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18 Fabulous Restaurants From Emily In Paris That Exist In Real Life

interpretation of the Tarte Tropézienne

Written By: Emily Walton


Lilly Collins, Ashley Park, and the Emily in Paris Cast ate at some of the most unique restaurants and cafes in France. Over the past 3 seasons, we’ve watched them wine and dine throughout Paris, Saint Tropez, Provence, and more! As we patiently await Emily in Paris Season 4 (nudge-nudge, Netflix), why not take yourself on a self-guided food tour of all the places the cast dined?


If you are a foodie looking for amazing Paris cafes and restaurants or if you are a fan who wants to eat like Emily Cooper, we’ve got you covered. We did the research and re-watched every episode to find each spot the Emily in Paris cast ate and drank at. From there, we checked with locals and picked out the restaurants they recommend to narrow it down. In this post, we will give you our top 18 places to eat in France that made it on the show. Keep reading for the best restaurants and cafes that any Emily in Paris fan needs to try! 


Cafe and grand bakery (croissant) shop interior in downtown - Paris, France

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Important Note: proceed with caution. This post contains spoilers from Emily in Paris Seasons 1-3. 



# 1 Eat By The River At Le Flore En I’lle

We first see this delightful restaurant in the very first episode of the show. Luca joins Emily and confesses the team might be a little intimidated by her “go-getter” attitude. He also does a pretty good job of calling us out by saying that Americans “live to work” and the French “work to live.”


What really sold us on this spot is nostalgia. Later on, in Season 3, the two meet up again at Le Flore En I’lle for another heartfelt chat about fixing the broken company.  It is at this restaurant that Luca becomes our favorite oddball character of all time


In real life, the restaurant is just as beautiful as it is in the show. Locals rave about the waterfront view and delicious ice cream. If you want a place to taste yummy crêpes while leisurely people-watching, then this is the place for you. 


Address: 42 Quai d’Orléans, 75004 Paris, France



# 2 Throw Back Some Oysters At Chez Madeline 

In Season 2, Emily and the girls head to St. Tropez for some fun in the sun. Before meeting up with the rest of the crew, Emily wanders the streets of the coastal town, taking selfies along the way. At one point she does oyster shooters at the charming Chez Madeline Oyster Bar


The high-quality spot is known throughout the city for its fresh seafood and wine. It is also a great place to escape from the heat and hide in a shaded area. 


Address:  14 Pl. aux Herbes, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France S2 E2


An image of three glasses of while and a seafood platter containing shrimp and oysters and lemon wedges



# 3 Grab A Pastry At La Boulangerie Moderne

We see La Boulangerie Moderne early on when Emily gets her first French pastry from them. We see it again when Emily initially meets Camille, her future “faux amis.” The two grab a coffee from the shop after Camille helps Emily navigate buying flowers from across the street. Unfortunately, the flower shop was staged and in reality, is a photo-copying store. 


However, if you stop by La Boulangerie Moderne, you won’t be disappointed. The fresh ingredients are what really make this place special. Whether you are grabbing a pain au chocolat or are looking for a savory sandwich, they have something to fill any craving. 


Throughout the 3 seasons of Emily in Paris, the patisserie pops up because it is right down the street from her apartment. This makes it a must-see spot for any fan.  


French pastries on display a confectionery shop

French pastries on display a confectionery shop


Bonus: Café de la Nouvelle Mairie is super close by. This is where Emily dishes in Episode 5, that Gabriel has a girlfriend to her best friend, Mindy. Like the patisserie, we see this location throughout Emily in Paris as it is one of her go-to places. It is also one of the best restaurants in Paris for casual wine tasting. 


Address: 16 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France


# 4 Sit Down For A Meal At Gabriel’s Restaurant (Well Sort Of)

In Emily in Paris, we follow chef Gabriel as he goes on his journey to starting his own business with the goal of earning a Michelin Star. The place changes names in Season 3 from Les Deux Compères to L’esprit de Gigi in honor of his grandmother who taught him everything he knows about cooking. 


