Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Paris

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Spending Thanksgiving away from the US may seem like it’ll be a let-down, but it’s actually the opposite in Paris. Though still very traditionally French, this city’s restaurants have adapted to cater to American expats who still have those yearly cravings for roast turkey and gravy. Here are nine place you can go in Paris to find some Thanksgiving holiday spirit (and don’t forget to make reservations!).

1. American Church in Paris

If you’re looking for a traditionally American Thanksgiving dinner in Paris, look no further: the American Church in Paris is hosting a classic holiday meal, including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie on Saturday, November 24th at 5:30 p.m. For those also interested in participating in the holiday without a meal, the church will host a service on Thursday, November 22nd at 12:15 p.m. to celebrate American heritage. —65 quai d’Orsay, 75007

2. Harry’s New York Bar

Though more so a bar than a restaurant, Harry’s New York Bar is ideal for an adult Thanksgiving in a classic American setting. Last year, they served a special Thanksgiving-themed cocktail called the “Thanksbasil,” and we’re excited to see what special drinks they concoct this year. —5 Rue Daunou, 75002

3. Verjus


Verjus in the 1st arrondissement is known for its upscale French cuisine, but they’re putting that aside for the Thanksgiving, offering a harvest-themed tasting menu from November 19th to 23rd. Be sure to reserve a table quickly, as they are known to fill up for this holiday. Reservations here. 52 Rue de Richelieu, 75001

4. La Cuisine Paris

If you’re more in the mood to cook for yourself this holiday season, La Cuisine Paris in the 4th arrondissement offers a cooking class on how to put together full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings (except with roast chicken instead of turkey). After you finish the cooking, you can enjoy the meal with champagne overlooking the Seine. Reservations here. 80 Quai de l’Hôtel de ville, 75004

5. Breakfast in America


You wouldn’t expect an American diner to be so popular in Paris, but Breakfast in America is overall a hit. For Thanksgiving, they offer three seating times, each serving a traditional Thanksgiving plate followed by your choice of pie. Note that the only location offering this menu is in the 5th arrondissement. To reserve, email [email protected]. —17 Rue des Écoles, 75005

6. Ô Chateau

Though mainly know for being a wine tasting bar, Ô Chateau offers a full Thanksgiving dinner on the day of the holiday in the 1st arrondissement. The meal includes wine tasting to go with each course, and if it’s anything like it’s been in past years, it’s sure to be a perfect Thanksgiving meal without all the yelling about football. Make a reservation on their website.68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001

7. À La Folie


Offering a traditional Thanksgiving-themed buffet menu, dinner at À La Folie also comes with a live DJ, making this meal a more casual, modern affair. Located in the 19th arrondissement, this restaurant is also a popular dance area and music club. Their Thanksgiving feast will feature cornbread, pumpkin soup, turkey, and apple pie. Reservations can be made here.Parc de La Villette, Folie L2, 26 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019

8. Le Coq Rico

Traditional French bistro Le Coq Rico will serve a Thanksgiving-themed menu on the day of the holiday. The menu, based around the red turkey of Ardennes, will also feature mashed sweet potatoes and pan-fried chestnuts. It’s a fancier meal offered at both lunchtime and dinnertime at the 18th arrondissement restaurant. Reservations here.98 Rue Lepic, 75018

9. Publicis Le Drugstore


Located on the Champs-Élysées, Publicis is a large concept store containing two restaurants, one of which is Le Drugstore. For this year’s Thanksgiving feast, the restaurant will serve pumpkin soup, free range roast turkey, and pecan pie, as well as a selection of wines, with the ambiance of a “Tribute to US Music” playlist. Email reservation@ledrugstore.com to reserve your spot. —133 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008

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