After we had finished at Cité, we were hungry and decided to get a bite to eat at Café du Trocadéro. This is part of my series on the six restaurants of the Place du Trocadéro. They include Le Wilson, Le Coq, Kléber, Pâtisserie Carette and Le Malakov. This is the only terrace with a direct view of the Eiffel Tower. It is also the first in the shade when the sun goes down, you can't have everything I suppose. The Café du Trocadéro was featured in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. This is also the best spot to have a drink while you wait for the nightly Eiffel Tower light show. This got good reviews on TripAdvisor, 70% recommendation.
As you can see from the panoramic photo shown above, Café du Trocadéro is at the far left of all the six restaurants, set apart by streets on both sides, Ave Raymond Poincaré to the right and Ave d'Eylau to the left.
As you can see from the photo above, there is a small souvenir and tobacco shop to the side as well as the entrance to the Hotel au Trocadéro. If you smoke, you will thank me for this bit of information.
As you can see from the above photos, you do get a good view of the Eiffel Tower and the Palais de Chaillot, although in summer the leaves on the trees obscure most of the view. The view is even better if you cross the street and get in front of the trees as you see in the bottom picture.
There is a nice glassed in terrace with heat lamps for those who smoke.
Inside, a fairly large restaurant that wraps around a central partition.
The menu is a pretty standard French bistro menu, click on the picture if you want to see it better. The prices are higher than Le Wilson and slightly less than Le Coq.
We split the crab, shrimp and heart of palm salad, the waiter was kind enough to do two plates. I will just mention again that it is rare in Paris to have bad service, waiters consider this a good job. If you are having problems, consider asking if it is something you are doing which is causing it. We also split an especially soft and creamy Pâté. The red stuff to the right of the pâté is candied cabbage, a very nice complement to the pâté.
For our main “plat”, I had the ricotta cheese ravioli while Lisa had chicken and pommes frites. Both were delicious. With two glasses of wine, a glass of champagne for Lisa (it was Sunday) and two Orangina, the bill came to about 100€. Really not bad for all that food, the location and service made up for it. In conclusion, I can recommend this restaurant as well, good food and a dead on view of the Eiffel Tower. What's not to like?
Hotel au Trocadéro: http://www.hotelautrocadero.eu/hotel.php