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Finding affordable restaurants near The Eiffel Tower, one of the most visited monuments in France, can be challenging.
Especially if you are looking for authentic French food, away from the tourist traps and at accessible prices.
While living in Paris and visiting regularly, we’ve spent time around the Eiffel Tower exploring the neighborhood and local eats.
While not a comprehensive list, we share our favorite affordable restaurants near the Eiffel Tower.
From our personal visits to the restaurants below, we know you’ll have great French food without spending a fortune.
Here are 7 of the best affordable restaurants near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Map of Cheap Eats By The Eiffel Tower
All the restaurants mentioned are within walking distance from the Eiffel Tower. They are located on either side of the Champs de Mars leading to the Iron Lady.
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Top Cheap Restaurants Near Eiffel Tower
1. Le P’tit Troquet Restaurant – French Cuisine With Retro Chic Vibe
This classic Parisian bistro, tucked away on a little shopping street, offers traditional French cuisine.
While it does not have a view of the Eiffel Tower, it is located nearby and has affordable prices.
We were fortunate to have been seated right away without a reservation, though we highly recommend booking a table in advance, especially on weekends.
The atmosphere is warm and cozy with marble tables, low lighting, and the daily menu written on a blackboard.
What to Eat at Le P’tit Troquet
The set menu options for lunch or dinner are your best bet to enjoy affordable food while visiting Paris.
The menu of Le P’titi Troquet features fresh products and local ingredients which vary by season.
We opted for one “menu” consisting of an entrée + plat + dessert. For the starter, we went with foie-gras, one of the most popular French delicacies.
This was followed by Boeuf Bourguignon, another French specialty from the Bourgogne or Burgundy Region. This savory beef stew is a classic and popular French traditional dish.
The dessert special that evening was a scrumptious apricot soup with almond milk ice cream.
The food at Le P’tit Troquet is delicious, the service is attentive and the prices reasonable.
The perfect combination for authentic and affordable restaurants in Paris.
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Address: 28 rue de l’Exposition 75007
Hours: Mon 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm; Tues – Thurs 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Friday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm; Closed Sunday.
Price: Set menu ranges from €25 to €41 (approx. $27.42 to $45)
Pro Tips: This restaurant attracts locals and tourists alike. It can get busy early on and items from the menu of the day can quickly disappear. Plan to go early if you want to eat the specials of the day.
2. Le Cafe de Mars – Lunch Spot
A few streets down from the Eiffel Tower is Le Cafe de Mars with its unmissable blue sign.
This cute restaurant with an outdoor terrasse is one of the best affordable restaurants in Paris near the Eiffel Tower.
It’s a great place for lunch with large open windows to let the light in. What I really enjoyed most about having lunch at Cafe de Mars was the friendly service and the ability to linger without being rushed.
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What to Eat at Cafe de Mars
Cafe de Mars has a short menu with only a few dishes to choose from. Seasonal and farm-fresh products like Feta, shitake, and kumquat are some of the items you’ll find on the menu.
Unlike other restaurants in the area, Cafe de Mars also offers several vegetarian options on the menu,
Get the onlget de boeuf “drunken dragon” which comes with potato puree and shitake mushrooms. The beef is perfectly cooked with fresh mushrooms drowned in teriyaki flavors.
It was a hot summer day at the time of our visit and the house dessert was an incredibly delicious and refreshing pear sorbet. An absolute delight!
If you are looking for a break while exploring the area around the Eiffel Tower, enjoy an affordable lunch at Cafe de Mars.
Address: 11 Rue Augereau 75007
Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday
Price: Lunch menu – dishes range between €17 – €23 (approx. $18.65 – $25.23)
Pro Tips: Find seasonal vegetarian options on the menu. The staff is friendly and English-speaking. Booking is recommended even for lunch.
3. Le Petit Cler – Parisian Bistro
Walking distance from Eiffel Tower on a mostly cobblestone street, is Le Petit Cler offering authentic French cuisine at affordable prices.
