Le Louis-Philippe offers quality traditional French cuisine, a superb view… and the Eiffel Tower staircase !
The Eiffel Tower staircase
Nestled in the 4th between rue de l’Hôtel de Ville and the quay of the same name, Le Louis-Philippe restaurant is a place that combines the charms of the site, its terrace with pergola, the unique view upstairs on the Seine and the Iles St Louis and de la Cité. Tiles, large mirrors, gilding, old advertising signs, the Louis Philippe restaurant takes us back to the time of its creation in 1851. Upstairs, you can admire the panoramic views of Notre-Dame on one side and the Saint Gervais church on the other (do not hesitate to ask for the windows when booking). To access the floor, only one way, the spiral staircase. Very narrow, you do not meet there and the U-turn is difficult: it is classified as a historical monument. This is a piece of the first stairs of the Eiffel Tower, stairs which were replaced because of their narrowness and which were sold to the brasseries on the banks of the Seine.
The owner of the place, Mr. Girousse, originally from Haute-Savoie, has decided to offer specialties from all over France in this historic restaurant: blood sausage, beef bourguignon, gratin dauphinois. The flagship dishes of this bistro are scrambled eggs with porcini mushrooms, Romans ravioli with pistou, a specialty of the Drôme, and duck with cherries.
66 quai de l’Hôtel de Ville
75004 Paris – Tel. : 01.42.72.29.42
Metro: Pont Marie
Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.