January 1st is one of the quietest days of the year in Paris. The city silently sleeps after a late night celebrating le réveillon. It can be hard to find a restaurant that is open, so if you’re visiting the city and aren’t staying in an apartment where you prepare your own meals, or are just too tired to cook, make your way to one of these fantastic places to eat, which are open on New Year’s Day in Paris.
Many of the luxury hotels in Paris will be doing a special New Year’s Day brunch, and this upscale hotel on the edge of Montmartre is one of them. Take in stunning views over the whole city including the Eiffel Tower, while enjoying a gourmet sweet, savory, or seafood brunch. It’s available for €64/person or €74/person with a glass of champagne. Reservations can be made via the hotel’s website here.
Over on the Left Bank, this regal hotel is putting on a New Year’s Day brunch fit for a king. Expect abundant savory and sweet buffets chicly topped with smoked salmon, oysters, Iberian ham, makis, truffled eggs, matcha and lemon madeleines, blackcurrant and Sichuan pepper cream puffs, your favorite viennoiseries, and much, much more. This decadent feast is available at €150/person including a glass of champagne. See more information here.
Haven’t been to this trendy hotel in the 16th yet? New Year’s Day might be the perfect occasion. A revamped former municipal swimming pool, the weather on January 1st might not tempt you to take a dip, however, you can instead partake in a copious brunch for 75€/adult (including a glass of champagne) and 35€/children. This brunch is a great option for families as they will have babysitters on hand who will be organizing games and workshops for kids (advance booking recommended).
Star chef Christian Constant’s relaxed neighborhood cafe will be open on January 1st. It’s a good choice for a no-fuss and reasonably priced meal of classic French bistrot fare, which also happens to be nearby the Eiffel Tower.
Two doors down from Café Constant is Christian Constant’s eatery specialized in “cocottes,” dishes served in small casserole pots. These can range from traditional roasted pigeon to lobster ravioli. Try to save room for a piece of “Fabulous” chocolate tart.
Terrass Hotel, 12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris
Hotel Lutetia, 45 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris
Hotel Molitor, 6 Avenue de la Porte Molitor, 75016 Paris
Cafe Constant, 139 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris
Les Cocottes, 135 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris
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