Snuggled up in Eiffel Tower’s stunning iron frame are two treats for food lovers – Eiffel Tower restaurants Madame Brasserie and Le Jules Verne.
Dining at one of these exquisite restaurants is a unique opportunity because of its high location, the exquisite Parisian cuisine, and the stunning views.
Tourists step into these restaurants all day long – for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and step out in awe, promising themselves to come back again.
A visit to these Eiffel Tower restaurants also allows you to skip the notoriously long lines at the attraction.
This article shares everything you must know before booking your table at Madame Brasserie or Jules Verne.
To know everything before planning your Eiffel Tower visit, follow the link.
Number of Eiffel Tower restaurants
The Eiffel Tower has two fine dining restaurants – Madame Brasserie and Jules Verne.
There are a few other food and drink outlets: the Champagne Bar on the top floor, Macaron Bar on the 2nd floor, and Eiffel Tower Buffets on all floors.
If you buy the Eiffel Tower Summit ticket, a flute of Champagne high up in the sky is a must-do activity.
Since the Eiffel Tower is a non-smoking monument, all the restaurants are smoke-free.
Animals and pets are not admitted inside the Eiffel Tower restaurants unless you are a disabled visitor and need the animals.
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Eiffel Tower restaurant prices
The cost of dining at Eiffel Tower restaurants depends on which restaurant you visit (Madame Brasserie or Jules Verne), when you visit them (breakfast, lunch, or dinner), and what you order.
On average, a meal at Madame Brasserie will cost you 48 Euros per person for lunch and about 90 Euros for dinner.
At Le Jules Verne restaurant, an a la carte lunch costs 135 Euros.
Jules Verne’s 5-course tasting menu is priced at 190 Euros while a 7-course tasting menu is available for 230 Euros.
For dinner, Jules Verne serves only a 5-course and a 7-course tasting menu, priced at 190 Euros and 230 Euros respectively.
Wine is served with the food at no additional cost.
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Madame Brasserie restaurant
Madame Brasserie is a new addition to the list of Parisian restaurants that form part of the Eiffel Tower experience.
You can experience rich Parisian food with two Michelin-starred chefs Thierry Marx at 57 meters (187 feet).
This restaurant was built by designer Ramy Fischler and architect Nicola Delon, who have this new spot with the view and the aesthetic they desire.
In keeping with their principles and those advocated by Thierry Marx’s cuisine, they have imagined an interior with a contemporary, inspiring design and chosen natural, eco-friendly materials as their primary building blocks.
Madame Brasserie is the ideal environment for every meal, from breakfast to dinner and any occasion.
You will enjoy contemporary, responsible, inventive cuisine on your plate at this upscale Parisian brasserie, prepared by chef Thierry Marx using regional, seasonal ingredients.
The menu features dishes created by chef Thierry Marx, showcasing his skills and vision of a new kind of brasserie-style cuisine to surprise your taste buds.
Madame Brasserie is the perfect end to your ride to the unique culinary experiences provided at the Eiffel Tower.
The restaurant represents the Tower’s status as a premier dining destination!
What gets served at Madame Brasserie
Madame Brasserie offers a variety of family-friendly food items that cater to your every need and celebrate every occasion.
If you go around lunch, you get two services at 12 pm and 1.30 pm.
On the lunch menu, you get a starter, main, and dessert which costs around €48.
If you go around dinner, you get two services at 6.30 pm and 9 pm.
On the dinner menu, you are also served a starter, main course, and dessert, which costs around €90.
You should get a reservation to dine at this fine restaurant.
With a reservation at this restaurant, you get access to the First Floor of the Eiffel Tower, but you cannot go to the Second Floor or the Top.
If at the last minute you decide to go up, you can upgrade your ticket at the venue.
The Madame Brasserie Lounge, situated on the ground floor of the Brasserie, is open throughout the week. You can enter the lounge without reservation.
At this lounge, you’re served traditional Parisian, gourmet breakfasts between 10 am and 12 pm, afternoon teas between 3 and 6 pm, or you can visit the lounge for just a refreshing drink.
Menu at Madame Brasserie
The menu at Madame Brasserie is a well-thought by Thierry Marx. The restaurant offers three different menus – Brasserie Menu, the Madame Menu and the Children’s menu.
The children’s menu is available for kids aged 4 to 11.
Dress code at Madame Brasserie
Madame Brasserie does not have a dress code, except for their dinner reservations.
For dinner at Madame Brasserie, proper attire is required. You are not allowed to wear sportswear, jogging or running shoes or flip-flops.
It is advised that you wear a smart casual outfit for your visit to the Eiffel Tower and its restaurants.
