Where to dine in Paris on a Sunday Evening

Dine in Paris

Sunday Night in Paris can be tough to find a good meal. Almost half of all Paris restaurants close on a Sunday night leaving you with a choice of Room Service or a cheeky burger at the local Quick!

Luckily, there are a few guides that will help you find a great dinner.

Paris Foodie site ‘Paris by Mouth‘ has the a great selection of ideas including for every day dining in Paris and a whole section dedicated to restaurants that are open on Sunday nights.

The list of eateries is broken down by Arrondissement and by which ones you’ll need to book, and which ones you can just rock up to. If you don’t know your arrondissement from your elbow, then try this handy guide.

1er – Louvre, Palais Royale.
2ème – Bourse. (Business District)
3ème – Marais, Picasso Museum.
4ème – Marais, Hôtel de Ville.
5ème – Latin Quarter.
6ème – Saint Germain.
7ème – Eiffel Tower.
8ème – Champs-Elysées.

Number 1 is Place de Concorde and onto Rue Rivoli at the bottom of the Champs Elysee and across the Louvre. Number 2 is the business district so probably not where you’d be on a Sunday night.The last two digits of your hotel’s postcode will indicate the arrondissement. For example, 75008 is eighth.

On our last trip to Paris, we booked – and loved – Restaurant Garnier, opposite Gare St. Lazare in the eighth arrondissement. The restaurant had a beautiful classically Parisienne decor  with white table cloths and shining brass.

Restaurant Garnier, Paris Sunday Night

Primarily a fish restaurant, we enjoyed a wonderful selection of fresh prawns, scallops and whole fish. As it was a Sunday night in Paris, we were one of a handful of tables but the restaurant still maintained a buzz with attentive service.

I highly recommend a visit.


See also, where to dine in Nice, South of France.


Jamie is a luxury travel blogger and the creator of Wine Travel and Song. You can find him on a ‘plane with a head full of music or in the pages of this blog! Next Stops; Tel Aviv, Paris and TBD!