The restaurant Chez Julien is one of the prettiest and romantic dining rooms. Chez Julien was founded in 1780 and is located in the most idyllic of settings. As close as possible to the Seine, with the Pont Louis Phillipe in front and the L’Eglise St Gervais behind – you can even glimpse the Isle St Louis and a patch of the Notre Dame – there is no more beautiful a destination to dine away the hours.
This little gem, operated by the Costes brothers of hotel Costes fame, is restored and renovated to perfection. The dining room is every girl’s dream of French romance. The cafe curtains at the windows protect the intimacy of the room yet highlight the view beyond to the river. The mirrors, the velvet banquettes, the sparkling chandeliers and the ornate painted ceilings are a Francophile’s wish come true. The small flickering candles on the tables and the bunches of fresh roses complete the picture. The food is brasserie style and delicious; not too serious and with a few classics to tempt.
Diner a deux at Chez Julien makes every evening feel like Valentines. xv
Chez Julien goes with Paris and romance; mention one imagine the other.
I think Paris has to be the most romantic city I know – even on the most freezing of nights the Parisian streets throw a glow that melts most hearts.
1 rue du Pont Louis Phillipe