Dinner at the Eiffel Tower

I think on some level we all dream of the extravagant three course meal served to us with a glass of wine (or two). But as a backpacker, I have a hard time imagining shelling out the cash for just one meal. But this October when I went to Paris with my friend, Amy, we had dinner at the Eiffel Tower’s restaurant.

We decided to cash out the extra money because it is the Eiffel Tower! Who wouldn’t want to say they were wined and dined in this stunning destination? Plus, it was Amy’s 22nd birthday and what is more special thanspending it at the Eiffel Tower?

The Cost

The dinner itself was the most expensive part of the trip as it costs 95 euros ($108). YIKES! But the cost to get up the Eiffel Tower is 24 euros ($29), and doesn’t include the food. So, that leaves the meal costing $79, but being that we were given 1 glass of champagne, 2 glasses of wine, water, coffee, appetizer, main course, and a dessert I think we got our moneys’ worth.

In Paris we found most places charged 7-10 euros for a glass of wine, but you could get a bottle from a supermarket for 5 euros or more. Which makes the wine if purchased from a restaurant worth 24 euros ($27). Coffee ranges for 3 euros ($4) in a café so the three-course meal itself is only $48. None of this is even considering the view you get for the time you spend sitting.

They do offer lunches and other versions for dining, but I loved the Plaisir as we were able to eat without feeling rushed and walked up to the second floor just before 9PM to watch the tower light up.

This is a night I’ll never forget in the city of lights and I hope you consider going for a dinner here! No, we didn’t make it to the top of the Eiffel Tower but in my opinion, this was 100% better.

If you’re wanting a nice view of the Eiffel Tower without shelling out 98 euros, I recommend making your way to Printemps Haussmann. They’re a department store with a rooftop café. Although when you get there take the elevator to the food court and if it isn’t a busy day, asked to be seated on the terrace (usually reserved for store customers but they allowed us in). It’ll give you a perfect view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower and a glass of wine cost only 7 euros. This is a great place to just relax and take in the fact that you’re in Paris.

I hope you enjoyed this little read about my meal in Paris. I wanted to share it with everyone because it is my biggest splurge meal throughout all my travels, and was worth it. What’s your biggest travel splurge? Let me know below in the comments! Please make sure to like and share with your friends if you enjoyed!

Until next time,


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