For many Americans, Thanksgiving is the most important holiday of the year. It’s a time to be thankful and to bring together your closest family and friends over a hearty meal. However, expats living in Paris can’t always make it back home. Nor is it easy to prepare a Turkey Day feast considering that turkeys need to be ordered in advance and other ingredients can be hard, and expensive, to come by. If you’re looking for a hassle-free Thanksgiving in Paris, you can enjoy a delicious meal in good company at these fantastic restaurants.

A beautiful Thanksgiving setting at Benoit in Paris, with people enjoying roast turkey and all the trimmings.
Top and above: Pierre Monetta

Breakfast in America

This classic American-style diner is a solid choice for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in Paris. Held at their Latin Quarter location and offering three seatings (5pm, 7pm and 9pm), their three-course fixed-price menu at 36.95€ is comprised of an apératif, soup or salad, a main course of turkey and all the usual trimmings, and your choice of pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie. Advanced reservations are required— book your reservation here

The queue at Breakfast in America diner in Paris on Thanksgiving.
Breakfast in America

Coffee Parisien

This trendy American-diner-meets-Parisian-café first opened in 1990 and now has three locations around town. Coffee Parisien’s breakfast favorites, burgers, and other American classics are all made with exceptional ingredients sourced directly from small artisanal producers. These will be found in their Thanksgiving menu of a salad or pumpkin soup, turkey with stuffing, sweet potato mash, veggies, and pumpkin pie—all for the very reasonable price of 25€.

A view of the River Seine lined by beautiful white stone buildings and Notre Dame Cathedral peeping out the top.
Marissa Wu


For a contemporary twist on Thanksgiving, book a table at the small-plate outpost of neo-bistro Verjus. Every year, Americans Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian concoct a special market-based Thanksgiving dinner composed of heritage turkey and inventive takes on traditional side dishes using the freshest seasonal veggies, with set-price menu at 70€.

Inside American-style restaurant Ellsworth with wooden floors and banquette seating (left) and Thanksgiving meal with red wine (right).
Cobblestone streets of Paris in the Marais (left) and a view of the beautiful stone buildings living the River Seine with Notre Dame peeping out from the top (right).
Marissa Wu


You can have a chic Thanksgiving with a touch of French flare at this historic bistro run by Alain Ducasse. On Thursday night they will feature a Thanksgiving dinner of free-range turkey stuffed with wild mushrooms, cranberry, and gravy for 46€. This can also be served with a selection of American wines (not included in the set-menu price).

Two tables covered in crisp white table cloths and set for Thanksgiving dinner at Benoit bistro in Paris.


Breakfast in America 1 – 17, rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris

Ellsworth –  34 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris

Benoit –  20 Rue Saint-Martin, 75001 Paris

Le Coffee Parisien – multiple locations
4 rue Princesse, 75006 Paris
7 rue Gustave Courbet, 75016 Paris

Culterly drawer filled with silverware at Benoit bistro in Paris.
A top-shot of people enjoying a meal at American veg-focused restaurant Verjus in Paris.

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Lily Heise

Lily Heise has been living in Paris for more than 10 years. When she’s not getting into romantic mischief, she writes on dating, travel, and culture. Her writing has been featured in Frommer’s Guides, the Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, City Secrets, DK Eyewitness Guides, and other local and international publications. She is the author of Je T’Aime, Me Neither, and Je T’Aime… Maybe? lively novelized memoirs on her romantic misadventures, and continues to share dating tips, stories and travel features on her blog


  1. As a regular visitor to Paris during the Thanksgiving holiday, our best dining experience by far was
    at Restaurant Michel Rostang. The Thanksgiving dinner, complete with roasted turkey, potatoes stuffing and a collection of fresh vegetables rivaled any American chef’s efforts. Combined with a wonderful selection of French wines and a fabulous chocolate souffle is an experience not to be missed.

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