Romantic dinner in Paris: Restaurant 1728


Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and I’ve been posting about romantic hotels in Paris, what about romantic places to have dinner? If I had but one choice, it would be 1728, a restaurant situated in a 17th century town house on quiet side street off the rue du Faubourg Saint Honore. This isn’t just any restaurant. It really does feel like dining in the palace at Versailles with high ceilings and tapestries. The food is French-Asian fusion, not what you would expect in an historic, classically French building.

  • Vibe: Pretend you are Marie Antoinette for one evening in these exquisite surrounding; service is professional and friendly, not intimidating; lots of young couples.
  • Pros: fabulous French-Asian fusion dishes that are light and inventive
  • Cons: if you are dieting, you’ll be doing penance for the next two weeks

Their salon de thé opened recently so if you can’t make it for dinner, you can still enjoy the luscious pastries and teas.

Restaurant 1728
8 rue d’Anjou
75008 Paris
+33 1 40 17 04 77

UPDATE: Read this 16 March 2008 review in the New York Times.

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  1. charles duff says

    Lovely faux décor for one of the worst,pretentious and slow services I ever had in Paris (obviously if it is a romantic dinner does a 3 hour long dinner count?)