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Camélia by John Talbott


Camélia is the second restaurant by chef Thierry Marx inside the Mandarin Oriental. Slightly more casual than his flagship Sur Mesur.

Practical information

Address: 251 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 (in the Mandarin Oriental)
Nearest transport: Concorde (1, 8, 12) or Tuileries (1)
Hours: Open every day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 70 98 74 00
Average price for lunch: 50-99€
Average price for dinner: 50-99€
Style of cuisine: Modern French

Reviews of interest

Thierry Richard (2012) “C’est sans aucun doute l’une des dix plus belles terrasses de Paris… Un surprenant menu du déjeuner, « 45 minutes – 45 € » pourrait même aller jusqu’à rendre cette table de luxe quasi accessible si les liquides n’avaient tôt fait de faire flamber l’addition.”

Emmanuel Rubin – Le Figaro (2011) “…ouverte, volubile, disposant à toute heure (ou presque) une belle série de recettes…”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…un lieu d’exception, un coin de Paris ombragé d’arbres nombreux entre beaux et belles…un délicieux voyage.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) ” a wonderful spelt risotto with finely shaved ribbons of squid and a bright lemony sauce, [was] a much happier example of Thierry Marx’s cooking than my beef…The bill for this meal was almost 200 Euros, a thumping sum that led me to some musings on what the ‘second’ restaurant in a luxury hotel should be.”

John Talbott (2011) “From the first telephone call to our exit we were impressed by the staff; very welcoming and speaking the language they heard diners speak…daurade japonaise, pigeon with a nice piece of foie gras, a lobster ravioli, and a calamari risotto.  All serviceable, but…not terribly good…”




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Sur Mesure via mandarinoriental.com

Sur Mesure

The man behind the curtain in this white-on-white, Kubrick-esque space in the new Mandarin Oriental is molecular master Thierry Marx.

Practical information

Address: 251 rue Saint-Honoré (in the Mandarin Oriental hotel), 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 70 98 78 88
Average price for lunch: more than 100€
Average price for dinner: more than 100€
Style of cuisine: modern French
Special attributes: molecular gastronomy, haute cuisine, renowned chef, valet parking

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2011) “…une sorte de galaxie post El Bulli, traumatisée par Ferran Adria et cherchant dans l’obscurité l’interrupteur. Le serveur annonce l’entrée, pardon …un <opus>,  (anagramme de oups):  un œuf défractionné avec six petits pois qui montent sur un toboggan de parmesan. Est ce bon ? Pas franchement. Mais, c’est complexe (dix saveurs au minimum) , ce qui, en soi, n’est pas un goût.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “..ça déménage, bouscule les papilles, les yeux, les habitudes. Balance entre les modes. Flirte avec le moléculaire, retombe sur le réel….c’est une expérience remuante, fine, vive, légère, vous laissant, in fine, l’estomac net et sans nulle lourdeur, le palais nettoyé, remis à neuf, sous le regard, apaisant, apaisé, d’un service enthousiaste.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “Main courses will also demonstrate Marx’s prolific gastronomic imagination, commitment to healthy eating, and fascination with both Japan and new culinary techniques, including his signature risotto of bean sprouts and truffles in soy milk foam…”

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Kei (photo restaurant)

The 2012 Michelin Guide awards for Paris restaurants

Shang Palace by Sophie Brissaud

1-star laquered duck at Shang Palace (photo Sophie Brissaud)

L'Abeille (photo restaurant)

The newly 2-starred L'Abeille (photo courtesy restaurant)


The newly 2-starred Sur Mesure (photo: Chrisos)


The newly 1-starred Akrame (photo via restaurant Facebook)

Kei (photo restaurant)

The newly 1-starred Kei (photo courtesy restaurant)

Sola (photo Barbra Austin)

The newly 1-starred Sola (photo Barbra Austin)

Le 39V (photo Barbra Austin)

The newly 1-starred Le 39V (photo Barbra Austin)


The newly 1-starred Les Tablettes (photo courtesy restaurant)

Shang Palace by Sophie BrissaudL'Abeille (photo restaurant)Sur-Mesure-by-ChrisosAkrameKei (photo restaurant)Sola (photo Barbra Austin)Le 39V (photo Barbra Austin)Les-Tablettes

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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