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Dame Augustine

Lilian Douchet opened Dame Augustine in 2022 after making a name for himself on Top Chef. This restaurant near Gobelins offers a là carte options alongside moderately priced tasting menus (48€ and 68€). Douchet’s dishes are creative without being gimmicky. Everything we tasted was perfectly cooked and well-balanced. This is great option for southern Paris, especially on a Sunday. Reservations are accepted up to two months in advance, but last minute bookings are usually possible (this may change as we… Read More »Dame Augustine

YamTcha restaurant in Paris

yam’Tcha (return Visit)

After working for Pascal Barbot at Astrance, Adeline Grattard opened yam’Tcha in 2009 in a tiny space in Les Halles. Combining influences and ingredients from Hong Kong with her French training, and offering tea pairings by Chi Wah Chan, yam’Tcha become a major sensation. A Michelin star followed, along with an episode of (the Netflix show) Chef’s Table. Yam’Tcha was, for a time, the hardest table to book in Paris. The hype has (somewhat) abated, and it’s now possible to… Read More »yam’Tcha (return Visit)

Frenchie restaurant in Paris | Paris by Mouth

Frenchie (return Visit)

Frenchie is the original outpost from Gregory Marchand, a chef who trained with Jamie Oliver in the UK and Danny Meyer in the USA. They hold one Michelin star and serve a no-choice tasting menu with five courses for 140€. The optional wine pairings are usually excellent. Frenchie opened in 2009 and has been a very tough reservation since at least 2010. Reservations open three weeks before a given date (Mon-Fri) and all tables are usually booked within a few… Read More »Frenchie (return Visit)

Le Chateaubriand restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Le Chateaubriand (return Visit)

Since Le Chateaubriand opened in 2006, we’ve watched it transform the city’s dining scene and seen it rise and fall in the World’s 50 Best rankings. We returned recently and were delighted to find that it’s still one of our top picks for a casual (not fine dining) tasting menu in Paris. We recommend it for diners who are on the more adventurous side – those who enjoy natural wine and an unfussy, frenetic dining room. Le Chateaubriand may no longer have the… Read More »Le Chateaubriand (return Visit)

Petrelle restaurant in Paris | Paris by Mouth

Pétrelle

Pétrelle is one of the romantic restaurants in Paris, and it’s also one of the most delicious. Chef Lucie Boursier-Mougenot and her team create a beautiful tasting menu that changes every week to reflect the seasons, and Luca Danti ensures that everyone in the dining room feels very well taken care of.

Shabour restaurant in Paris | Paris by MOuth

Shabour

With seats arranged around the central kitchen, Israeli Chef Assaf Granit’s Shabour is as much a theater as it is a culinary experience blending French and Mediterranean flavors. One recent lunchtime “Voyagette” tasting menu built around repurposed French art de la table saw a langoustine and lobster appetizer dusted with pandan from a French sugar spoon. Dessert was inspired by the dinner menu’s signature black tea-infused haminados egg, reimagined to unite tea-soaked genoise, tahini cream, and cured egg yolk within a hand-painted… Read More »Shabour

Alliance

I never got the chance to go to Astrance when it first opened on a sleepy street in the 16th, quietly hustling without the weight of so many Michelin stars. But I imagine it must have felt a lot like dining at Alliance. What the two restaurants have in common is the partnership of an exceptionally talented chef (Toshitaka Omiya) with a masterful and welcoming mâitre d’hôtel (Shawn Joyeux). The service experience is always important, but it carries extra weight… Read More »Alliance

Mesa vegan restaurant in Paris

Mesa

This vegan restaurant in the HOY hotel offers an enticing menu of Latin American-accented dishes.

Quinsou restaurant in Paris | Paris by Mouth

Quinsou

Chef Antonin Bonnet is serving beautiful food in a serene (bordering on sleepy) dining room just south of Le Bon Marché in Saint-Germain. At night, the five course tasting menu for 95€ includes an excellent cheese course – our most recent visit included Brie de Meaux under a shower of black truffle. A four course tasting menu is available at lunch for 75€. A lovely spot for a quiet or romantic dinner. Quinsou has been included among our favorite restaurants… Read More »Quinsou

Contraste

Two chefs – one captivated by the sea, the other by land – unite at this contemporary, creative restaurant in the ritzy 8th arrondissement.

Restaurant A.T in Paris

Restaurant A.T.

Restaurant A.T. is the project of Japanese chef Atsushi Tanaka, who serves a technicolor tasting menu in a minimalist dining room. My first visit in 2015 prompted disdain. The dishes seemed to be designed for the early days of Instagram, and didn’t have much depth beyond their pretty looks. Two different tables at dinner contained foreigners watching movies on their iPads. Whatever this place was, I wanted no part of it. Still, I gave A.T. another shot, returning for lunch… Read More »Restaurant A.T.

Fulgurances L’Adresse

French food magazine Fulgurances opened L’Adresse in 2015 as a culinary incubator featuring a rotating cast of guest chefs.

Le Cinq restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Le Cinq

Le Cinq is a fine dining restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel George V. It currently holds three Michelin stars and is led by chef Christian Le Squer. When I anonymously tested every three-star restaurant in Paris (plus a handful of two-stars) in 2014, Le Cinq was my favorite. Christian Le Squer was poached from Ledoyen in order to win the elusive third star for Le Cinq and there was a sense of urgency in his cooking. He was going for… Read More »Le Cinq

Le Grand Restaurant by Jean-François Piège in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Le Grand Restaurant

Address: 7 rue d’Aguesseau, 75008Hours: Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner. Closed Saturday & Sunday.Telephone: +33 1 53 05 00 00Book Online / Website / Instagram Le Grand Restaurant in Photos In Other Words Le Figaro (2015) “Le plat à ne pas laisser filer: homard bleu de Bretagne en feuille de figuier, mûres épicées, foie gras au poivre sauvage, pur instant de mijoté réinventé.” Simon Says (2015) “En fait, si l’on a bien compris, Jean François Piège semble vouloir siffler la… Read More »Le Grand Restaurant

Verjus restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

Verjus Restaurant – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Address: 52 rue de Richelieu, 75001Hours: Open Monday-Friday for dinner only. Closed Saturday & Sunday.Telephone: +33 1 42 97 54 40Website / Book Online / Facebook /  Instagram 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… Read More »Verjus Restaurant – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Restaurant David Toutain in Paris | parisbymouth.com

David Toutain

David Toutain, who brought acclaim to Agapé Substance before jumping ship back in December 2012, returned to the Paris scene with this signature restaurant in 2013. His meticulous and conceptual cooking highlights seasonal produce, with vegetables often playing the starring role. This is by no means a vegetarian restaurant, but Toutain’s ability to bring out the beauty in oft-ignored roots reminds us of his former boss Alain Passard.

Arpège restaurant in Paris

Arpège

Alain Passard spins turnips into gold at this vegecentric (but not vegetarian) three star restaurant.