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Eiffel Tower restaurants – visitor guide for Madame Brasserie and Jules Verne


Snuggled up in the Eiffel Tower’s stunning iron frame are two treats for food lovers – Eiffel Tower restaurants Madame Brasserie and Le Jules Verne.

Dining at one of these exquisite restaurants is a unique opportunity because of its high location, the tasty Parisian cuisine, and the stunning views.

Tourists step into these restaurants all day long – for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and step out in awe, promising themselves to come back again. 

Visiting these Eiffel Tower restaurants also allows you to skip the notoriously long lines at the attraction. 

This article shares everything you must know before booking your table at Madame Brasserie or Jules Verne.

Find out how much each option costs

# Lunch at 12 noon # Dinner at 6.30 pm
# Lunch at 1.30 pm # Dinner at 9 pm

Number of Eiffel Tower restaurants

The Eiffel Tower has two fine dining restaurants – Madame Brasserie and Jules Verne.

There are a few other food and drink outlets: the Champagne Bar on the top floor, the Macaron Bar on the second floor, and the Eiffel Tower Buffets on all floors. 

If you buy the Eiffel Tower Summit ticket, a flute of Champagne high up in the sky is a must-do activity. 

Eiffel Tower restaurant prices

The cost of dining at Eiffel Tower restaurants depends on which restaurant you visit (Madame Brasserie or Jules Verne), when you visit them (breakfast, lunch, or dinner), and what you order.

Cost of dining at Madame Brasserie

At Madame Brasserie, the cheapest lunch (at 12 pm) and dinner (at 6.30 pm) are €60.40 and €127.40, respectively.

The most refined lunch experience, which is at 1.30 pm, costs €104.40, while the best dinner experience at 9 pm costs €204.40.

Kids aged four to 11 get discounted rates – their lunch costs €37.40 and dinner €44.40.

Lunch timing & menu Cost*
12 pm (Brasserie Menu) €60.40
12 pm (Madame Menu) €78.40
12 (Madame Menu with Drinks) €94.40
1.30 pm (Brasserie Menu) €60.40
1.30 pm (Madame Menu) €78.40
1.30 (Madame Menu with Drinks) €94.40
1.30 (Madame Menu, Drinks & View) €104.40

*All visitors aged 12 years and above are considered adults. Lunch costs €37.40 for all kids aged four to 11 years.

Dinner timing & menu Cost*
6.30 pm (Gustave Menu with Drinks) €127.40
6.30 pm (Grande Dame Menu with Drinks) €184.40
6.30 pm (Grande Dame Menu, Drinks & Views) €204.40
9 pm (Gustave Menu with Drinks) €127.40
9 pm (Grande Dame Menu with Drinks) €184.40
9 pm (Grande Dame Menu, Drinks & Views) €204.40

*Dinner with Gustave and the Grande Dame Menu costs €44.40 for kids aged four to 11. However, if you want the Grande Dame Menu, Drinks & Views experience, the kids pay the same price as the adults.

Cost of dining at Jules Verne

Jules Verne restaurant’s À La Carte menu, which is available only for lunch, costs €160.

Its 5- or 7-course Tasting Menu, available for lunch (12 to 1.30 pm) and dinner (7 to 9 pm), costs €255 and €275, respectively.

Wine is served with the food at no additional cost.

Important: Since the Eiffel Tower is a non-smoking monument, all the restaurants are smoke-free. Animals and pets are not admitted unless you are a disabled visitor and need the animals. 

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Madame Brasserie restaurant

Madame Brasserie restaurant
Image: Restaurants-toureiffel.com

Madame Brasserie is a high-profile restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, known for its exceptional dining experience and prestigious location.

It is now under the culinary guidance of renowned French chef Thierry Marx.

It offers diners panoramic views of Paris, making it a popular spot for tourists and locals seeking a special dining experience.

Madame Brasserie’s cuisine is French with a contemporary twist, reflecting Chef Marx‘s innovative approach to cooking.

The restaurant offers both à la carte options and a tasting menu with a selection of fine wines and spirits.

While lunch and dinner are more popular at this Parisian restaurant, it is also open for breakfast all week and Brunch on Sundays.

The restaurant is ideal for romantic dinners, special occasions, or memorable meals during a trip to Paris.

We recommend reservations due to the restaurant’s popularity and limited seating.

