Experience the very best of charming Montmartre by reserving a table at one of these restaurants, serving traditional French cuisines in enchanting environments. 

Montmartre is famous for the Sacré-Coeur church, cobbled streets and dimly lit wine bars that made me feel as though I had stepped back in time. This location is home to some of the finest French treats and is the setting for one of our premier food tours in Paris.

From fine dining to cozy and intimate new food experiences, each one of these restaurants captured the magic of Montmartre in its plates.

La Maison Rose


This beautiful pink maisonette has earned its reputation as an age-old classic for a reason. With a host of famous clientele, it lived up to its famous name as a tourist hotspot. Artists like Picasso and Van Gough were known to drink their coffee here, so I was desperate to live this experience. 

Initially developed by a Catalan painter in 1905, this restaurant has had a vibrant history filled with artists and actors living in the Bateau Lavoir. 

Inspired by French farm-to-table tradition, the menu is based on fresh seasonal products. With plenty of small plates to explore new tastes, I found this spot perfect for sharing the variety of dishes with my family. 

The menu is small but includes a range of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Since I’m a big meat eater, the Veal was calling my name. It was so tender with a subtle sweet taste, and the herbs gave it a peppery kick.

Fresh vegetable trimmings came on the side, adding some earthiness to the flavor profile.

Recommended dishes: Poplettes (meatballs in sauce) and Veal served with fresh vegetables

La Maison Rose (€€)2 Rue de l’Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris, France – Wednesday to Friday, 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday, 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday, 11:30 am to 9:00 45 pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday

Le Petit Moulin


This trendy bistro is in the bohemian section of Montmartre known as Rue Tholozé. Van Gough lived just around the corner! Away from the tourist track, this hidden gem is home to one of Eating Europe’s most cherished members, Chef PJ. 

On Eating Europe’s tour of the Montmartre region, I was taken on an adventure by the loveable Chef PJ. It was an unforgettable experience, I met new people, learnt about the history of the area from a true local, and left the tour an expert in French foods. 

Dinner here felt like attending a party at a close friend’s house. I concluded the tour with a three-course feast at Le Petit Moulin prepared by PJ himself.  The beef bourguignon was succulent and rich. One of the highlights of the trip. 

Beef Bourguignon and escargot are some of the standout dishes on the menu. This tiny establishment is best known for its wine cellar. Every plate is paired with complimenting wines. 

I tried a lovely glass of shiraz called Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge; it was intensely aromatic, and the red berry and spicy flavors were amazing, I’ll never forget them.

There is the option for lighter bites at lunchtime with charcuterie platters to snack on. At an excellent price, we are sure this quintessentially French café, with its vibrant and quirky ambience, will be a standout part of your Parisian adventure.

Recommended dishes: Charcuterie plate washed down with red wine

Le Petit Moulin (€) – Wednesday to Sunday, 6:00 pm to 2:00 am, closed Monday and Tuesday

Sacrée Fleur


Steak is one of the most famous French delicacies so to get the full experience I had to pay a visit to Sacrée Fleur (French for sacred flower). It serves the very best steaks alongside other traditional dishes like frog legs and onion soup. 

In the city of love, this establishment has an intimate and historical evening atmosphere. 

I found the staff friendly and inviting. They greeted me with a warm welcome, explained the dishes, and made sure my family and I were entertained throughout the evening. I never wanted to leave!  

Alongside their beef specialties, this eatery serves an excellent range of delicious Parisian desserts. 

The crème brûlée was tangy with a custardy taste and the perfect level of sweetness, but not too overwhelming. I also tried the Brioche façon, which was a fragrant way to end the evening with its buttery, almost vanilla-like richness.

Recommended dishes: Steak or duck breast with a selection of sauces 

Sacrée Fleur (€€€)50 Rue de Clignancourt, 75018 Paris, France – Monday, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Tuesday to Thursday, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Friday 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Saturday, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, closed on Sunday

Le Réciproque


This bistro is renowned for its indulgent wine list served with traditional French dishes presented by a memorable duo that I was lucky enough to meet. Sylvian Guadon put the creative skills he mastered at cookery school in Ferrandi to the test. 

His accomplice, the lively Adrien Gaudon, ensured I felt at home in a foreign city. He waited on me in his relaxed and contemporary dining room tucked away behind the 18th Arrondissement town hall. 

The restaurant had an incredibly authentic feel because of its small and very local clientele. This is a spot for the people of Montmarte that has, fortunately, not been bumped up to a tourist price. 

My order here was the stewed leeks with chorizo; it was incredible. The leeks were obviously very oniony; their texture was soft because they absorbed the stew they were cooked in.

The chorizo has a spiciness; there was no doubt it was seasoned in chili peppers. Luckily, I’m fond of a little kick with my food.


Recommended dishes: Pâté en croute de Veau (Pâté with pistachios in pastry) paired with expertly selected wine

Le Réciproque (€€)14 Rue Ferdinand Flocon, 75018 Paris, France – Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 and 7:30 to 11:30 pm, closed on Sunday and Monday

Le Bruit Qui Court


A chic, casual spot, with a small menu of flawless French creations. The fresh dishes were made with local ingredients, and were excellent value for money. 

The burgers here are my favorite. They are made from local produce and are tender and flavorsome. I loved how, with every bite, the juice exploded into my mouth; it was cooked to perfection.

On one of the other days of my trip, I also stopped here for a lighter option, and the salads were a standout on the menu. The ingredients were fresh, especially the crisp romaine lettuce; it was very bitter with a crisp texture, just like a good romaine should be.

This is also an excellent spot for a homemade brunch and the waiter mentioned this was also a popular spot for local art events. 


I visited in the evening on a Tuesday for their weekly jazz night. It captured the enchanting nightlife of the city, and it was the ideal atmosphere to either socialize or just sit back and take in Parisian charm.

Recommended dishes: Beef tartare, Juicy burgers, fresh salads

Le bruit qui court (€)Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 12:00 am, Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 12:00 am, and Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 12:00 am



If you have a taste for luxury, experiencing a Michelin-star restaurant to get a taste for French cuisine in its finest form will be essential for your Parisian adventure. Montmartre is famed for its culture of exquisite foods and L’Arcane stood out to me in this market. 

Considering the high quality of the food, the dishes in this restaurant were reasonably priced. The restaurant offered me a variety of taster menus ranging from 3 to 9 courses. I opted for 6 courses to broaden my foodie experience in the most cost-effective way. 

There was a broad selection of dishes to choose from when I got here, but despite the fancy building I was comfortable and not intimidated. The atmosphere remained relaxed and intimate and the waiter would instantly put any traveler at ease. 

The leafy terrace is a beautiful spot to take in the atmosphere from the former premises of Chamarré Montmartre and I was delighted to be seated outside on a warm summer evening. The restaurant’s elegant interior also reflected the light and complex flavors offered across the menu. 


The scallops I tried here came straight from the Brittany Coast. They were roasted in a delicious sea salt that really brought out their buttery undertones. They were covered in black garlic and parsley cream, which added an umami flavor to the dish’s overall flavor profile.

Recommended dishes: any of the seafood 

L’Arcane (€€€) 52 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris, France – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 7:15 pm to 10:15 pm, Friday, 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm and 7:15 pm to 10:30 pm, and closed on Sunday and Monday

L’Été en Pente Douce


I truly believe I have found the perfect summer spot to appreciate the neighborhood whilst nibbling on classic dishes and sipping on beer and cider.

This colorful haven is my favorite place for a casual dinner. I was looking to push my culinary boundaries during my visit here, and this certainly gave me the opportunity to do so. 

Where else would you find an apple strudel with mushrooms? It may not sound too appetizing, but let me tell you, it was one of the best things I’ve ever tried. 

The toasty spices mixed in with the flaky pastry were amazing, and then the nutty undertones from the mushrooms added a strange but wonderful bitter aftertaste.

As a family-run business, the friendly atmosphere is the ideal place to stop and watch the world go by, for brunch, lunch, and dinner.  


Situated right by the steps of the Sacré-Coeur, this was a memorable and peaceful end to a busy day of sightseeing. It’s open till 2am so you can socialize and drink away to make the most of the warm French evenings.

Recommended dishes: Quiche Lorraine and fresh vegetables

L’Été en Pente Douce (€€)8 Rue Paul Albert, 75018 Paris, France – 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm, every day

Lou Lou Montmartre


Lou Lou puts a modern twist on the traditional French foods we all know and love. I enjoyed plenty of house cocktails and a range of classical small plates with a breathtaking panoramic view over the rooftops of Montmartre. 

For families and large groups, the restaurant offers a great experience to share lots of smaller dishes you might not have had before. 

It was exciting to see that the menu evolves with the seasons, and this is one I will definitely make a return to so I can try some of their winter-warming dishes.

On my last Parisian adventure, I tried the Camembert at Lou Lou; it was so flavorful with hints of garlic, egg, and nuts. The honey on top gave it some sweet-tasting notes.

I also ordered the risotto served with a cheesy French twist and some deliciously warmed parmesan, adding a pequant hint. The risotto itself was quite creamy, blending perfectly with the parmesan; it was heavy but so worth feeling stuffed for.

Recommended dishes: Brioche Perdue (French toast with orange blossom) 

Lou Lou Montmartre (€€) – 8 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris, France – Every day, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and 7:00 pm to 1:00 am


Montmartre is one of Paris’s most cherished culinary neighborhoods, with so many great dining options. As you can see, you won’t be short of places to dine in when you’re there.

How about seeing Montmartre like a local on our food tour? Spend up to five hours discovering the district’s finest eats and restaurants with an expert local guide. Enjoy fresh pastries, aromatic coffees, a divine three-course meal, and much more.

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