La Tour d’Argent

restaurants / Gourmet

La Tour d’Argent information

Paris , France
15 quai de la Tournelle, 5e
+33 1 43 54 23 31
Getting there
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine or Pont Marie
More information
lunch menus €65, dinner menus €170-190
Opening hours
noon-2.30pm & 7.30-10.30pm Tue-Sat
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The venerable ‘Silver Tower’ is famous for its caneton (duckling), rooftop garden with glimmering Notre Dame views and a fabulous history harking back to 1582 – from Henry III’s inauguration of the first fork in France to inspiration for the winsome animated film Ratatouille . Its wine cellar is one of Paris’ best; dining is dressy and exceedingly fine.

Reserve eight to 10 days ahead for lunch, three weeks ahead for dinner – and don’t miss its chocolate and coconut sphere with banana and lime sorbet for dessert. Buy fine food and accessories in its boutique directly across the street.