Party Earth Review Situated on the banks of the Seine and just a few minutes stroll to the famed Hôtel de Ville, Bel Canto offers its refined clientele a unique dining experience mixed with a bit of opera. A pale gold façade highlighted... ... read full review
72 Quai Hôtel de Ville
Lines 1, 11: Hôtel de Ville; Line 7: Pont Marie
01 42 78 30 18
Marais - 3eme / 4eme, Paris –
Situated on the banks of the Seine and just a few minutes stroll to the famed Hôtel de Ville, Bel Canto offers its refined clientele a unique dining experience mixed with a bit of opera.
A pale gold façade highlighted by a generous stretch of windows hints at the opulence inside, where elegantly dressed guests will find a décor fit for a salon at Versailles, complete with grand piano and mannequins in authentic costumes from the Paris Opera.
Crisp white tablecloths, sparkling table settings, and red velvet chairs create an aura of grandeur in the dining room, as dapper men and their bejeweled dates settle in for intimate chats, foie gras, and champagne by the rosy light of gold lamps.
Conversation dies down, however, once the quartet of waiters and waitresses – students at the Paris Conservatory by day – regale the appreciative crowd with arias by Bizet, Puccini, and Verdi, or serenade individual diners as other opera-loving guests watch from nearby tables or from the balcony above.
Evocative and refined, Bel Canto promises to leave its patrons feeling like royalty.
Well-dressed opera lovers, cultured tourists, artsy grad students, foodies, and sophisticates, late 20s+.
Wait staff sings opera.
Three-course prix fixe menu featuring seasonal Italian dishes like lobster risotto, and vanilla panna cotta.
Prix fixe dinner €76. Beer €6+, wine €27+/bottle, cocktails €6+, champagne €76+/bottle.
Dressy: dresses and heels for women, button-downs and ties for men.
Saturday evenings for a bustling scene and a true “night at the opera” atmosphere.
Le Pantalon (7 Rue Royer-Collard) is a fun and quirky student bar perfect for relaxing after a night of culture at the opera.