Paris is renowned for its exquisite cuisine, romantic ambiance and cultural richness that can turn any day into a holiday. While Thanksgiving might not be a French tradition, you can still enjoy a delectable and heartwarming feast in the heart of Paris in 2023. From Michelin-starred chefs to welcoming bistros, the options for a memorable celebration are abundant. Here are some of our top places to savor a festive meal for Thanksgiving in Paris.
One of our favorite restaurants in the charming 7th arrondissement, Philippe Excoffier's restaurant is a culinary gem where you can experience the best of both French and American flavors. Chef Philippe Excoffier, who once served as the chef of the United States Ambassador's residence in Paris, now welcomes diners to indulge in a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner. The menu boasts farmhouse turkey roasted to perfection, honey-glazed supreme, sweet potato with rum, Thanksgiving mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and more, all for just €98. Don't miss their Thanksgiving Champagne Cocktail for an additional €20.
For a contemporary Franco-American twist, head to Ellsworth on rue Richelieu. During Thanksgiving week (Nov. 22-25), they offer a special seasonal preset menu for €80 per person. The highlight is the heritage turkey, and you can opt for a wine pairing to elevate your dining experience.
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Le Coq & Fils
Venture to Le Coq & Fils, the very first single-product poultry restaurant, where Chef Antoine Westermann's expertise shines through in his poultry preparation techniques. This Thanksgiving, he presents a menu that beautifully melds American recipes with the finest French produce. End your meal with the delightful pumpkin & cinnamon ice cream, pecan crumble, pumpkin coulis and whipped cream.
Sunday in Soho
Run by a friendly couple, Isabelle and Ali, Sunday in Soho offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. Their annual Thanksgiving dinner is a must-try, starting at €75 per person. Be sure to book early, as availability is limited, and it's first come, first served.
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Host Your Own Thanksgiving at Your Paris Perfect Apartment
If you prefer a more intimate gathering, consider hosting dinner at your Paris Perfect apartment. Your fully equipped kitchen provides you with the space and tools to create your own Franco-American Thanksgiving feast. Alternatively, hire a private chef to work their culinary magic while you relax and take in the unbeatable views from your home away from home.
Celebrating Thanksgiving in Paris in 2023 can be a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you choose a prestigious Michelin-starred restaurant or a cozy spot, the city offers a range of options to cater to your preferences. So, immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the French capital, share the spirit of gratitude and create cherished memories with your loved ones during this special holiday season. Bon appétit and Happy Thanksgiving!