In real life, the restaurant is a cozy Italian spot called Terra Nera. While it might not have the same style of cuisine as Gabriel’s, it is a bustling spot for locals and has grown in popularity since the show came out. Some of the Emily in Paris cast even frequent the restaurant in their spare time.


a group of people sitting at a table eating a meal at a restaurant

Image via Instagram @Terra_nera



Bonus: the restaurant is in front of her apartment courtyard where she hosts her anniversary dinner in Season 2 Episode 3.  The location is perfect because you will be able to fit in some show-related sightseeing within just a few blocks! 


Address: 18 Rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France


# 5 Enjoy The Views At Le Jules Verne

We would have picked this place for the view alone. In one scene, Nicolas breaks his company’s policy of doing all marketing in-house to ask Sylvie if she could help with Pierre Cadault. While Sylvie doesn’t give him an answer right away, she does stay a while to take in the sights and finish off her coffee. 


Le Jules Verne is located in the Eiffel Tower and is a great spot for grabbing a drink and seeing Paris from a whole new perspective.


Address: 5 Av. Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris, France


Paris Landscape

Paris Landscape 👀


# 6 Indulge In Seasonal Dishes At Le Temps des Cerises

After hearing Nicolas’ offer, Sylvie brings it to her team in Season 3 Episode 2. She meets up with Luca and Julien at the cozy French restaurant, Le Temps des Cerises. Located in the historic Le Marais neighborhood this restaurant is one of the oldest in Paris. 


Named after a song written by Jean-Baptiste Clément, the restaurant has old-world charm and some of the best French food you can find. If you were looking to try escargot but were not sure where to go, this is the place to give it a go. The staff is very friendly and will help you get started on your French culinary adventure! 


Address: 31 Rue de la Cerisaie, 75004 Paris, France


Close-Up Photo of a Delicious Cooked Escargots

Would you try these?


# 7 La Maison Rose

In one of the most famous Emily in Paris scenes of Season 1, Mindy consoles Emily when she finds out she must delete her Instagram. The two girls explore the city and have a wild night on the town. They take photos all throughout the city after kicking the evening off at  La Maison Rose.


The ladies are seen sitting outside the iconic pink building sipping white wine and enjoying dessert. Ashley Park’s character seems to be finishing one of our favorite dishes from La Maison Rose – the famous walnut carrot cake. This is definitely the place to go if you have a sweet tooth!


Address: 2 Rue de l’Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris, France


a close up of a tan building with green shutters

So charming!


# 8 Eat Like Royalty At The Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse

In Season 3 Episode 8, Sylvie meets up with Nicolas’ father to talk about his son’s actions at Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse. She even goes as far as threatening to expose past bad behavior if he doesn’t get his son to give Pierre Cadault a respectful transition from his brand. While we hated the outcome of this scene, we loved the restaurant’s interior. 


It gives us 17th-century royalty vibes. With bright gold and marble intertwined throughout the restaurant, it might just be the most luxurious restaurant in the show. If you have the time (and money) we recommend this Michelin Star restaurant for its impressive prix fixe menus and gorgeous atmosphere. 


Address: 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France


beautiful royal dining room with ornate art and marble

Photo from IG @lemeuricealainducasse

# 9 Go Where the Expats Hang Out 

It is no surprise that 2 out of 3 expat spots revolve around Alfie. His hesitation to embrace the Parisian lifestyle was a huge part of his character when he was first introduced to the show. Luckily, Emily wore him down and got him out to see the beauty of Paris. These three places still made the list just in case you have a little language-learning fatigue during your visit. If your brain is in overload and you need to speak English for a few hours to recharge, these are the place to do just that. 


  • The Bombardier: the British pub Alfie and Emily drink at in Episode 7 Season 2 before heading to french class. It is loved by British expats and is a great place for a pint and some fish and chips.

    Address: 2 Pl. du Panthéon Place du, 75005 Paris, France


  • Breakfast in America – Marais: this is here Emily meets Alfie for their class interview in Season 2 Episode 5. Emily states that it is “the least French place in Paris.” Interestingly enough, you will still find local Parisians in the place looking to try out American cuisine. Our pro tip is to skip the maple syrup on the table and order the specialty one from the kitchen – it makes a huge difference on your pancakes! 


