Business meals in an atypical setting

Looking to get your customers together in a restaurant with an original concept? Paris is full of restaurants that will leave them with unforgettable memories. Be it in a museum, a monument, a boutique, a bakery or on the water, there’s plenty to choose from.

Museum restaurants for a touch of culture


Not only famous for the treasures they contain, the capital's museums are also appreciated for their sometimes-little-known restaurants.

At the Musée du Quai Branly, Les Ombres restaurant and Café Jacques offer breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. Located on the museum's rooftop terrace, Les Ombres is an elegant restaurant where you can treat your taste buds to the contemporary cuisine of chef Alexandre Sempere. The discreet Café Jacques, tucked away in the museum gardens, offers seasonal French cuisine with world influences (accessible without a museum ticket). During your visit to the Musée d'Orsay, rediscover the classics of French cuisine at Café Campana or at the Restaurant d’Orsay (accessible with a museum admission ticket). The former evokes a ‘dreamlike aquatic’ world signed by the famous Brazilian designers, the Campana brothers. The second features a sumptuous decor of gilding and frescoes by Gabriel Ferrier and Benjamin Constant. Two places that will be the talk of your table.
Head to the Louvre Museum to further impress your colleagues at Bistrot Benoît, beneath the Louvre Pyramid. Close to the apartments of Napoleon III, with a breathtaking view of the Palais and the Pyramid, Café Richelieu has a choice selection from the renowned maison Angelina.
A haven of peace, the garden of the Petit Palais, in the heart of the museum, has a café-restaurant Le Jardin du Petit Palais, that will give your business meals a design, modern and elegant setting away from the busy Champs-Élysées.
In Place des Vosges, within the Maison de Victor Hugo, the Café Mulot is both an unusual and romantic spot for your business meals and offers creative cuisine according to the season. Finally, discover the classics of Parisian brasseries at the most bucolic of museum restaurants, the Belles Plantes, in the heart of the magnificent Jardin des Plantes.

Direction Parisian monuments for a historical touch


Add a touch of history to your business meals!

At Château de Versailles, an extraordinary culinary experience awaits you, a journey back to the time of the Sun King ... Le Grand Café d'Orléans, in the Pavillon d'Orléans, offers a contemporary setting that successfully retains the historic spirit of the place. On the 1st floor of the Pavillon Dufour, le restaurant Ducasse au château de Versailles , by Alain Ducasse, offers contemporary cuisine with an historical inspiration. Whether you opt for the ‘Déjeuner Royal’ or the ‘Grand Couvert’, you're in for an exceptional culinary experience. In the gardens of the palace, between the Bassin d'Apollon and the Grand Canal, La Petite Venise delights with authentic trattoria cuisine in a bucolic atmosphere.
In the Maison de la Mutualité, Alain Ducasse's latest address, Cucina, also focuses on Italian gastronomy, with a subtle and unexpected twist. At Madame Brasserie, take in the sights of Paris from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower! At 60 metres above the ground, chef Thierry Marx serves up contemporary, sustainable, local, and responsible cuisine.
Finally, in the superb setting of the Casino de Paris, the world-famous Parisian concert hall, you can organize a meal at Mistinguett, a tribute to the Roaring Twenties.

Hybrid gastronomic experiences in restaurant shops


As a hybrid concept, restaurant shops are atypical dining venues that will make your business meal a success.

On Boulevard Beaumarchais, Maison Plisson is a unique multi-service concept combining a food hall and a restaurant ... an opportunity to discover a selection of local products, just like at the market! In the same spirit, Printemps du Goût, on the 7th and 8th floors of Printemps de l'Homme, brings together the best of fine grocery products and offers you the chance to dine in a traditional Parisian brasserie setting. A true ‘market in the sky’ that also offers one of the finest views of Paris from its terrace.
At BOBI Filipino Food, you can offer your colleagues a gustatory voyage to the Philippines, in a setting inspired by traditional stalls. Chai 33 in Bercy Village is a highly original setting for all your business lunches, where you can discover the world of wine in its restaurant, bistro, bar, and historic wine cellar, as well as on its two terraces opening onto the Cour Saint-Emilion.
The restaurant LE Drugstore welcomes you to the most iconic of Parisian concept stores, the Publicisdrugstore, opposite the Arc de Triomphe. A la carte, joyful, festive, fresh, and spectacular cuisine, imagined by chef Eric Frechon.

Opt for the authentic with a meal in a bakery restaurant


In Paris, bakeries with an area to eat are original settings for your business meals, where you can sample a wide range of dishes.
Situated in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, BOULOM (‘Boulangerie où l’on mange ’) revisits the all-you-can-eat buffet concept, with hot, cold, sweet and savoury dishes prepared with seasonal, local produce. As in villages in the past, once the batch of bread is finished, most dishes are left to simmer in the oven after it has been turned off.
In the Marais, at Varenne or in Place du marché Saint-Honoré, Le Pain Quotidien welcomes you in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where your guests will feel 'at home' with simple, authentic and tasty products prepared with fresh organic ingredients whenever possible.

