Which Restaurants are open Christmas Day in Paris

by Ann
(London, UK)

Myself and 3 others are wanting to book Christmas Lunch in Paris. Could you please send me a list of restaurants that are open on Christmas Day for Christmas Lunch that I can book. Price range 25-50Euros per person.

Many thanks


Restaurants which are open on Christmas Day in Paris

Hi there Ann,

Thank you for visiting my Paris website.

Unfortunately I don’t have a list like this – but I sure would love one. I wrote some information on this on my website on this page, which might help:

http://www.a-night-in-paris.com/paris-restaurants-open-on-christmas-day.html – you will find restaurant links on this page.

One wonderful place you can try is Le Procope. It’s apparently the oldest restaurant in Paris and is open on Christmas Day:


You may find that the Christmas meal is more likely to be served on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas day, as that is the tradition in France. You can reserve online, by clicking on the link RESERVATION – EN-LIGNE (online) – perhaps you should contact them and ask for the prices in advance?

Le Procope Restaurant
13 rue de l’Ancienne Comédie
75006 Paris
Tél. : 01 40 46 79 00
Open from 10h30am to 1a.m.

I’ve also done a google search for you, which found a wealth of information – here are restaurants which others have written about as being open on Christmas Day.

I have no idea of the prices at each restaurant, but if there’s a website link you can easily check out the ones in those areas you’re interested in.

Altitude 95 at the Eiffel Tower:


Le Grand Colbert 75002

Brasserie Gallopin http://pagesperso-orange.fr/brasseriegallopin

24 place du Marché Saint Honoré
Metro: Tuilleries
Tel: 33 1 49 26 90 04
Open: Mon – Fri 12pm – 2pm, Mon – Sat 7pm – 11pm Closed Sundays

Chez Denise
5 rue des Provaires
Metro: LeHalles/ Louvre-Rivoli
Tel: 33 1 42 36 21 82

28 rue du Mont-Thabor
Metro: Concorde/Tuileries
Tel: 01 42 96 28 18

Chez Georges
1 rue de Mail
Metro: Sentier
Tel: 01 42 60 07 11
Open: Mon-Sat noon-2pm and 7:30-9:30pm

Chez André
12, rue Marbeuf
8th arrondissement
it’s between the Champs- Elysées and avenue George V
Métro : Franklin Roosevelt
telephone : 01 47 20 59 57

Brasserie Flo – famous traditional old brasserie in the 10th http://www.flobrasseries.com

Armand au Palais Royal

Pied au Couchon – I love this place and spent many formative nights here when I first moved to Paris – best onion soup in Paris

L’Oulette, 15 Place Lachambeaudie 75012

L’ Avant-Gout
rue Bobillot
(take metro to Place d’Italie 75013)

Bofinger 75004/75011. Generally has a special Christmas menu.

Always make a reservation – always – and if it’s by email or fax, take the reservation with you!

I hope you find the perfect place, and have a wonderful Christmas in Paris!