French terrace restaurants in Paris, our top addresses

Published by Manon de Sortiraparis · Photos by Manon de Sortiraparis · Published on March 18th, 2024 at 11:04 a.m.
To make sure you're on the right track if you're dreaming of feasting on French delicacies on the terrace, follow the guide!

As soon as the warm weather sets in, some gourmands flock to Italian restaurants for a pizza, others prefer fresh sushi prepared according to the rules of the art, still others turn to the unknown and savor African or Brazilian marvels.... And then there are those who rush to the restaurant to rediscover the great classics of French cuisine!

Are you one of them? Then discover the best French restaurants to try out right now, on the terrace of course, so you don't have to miss out on all the fun.

Melt-in-the-mouth flank steak, crispy breaded sweetbreads, homemade pâté en croûte, vinaigrette leeks; for small or large budgets, for all tastes and desires, it's simple, there's something for everyone! You'll be able to savor French dishes and true bistronomic creations on a sunny terrace, accompanied by a glass of white or red wine, in moderation of course.

Here are the best French restaurants to enjoy on the terrace in Paris!

French restaurants on the terrace in Paris:

Le village de Flagy en Seine et Marne -  A7C8676Le village de Flagy en Seine et Marne -  A7C8676Le village de Flagy en Seine et Marne -  A7C8676Le village de Flagy en Seine et Marne -  A7C8676 Le Moulin de Flagy, restaurant and bucolic terrace in a former mill in Seine-et-Marne (77)
We're off to Flagy in the Seine-et-Marne, one of France's favorite villages, to discover the Moulin de Flagy, a hotel-restaurant on the banks of the Orvanne, which offers fine home cooking in a verdant setting. [Read more]

Hollywood Savoy, la renaissance du restaurant sous la houlette du Fitz Group -  A7C9522Hollywood Savoy, la renaissance du restaurant sous la houlette du Fitz Group -  A7C9522Hollywood Savoy, la renaissance du restaurant sous la houlette du Fitz Group -  A7C9522Hollywood Savoy, la renaissance du restaurant sous la houlette du Fitz Group -  A7C9522 Hollywood Savoy, the rebirth of the 2nd arrondissement's iconic restaurant
Hollywood Savoy, the iconic restaurant in the Bourse district, returns to the forefront of the Parisian scene, reviving history and gastronomy. Guillaume Benard and his Fitz Group are ready to revive the festive spirit of the place with a modern twist. [Read more]

Au bon coin, un restaurant bistrononimque gourmand dans le 5e arrondissement de Paris Au bon coin, un restaurant bistrononimque gourmand dans le 5e arrondissement de Paris Au bon coin, un restaurant bistrononimque gourmand dans le 5e arrondissement de Paris Au bon coin, un restaurant bistrononimque gourmand dans le 5e arrondissement de Paris Au bon coin, a gourmet bistro restaurant in Paris's 5th arrondissement
Just a stone's throw from the 13th arrondissement, Au bon coin is an address well worth a visit. Located at 21 rue de la Collégiale, the restaurant offers quality products served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. [Read more]

Café Louise, la brasserie moderne de Saint-Germain des Prés qui nous fait réviser nos classiquesCafé Louise, la brasserie moderne de Saint-Germain des Prés qui nous fait réviser nos classiquesCafé Louise, la brasserie moderne de Saint-Germain des Prés qui nous fait réviser nos classiquesCafé Louise, la brasserie moderne de Saint-Germain des Prés qui nous fait réviser nos classiques Café Louise, the modern brasserie in Saint-Germain-des-Prés that makes you brush up on your classics
Café Louise is the contemporary brasserie that attracts Parisians and tourists alike to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area. At any time of day, this restaurant serves up French specialties and comfort food on a 100% home-made menu. [Read more]