What’s for lunch

Madame Brasserie offers two lunch services – at 12 pm and 1.30 pm.

Guests can opt for either the Brasserie Menu or the Madame Menu. The latter comes with alcohol options.

Depending on the menu you choose, you can select one starter, one main dish, and one dessert from the list.

Kids aged four to 11 get a special kids menu.

For more details, expand the menus below:

What’s for dinner

Madame Brasserie offers two dinner services – at 6.30 pm and 9 pm.

Diners must select either the Gustave Menu or the Grande Dame Menu. Both menus offer alcohol.

While the Gustave Menu comes with one starter, main dish, and dessert, the Grande Dame Menu comes with one starter, two main dishes, and one dessert.

Kids aged four to 11 get a special kids menu.

For more details, expand the menus below:

What’s for Breakfast

From 10 am to 12 pm, Madame Brasserie serves breakfast, which includes traditional croissants, toast, hot drinks, and fruit juices.

No reservation is needed. Visitors with Eiffel Tower tickets can walk into the restaurant.

Sunday Brunch

From 12.30 pm onwards on Sundays, the premium restaurant on the Eiffel Tower serves a lavish brunch.

The Brunch includes gourmet delights, from pastries to the dessert buffet.

This exclusive offering is available only on the official website of the Eiffel Tower.

To know everything before planning your Eiffel Tower visit, follow the link.

Dress code at Madame Brasserie

Madame Brasserie does not have a dress code, except for their dinner reservations. 

Proper attire is required for dinner at Madame Brasserie. You are not allowed to wear sportswear, jogging or running shoes, or flip-flops.

You are advised to wear a smart casual outfit for your visit to the Eiffel Tower and its restaurants. 

Getting to Madame Brasserie

Map to Madame Brasserie restaurant

As the first step, you must book your table at the Eiffel Tower’s Madame Brasserie restaurant. 

Walk-ins are also accepted as long as the restaurant is not fully booked.

Once you reach the Eiffel Tower, enter Entrance 1 with your booking confirmation. Look for the line dedicated to the Brasserie. 

You can’t miss the signs indicating the line for the restaurant’s patrons. 

You will first reach Madame Brasserie’s reception area located in the forecourt and collect your lift ticket. 

Then, take the lift to the first floor and be guided to your table. 

Note: Try to reach the Eiffel Tower 30 minutes before your reservation.

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Jules Verne Restaurant

Jules Verne is on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, which is 125 meters (410 feet) high. 

This Michelin-star restaurant is classy and sophisticated and offers mesmerizing views of the city of Paris. 

Since both Jules Verne and Madame Brasserie offer unique dining experiences with fantastic views, some tourists are confused about which restaurant they must visit. Find out which is better—Madame Brasserie or Jules Verne.

Jules Verne timings

Jules Verne opens at noon for lunch and closes at 1.30 pm. 

Dinner begins at 7 pm, and the last service order is taken at 9 pm.

On July 14, the restaurant closes after lunch and doesn’t serve dinner. 

Jules Verne’s Chef 

Frederic Anton leads the dedicated team at Jules Verne restaurant. 

He is a three-Michelin-starred master of French gastronomy, rated alongside greats such as Gérard Veyssière, Robert Bardot, Joël Robuchon, etc. 

In 2000, he won the Meilleur Ouvrier de France award, marking his arrival as a fascinating French chef. 

Jules Verne’s menu

This Eiffel Tower restaurant offers three menus – 

  1. A la Carte Menu
  2. 5-Course Tasting Menu
  3. 7-Course Tasting Menu

A La Carte Menu

Jules Verne’s A La Carte Menu, which is priced at €160, is an excellent opportunity to discover Frederic Anton’s favorite starters, main courses, and desserts. 

It is available from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.

Jules Verne's A La Carte Menu

5 and 7-Course Tasting Menu

The 5-Course Tasting Menu, which costs €255, includes five of the Chef’s specialty dishes, with lobster, morel, langoustine, veal, and chocolate as the main ingredients.

The 7-Course Tasting Menu comes with two additional dishes made with Turbot and Citrus and is priced at €275.

5 and 7-Course Tasting Menu of Jules Verne

Note: If you have any special dietary requirements, use the contact form to get in touch with the culinary team.

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Reservations for Jules Verne

You can reserve your table at Jules Verne online or call +33(0)1 83 77 34 34 from 1.30 pm to 5 pm, Central European Standard Time (CET ). The operator is available all through the week. 

