overlooking Pont d’Iéna.
Another great option to enjoy a lunch or dinner at the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant is to book one of the Eiffel Tower tours which include a visit to the tower. These tours provide a unique opportunity to visit several Paris attractions, and are an excellent choice if you are visiting Paris for several days only.
Le Jules Verne Restaurant
Le Jules Verne is an elegant, contemporary decorated Eiffel Tower restaurant, perched on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. The views of Paris are spectacular, but it’s a bit overpriced. It serves a fine french cuisine though, which is elaborated by chef Pascal Feraud and his team.
There are also three buffets available. One of them is located on the ground floor between the North and East pillars, while the other two are on the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower respectively.
They serve primarily sandwiches, hotdogs, pizzas, salads, ice cream, soft drinks, and pastries.
Les Buffets are open daily from 09:30 to 23:30 hours and are a good choice for a quick snack. The menus are priced at 7.50 euros and include either a hotdog, sandwich, or pizza slice plus a soft drink.
The Champagne Bar
Yes, that’s right, there is a champagne bar at the top of the Eiffel Tower. An excellent opportunity to have a glass of champagne to celebrate your being at the top of the most visited monument in the world.
A glass of white champagne is priced at 10 Euro, while the pink one will cost you 15 Euro.