Parisian dining is frequently regarded as the most elite in the world, with the rest of the country trailing behind. If you’ve never travelled to Paris, you’ve probably never had the opportunity to dine the way the French do. If you’ve gone to Paris, you might not have had the chance to properly enjoy and appreciate Parisian cuisine at its finest.
Paris is the Fashion Capital, but it is so much more! France and Paris are well-known around the world for their amazing gastronomy. In Paris, you may discover the most upscale and well-known restaurants, as well as the top chefs from across the world. They know how to satisfy your taste buds with grandiose, complex, and beautiful dinners that are true works of art due to their creativity and ingenuity.
The restaurants on this list are the greatest of the best, with Michelin stars and world-class chefs. Because these Parisian eateries are more than just a nice sight, the white linen tables are scarcely discernible.
La Tour d’Argent
Its Royal Dublin Bay prawns, farm veal sweetbreads, and wild pike dumplings will tempt you.
Because it is one of Europe’s oldest restaurants, its basement has famous wines and about 400,000 bottles, including Bordeaux wines from 1845. Philippe Labbé, the restaurant’s chef, shares his knowledge with you via elegant and sophisticated cuisine. This bright and spectacular restaurant with a sophisticated wooden decor may be found in the 5th district. It provides a panoramic view of the Seine River and the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
- It costs up to €360 and has one Michelin star.
- Their menu is available on their website: https://tourdargent.com/en/
On Mount Olympus, ambrosia was the nourishment of the gods. Bernard Pacaud’s food, without a doubt, achieves similar heights, with its explosion of flavors, scientific approach, and flawless execution. In the majestic setting of a mansion on Place des Vosges, incomparable classicism, and an everlasting feast for the senses. L’Ambroisie is a love letter to classical French dining, with no tasting menus or wine flights, just the right servings in three proper courses. L’Ambroisie has been managed by chef-owner Bernard Pacaud and his wife Danièle since the 1950s, and it’s recognized for its long-standing classics and superb meals.
Traditional French meals such as frogs’ legs, snails, lobster, veal sweetbreads, and pigeon are served alongside the feuillantine of langoustine with sesame and curry sauce and the hot-cold egg with sorrel, asparagus, and golden caviar.
- For each person, it costs $275 or 260€.
- Tuesday through Saturday, lunch, and dinner. Visit the website of L’Ambroisie.
Le Cinq by Christian Le Squer is identified with the pinnacle of French contemporary and refined cuisine, combined with the rarest wines chosen by award-winning Head Sommelier Eric Beaumard. Its three Michelin stars represent a once-in-a-lifetime gourmet experience in one of the city’s most spectacular dining rooms.
The restaurant is in Paris’s Four Seasons Hotel and serves seasonal menus that change each lunch and supper. The lunch meal is four or six courses long, while the evening menu is nine courses long.
Le Cinq’s personnel exist entirely to serve you, the diner, and they are well-known for their superb service. Le Cinq really is an opulent dining experience available exclusively to those with the proper connections.
Le Cinq delivers traditional French cuisine, but with a modern twist. They’ve received three Michelin stars for twelve years to indicate they know what they’re doing.
- Dinner At Hours 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday
- Menu & Website.
Taillevent is the place to go for a unique blend of classic French meals and modern cuisine. This Parisian restaurant is attempting to make the art of exquisite dining more accessible to the public. It is, nevertheless, an elite restaurant providing a la carte cuisine and over 100 kinds of wine. Taillevent aims to create an environment in which customers are engaged in a sensory experience that goes beyond their taste. Taillevent is a fantastic eating experience, from the scents of the cooking to the presentation of the cuisine.
The Taillevent restaurant, which is only open on weekdays, is trendy and modern, and it is quite near to the Arc de Triomphe.
This restaurant boasts an excellent basement full of wine bottles that represent its past. Dishes that are not on the menu can also be ordered; David Bizet and his crew will be happy to produce them for you on demand.
Remember that the restaurant’s clients are not just French, but also from all over the world, thus menus in English will be available.
- 1 Michelin-starred restaurant and Price range: €90 to €220
Le Pré Catelan
Because it is outfitted with cutting-edge technology, this restaurant is also ideal for a business lunch or supper. Wi-Fi, screens, and it is possible to organize video conferencing, etc.
It’s a tranquil spot in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne Park, away from all the city commotion. Its light-toned environment evokes the greenery of the park.
Frédéric Anton, one of France’s most well-known chefs, understands how to stimulate your senses and make you melt with pleasure with the first mouthful of his delectable dishes made with care and passion. You can be guaranteed to have an amazing supper thanks to Lenôtre gastronomy and its personnel.
You may be astonished to see on the menu the precisely produced duck foie gras, the wonderful flavour of the fish, which is developed with great care, and the magnificent pear Belle-Hélène.
- Price range: from €140 and €290
- Three Michelin stars
Guy Savoy Restaurant aspires to make eating simple. The seven-course lunch menu, with or without wine, may be completed in 90 minutes. That may not sound straightforward, but with Guy Savoy, the chef and proprietor of Restaurant Guy Savoy, even the most complex situations can be simplified.
This restaurant’s meals are produced with the highest care and will undoubtedly become your favourites! Aside from its great cuisine, the restaurant’s staff is extremely competent, well-trained, and knows every product by heart.
The menu “COULEURS, TEXTURES ET SAVEURS” (colours, textures, and tastes) includes chopped oysters with seaweed and lemon granite, candied endive leaves with foie gras and truffle surrounding it, and the Piedmont hazelnut refreshed with lemon as a dessert.
This restaurant has been chosen as the world’s greatest restaurant four times, from 2017 to 2020, thanks to its six distinct dining rooms.
It provides a wonderful view of the Seine River, Pont Neuf, the French Institute, and the Louvre Museum from within the Monnaie de Paris.
Its dining rooms are furnished in an eighteenth-century style, with sombre and dark hues that catch the light and light white tables.
- The price of the menu is €490.
- Three Michelin stars
Pierre Gagnaire traverses the world between his restaurants, which are located not just in France but also in London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Seoul, Danang, Las Vegas, and Hong Kong.
You may order from the menu as well as the restaurants’ three menus: Pierre Gagnaire’s tasting menu, the lunch menu, and Menu 6 Balzac. Dessert options include the soufflé truffle Melanosporum, the Sicilian pistachio soufflé, and a variety of others.
The restaurant is merely a 2-minute walk from the Champs-Élysées and is easily accessible.
Pierre Gagnaire was named the world’s greatest chef in 2015, because to his inventive cuisine and his restaurant’s contemporary and welcoming atmosphere. He will encourage you to try his dishes, which are made with tenderness and delicacy, but also with boldness and sobriety.
- Price range: up to €350
- Three Michelin stars
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