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Le 39V by Barbra Austin

Le 39V

A private elevator whisks you up to this rooftop address just off the Champs-Elysées, where chef Frederic Verdon (ex-Ducasse) is cooking in a sleek, black and chrome setting, with a small bar that offers a haven for solo diners, and a dining room that opens onto a leafy deck.

Practical information

Address: 39 avenue George V, 75008 (entrance at 17 rue Quentin-Bauchart)
Nearest transport: George V (1)
Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 56 62 39 05
Average price for lunch: 50-99€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Special attributes: rooftop dining, open Monday, valet parking, good for solo dining, outdoor dining

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2011) “It’s quite an elegant place…[I] loved the  garden in the outside courtyard…Colette had the roasted bar…and I had the foie gras with black radish and a rich almost beet-looking and tasting port sauce; in both cases the sauce and accompaniments outshone the centerpieces; as others have noted, the sauces really shine.”

Alexander Lobrano (2010) “…as Frederic Vardon, the talented chef at the new 39V restaurant makes so deliciously apparent, simplicity isn’t always simple…For example, the gently citric sauce that accompanied by griddled langoustines as a first course was so delicate that it might have been overlooked, but this was its genius since these tender tones of acidity perfectly accented the sweetness and delicate taste of the sea of these impeccably fresh clouds of flesh.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2010) “Frédéric Vardon compose la ligne claire d’une cuisine néo-classique, ici légère comme un shopping, parfois précieuse comme un soir de concert.”



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The Michelin Guide has just released its 2012 designations. Here’s a quick summary, for those who care.

Le Cinq, which was rumored last year to be a contender for a third star, was passed over once again. Guy Martin was stripped of his single star, awarded only last year, for Sensing. A deepening love for Asian cuisines is clearly visible in the promotion of KeiSolaShang Palace and (indirectly) Sur Mesure.

Newly 3-starred

  • None in Paris

Newly 2-starred

Newly 1-starred

Newly naked: stripped of star

  • Fogón
  • Jacques Cagna
  • Sensing by Guy Martin
  • L’Angle du Faubourg
  • Le Passiflore
  • La Table du Baltimore

For those who hold these ratings dear, did you know that you can use our handy search widget (in the sidebar at right) to find restaurants based on their number of Michelin stars? We’ve updated our tags to reflect the 2012 designations, and you can filter these by neighborhood and when they’re open.

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