Enjoy a relaxed moment in lively restaurants


For a change from traditional business meals, join your colleagues in the capital's trendiest restaurants for a festive, gourmet after-work get-together.
L’Alcazar, a famous Parisian night spot converted into a trendy restaurant in Saint-Germain-des-Près, has a stylish and understated setting in an artistic, musical, and vibrant atmosphere. Paillettes Paris, 'creator of happiness', offers live music to accompany your dinner, with Mediterranean flavours, as do the trendy Coya, Buddha Bar and Pachamama. Pachamama is a Parisian dinner club that captures the soul of South America, from 8pm until late into the night. In Rue du Bac (7th arrondissement), Coya celebrates Peruvian gastronomy in a unique dining experience. A landmark since its creation in 1996, the Buddha Bar sets itself apart with a unique aesthetic, Pacific Rim cuisine and the good vibes of its resident DJ.
For a 100% rock vibe, head to the Hard Rock Café on the Grands Boulevards, a true ambassador of North American culture.
Hey Honey, a friendly establishment in the Montholon district, is a hybrid place where world travellers can meet and exchange ideas. Its cosy tables are perfect for business meals, with bingo aperitivos, groovy DJ sets and wild burlesque shows.
Occupying the former auction hall of the Crédit Municipal de Paris pawn shop, Cheper is much more than just a restaurant, it offers a festive, bistronomic culinary experience. Its rear kitchen transforms into a secret room for intimate business dinners!
Get some height at Perchoir Porte de Versailles, a unique concept tucked away on a panoramic terrace at the heart of Europe's largest rooftop urban farm. For a rustic, festive and bucolic atmosphere, book a table at Pavillon Puebla in Parc des Buttes Chaumont, or at Perchoir Y, on the slopes of Meudon, a waterside restaurant-terrace that hosts a guinguette in summer.
Looking for a festive, authentic meal? Don't miss the Cadet de Gascogne in Montmartre, where Bénédicte and Laurent, the local piano-voice duo, invite you to dine to the sound of music.
Finally, the Frog at Bercy Village pub provides a relaxed English atmosphere, with leather armchairs, music and sporting events on a giant screen.

Business meals by the waterside


What could be more pleasant than a meal on the Seine, a tranquil location, to create a bond with your associates?
Ducasse sur Seine, the first electric boat on the Seine, offers you a gastronomic cruise with a special menu based on seasonal products and signed by multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse. Le Carré, on the upper deck is the ideal space for a business meal for up to 20 guests. The Bateaux Parisiens remain a reference for gourmet cruises in Paris. The chef proposes traditional, elegant, and refined cuisine, prepared daily on board from fresh and seasonal products. For a cruise with commentary, opt for the boat Bistro Parisien. The famous Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches, with their avant-garde look, have been hosting business meals for more than 70 years. Whatever type of cruise you choose, the company will do its utmost to make your corporate event an unforgettable one.
Direction Port de Bercy to discover Paris Seine – Bateau Restaurant, panoramic boats with large glass windows, for refined French cuisine. Moored on the Ile aux Cygnes, fully renovated, the Capitaine Fracasse has a cosy and convivial setting for your business meals. Just below the Cité de la Mode et du Design, the barge Les Maquereaux Rive-Gauche offers a getaway in the heart of the capital. The barge is packed with cosy spaces to unwind, with a menu featuring products sourced as close as possible to the producers.
Similarly, Les Maquereaux Rive-Droite moored in the heart of Paris Parc Rive de Seine, opposite Ile St Louis, offers you joyful, gourmet events all year round. The minimal, uncluttered interior is bathed in light, and the spaces invite you to take an ocean-flavoured break on the Seine, while enjoying a home-cooked menu with local products.
At Aqua Restaurant, Italy is on the menu! Relax in the lounge, before taking a seat at your table to enjoy fresh, creative Franco-Italian cuisine. Over towards Invalides, the restaurant chez Francette, situated on the Seine just below the Eiffel Tower, serves authentic and gourmet French cuisine and has reception spaces adapted to all types of events including, team lunches, seminars, corporate evening events, weddings … all in a welcoming and convivial atmosphere.
Moored under Pont Alexandre III is the barge Riviera Fuga which offers Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine. An excellent change of scene in breathtaking decor. Plus, it offers the possibility to privately hire its two electric boats, for up to 12 persons, for outstanding cruises on the Seine. Finally, discover restaurant Polpo, at Levallois-Perret, a trendy seafood brasserie. This atypical, friendly barge welcomes you every day with its contemporary, leafy decor and chic guinguette atmosphere. The menu features a wide range of fish and seafood dishes, from classic lobster to paella and ceviche.

Business meals in a class of their own


In Paris, some restaurants offer original concepts that will add a touch of fantasy to all your business meals!

Why not opt for Dans le Noir ?, a wonderful sensory and human adventure? The dark makes it possible to concentrate and listen in a way that is hard to achieve anywhere else. It's the ideal place to get your message across and raise awareness about disability among your professional contacts.
A few steps from the Puces (flea market) de Saint-Ouen, Karlito is an organic canteen with a 95% AB (organic) certification, Italian and popular ideal for sharing pizza, antipasti and burrata. Open to Mob Hôtel and non-Mob Hôtel guests alike, you'll feel right at home!
Situated on the Ile de Reuilly, in the middle of the Bois de Vincennes, the Chalet des îles - Daumesnil is a former Swiss pavilion dating from the second half of the 19th century, which was renovated to create a real country house on 23 February 2023. Renamed 'L’île Anaë', this unusual place is a lively, hybrid spot and pleasant place to dine on fine days. L'île Anaë is known for its cocktails made with Anaë Gin, an organic French gin. A breath of fresh air without leaving Paris!

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