Getting to Madame Brasserie
First, book your table at Eiffel Tower’s Madame Brasserie restaurant.
Once you reach Eiffel Tower, go to Entrance 1 with your booking confirmation – look for the line dedicated to the Brasserie.
You can’t miss the signs indicating the line for the restaurant’s patrons.
You will first reach the reception of Madame Brasserie located on the forecourt and collect your lift ticket.
Then, take the lift to the first floor and be guided to your table.
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Jules Verne Restaurant
Eiffel Tower restaurant Jules Verne is at the height of 125 meters (410 feet), on the second floor of the Parisian monument.
This Michelin star restaurant is classy and sophisticated and offers mesmerising views of the city of Paris.
Jules Verne timings
Jules Verne opens at noon for lunch and closes at 1.30 pm.
Dinner begins at 7 pm, and the last service order is taken at 9 pm.
On July 14, the restaurant closes after lunch and doesn’t serve dinner.
Jules Verne’s Chef
Frederic Anton leads the dedicated team at Jules Verne restaurant.
He is a three Michelin starred master of French gastronomy rated alongside greats such as Gérard Veyssière, Robert Bardot, Joël Robuchon, etc.
In 2000, he won the Meilleur Ouvrier de France award, marking his arrival as a fascinating French chef.
Jules Verne’s menu
This Eiffel Tower restaurant offers three menu –
- A la Carte Menu
- 5-Course Tasting Menu
- 7-Course Tasting Menu
A La Carte Menu
Jules Verne A La Carte Menu is an excellent opportunity to discover Frederic Anton’s favorite starters, main courses, and desserts.
The A La Carte Menu is only available from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Jules Verne Restaurant’s A La Carte Menu.
5 and 7-Course Tasting Menu
As the name suggests, the 5-Course Tasting Menu includes five of the Chef’s specialty dishes, with the main ingredient being – Foie Gras, Scallops, Cod, Venison, and Chocolate.
When you opt for the 7-Course Tasting Menu, you get to try two additional dishes made with Langoustine and Chestnut.
Jules Verne Restaurant’s Tasting Menu
If you have any special dietary requirements, you can make your reservation and then indicate your needs via the contact form.
Don’t forget to mention when you will be visiting and your contact details.
Reservations for Jules Verne
To reserve your table at Jules Verne, you can call +33(0)1 83 77 34 34 from 1.30 pm to 5 pm, Central European Standard Time (CET ).
The operator is available all through the week.
When you make a reservation for the Jules Verne restaurant, a private lift in the South Pillar takes you directly to the restaurant.
The visit to the Eiffel tower, which is by the Tower’s public lifts, is not included.
That’s why we recommend you either book the Eiffel Tower ticket to the second floor or the Eiffel Tower ticket to the top floor, and explore the attraction before visiting the restaurant.
Or you can book a lunch or a dinner at the Madame Brasserie restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Dress code for Jules Verne
Jules Verne enforces a smart casual dress code, where smart casuals can be defined as a style that treads the fine line between formal wear and casual everyday attire.
Some men land up in a jacket and a tie, but ties are not a must.
Women usually wear dresses, skirts or trousers.
You can wear jeans as long as it is dark, clean and paired with solid shirt and shoes.
Sportswear such as trainers, shorts, and t-shirts are not accepted.
To get a sense of how people visiting Jules Verne dressed up, check here, here and here.
Kids at Jules Verne
While kids can accompany you to the Jules Verne restaurant, there are no special offerings for them.
The restaurant doesn’t have high chairs, nor do they have a special kid’s menu.
Since child buggies/strollers that are not foldable are not allowed into Eiffel Tower, they can’t enter the restaurant either.
If you are visiting with kids, its best to book a lunch or dinner at the Madame Brasserie, which is more child-friendly. They even have a kids menu.
How to reach Jules Verne
To get to the Jules Verne restaurant, you must first get to the Jules Verne reception desk at the Eiffel Tower’s southern pillar (In French: Tour Eiffel Pilar Sud).
Jules Verne Restaurant’s welcome desk. Image: Mightymac.org
Once you step in, you will have access to the restaurant directly from a private elevator.
If you are driving to Eiffel tower, you can avail of the valet parking facility service at the corner of Avenue Octave Gérard and Avenue Charles Floquet – near the southern pillar.
Eiffel Tower access from Jules Verne
After your meal, if you prefer to explore the top of Eiffel Tower, you need to have Eiffel Tower entry tickets.
And since it doesn’t make sense to go up to Jules Verne restaurant and not explore the different floors of the Parisian monument, we recommend you book either the 2nd floor ticket or the top floor Eiffel Tower ticket in advance.
