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The 10 best unusual restaurants in Paris

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Hailey in

You don’t want to eat in a traditional restaurant where you always eat the same dish? It’s time to have dinner in an unusual place to live new experiences. PARISCityVISION presents its top 10 unusual restaurants in Paris, where you can eat as a couple, with family or friends.

Sur un arbre perché

Let’s be romantic, because the first place is for the restaurant “Sur un arbre perché”, that will allow you to eat on swings. A quite verdant dreamy atmosphere, that brings us in a small piece of nature in the heart of Paris. The cuisine is zen, as the atmosphere, and the chef offers fresh and delicious dishes made of healthy ingredients. For a full relaxation, it’s even possible to receive a massage after dining.

Price: 40 per person minimum
Adress : 1, rue du 4 septembre, 75002, Paris

Coco de Mer

Since summer is already making us nostalgic, let’s continue this ranking with our toes in the sand thanks to the Coco de Mer restaurants that makes us travel to the beach. This will be a perfect place to feel like on holidays and to enjoy a haven of peace far from the hustle and bustle of Paris.

Price: 20-25 € per person
Adress : 34 bd Saint Marcel, 75005, Paris

Le Kube

Now, about-turn to discover a radically different atmosphere and have the chance to have a drink or a digestif in the Ice Kube bar, a bar entirely made with ice. No worries, the bar will lend you some long warm jackets to protect you from the room’s cold. After that, you can taste 100% original recipes thanks to the tasting menu, that we suggest you! It’s called “Finger Food”: no need to use cutlery to taste your crab sprout, salmon skewers or prawns lollipops with bacon.

Price: 41€ per person (excepted Ice Bar, around 10 euros for a cocktail)
Adress : 1-5 passage Ruelle, 75018, Paris

Le Bustronome

City dwellers will appreciate having dinner in the Bustronome to enjoy a Parisian bus ride while tasting an excellent dinner. The bustronome is an imperial bus on which we eat upstairs, surrounded by windows and a glass roof to fully appreciate the view of the Parisian monuments. The ride lasts 3 hours, just enough to fill the pupils and taste buds.

Budget : 65€ – 130€ per person
Adress : Departure from place Charles De Gaulle Etoile, 75016, Paris

1 jour 1 chef

1 day, 1 chef is one of the best unusual restaurants in Paris thanks to its originality and bold concept. Here, you’re the chef! The restaurant offers its customers the opportunity to book a slot and then present their own menu ideas. The team is in charge of accompanying each one of you to create the tastiest menu. In the evening, the team will assist you behind the stove to offer the personalized menu, in addition to the restaurant’s traditional one. It’s a good opportunity for cooking enthusiasts and a good test for those who would like to participate to Top Chef!

Price: 30€ – 40€ per person
Adress : 4 rue Biscornet, 75012, Paris

La Casbah

The Casbah is unusual for its setting, which transports us in another world, another century. It is in a setting of a thousand and one nights that you will taste a delicious meal, admiring the show of wonderful oriental dancers. A real journey for dinner.

Price: 30 – 35€ per person
Adress : 18-20 rue de la Forge Royale, 75011, Paris

Le Costaud des Batignolles will please all art lovers wishing to have lunch or dinner in an atypical atmosphere. Here, it is in the middle of a real gallery that you will take your meal. Shared between the desire of admiring artists’ work and of savour the chef’s delicious meal, you will enjoy a friendly moment in a young atmosphere and a crazy decoration.

Price: 40 € per person
Adress : 10 rue Brochant, 75017, Paris

Le refuge des fondus

Le Refuge des fondus is probably one of the most unusual restaurants in Paris! Besides its 100% convivial canteen atmosphere and the flavour of its Savoyarde ou Burgundian fondues, it offers an unprecedented experience for most of us : tasting the wine in a baby bottle. We couldn’t recommend it too much for a friend’s night out or a family dinner, and especially for a Bachelor/Bachelorette party.

Price: 25 € per person
Adress : 17 rue des Trois Frères, 75018, Paris

Le café des chats

Want to get away from your daily routine and spend some time refocusing? Purr therapy is indicated to experience a calm, relaxing and resourcing moment. If you like cats, you will be in your element at the coffee-restaurant Le café des chats, which is full of cats. Dishes are unpretentious, and prices are affordable.

Price: 15 € per person
Adress : 16 rue Michel Le Comte, 75003, Paris

Dans le noir

Served by visually impaired people, you will have dinner in complete darkness at the restaurant “Dans le noir”. An unusual experience that allows us to focus our attention on what we taste. It’s harder to recognize what we eat when we can’t see it. To respect this special atmosphere, no photos can be taken.

Price: 45 € per person minimum
Adress : 51 rue Quincampoix, 75004, Paris

There are many other unsusual restaurants waiting for you in Paris but we had to make choices. Many other exceptional addresses await you, such as the O’Naturel for the less shy among you.

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