Le Grand Restaurant currently holds the #3 ranking in our list of our favorite Tasting Menus over 100€. Practical information Address: 7 rue d’Aguesseau, 75008 Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a few weeks
Practical information Address: 5 rue Perronet, 75007 Nearest transport: Rue du Bac (12), Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4) Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance. Reservations open 15 days in advance. Telephone: 01 75 50 00 05 Average price
Practical information Address: 79 rue St. Dominique, 75007 Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8) Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner; Open Sunday for brunch and dinner Reservations: Book a few days in advance Telephone: 01 47 05 79 00 Average price for lunch: 20-39€ Average price
A mint green & marble pastry palace from Jean-François Piège, whose rue Saint-Dominique mini empire includes Brasserie Thoumieux, Restaurant Jean-François Piège, and Hôtel Thoumieux. The salted butter and pear tart was particularly pleasing, but skip the disappointing and aggressively chewy macarons.
Photo Bruno Verjus (Food Intelligence)
Michelin Guide France 2011
The Michelin Guide has just announced its annual star shower, with the following changes for Paris restos:
- New 3* designations: none. This is the first year since 1992 without any new three-star restaurants. Le Cinq was rumored to be a contender, but will remain a 2* for at least one more year.
- New 2* designations: Passage 53, L’Atelier Etoile de Joël Robuchon, and Jean-François Piège.
- New 1* designations: Frédéric Simonin, Les Ambassadeurs, Le Baudelaire, Sensing, Antoine, and Le Fourchette de Printemps.
- Deletions: La Table de Joël Robuchon (now closed) and Montparnasse 25.