You can also buy the Eiffel Tower entry tickets at the bottom of the Tower, but expect long lines at the ticket counter on the day of your visit.
Before deciding if you would prefer a lunch or dinner at this Parisian monument, please read up on why visiting Eiffel Tower at night is a unique experience.
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Champagne Bar is at the height of 276 meters (905 feet), on the third floor of Eiffel Tower.
Because of the space constraints, it is just a counter, but its a great way to enjoy a glass of champagne while admiring the city of lights.
The Bar also serves soft drinks, in case you don’t fancy a glass of Champagne.
When the Eiffel Tower is open, the Champagne Bar is also open – usually from 10:15 am to 10:15 pm without interruption.
You don’t need to reserve to use the facilities of the Champagne bar.
However, at certain times you may not be able to access it due to the number of visitors or weather conditions.
What gets served at Champagne Bar
Glass of white Champagne
Classic cup (10cl): 13 Euros
Light cup (10cl): 18 Euros
Pommery rosé Champagne
Classic cup (10cl): 17 Euros
Light cup (10cl): 22 Euros
Sparkling Semillon Didier Goubet (grape juice): 12 Euros
Vieilles vignes de France Bottle (27.5cl): 12 Euros
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The Macaron bar
The Macaron Bar on the 2nd floor is a light eats restaurant to consume on the spot or to take away.
You get to try Macaroons of all flavors and tastes – Chocolate, coffee, lemon, strawberry…you name it, and they have it.
Eiffel Tower Buffets
You will find Eiffel Tower Buffets on all floors during your visit – the Esplanade, the first floor, and the second floor.
These are not buffets in the real sense. Check out this user’s lament on Tripadvisor.
However, these outlets offer quality light meals that you can eat on the spot or take away.
If you a large group or are on a budget, we recommend you try out one of the ‘Buffet’ places in the Eiffel Tower.
They also serve a wide range of hot and cold drinks, sweet treats and savory snacks, salads, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, pizzas, and ice-creams.
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Eiffel Tower Restaurants FAQs
In this section, we answer some of the questions visitors asked before booking a table at one of the Eiffel Tower restaurants.
- Does Eiffel Tower have a restaurant?
Eiffel Tower has many restaurants, and the most popular ones are – Jules Verne, Madame Brasserie, and La Bulle Parisienne.
Besides these three, the Parisian attraction also has three Buffet outlets and a Macaron bar.
- What is the Eiffel Tower restaurant called?
Eiffel Tower restaurants are called Jules Verne (extremely sophisticated dining), Madame Brasserie (fine dining), and La Bulle Parisienne (regular family dining).
- Which Eiffel Tower restaurant is the best?
If you plan to celebrate an occasion, we recommend the Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor of Eiffel Tower.
If you are not on a budget but wouldn’t want to splurge, you must try the Madame Brasserie restaurant on the first floor.
If you are on a budget or a large group, we recommend ‘Buffets outlets’ on which are available on the Esplanade, first floor, and the second floor.
- Where is the Eiffel Tower restaurant located?
Madame Brasserie restaurant is on the first floor, fine dining restaurant Jules Verne is on the second floor, and the Champagne bar is on the Summit (third floor).
- When is the Eiffel Tower restaurant open?
The premium fine dining restaurant Jules Verne opens at noon for lunch and closes at 1.30 pm. It begins again at 6 pm for dinner, and the last guests walk in at 9.30 pm.
Madame Brasserie opens at 12 pm and 1.30 pm. For dinner the timings are at 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm.
There are many more restaurants and food & drink counters at Eiffel Tower, opening the moment the attraction opens for the public.
- How to book a table at the Eiffel Tower restaurant?
To book a table at Jules Verne, please call +33(0)1 83 77 34 34 from 1.30 pm to 5 pm, Central European Standard Time(CET ).
However, it is best is to book your table online – that’s much faster and convenient.
- How much does the Eiffel Tower restaurant cost?
On average, a meal at Madame Brasserie will cost you around 48 Euros for lunch and 90 Euros for dinner, per person.
At Le Jules Verne restaurant, the cost of the meal depends on what you opt for –
A La Carte meal costs 135 Euros
The 5-course tasting menu costs 190 Euros
The 7-course tasting menu costs 230 Euros
- Does the Eiffel Tower restaurant rotate?
Eiffel Tower is a stationary monument, and that’s why even the restaurants on its various floors don’t rotate.
- Is the Eiffel Tower restaurant expensive?
For a couple, a meal at Jules Verne restaurant could cost between 270 Euros to 460 Euros. At Madame Brasserie, a couple will end up paying approximately 150 Euros.
However, there are cheaper options, such as the Eiffel Tower Buffets, The Macaron bar, etc.
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