Verjus Restaurant

Address: 52 rue de Richelieu, 75001
Hours: Open Monday-Friday for dinner only. Closed Saturday & Sunday.
Telephone: +33 1 42 97 54 40
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COVID-19 UPDATE:
Verjus is currently closed.

Our Most Recent Visit

I never tire of returning to Verjus, which has one of the most creative and affordable modern tasting menus in town. Chef Braden Perkins is self-taught, disciplined and obsessive. He makes time time for travel in order to take inspiration from chefs around the world, returning home to refine and personalize their best ideas. When he wasn’t happy with the produce available from local sources, he partnered with other chefs to cultivate a more direct network from farms in Normandy. The result of all this is a tasting menu that mixes a modest amount of meat or fish with some of the best vegetable creations I’ve ever tasted. Six very small dishes (snacks) are followed by homemade bread and butter, three more substantial dishes, and dessert for 78€. Perkins’ partner Laura Adrian has put together an incredible wine list that is heavy with organic and biodynamic producers, and her wine pairings for the tasting menu (55€) are spot on. On a practical note, there’s a private room that can be booked for 8-12 people, and the kitchen is known to accommodate a wide range of dietary issues with advance notice.

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Le Dôme

Practical information

Address: 108 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014
Nearest transport: Vavin (4), Edgar Quinet (6)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 35 25 81
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What people are saying

Not Drinking Poison in Paris (2015) “The upside of a city that trades on history, however, is the persistence of such majestic creations as Le Dôme’s airy millefeuille, gargantuan portions of which are hacked off a tree-trunk-sized whole that the servers parade around the restaurant with justifiable pride.”

Simon Says (2015) “C’est une sorte de grosse bestiole. Qui ne bouge pas… On y vient ici s’offrir les poissons du jour, les plateaux de fruits de mer écumant d’iode. C’est impeccable, un peu roué dans la passation de commande où l’on aime bien pousser le bouchon. Mais qu’importe, si l’on a réservé ici, c’est que l’on savait exactement où l’on allait. Sans trop chercher, on atteint avec une aisance déconcertante une addition à 200 euros pour deux personnes.”

Condé Nast Traveler (2015) “I don’t eat fancy food, so most of my recommendations are for bistros and other elbows on-the-table sorts of places—like this one, where Hemingway met painter Jules Pascin, commemorating their story in A Moveable Feast. Here, the fish is still prepared in an old-school way (i.e., filleted tableside) and the maître d’s still wear tuxedos.”

Dorie Greenspan (2008) “Whenever I see a big metal platter with a mound of crushed ice and a pile of oysters, clams, shrimp, langoustines and other precious shellfish, I imagine that I’m in Paris in the 1920s… my favorite place to enjoy this luxury – and is it ever a luxury (especially now with the dollar so weak) – is at Le Dome…”

Photo courtesy of Patricia Wells’ website

Le Dome in video

Anthony Bourdain’s Paris episode for “The Layover.” The segment on Le Dome begins around the 27:00 mark.

Fogón

Practical information

Address: 45 quai des Grands Augustins, 75006
Nearest transport: St. Michel (4, RER B, C)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 54 31 33
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Spanish
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2011) “Le bon plan ici, c’est de choisir le menu qui associe quelques tapas, haute couture et toujours surprenants, et la fameuse paella. Notre recette préférée : celle aux petits légumes et au jambon ibérique. Réservation indispensable.”

Simon Says (2009) “Une des adresses d’inspiration espagnole parmi les plus copiées de Paris.”

Photo courtesy of Fogon’s Facebook page

Macéo

Practical information

Address: 15 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001
Nearest transport: Pyramides (7, 14), Bourse (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner; Open Saturday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 97 53 85
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: modern French
Website   Facebook   Book Online

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2008) “De très beaux volumes haussmanniens et un coin salon idéal pour conversations discrètes.”

Photo courtesy of Macéo’s Facebook Page