Address: 4 Rue Malher, 75004 Paris, France


  • Ralph Lauren’s Restaurant: we see this restaurant in the first season of the show when there is An American Auction in Paris. Emily meets up with Judith Roberston to talk about Pierre Cadault and the American Friends of the Louvre. We slightly hate that Judith claims they “aren’t even allowed to speak French here” and in real life, it is a more international experience. If you are looking for a burger and champagne, then Ralph Lauren’s is a good place to start. 


Address: 173 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France


a plate of food on a table, a burger, two orders of fries, and a beer

Good food, good times!


# 10 Pose For An Art Deco Photo At La Coupole

One of our favorite Emily in Paris scenes is set in La Coupole in Season 2 Episode 10. Emily is wearing her now-famous red v-neck tulle dress and sitting in one of the ornate restaurant booths talking to Alfie. It is in this scene that Alfie puts his heart on the line for Emily and he couldn’t have picked a more romantic place. 


The art deco backdrop is one thing, but the food is entirely another. You can order a delectable seafood platter to share and a few glasses of champagne for a romantic date. Or you can dip into one of the creamiest onion soups you’ll ever try. Top it all off with a bourbon vanilla crème brûlée or an ice cream to cool down with. Just one visit here and you will understand why they picked this Parisian restaurant for the show. 


Address: 102 Bd du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France


a brasserie from the exterior with a red neon sign

la coupole brasserie


# 11 Check Out International Cuisine At Chinagora

In Season 2 Episode 10, Mindy gets get big break singing her heart out alongside Benoît. As loud chatter comes to a halt in the room, Mindy and her love interest belt out the song they wrote together called “Mon Soleil.” 


In real life, the restaurant is set inside a waterfront hotel and has a wide variety of Chinese dishes to choose from. Given its large size compared to most French restaurants, It is a great spot for large groups and team building in Paris. Chinagora offers comforting dishes and you have to try their soups and beef fried noodles on a rainy Paris day. 




# 12 Savor A Delicious Ice Cream At Il Gelato Del Marchese 

While our relationship with Sylvie is complicated, we start to warm up to her whenever we see her let her guard down. During Emily in Paris Season 2, one of our favorite moments is when she is walking around the city with her love interest, Erik. She shows us a more playful side while they grab a gelato from a trolly.


If you are looking to grab your own gold-wrapped ice cream cone, you can taste the same gelato they had at Il Gelato Del Marchese. Or, if you want the full experience, you can always reserve one of their ice cream trolleys for an event. 


Address: 2 Rue de Condé, Carr de l’Odéon, 75006 Paris, France


a hand holding an ice cream cone with a gold tip

Photo via IG @ilgelatodelmarchese


#13 Read And Write At Café De Flore

In Season 1 Episode 6, Emily meets the professor, Thomas when he opens the conversation with a bet about a couple sitting nearby. While he quickly becomes our least favorite character on the show, the café they meet at might just be our favorite. 


One of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris, it was fitting that Emily Cooper was working from the cafe. Over the centuries, it has been frequented by famous writers, artists, and musicians alike. 


Address: 172 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France


people sitting at a table at a cafe in paris

Take me to a cafe in Paris!


# 14 Sip Champagne At The Laurent G (Sort Of) 

Another fictional place in Emily in Paris from the Saint Tropez episode was the Laurent G Club. While there is no Laurent G, there is a Mediterranean restaurant called Paloma Beach where the filming for it takes place. The seasonal spot is about 30 minutes outside of Nice and has sweeping views of the ocean, savory seafood, and strong drinks. One day there and you might extend your vacation. 


Address: 1 Chem. de Saint-Hospice, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France


food and wine and roses on a table on the coast with beach in background

A showstopper spot!


# 15 Grab A Drink On Top Of The World At Tortuga

In Season 2, Episode 5 we see Camille and Emily meet up to make their pact to not date Gabriel. Despite this being a very middle-school move, they are seated in one of the most elegant venues in Paris. 


