Paris and gastronomy have always been synonymous. Gourmet fans come from all over the world to experience the Parisian haute cuisine restaurants.

You’ll discover that meals in those temples are not only well served meals but much much more… Haute cuisine restaurants in Paris are a once in a lifetime experience that is worth its price…do not hesitate!!!

Foodie, gourmet, gourmand, epicure.. This selection  is for you!!

A table!! 

 

Remember that:
In Paris lunch is served from 11:30am to 2pm and dinner from 7:30pm to 11pm.
Restaurants are often closed on Sunday and Monday.

For Haute Cuisine restaurants: always book long time before your stay in Paris!

 

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée – Restaurant ( thefork.com )

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée - Paris

Address : 25, avenue Montaigne
Opening hours : From 12:30 to 3 pm and from 7pm to 11 pm every day
Phone : 01 53 67 66 55
Metro/Bus : Alma

The French chef Alain Ducasse at his best at Plaza Athénée restaurant in Paris.

If you went to discover the best of French Cuisine, Plaza Athénée, is more than ever the place to go.

The cuisine of this “Palace” as we say in France  is now under the control of young and imaginative chefChristophe Saintagne.

A great food experience.. We had shrimps like in tempura but not entirely.. Langoustines with caviar.. A starter called “7 vegetables” just perfect.

Saint-Jacques  with Tartufi di Alba, a perfection of simplicity and association of savors.

Homard, pommes de terre (lobster and potatoes) in a small “cocotte”: a concentrate of aromas..

Few desserts like the famous “Baba au rhum”..

Wines were served in accordance.. We will remember a Côte-Rôtie 2009 Domaine du Faury,  a 2010 Bellet Le Clos Saint-Vincent ( a little wine coming from a region next to Nice.. surprising) and a Porto Andresen Colheita with the sweets..

A remarkable moment..

Senderens – Lucas Carton – Restaurant ( thefork.com )

Senderens - Paris

Address : 9, place de la Madeleine
Opening hours : every day from 12 to 4:30pm and from 7:30 to 11pm
Phone : 01 42 65 22 90
Metro/Bus : Métro 8, 12 et 14 – Station Madeleine

Alain Senderens, one of the founding fathers of Nouvelle Cuisine, is one of the oldest Chef in France and yet the youngest in his mind.

His cuisine is like him, full of delicious surprises. The biggest one was in May 2005 when he decided to return his three stars to the Michelin Guide. A thunderbolt in the world restaurant scene!

That day “Lucas Carton” restaurant’s name became simply “Senderens” and French cuisine started a new era.

As described by Alain Senderens the new concept was very simple :  “I want to simplify my cooking, allow myself more liberty and reduce the average check at  to 100€”

Today Senderens is more than ever in the limelight, his concept is a successful reality and his restaurant fully appreciated by gourmets!

Don’t expect anything molecular, that’s not his style but you are going to be surprised by his carte:

Foie gras pur , jus de betterave au wasabi  (35€)

Langoustines croustillantes, coriandre et livèche (38€)

Raviole ouverte de homard à la vanille, quelques pousses d’épinard (46€)

Saumon cuit dans l’argile (41€)

Suprême de volaille « pattes bleues », risotto aux morilles et feuilles de blette  (45€)

Cochon de lait de Burgos rôti, carottes fanes aux baies roses et avocat  (42€)

Pigeon de Vendée cacaoté, grains de petits maïs à la purée de pois (47€)

Last time we were there, Alain Senderens was experiencing new recipes around Yuzu (imported by Nishikidori-Market) with a Japanese chef, we had for example:

Lotte pochée au jus de yuzu et avocat vanillé or Saumon snacké et yuzu kocho.

A delight soon on the carte for sure.

Go for the recommended wine pairings suggested with each dish, which allows you to try a variety of very good wines.

Other services : -Valet parking -Air conditioned -English spoken -Restaurant privatizable

Le Meurice – Restaurant

Le Meurice Restaurant in Paris

Address : 228, rue de Rivoli
Opening hours : Lucnh 12h30 – 14h00 Dîner 19h30 – 22h00
Phone : +33 1 44 58 10 10
Metro/Bus : Pyramides

Amazing French-style gourmet restaurant set in the well-known Le Meurice hotel. Expensive but considered one of the best in Paris.
If you are looking to have a true 5-star gastronomic experience in Paris, Le Meurice is definitely worth the splurge.

Enjoy the delicacies of savor creative cooking to which 3-star world-renowned head Chef Yannick Alléno, maître d’hôtel, Sébastian Rival, and their entire staff make sure that everything is top notch. One of the most beautiful dining rooms in Paris. The chef’s repertoire combines the finest traditional ingredients of French cuisine and the creativity of Nouvelle Cuisine.

The extensive wine list offers excellent and rare vintages to choose from.

The china was specially created by Limoges for Le Meurice, matching the mosaic patterns on the floor.

Le Meurice is definitely a gourmet and a very classy restaurant in Paris, near the Louvre, that seems to transport you back in time about 300 years to an age of elegance, style, grace and beauty.

