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Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Have you planned dinner? 

Esprit de France has picked four special favorites to make your evening memorable at a romantic table for two at some of Paris’s emblematic places.

A glittering evening at Crystal Room

Located in the former mansion of Marie-Laure de Noailles (19tharrondissement) next to the Baccarat museum, Crystal Room proposes an enchanting soirée dinner in the able hands of Michelin-starred Chef, Guy Martin. Equally fascinating is the Philippe Starck-inspired crystal décor that infuses the interior with astounding optical illusions.

Cristal Room. 11, Place des Etats-Unis, Paris 16. From Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Between 40 and 160 Euros per person.
Valentine’s Day menu “A tête à tête in Paris”, Saturday 13 February. 270 Euros.

A breathtaking view: La Maison Blanche

Overlooking the chic Avenue Montaigne, the Maison Blanche restaurant located on the rooftop of the Champs-Elysées Theater affords diners awe-inspiring views of the capital. Book a table in the Baie Vitrée room, with its unique glass wall overlooking Paris. Astounding! Whist you are there, pop in to the theater, created in 1913 by a group of artists, and admire the bronze statues and frescos by Antoine Bourdelle or its dome painted by Maurice Denis.  

La Maison Blanche. 15, Avenue Montaigne, Paris 8. Subway: Alma-Marceau.
Menus: Dinner from 69 Euros. Reservations:

A historical year: 1728

Located in the restored salons of the Mazin Lafayette hotel built in 1728, the homonymous restaurant immerses you into the world of French “Fine Art”. The architecture of the place, its rare furniture, the paintings and sculptures all make it a wholly, unique restaurant, with a menu that is as gastronomic as it is inventive.

8 Rue d’Anjou, Paris 8. Reservations:
Menus: Valentine’s Day 150 Euros. Lunch menu: 39 Euros and 65 Euros.
Tasting menus: 125 and 165 Euros. A la carte: approximately 95 Euros.

An evening along the banks: Mini Palais

A stone’s throw from Alexandre III bridge and tucked away in the artistic shrine of Paris, Grand Palais, is Mini Palais. Walk up the few steps, passing the imperial columns along the way and you will find yourself in the superb area revealing the exposed metallic structure of the building. The menu is curated by three Michelin-starred Chef, Eric Frechon, who focuses on quality and freshness. Start or end your evening at the excellent cocktail bar but should you be unable to stay for dinner, then at least admire its magnificent terrace.

Mini Palais, avenue du Président Churchill, Paris 8.
Open everyday from 10.00 a.m to 2 p.m.
Menu : around 50 euros.