The Tortuga is set on the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann rooftop and offers seafood dishes made with fresh ingredients. It is a great place to grab a drink with a (real) friend and spilt a few appetizers. 


Address: 25 rue de la Chaussée d’Antin 75009 Paris


The Rooftop View from Galaries Lafeyette on a Rainy Day in Paris, France

Rooftop view on a rainy day


# 16 Enjoy Dinner And A Show At La Nouvelle Eve

When Ashley Park’s character, Mindy’s singing career is first starting out, we see her performing as a drag artist in La Nouvelle Eve. Well, partly. 


The exterior shot is of La Nouvelle Eve but the inside scenes of her “Dynomite” performance were shot in the Roxie Club


La Nouvelle Eve makes its comeback in Season 3 Episode 1 where it serves as the interior for La Trompette Bleue. This becomes Mindy’s main stage for most of Season 3 and is where Mindy and Benoît sing their heartbreaking rendition of The Shallows. In real life, La Nouvelle Eve is a fun performance venue that hosts traditional French Cabaret. It is a fun spot to grab drinks and enjoy an evening of entertainment. 


Address: 25 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 Paris, France



# 17 Dine At The Louvre With Le Café Marly

One of the most iconic restaurants in Emily in Paris is Le Café Marly. In Season 2 Camille, Emily, and Sylvie eat outside for an impromptu meeting with the Louvre sitting in the background.  


We added Le Café Marly to the list because it’s an incredibly Instagrammable spot, and has very buttery pastries that are great with coffee.   


Address: 93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France


Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, France

Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, France


# 18 Grab A Tasty Tarte Tropizene From Sénéquier

In Season 2, Episode 2 Mindy and Camille meet up with Emily in Saint Tropez. Mindy takes a photo to send to her father in front of a famous ice cream spot called Sénéquier. Earlier in the show, she had reminisced about spending time with her dad in the coastal town and eating Tarte Tropezienne along the waterfront.  


This Emily in Paris hotspot is perfect if you are looking to cool off by the water with a drink and something sweet. 


Address: 29 Quai Jean Jaurès, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France


interpretation of the Tarte Tropézienne

Tarte Tropézienne


Bonus: Enjoy “Un Petit Plaisir” At The Golden Arches 

Okay, here us out. Mcdonald’s might not be at the top of your list when traveling, but we think it should be. We love seeing how something that feels so American changes depending on where you eat it. In Canada, they have poutine on the menu. In Japan, they have melon floats – and in France, they have macaroons. 


Even in the show, Gabriel takes Emily to McDonald’s and calls it “Un Petit Plaisir” or “a little pleasure.”  So while we hope you explore all the amazing culinary places France has to offer, we won’t judge you if you stop off at a McDonald’s to see how Paris does fast food. 


Address: Av. des Champs-Élysées 140, 75008 Paris, France


What’s Next For Emily In Paris? 

Paris is one of the most romantic places in the world so it makes sense they would film a show about love, friendship, fashion, and food here. We’ve been hooked on Emily in Paris since the first episode. If you’re reading this far, you probably are too. Luckily, we are already getting teasers about Season 4 from the Emily in Paris cast. 


Lily Collins confirmed rumors that Season 3 and 4 were in the works back in January of 2022 so we know parts of the next season are already filmed. Then, in January of 2023, Ashley Park posted a cute Instagram shoot of her with other cast members and outfits we haven’t seen before. The caption read, “can we bring the dog to Eurovision?” A nod to Benoît and her having their song accepted.  


Needless to say, we are getting very excited for Netflix to drop Season 4. 


Until then, Paris is always a good idea and so is checking out any of the restaurants and cafes on this list. They will make you feel like Emily Cooper and the gang as you wine and dine in French luxury. 


How To Experience Paris Like A Local

If you want to explore even more local spots and have other Emily in Paris landmarks pointed out along the way, take a walking food tour with us! We will take you away from the city congestion and show you our favorite hidden gems most tourists miss. That way, you can create your own memories in Paris – ones you won’t find in a guidebook. We look forward to showing you around!