L’Espadon – Restaurant

L’Espadon - Paris

Address : 15, Place Vendôme
Opening hours : Lunch from 12h30 to 2h00 and dinner from 7h30 à 10h00
Phone : 01 43 16 30 80
Metro/Bus : Opéra (M3) (M7) (M8)

Probably the most famous hotel on the planet, the Ritz has the beautiful L’Espadon restaurant.

L’Espadon has been one of the temples of the Parisian gastronomy since its opening in 1898.

The plush dining room of the Ritz Paris, dotted with mirrors, gilts, velvet and a trompe l’œil painting, suits the subtle dishes of Michel Roth, Bocuse d’Or and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, who has been at the helm for more than two decades. Michel Roth creates his innovative cuisine with head sommelier Jean Claude Ruet to marry food and wine.

The service is distinguished without ostentation and the wine cellar is filled with with a choice of 1000 stunning wines from some of the greatest grand crus.

The Ritz’s L’Espadon is a temple to luxury,not cheap, but an extremely good buy.

Choose chefs tasting menu with wine paring for a fine french traditional food expereince in Paris at €100 lunch menu per person or €70 without wine.

Le Jules Verne – Restaurant

Jules Verne restaurant

Address : Parc du Champ de Mars
Opening hours : 12:15 – 1:45 and 7:15 – 9:30
Phone : 01 45 55 61 44
Metro/Bus : Bir-Hakeim / Iéna

A special elevator lifts you to this unique restaurant, located on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower! Breathtaking views in a room decorated by Patrick Jouin.

The fine food is gourmet style and traditional French cuisine, yet it surely is not easy for any chef to cook such fabulous contemporary French food when being so high up and unable to cook with gas within the Eiffel Tower.

A unique restaurant for its location, supposed to be good ( 1 Michelin star ), but not as good as expected by most reviewers…

There are some set menus, for example the three course lunch menu is around 75€, a five course dinner menu is around 155€ and the seven course dinner menu is around 190€.

Remember that you must have your reservation with you in order to skip the queues for the Eiffel Tower itself and take the private elevator to the Jules Verne restaurant.

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon- Restaurant

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris

Address : 5, rue de Montalembert
Opening hours : Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 :00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Dinner only for the 6:30 p.m. service
Phone : 01 42 22 56 56
Metro/Bus : Station Rue du Bac (190 m), Boulevard Raspail – Station Solférino (369 m), Place Jacques Bainville

A sublimely simple concept designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon; an open kitchen on a counter surrounded by 40 seats allowing customers to observe the preparation of the dishes and select their menu according to their appetite, since ‘La Carte’ proposes small portions of typical dishes. This is how L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon was born in Paris. Since the 2003 opening, thanks to his faithful companions, the chefs Eric Lecerf and Philippe Braun, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon offers you tastes throughout the seasons, an exceptional ‘cuisine’ in a friendly and refined atmosphere all in black and red. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris has become a landmark in this gastronomy capital and a well-recognized address by connaisseurs around the world.

You can not choose the menu because it is already defined and the truth is that it’s a very good experience. The atmosphere is very nice and very French treatment. Maybe we found it a little expensive but in brief as all the dishes are very good it is worth. Let yourself recommend the wine by them….probably the best they have.

Signature Dishes

 

* Pommes Purée (mashed potatoes)
* La Caille au Foie Gras (Free-range quail stuffed with foie gras)
* Le Rumsteack en Tartare et ses Frites à L’ancienne (Steak Tartar)

Le Versance – Restaurant ( thefork.com )

Address : 16, rue Feydeau
Metro/Bus : Métro Bourse

Samuel Cavagnis, Mentored by Georges Blanc, chose to open an elegant place with fine china and a bar for drinking champagne before dinner.

Steps away from Place de la Bourse in the second arrondissement of Paris, the warm and elegant Le Versance has been wonderfully renewed.

The menu is simple and refined, and demonstrate the skill of Chef Samuel Cavagnis. You can start with a grilled foie gras with artichoke emulsion and truffle oil and avocado and tomato tartare served with salad and basil vinaigrette set the tone for a fine meal.

Move on to try roasted lamb tian with cabbage fondant and beetroot puree or John Dory with vegetable tagliatelle and pea and ginger ravioli, and finish with a the dessert like the île flottante, a meringue in licorice-spiked custard sauce.

The service is warm and friendly and English is spoken which is a real bonus. Le Versance is a great choice if you are searching for that special romantic meal in Paris, or simply for those who love good food.

Le Versance will also make cigar smokers happy with its well-stocked fumoir.?

Drouant – Restaurant ( thefork.com )

Address : 16-19, Rue Gaillon
Opening hours : 12-1.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm
Metro/Bus : Métro Pyramides

Located in the Opéra neighbourhood, Le Drouant is a hot destination eatery – open 7 days a week – with five private rooms and a pleasant mezzanine. It is a real institution! Every year the famous Prix Goncourt takes place in one of the private rooms.

You will appreciate its Brasserie ambiance and Art-Deco decoration married with a contemporary design. Black furniture and golden walls create a genuine experience, as well as outdoor seating.

Plus, inventive menus seduce a varied crowd and satisfy varied appetites. Let’s relish the Chef’s hors d’oeuvre served by theme, in 4 small portions – Tomato Gaspacho, Peking Prawns, Marbled Ham and Stuffed Fajitas.

Other products to taste: Veal Foie gras from Corrèze and roasted Cod.