Dinner with a view, anyone? Here’s my newest discovery in Paris:
On a warm summer evening, I gazed at the glittering Eiffel Tower from the terrace of Les Ombres Restaurant, sipping an aperitif of Pommery Blanc de Blanc champagne with a friend. What a special combination: a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower – only a few hundred yards away and twinkling every hour on the hour – with French cuisine and wine!
Inside the restaurant, our table was waiting. After being seated, the sommelier, Christophe, suggested a bottle of Chateau Roubine rosé to begin. Deborah and I were in the habit of drinking rosé everywhere we went, so why not? We couldn’t resist another good bottle of it, especially on a perfect Parisian evening in the shadows, les ombres, of the Eiffel Tower. The wine was crisp, light and chilled to perfection!
Les Ombres is a glass-enclosed restaurant located on the top floor of the Musée du Quai Branly, in the 7th arrondissement. Interior dark metal support beams highlight the modern architecture and arch across the glass of windows and ceiling, contributing to a grand décor. Even the water glasses are oversized.
Sated and satisfied after dessert – bien sûr – we stepped onto the terrace once again to sip a Porto Andresen Tawny Reserve and stare at the iconic symbol of Paris. I can never get enough of the Eiffel Tower!
An evening at Les Ombres is a dreamy “dining with a view” experience that will put a smile on anyone’s face. When I go back to France, which is never soon enough for me, I’ll anticipate dining once again under the stars and twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower. Yes, I’ll go back every time, there’s no doubt!
Les Ombres Restaurant
Musée du quai Branly
27 Quai Branly
01 47 53 68 00
hours : open every day. Lunch: 12 :00pm – 2:30pm; dinner 7:00pm -10:30pm; Friday
and Saturday open until 11:00pm for dinner
Salon de thé open every day from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Ambiance : romantic yet lively
Price : Prix Fixe: 32€ (lunch) 95€ (dinner)
Food: Contemporary French