Is there a restaurant in Paris that isn't romantic? Well perhaps those well-known chains Hippopotamus and Flunch - and MacDo' of course. It's safe to say though that Paris has a romantic restaurant to sate the desire and suit the pocket of every lover. Every quartier has at least one, so you won't have to go far.
You could hardly get smaller or more specialised than Huîtrerie Régis in St-Germain, with just a few tables, fairylights and a menu focused on oysters. Slightly larger is Baccarat's Cristal Room, where an ambitious menu of modern French food is served in a glittering, fairytale mansion.
Bigger still is Le Dalí at the Meurice hotel - one for modern lovers with a bit of cash to flash, it's where Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno lets his hair down and has a bit of fun with the menu.
Up in the winding lanes of Montmartre, Le Moulin de la Galette, a contemporary French restaurant set in an historic windmill painted by Renoir among others, has built a devoted fanbase.
Don't dismiss the obvious - the reason dining on a boat on the Seine and in the restaurants up in the Eiffel Tower have become clichés is because the food and service are reliably good and the views are fabulous. If you haven't done one of these do at least consider it. The very stones of the city ooze romance and you will have an evening to remember.
11 place des Etats-Unis
Modern French food in a fairytale mansion... read more
19 rue Bréa, 6e
Sensation, Emergence, New, Savors, Imagination, Nativity, Generosity... read more
Le Meurice 228 rue de Rivoli
Michelin-starred cooking in fabulous surroundings...
Port de la conférence, Pont de l'Alma
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Tour Eiffel, 5 Avenue Gustave Eiffel
Champ de Mars
High-class cuisine high up in the Eiffel Tower...
3 rue de Montfaucon
Oysters only in a tiny, romantic bar... read more
16 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis