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Les Ombres, Paris

Les Ombres - Paris, France
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Les Ombres
27 quai Branly, Paris, France 75007Map
Musée du Quai Branly
+33 1 4753 6800(Reservations)
Neighborhood: 7th Arrondissement
Cuisine: French
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

If you're looking wholly and solely for gourmet gratification, this top Paris restaurant choice at the Musée du quai Branly may not be for you. For an only-in-Paris experience, though, the setting is the stuff memories are made of.

Both the restaurant and museum—which showcases indigenous art and artifacts from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas—were designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Surprisingly, the menu only hints at flavors from the continents the museum represents (such as salmon with green mango and shiso), while mostly sticking to French dishes. Surprisingly too, not all continents are represented on the wine list.

But the biggest and by far the best surprise is the view of the Eiffel Tower, a few hundred yards away, which is rarely seen from this angle (Les Ombres' latticed metal-and-glass roof reflects the tower's fretwork). Time an evening stroll on the terrace when it glitters on the hour.

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By mbchic50 | Posted 09/24/10
  Had dinner there and enjoyed it immensly and they are great on presentation of the food. Sat at outside table over looking the Eiffel Tower and every hour the tracer lights start on the tower. The view is fantastic and the food even better..... If you go to Paris do yourself a favor and eat there for wonderful food and view!...   Read More
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Restaurant General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 02:15 PM, Monday to Sunday from 07:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Feature: Trendy
  • Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
  • Nearest Train: Pont de l'Alma
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3 rd most recommended restaurant in Paris, France