Eunoé, le bistrot-aubergiste qui régale le 11e arrondissement de Paris - DSC 0121Eunoé, le bistrot-aubergiste qui régale le 11e arrondissement de Paris - DSC 0121Eunoé, le bistrot-aubergiste qui régale le 11e arrondissement de Paris - DSC 0121Eunoé, le bistrot-aubergiste qui régale le 11e arrondissement de Paris - DSC 0121 Restaurant Eunoe: a friendly, affordable neighborhood nugget near Atelier des Lumières
Restaurant Eunoe is a neighborhood nugget offering seasonal, inventive cuisine at affordable prices! Located in the heart of Paris's 11th arrondissement, a stone's throw from the Atelier des Lumières, it's the perfect place for a gourmet break. [Read more]

Nepita - Polpette de cochonNepita - Polpette de cochonNepita - Polpette de cochonNepita - Polpette de cochon Nepita, the Hotel Florida's Mediterranean restaurant, with a menu designed by Amandine Chaignot
Chef Amandine Chaignot is responsible for the Mediterranean menu at Nepita, the restaurant of the Hotel Florida. [Read more]

Brasserie Martin - Pâté en croûteBrasserie Martin - Pâté en croûteBrasserie Martin - Pâté en croûteBrasserie Martin - Pâté en croûte Brasserie Martin, the restless brewery of the Nouvelle Garde
In the La Nouvelle Garde family, we ask for Brasserie Martin, that big bistro with its colorful decor and winter garden, where gangs of friends and local families flock. [Read more]

Au Rocher de Cancale, le restaurant historique à la façade bleue rue Montorgueil - IMG 3982Au Rocher de Cancale, le restaurant historique à la façade bleue rue Montorgueil - IMG 3982Au Rocher de Cancale, le restaurant historique à la façade bleue rue Montorgueil - IMG 3982Au Rocher de Cancale, le restaurant historique à la façade bleue rue Montorgueil - IMG 3982 At Le Rocher de Cancale, this historic restaurant, a major oyster-eating spot in the 19th century
The blue façade of the restaurant "Au Rocher de Cancale" leaves no one indifferent. Have you ever wondered what this typical seaside restaurant was doing in the middle of rue Montorgueil? We take you on a journey to discover the history of this atypical place, which still delights gourmets today. [Read more]

La Petite Expérience - Carpaccio betteraves et radisLa Petite Expérience - Carpaccio betteraves et radisLa Petite Expérience - Carpaccio betteraves et radisLa Petite Expérience - Carpaccio betteraves et radis La Petite Expérience, the fermentation-focused restaurant on the quays of the Seine
A restaurant dedicated entirely to fermentation? That's what piqued our curiosity when La Petite Expérience opened. So, what's the verdict? [Read more]

Pagaille - Encornets farcis, riz noirPagaille - Encornets farcis, riz noirPagaille - Encornets farcis, riz noirPagaille - Encornets farcis, riz noir Pagaille, a free-spirited bistro in the heights of the 18th arrondissement
Just opened in the heights of the 18th arrondissement, Pagaille is already proving to be a sure bet on rue Ramey, with its free-spirited, joyful bistronomic dishes. [Read more]

La Brasserie des Arts - Cordon bleuLa Brasserie des Arts - Cordon bleuLa Brasserie des Arts - Cordon bleuLa Brasserie des Arts - Cordon bleu La Brasserie des Arts, authentic Parisian brasserie by the book
With its own take on the great French classics, Brasserie des Arts is fast becoming an institution in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. A true Parisian brasserie, with attentive service to boot! [Read more]

Le Boréal - Chawanmushi champignonsLe Boréal - Chawanmushi champignonsLe Boréal - Chawanmushi champignonsLe Boréal - Chawanmushi champignons Le Boréal, a fabulous café-bistro serving responsible cuisine from morning to night
Café in the morning, bistro for lunch and dinner, brunch on weekends; Le Boréal is the perfect solution for all your needs. [Read more]

