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The best terrace restaurants on the left bank of Paris

With fine weather, we often crave shaded terraces, which enhance our meals giving them a vacation feeling.

Moreover, today, even in winter, terraces are popular… for those who want to have lunch or dinner in the open air in all seasons, a certain number of terraces even being heated.



So here is a list of pleasant terraces where you can sit for lunch or dinner, as a couple, with family or friends, and have a pleasant meal outdoors.


Asia Kitchen

Asia Kitchen restaurant

We love its beautiful interior decoration and its refined cuisine.

Pleasant terrace with around twenty seats.

49, quai d’Orsay, Paris 7th – Invalides metro station


Au Petit Tonneau

The terrace of the restaurant at Petit Tonneau in Paris 7th. 

This authentic bistro was the favorite address of Simenon, creator of the famous inspector Maigret. The famous blanquette is always present … in addition to lots of very successful bistronomic dishes with a  nice mini terrace in front.

20 rue de Surcouf Paris 7th – Invalides metro station



The terrace of Restaurant Mavrommatis in Paris 5th 

Surely the best Greek restaurant in Paris, with a revisited neo Hellenic cuisine and allowed Andréas Mavrommatis to be crowned with a Michelin star.

Its bucolic terrace sheltered behind a green hedge is a real treat.

42, rue Daubenton in paris 5e – Metro: Censier Daubenton


Ralph’s by Ralph Lauren

The patio terrace of Restaurant Ralph in Paris 6th arrondissement 

The famous food ‘n shop restaurant of the designer Ralph Lauren, with a majestic dining room

and fashionable cuisine, is pleasant but not necessarily cheap!

It has a superb interior terrace-patio for warmer days.

173 bd Saint-Germain in Paris 6th – Metro Saint-Germain des Prés


La Cantine du Troquet Dupleix

Terrasse of the Cantine du Troquet Dupleix 2 

This is the Dupleix branch of the famous Cantine du Troquet by Christian Etchebest.

Both are trendy bistros with exquisite cuisine at low prices.

It has a pleasant front terrace, in great demand with the slightest ray of sunshine.

46 rue Balard in Paris 15th – Metro Balard


The Verbalon

Le Verbalon, a nice bistro in Paris 13th arrondissement, metro Tolbiac 

An exemplary bistro, with a remarkable range of bottles of good origins,

and bistro cuisine with everything we need to make us happy.

Nice terrace in front.

198 bis rue Tolbiac Paris 13e – Metro Tolbiac


The Paris Mosque

La Mosquée de Paris halal restaurant: the patio 

An excellent address with a typical decor for lovers of Moroccan cuisine,

with all you desire in couscous and halal tagines, to make you happy.

Delicious calm and bucolic terrace in the interior patio.

39 rue Geoffrey St-Hilaire Paris 5th – Metro Censier Daubenton.


La Cagouille

Restaurant La Cagouille in Paris 14th arrondissement – the beautiful and vast terrace that borders the facade of this marine restaurant 

No gastropods here (cagouilles is the name for snails in Charentes), but a nice and good selection of fresh fish at very reasonable prices. 

With a large, friendly and nice terrace in front.

10, pl Constantin Brancusi Paris 14e – Metro Gaîté


Pavilion Montsouris 

Pavillon Montsouris, one of the most beautiful terraces in Paris

Surely one of the most beautiful terrace in Paris (it adjoins the park), with high quality cuisine,

and not too expensive if you opt for the amazing and excellent menu of the day.

Large, superb and calm terrace on the edge of Parc Montsouris.

20, rue Gazan in Paris 14th – Metro: Cité Universitaire


Les Délices d’Aphrodite

The terrace of Les Délices d’Aphrodite

 An adorable and excellent Greek tavern, with a very pleasant setting and exemplary Greek cuisine at very reasonable prices, surely one of the best in Paris!

With a beautiful and calm terrace in front.

4, rue Candolle Paris 5th – Metro Censier Daubenton


Au Bon Coin

The terrace of Au bon coin 75005

A great bistro in the Gobelins district, with a nice retro setting and a very pleasant bistro cuisine at a reasonable price.

With a beautiful corner terrace in front.

21, rue de la Collégiale, Paris 5th – Metro Les Gobelins.


Lily Wang

The Lily Wang terrace 

A fashionable address in the beautiful 15th arrondissement, with a pleasant setting

and Asian cuisine that surfs on current trends.

With a beautiful large corner terrace in front.

40 avenue Duquesne in Paris 7th – Saint François Xavier metro station


Le Hibou

Le Hibou

A fashionable brasserie in the Odeon district, with a pleasant setting, a wide choice of cocktails and cuisine in the current style.

With a large front terrace

16 carrefour de l’Odéon Paris 6th – Metro Odéon



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