First the bad news: Café des Ministères is almost impossible to book right now. We named it our best restaurant of 2022, and plenty of newspapers (Le Figaro, the New York Times) have lavished similar praise. If you manage to get in (they open online bookings three weeks in advance of a particular date), don’t neglect to order the choux farci façon Reine with leaves of Pontoise cabbage lacquered around a tender mound of smoky sausage and foie gras, in a moat of perfectly balanced bouillon.
Café des Ministères has been included our favorite restaurants in Paris.
CAFÉ DES MINISTÈRES
83 Rue de l’Université, 75007
Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Open Monday for dinner only
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Reservations online or at +33 1 45 33 73 34