The classic Parisian bistro interior decor takes you on a journey from the past to the present.
On the menu, you’ll find simple French cuisine at very reasonable prices.
What to Eat at Le Petit Cler
The menu at Le Petit Cler changes regularly though you’ll find typical Parisian food. It’s a great spot for lunch and you’ll find everything from sandwiches to the famous French snails.
Enjoy grilled sandwiches made with the iconic Poilâne artisanal bread, with several options for vegetarians.
You can also try a simple French egg dish or “œuf mayonnaise à la mode Parisienne.”
Other classic dishes like duck and specialties like snails or “escargots de Bourgogne” are other dishes worth savoring.
End your meal with a light and creamy brioche pudding or a personal favorite, an apple tart or “tarte tartin.”
Address: 29 Rue Cler
Hours: Open daily, 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Price: Plat du jour or plate of the day is €16 (approx. $17.55)
Pro Tips: This is one of the best affordable restaurants in Paris near Eiffel Tower with a breakfast menu served until 11:45 am. The restaurant also offers charcuterie boards, a good alternative to eating a full meal.
4. Le CasseNoix – Casual Dining
Le Cassenoix, which translates to nutcracker in English, offers a casual dining experience with an ever-changing seasonal menu.
The decor is rustic with an extensive nutcracker collection and vintage decor.
French food is the star of the restaurant prepared by chef Pierre-Olivier Lenormand, with a culinary background that includes cooking at the Palais de l’Elysée home of the French President.
On the regularly rotating menu, you can expect to savor classic Fench dishes with a touch of modernity.
What to Eat at Le Cassenoix
For a complete experience of amazing French dishes, skip the al carte menu and go for the 3-course set menu.
You’ll enjoy an appetizer, main dish, and dessert main made with market fresh ingredients so you can savor the best French cuisine.
While you’ll not wrong with anything on the set menu, the duck confit or fresh fish dishes are highly recommended.
Pair your meal with local French wine for a French authentic dinner near the Eiffel Tower.
Address: 56 rue de la Fédération 75015
Hours: Open Mon-Fri, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm; Closed Sat-Sun
Price: 3-course set menu €39 (approx. 42.78)
Pro Tips: if you are visiting Paris with a group of friends or family, Le Cassenoix recommends the Sampling Menu (for 8 people or more) at 45€ ( approx. $49.37), not including beverages.
Top Affordable Restaurants in Paris Near Eiffel Tower
If you are looking for the best affordable restaurants near the Eiffel Tower that bring you both an elevated culinary experience and a reasonable price, these three restaurants have it all.
Enjoy dining at a great location, excellent French cuisines at a good value for the experience.
5. Bistrot Belhara – Bistronome French Basque Cuisine
If you are looking for a romantic dinner near the Eiffel Tower consider Bistrot Belhara. The restaurant is a Bistrome, a contraction between French bistro and gastronomy.
This means you’ll get high-quality gastronomy cuisine without the pretension of traditional stuffy French restaurants. The prices are also much more affordable.
The cuisine is from the French Basque region of France and the name references the well-known surfing waves in the region.
For a romantic dinner, this cozy restaurant with low lights and friendly staff is a great value near the Eiffel Tower.
What to Eat at Bistrot Belhara – Bistronomie
For dinner, get a set menu and discover the range of flavors paired with wines from the French Pays Basque region.
We both choose the 5 plate discovery menu featuring seasonal products including one meat and seafood main course.
Every single dish we had was excellent and was perfectly complemented by wine from the region.
The cheese plate featuring, Ossau-Iraty, a traditional and protected sheep cheese was absolutely exquisite.
Additionally, the special bread you’ll get at the start of your meal is worth savoring. It is homemade bread from the Basque region and is simply delicious.
This is one of our favorite French restaurants near the Eiffel Tower.
Address: 23, Rue Duvivier, 75007
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Price: 5-course tasting menu with cheese and dessert €52 (approx. $56.94)
Pro Tips: For a gourmet dinner that doesn’t break the bank choose the degustation menu starting at €46
6. Restaurant De La Tour – Classic French Cuisine
On the hour, every hour, from nightfall until 1:00 am, the Eiffel Tower, lights up and sparkles for a magical experience.