When you make a reservation at the Jules Verne restaurant, a private lift in the South Pillar will take you directly to the restaurant.

The visit to the Eiffel Tower, which is by the Tower’s public lifts, is not included.

That’s why we recommend you book your Eiffel Tower tickets (either to the second or the top floor) and explore the attraction before visiting the restaurant.

Dress code for Jules Verne

Couple dresses up for Jules Verne
A traveling couple dresses up for their dinner at Jules Verne. Bilivoka.com

Jules Verne enforces a smart casual dress code, where smart casual can be defined as a style that treads the fine line between formal wear and casual everyday attire.

Some men land up in a jacket and a tie, but ties are not a must. 

Women usually wear dresses, skirts or trousers. 

You can wear jeans as long as they are dark and clean and paired with a solid shirt and shoes. 

Sportswear such as trainers, shorts, and t-shirts are not accepted.

Kids at Jules Verne

Children can accompany you to the Jules Verne restaurant, but they don’t offer a kid’s menu or high chairs.

Since child buggies/strollers that are not foldable are not allowed into the Eiffel Tower, they can’t enter the restaurant either. 

If you are visiting with kids, it is best to book a lunch or dinner at the Madame Brasserie, which is more child-friendly and even has a kids’ menu.

Lunch is available at 12 noon and 1.30 pm, and dinner is available at 6.30 pm and 9 pm.

How to reach Jules Verne

To get to the Jules Verne restaurant, you must first get to the Jules Verne reception desk at the Eiffel Tower’s southern pillar (In French: Tour Eiffel Pilar Sud). 

Le Jules Verne entrance
Arnaud 25 / Wikipedia

Once you step in, you will have access to the restaurant directly from a private elevator.

If you are driving to the Eiffel Tower, you can use the valet parking facility at the corner of Avenue Octave Gérard and Avenue Charles Floquet, near the southern pillar.

Eiffel Tower access from Jules Verne

After your meal, if you prefer to explore the top of the Eiffel Tower, you need to have Eiffel Tower entry tickets. 

And since it doesn’t make sense to visit Jules Verne restaurant without exploring the different floors of the Parisian monument, we recommend you book your Eiffel Tower tickets in advance.

You can also buy the Eiffel Tower entry tickets at the bottom of the Tower but expect long lines at the ticket counter on the day of your visit.

Before deciding whether to have lunch or dinner at this Parisian monument, please read up on why visiting the Eiffel Tower at night is a unique experience.

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Champagne Bar

Champagne Bar is on the third floor of the Eiffel Tower, at a height of 276 meters (905 feet).

Because of the space constraints, it is just a counter, but it is a great way to enjoy a glass of champagne while admiring the city of lights.

The Bar also serves soft drinks, in case you don’t fancy a glass of Champagne.

When the Eiffel Tower is open, the Champagne Bar is also open – usually from 10:15 am to 10:15 pm without interruption.

You don’t need to reserve to use the facilities of the Champagne bar. 

However, due to the number of visitors or weather conditions, you may be unable to access it at certain times.

The Macaron bar

The Macaron Bar on the 2nd floor is a light eats restaurant to consume on the spot or to take away.

You get to try Macaroons of all flavors and tastes—chocolate, coffee, lemon, strawberry…you name it, and they have it. 

Eiffel Tower Buffets

During your visit, you will find Eiffel Tower Buffets on all three floors: the Esplanade, the first floor, and the second floor.

If you are a large group or are on a budget, we recommend you try out one of the ‘Buffet’ places in the Eiffel Tower.

These are not buffets in the real sense. However, these outlets offer quality light meals you can eat on the spot or take away.

They also serve a wide range of hot and cold drinks, sweet treats, savory snacks, salads, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, pizzas, and ice-creams.

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2 thoughts on “Eiffel Tower restaurants – visitor guide for Madame Brasserie and Jules Verne”

  1. what are the requirements to cancel a lunch at the Jules Verne Resturant once it is booked. The reason is that we are booked on a viking cruise to Normandy in this time frame. If the cruise gets cancelled can I cancel my lunch reservations? there will be 10 people, 5 couples.

  2. I think you will have to update your webpage : name of the restaurant 58 has been changed and the prices are a lot higher than you mention.
    Check the Tour Eiffel website.


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