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$$$$ The Marais Dinner

Spectacular doesn't even begin to describe the cocktail bar and restaurant du jour on the 15th and 16th floors of the SO/Paris hotel—the tallest building in the lower Marais. The panoramic vistas of Paris from the all-glass bar, dining room, and wraparound terrace are easily some of the best in the city, and in a brilliant sleight of decor, the terrace's mirrored overhang—by artist Olafur Eliasson—give diners an upside-down view of the Seine's rippling water and boats passing both above and below. Although the food doesn't quite match the experience (what food could?), it's not disappointing, especially the lobster roll and cod beignets, a velvety Angus steak, and the perfectly light and buttery sole meunière for two. Cocktails are delicious but pricy. With the view thrown in, it's a bargain—and it's open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Dinner French $$$$

Quick Facts

10 rue Agrippa d'Aubigné
Paris, Île-de-France  75004, France


Known For:
  • The views don't get better than this
  • Gorgeous outdoor terrace in warm weather
  • Lobster roll and cod beignets
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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