For an elegant dinner before watching the Eiffel Tower shine over Paris, book a table at Restaurant De La Tour.
Located near Champ de Mars, and within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, you can enjoy classic French cuisine in a sophisticated atmosphere.
This quaint and charming restaurant with white tablecloths and napkins is run by chef Cédric Robert and his wife, Carine, who will welcome you warmly.
At Restaurant De La Tour, you’ll find excellent classic French dishes, which are traditional but refined.
What to Eat at Restaurant De La Tour
Most of the dishes that you find on the menu are homemade, seasonal, and fresh. The fresh fish dishes like those featuring turbot or cod fish are particularly notable.
However, for the best value choose one of the set menus offered. You can choose a menu with two dishes or one dish and dessert, or the option with three plates from starter to dessert.
The beef bourguignon beef stew from Burgandy paired with full-bodied Bourgogne wines is a restaurant favorite.
Address: 6, rue Desaix 75015
Hours: Open Mon-Fri, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Closed Sat-Sun
Price: Set menus priced at € 37 and € 41 (approx. $41 and 44.98)
Pro Tips: Booking in advance is highly recommended at this small and cozy restaurant. Please note the restaurant is closed for the month of August.
7. Le Bouchon Parisien – Steakhouse And Brunch
For a classic Paris bistro experience with a view of the Eiffel Tower about five minutes away, Le Bouchon offers traditional French cuisine.
You’ll find indoor seating as well as tables on the terrace perfect for a warm day or evening.
Enjoy efficient service, an inviting atmosphere, and a wide offering of authentic French food to please any palate.
While we enjoyed dinner at Le Bouchon, you can get a better deal when you go for lunch and choose one of the daily lunch specials.
What to Eat at Le Bouchon Parisien
For the main course during our dinner time visit, with both enjoyed traditional French steaks with homemade fries.
Other popular specialties on the menu are escargots de Bourgogne or snails from Burgundy.
French classics like foie gras, mussels with fries, beef stew, copious salads, and more are available to choose from.
Depending on when you visit, the restaurant can get quite busy. Plan to be a little patient while waiting for your meals.
Address: 28 Avenue de Suffren 75015
Hours: Open daily, 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Price: Main courses range from about €22 to €32 (approx. $24.09 to $35.04)
Pro Tips: Book a table on the terrace to enjoy Paris views.
FAQs – Affordable Restaurants Near Eiffel Tower
How to Eat Cheap in Paris?
You can find some of the best cheap eats in Paris at the local bakeries, with sandwiches, and croissants. You can also choose fast foods for cheap eats in Paris.
How Much Does it Cost to Eat in the Eiffel Tower?
There are two restaurants in the Eiffel Tower a Michelin-starred restaurant by Frédéric Anton on the second floor, and Madame Brasserie on the first floor. Both restaurants are expensive and require advanced booking.
Where to Eat in Paris without Breaking the Bank?
The seven restaurants in our article offer you the best French cuisine at affordable prices. Alternatively, you can have a quick bite at a French boulangerie or bakery with baguette sandwiches. Other French fast food options offer savory crepes and more.
Have you been to any of these best affordable restaurants near the Eiffel Tower? Please let us know in the comments below.
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Rosemary is the editor-in-chief and strategist at Authentic Food Quest.
Traveling slow since 2015 with her partner, Claire, she has explored the cuisine in 45 countries and more than 240+ culinary cities.
Her writing about local food specialties has been featured in Lonely Planet, Business Insider, Honest Cooking, Food Insider, and Huffington Post.
As a food and travel writer, Rosemary has co-authored three books, including one in collaboration with Costa Brava Tourism.
Rosemary is an avid runner when she’s not eating and exploring new destinations. She has run ten marathons and counting.
Before Authentic Food Quest, Rosemary held senior-level strategy positions in advertising.
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