Ma Dame, le restaurant de l'hôtel Marignan Champs-Elysées - Bouillon châtaignes guanciale ricottaMa Dame, le restaurant de l'hôtel Marignan Champs-Elysées - Bouillon châtaignes guanciale ricottaMa Dame, le restaurant de l'hôtel Marignan Champs-Elysées - Bouillon châtaignes guanciale ricottaMa Dame, le restaurant de l'hôtel Marignan Champs-Elysées - Bouillon châtaignes guanciale ricotta Ma Dame, the delicate restaurant at the Marignan Champs-Elysées hotel
Located on the first floor of the Marignan Champs-Elysées, a chic 5-star hotel in the 8th arrondissement, the Ma Dame restaurant boasts delicate bistronomic cuisine by Japanese chef Makoto Nakada and pastry chef Eri Hazama. [Read more]

Le Minet Galant - Blanquette de veauLe Minet Galant - Blanquette de veauLe Minet Galant - Blanquette de veauLe Minet Galant - Blanquette de veau Le Minet Galant, a charming French bistro a stone's throw from the Bouffes Parisiens theater
A charming French bistro a stone's throw from the Bouffes Parisiens theater, Le Minet Galant declaims its love of bistro-style cooking. [Read more]

Bloom Garden - Tournedos de veauBloom Garden - Tournedos de veauBloom Garden - Tournedos de veauBloom Garden - Tournedos de veau Bloom Garden, chef Olivier Streiff's restaurant in the Bloom House hotel
Chef Olivier Streiff, a former Top Chef contestant, arrives in Paris at the Bloom Garden restaurant in the Bloom House hotel. [Read more]

Brasserie Valma - Poireaux guancialeBrasserie Valma - Poireaux guancialeBrasserie Valma - Poireaux guancialeBrasserie Valma - Poireaux guanciale Brasserie Valma, the delicious and affordable Provencal restaurant on Canal Saint-Martin
As delicious as it is affordable, Brasserie Valma is already a must for any successful stroll along the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin. [Read more]

Cavalier - Ribs de maïsCavalier - Ribs de maïsCavalier - Ribs de maïsCavalier - Ribs de maïs Cavalier, all-night dining bar, natural wines and kick-ass cocktails
The Cavalier dining bar will be sending out small plates of compet', natural wine and clever beverages until the end of the night. [Read more]

Braisenville - Ballotine volaille sauce abricotBraisenville - Ballotine volaille sauce abricotBraisenville - Ballotine volaille sauce abricotBraisenville - Ballotine volaille sauce abricot Braisenville, affordable, friendly neighborhood bistro restaurant
Braisenville has been a neighborhood institution for 13 years. The friendly, affordable address lives up to its reputation. [Read more]

Acmé - Tartare betteraveAcmé - Tartare betteraveAcmé - Tartare betteraveAcmé - Tartare betterave Acmé, ethical dining, dazzling gastronomy and exhilarating wines
With Acmé, Margot and Lucas have created an ethical table where you can savor dazzling dishes that rival the finest gourmet addresses. All accompanied by carefully selected, exhilarating wines. [Read more]

Restaurant Alfred - Tatin tomates confitesRestaurant Alfred - Tatin tomates confitesRestaurant Alfred - Tatin tomates confitesRestaurant Alfred - Tatin tomates confites Alfred, a contemporary French brasserie a stone's throw from Place Vendôme
Just a stone's throw from Place Vendôme, the young team at Brasserie Alfred offers French bistro cuisine with a contemporary twist. [Read more]

Blossom - Canette rôtieBlossom - Canette rôtieBlossom - Canette rôtieBlossom - Canette rôtie Blossom, the peaceful, leafy garden restaurant of the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg hotel
A charming green setting in the heart of Paris and a natural menu orchestrated by chef Anaïs Foray, here you are at Blossom, the restaurant of the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg hotel. [Read more]

Brasserie des Prés - Saucisse puréeBrasserie des Prés - Saucisse puréeBrasserie des Prés - Saucisse puréeBrasserie des Prés - Saucisse purée Brasserie des Prés, charming and affordable, the hidden gem of Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Carefully tucked away in a bucolic courtyard in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Brasserie des Prés proves to be the neighborhood's best address, as delightful and charming as it is affordable. [Read more]

