If you’re planning a visit to the Musee d’Orsay, one of the most famous art museums in Paris, you might also be looking for a place to grab a bite nearby. We get it, you’ve spent an entire day exploring the museum and you’re tired of walking.
Fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area that offer a variety of cuisines and atmospheres. Here are ten of the best options within a 500 metre radius so your feet can stop aching.
See also: What to eat around the Louvre Museum
Les Deux Musées
Located just a stone’s throw away from the museum, Les Deux Musées is a cozy bistro that serves up classic French fare with a modern twist. Indulge in a delectable array of light dishes from sandwiches, to a classic tartare, and quiche lorraine. Don’t miss its selection of ice cold beers that’s sure to cool you down after day of walking. 49 Rue de Bellechasse, 75007 Paris. Social media handle: @lesdeuxmuseesparis
Le Cinq Mars
Step into this industrial loft-inspired restaurant and feel right at home. Gather around the table, pour yourselves a glass of fine wine, and enjoy the company of good friends. Indulge in traditional dishes such as the rustic country terrine, seared tuna steak, or the signature pot-au-feu, all served with a touch of nostalgia. For lunch, choose from affordable set menus priced at around €20 or explore the à la carte options, with prices ranging from €30 to €40 per person. With its welcoming ambiance and delicious cuisine, this restaurant is perfect for a memorable dining experience with friends.
51 rue de verneuil 75007 Paris. www.instagram.com/le_cinq_mars
Café de l’Esplanade
Café de l’Esplanade is a cozy café located at 52 Rue Fabert. The place has a classic Parisian decor, featuring wooden chairs, vintage posters, and a large terrace that offers a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower. The café serves traditional French cuisine, including croissants, pastries, and coffee. Visitors love the relaxed and friendly ambiance of the place, which is perfect for a casual meal or a coffee break. 52 rue fabert 75007 Paris. cafe-de-lesplanade.fr
Le Comptoir du Relais
Get ready for a culinary journey like no other as you step into the cozy dining room with its intimate setting of closely set tables, or relax on the heated terrace facing the vibrant Odéon crossroads. France’s culture of bistronomy is impeccably preserved under the skilled guidance of Bruno Doucet, a highly acclaimed chef known for his exceptional culinary talents at La Régalade. Dig in to a menu that is available non-stop from 12pm to 11pm with a seamless fusion of regional flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Every dish reflects a deep respect for quality produce, elevating the dining experience to new heights. The only caveat? Reservations are not accepted so come early to score a seat. 9 Carrefour de l’Odéon, 75006 Paris. www.hotel-paris-relais-saint-germain.com
Located in the heart of the Odéon district, Les Editeurs is a trendy cafe that attracts a hip, literary crowd. The decor is sleek and modern, with shelves of books lining the walls. The menu offers a mix of French and international dishes, along with a good selection of wines. 4 Carrefour de l’Odéon, 75006 Paris. www.lesediteurs.fr
Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien is a bakery-café that is located at 8 Rue de Bellechasse. The place has a charming and rustic décor, with wooden tables, and shelves replete with fresh bakes fresh and organic baked goods,. Expect your usual suspects like croissants and its flavoured spin offs. Guests feeling a little hungrier can also enjoy a range of sandwiches, salads, and soups, as well as coffee and tea. The place is perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch and is an excellent option for those looking for a healthy and organic meal. 25 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris. www.lepainquotidien.com