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Girafe Restaurant

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"Paris is a city full of surprises, and one of them is Girafe, a chic and elegant restaurant located in the Cité de l’Architecture, a museum dedicated to architecture and urban planning. Girafe is not only a feast for the palate, but also for the eyes, as it offers a panoramic view of the iconic Eiffel Tower from its terrace and dining room. I visited Girafe on a Saturday night, and I was impressed by the stylish décor, inspired by the 1930s. The restaurant has a cream-colored theme, with cozy banquettes, a marble bar, tropical plants, and original pilasters. The atmosphere is refined and sophisticated, but also relaxed and friendly. The menu at Girafe is focused on seafood and fish, sourced from the French coast. You can choose from a variety of dishes, such as oysters, ceviche, sashimi, lobster, sole, turbot, and more. The prices are on the high end, but the quality and presentation are worth it. I opted for the lobster linguine, which was cooked to perfection, with a rich and flavorful sauce. The portion was generous, and the pasta was al dente. The lobster was tender and juicy, and the cherry tomatoes and basil added a touch of freshness. For dessert, I indulged in the chocolate cake, which was moist and decadent, with a crunchy praline base and a smooth chocolate cream. It was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which balanced the sweetness of the cake. It was a heavenly way to end the meal. The service at Girafe was impeccable, attentive, and professional. The staff was courteous and helpful, and they made sure that I had everything I needed. They also gave me some recommendations on what to order, and they were spot on. The highlight of the night, of course, was the view of the Eiffel Tower, which was lit up in different colors. It was a magical sight, and I felt like I was in a movie. I enjoyed watching the tower sparkle every hour, and I took some amazing photos. It was a memorable experience, and I highly recommend Girafe to anyone who wants to treat themselves to a special night in Paris."
"Located on the 9th floor of the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in the heart of the capital’s 16th District, this great address for Parisian gourmet cuisine benefits from a superb terrace offering a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower and the capital. Designed by architect Joseph Dirand in a 1930s style, the restaurant is tastefully decorated with cream-coloured banquettes rubbing shoulders with an elegant marble bar and luxuriant tropical plants. Chef Benoît Dargère’s refined seafood and fish-based cuisine is prepared and served in a range of styles from classical fresh platters to succulent Peruvian-style “ceviche” dishes. Take a look at the menu offerings on the official website. Reservations are accepted. Address: 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France Opening hours: Open 7 days a week Lunch Monday to Friday 12:00-14:30 Saturday and Sunday 12:30-16:00 Dinner Monday to Sunday 19:00-02:00 (last order at 23:00) Price range: €€-€€€ Getting there: LINE 9 Métro station Trocadéro LINE 6 Métro station Trocadéro "
"Girafe has one of the most spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower, day or night. While the menu is a bit more sophisticated, serving up caviar and champagne, it is still a great place for the kids. There’s always something to watch from the terrace, including artists, performers, and of course the Eiffel Tower light show Avery hour at night. I would recommend getting a reservation a few weeks in advance for lunch and ordering shareables, so you can break up the day of walking."

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Explore top dining spots in Paris, categorized by price range, all offering spectacular views of the city or the Eiffel Tower. Whether you're on a budget or seeking a luxurious experience, my guide covers restaurants (as well as 5 cruise and bus dining experiences) that combine great food with an unbeatable view of the iconic Parisian landscape. This guide includes a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes, not limited to just French cuisine! This guide includes a map and insight notes with useful information: 1. a description 2. the address 3. the opening hours 4. the price range 5. the official website and Instagram account to make a reservation and to check the menu 6. how to get there 7. a list of important advice when visiting a restaurant in Paris Price range: €, €€, €€€ Subscribe to my Thatch profile for updates and save this guide for your next trip. EXTRAS Find me on TikTok for travel tips and recommendations: @marina_tinker Cities I specialize in: Paris, France, and Athens, Greece. Explore my Thatch store! Discover free or ready-to-buy guides and itineraries. Book consultation calls, request custom itinerary planning or curated recommendations, opt for expert pre-trip itinerary reviews, and receive personalized hotel searches (walking tours are subject to availability).
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