Alesti - Saucisse de Morteau briochéeAlesti - Saucisse de Morteau briochéeAlesti - Saucisse de Morteau briochéeAlesti - Saucisse de Morteau briochée Alesti, affordable brasserie on the Grands Boulevards and great French classics
Just a stone's throw from the Grands Boulevards, brasserie Alesti has revamped its menu and now offers classic French dishes. An address offering unbeatable value for money in the neighborhood. [Read more]

Le bon côté, nos photos - DSC01860Le bon côté, nos photos - DSC01860Le bon côté, nos photos - DSC01860Le bon côté, nos photos - DSC01860 Le Bon Côté: the friendly gourmet address in Paris's 18th arrondissement
An à l'ardoise menu that changes with each service, creative cuisine by Vincent Jouyaux and a friendly atmosphere just a stone's throw from Les Abbesses: these are the secret trump cards of the neo-bistro "Le Bon Côté" in Paris's 18th arrondissement. [Read more]

Au Pied de Cochon 2022Au Pied de Cochon 2022Au Pied de Cochon 2022Au Pied de Cochon 2022 Au Pied de Cochon, gourmet cuisine at Les Halles day and night
Day or night, the brasserie Au Pied de Cochon delights Parisians and tourists alike with its traditional, generous French cuisine. A legendary address to try at least once in your life. [Read more]

Meha - Tomates mozzarellaMeha - Tomates mozzarellaMeha - Tomates mozzarellaMeha - Tomates mozzarella Meha, a remarkable and affordable bistronomic restaurant on the heights of the 18th arrondissement
Remarkable, affordable, delectable: there are many words to describe Meha, the new bistronomic restaurant on Rue Ramey. [Read more]

Le Café de l'Homme rouvre ses portes avec une nouvelle déco et une nouvelle carte gourmande -  terrasseLe Café de l'Homme rouvre ses portes avec une nouvelle déco et une nouvelle carte gourmande -  terrasseLe Café de l'Homme rouvre ses portes avec une nouvelle déco et une nouvelle carte gourmande -  terrasseLe Café de l'Homme rouvre ses portes avec une nouvelle déco et une nouvelle carte gourmande -  terrasse Le Café de l'Homme: the Trocadéro's terrace restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower
Café de l'Homme boasts one of the finest views of the Eiffel Tower. We're off to discover this restaurant, whose terrace offers a breathtaking view of the Trocadero and the Iron Lady. [Read more]

Petit Palais - Collection permanente  -  jardinPetit Palais - Collection permanente  -  jardinPetit Palais - Collection permanente  -  jardinPetit Palais - Collection permanente  -  jardin The Jardin du Petit Palais, a hidden gem with terrace and café-restaurant
At the heart of the Petit Palais, which is freely accessible to all, all year round, lies an exotic green garden. Like a veritable oasis, it's the ideal setting for a drink in the sun. There's a café-restaurant with a pleasant terrace and deckchairs set up around the peristyle. [Read more]

Cèna - PoissonCèna - PoissonCèna - PoissonCèna - Poisson Cèna, David Lanher and Hideki Nakamura's refined restaurant a stone's throw from Parc Monceau
A true table d'auteur, Cèna is David Lanher's intimate setting, as the crow flies from Parc Monceau. Chef Hideki Nakamura's menu is both moving and stirring. [Read more]

Chimère - Poireaux vinaigretteChimère - Poireaux vinaigretteChimère - Poireaux vinaigretteChimère - Poireaux vinaigrette Chimère, a contemporary and stylish brasserie in Opéra
Neo-brasserie Chimère, with its meticulous vintage decor and embered plates, opens its doors just off the Opéra Garnier. [Read more]

