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Charlotte Laborie: My Top 5 Parisian restaurants that take dining to the dance floor

If you are looking for an Parisian experience that tickles your funny bone and gets your feet tapping and your booty grooving, you are reading the right post, my friend. What’s better then eating a delicious meal with a great group of friends, and ending the evening by dancing the night away on top of tables?

I find it to be the perfect balance between going out for a meal and going clubbing: you essentially get the best of both, in one place, and Parisians know how to do that well.

Here’s the Top 5 hottest festive restaurants of the City of Lights, buckle up! PS: bear in mind that festive dinners are for the majority, if not all, on Thursdays through Saturdays.

Le Piaf

Imagine a cozy nest in the heart of Paris where the air is filled with the scent of nostalgia and the sound of lively tunes. Welcome to Le Piaf, where you’ll end your meal by dancing on the table you ate on!

With its velvet-clad decor and candlelit tables and the live pianist/singer, Le Piaf is an institution. And as of midnight, you’re allowed to smoke inside, which gives me the impression that I’m travelling back in time. The food is not of the highest french standards, but the dancing and atmosphere is unmatched. They also have a restaurant in Megève and Val d’Isère that follows the exact same concept, I’ve spent some of my best night outs there. 

Le Piaf

Address: 38 Rue Jean Mermoz, 75008 Paris


Juan Arbelaez is the chef en vogue in Paris at the moment; he even got awarded a Michelin star but refused it! He is from Colombia, and if the Michelin star wasn’t big enough of a hint, the food is absolutely scrumptious, and quite reasonable given it’s a festive restaurant and that the food is top notch – the least expesive menu costs 59 euros.

There are two floors, one with a patio and a tapas bar, and a restaurant on the first floor. Proper partying happens here, they clear the tables and a DJ takes over.


5 Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris, France

Le Bœuf sur le Toit

If walls could talk, the ones at Le Bœuf sur le Toit would sing you a symphony of stories. This place has been a playground for artists, poets, and anyone with a thirst for life since 1922. Think of it as a gastronomic circus where the menu is the main act, and the cocktails are the encore. You’ll end up dancing your shoes off, trust me.

Le Boeuf sur le Toit

34 Rue du Colisée, 75008 Paris, France

Maison Noura

Craving a taste of the Middle East with a side of Parisian pizzazz? Maison Noura is your one-way ticket to a Lebanese feast. Imagine yourself surrounded by the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Levant, all while shaking your hips to the beat of the DJ’s playlist.

From truffle-infused delicacies to cocktails that pack a punch, every item on the menu is a passport to a night of revelry. So come for the food, stay for the fun, and leave with a belly full of memories. And, between us, we all know that Lebanese people know how to party best.

Maison Noura

21 Av. Marceau, 75116 Paris, France


Last but certainly not least, Mamamia brings a slice of Italian charm to the streets of Paris. It’s like stepping into a movie, where every meal is a scene-stealer and every dance move is worthy of an Oscar.

Picture yourself feasting on pasta and pizza while belting out Italian classics at the top of your lungs. And when the DJ drops the beat, don’t be surprised if you find yourself twirling around the dancefloor like a character straight out of “La Grande Bellezza.”

Mamamia isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a celebration of all things delicious and delightful!


5 bis Rue Vernet, 75008 Paris, France

In a city known for its culinary prowess, these five restaurants stand out for their ability to turn a simple meal into a full-blown extravaganza. So whether you’re craving French flair, Lebanese luxury, or Italian exuberance, these dining destinations promise a night to remember.

Grab your fork, your dancing shoes, and your sense of adventure; it’s time to eat, drink, and be merry in the City of Lights!


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Charlotte Laborie grew up in England, Belgium and Switzerland. Charlotte then moved to Paris and graduated from Sciences Po Paris. She is still based in Paris, where she works in marketing.

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