U Mulinu, la taverne corse joyeuse à la cuisine entre traditions et modernité - DSC 0777U Mulinu, la taverne corse joyeuse à la cuisine entre traditions et modernité - DSC 0777U Mulinu, la taverne corse joyeuse à la cuisine entre traditions et modernité - DSC 0777U Mulinu, la taverne corse joyeuse à la cuisine entre traditions et modernité - DSC 0777 U Mulinu, the warm Corsican restaurant close to the Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris
A stone's throw from the Gare d'Austerlitz, U Mulinu is a warm Corsican bar-restaurant that takes us straight to the Isle of Beauty through generous and comforting dishes highlighting local products. [Read more]

Buckwheat, la nouvelle crêperie de l'Hôtel Normandy Le ChantierBuckwheat, la nouvelle crêperie de l'Hôtel Normandy Le ChantierBuckwheat, la nouvelle crêperie de l'Hôtel Normandy Le ChantierBuckwheat, la nouvelle crêperie de l'Hôtel Normandy Le Chantier Buckwheat, the gourmet crêperie at Hôtel Normandy Le Chantier
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Restaurant Café Max - MacaronisRestaurant Café Max - MacaronisRestaurant Café Max - MacaronisRestaurant Café Max - Macaronis Café Max, generous French cuisine in this Resistance stronghold
Chef Frédéric Vardon, also at the helm of 39V, takes over Parisian institution Café Max, a Mecca of the Resistance and a generous French bistro with a last-century feel, where the neighborhood's encostumé workers rub shoulders. [Read more]

Restaurant Benoit Paris - Champignons d"automneRestaurant Benoit Paris - Champignons d"automneRestaurant Benoit Paris - Champignons d"automneRestaurant Benoit Paris - Champignons d"automne Benoit Paris, Alain Ducasse's Michelin-starred bistro at Les Halles
A landmark for bon vivants since 1912 in the 1st arrondissement, Alain Ducasse's Michelin-starred Benoit Paris restaurant plunges us into the Paris of yesteryear with delight. [Read more]

The Place To : restaurant, bar et coworking, un espace au gré de vos envies dans le 10ème à ParisThe Place To : restaurant, bar et coworking, un espace au gré de vos envies dans le 10ème à ParisThe Place To : restaurant, bar et coworking, un espace au gré de vos envies dans le 10ème à ParisThe Place To : restaurant, bar et coworking, un espace au gré de vos envies dans le 10ème à Paris The Place To: restaurant, bar and coworking space in Paris' 10th arrondissement
The Place To is the new coffee shop in Paris's 10th arrondissement! The little brother of the brand's first address on avenue de Wagram, the restaurant welcomes you from early morning until nightfall, with a complete gourmet offer from breakfast to dinner, including lunch and Happy Hour. Bonus: several spaces, several atmospheres, ideal for coworking! [Read more]

Au Petit RicheAu Petit RicheAu Petit RicheAu Petit Riche Au Petit Riche, bourgeois French cuisine without a wrinkle
Since it opened in 1854, Au Petit Riche has been delighting the Parisian elite with its bourgeois French cuisine. [Read more]

RamdamRamdamRamdamRamdam Ramdam, unpretentious bistronomy with a bang
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BichettesBichettesBichettesBichettes Bichettes, a friendly little canteen and grandma's recipes
Chez Bichettes, on the terrace, you can share grandma's dishes, made with local, seasonal produce, in an ultra-convivial atmosphere. Simple, comforting cuisine! [Read more]

Chez Fred à Paris, nos photosChez Fred à Paris, nos photosChez Fred à Paris, nos photosChez Fred à Paris, nos photos Chez Fred: bistro and local cuisine in western Paris
A veritable institution in the Ternes district of Paris, Chez Fred unveils a new gourmet face with the arrival of chef Benjamin Lavenne behind the stoves. With its mix of classic French cuisine served just like at grandma's and Lyonnais specialties, Chez Fred remains a benchmark in western Paris. Would you like a tour? [Read more]

Photos : La Nouvelle Maison Fournaise Photos : La Nouvelle Maison Fournaise Photos : La Nouvelle Maison Fournaise Photos : La Nouvelle Maison Fournaise La Maison Fournaise, the restaurant on the Ile des Impressionnistes in Chatou
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