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Le 116

Practical information

Address: 2 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016
Nearest transport: Kléber (6), George V (1)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance for dinner only; Reservations not accepted for lunch
Telephone: 01 47 20 10 45
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Small plates & tapas, Japanese
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2015) “Cuisine foisonnante misant sur la braise (poulpe, poulette et ventrèche de porc en brochettes, grillés au barbecue japonais) et la malice: burger de bœuf wagyu, blé façon risotto, calamars en tempura…”

Le Gabriel

Practical information

Address: 42 avenue Gabriel, 75008
Nearest transport: Franklin Roosevelt (1, 9)
Hours: Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance for breakfast and lunch; Book a few weeks in advance for dinner
Telephone: 01 58 36 60 60
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Haute Cuisine
Website   Book online

Reviews of interest

Le Monde (2015) “L’hôtel La Réserve abrite, près des Champs-Elysées, un beau restaurant dont le chef cultive une verve culinaire à tomber par terre.”

Maison Rostang

Address: 20, rue Rennequin, 75017
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday & Saturday for dinner only; Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Telephone: +33 1 47 63 40 77
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In 2019, this restaurant was purchased by restaurateur Stéphane Manigold (Substance, Contraste) and changed its name from Michel Rostang to Maison Rostang.

Maison Rostang in Pictures

In Other Words

Critique Gastronomique (2012) “On pourra visiter le restaurant de Michel Rostang si l’on s’intéresse à l’histoire de la gastronomie en France.”

Pages

Practical information

Address4 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016
Nearest transport: Kléber (6), George V (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book a few weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 47 20 74 94
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2015) “Avec un tel bagage, on a parfois le dos qui plie. Ce serait plutôt le contraire. Le chef y a trouvé du  poumon. Sa cuisine ramassée est un concentré se saveurs, sautillant avec talent et déroulant une cuisine chromatique de haute lignée: boeuf de Kobé avec un jus court, des grenailles et des giroles, lotte de l’ile d’Yeu avec un sabayon fumé au bois de pommier; pinta de Pâtis; tartare de veau du limousin  avec poudrage et anchois. C’est bigrement bon, pas donné mais mémorable.”

John Talbott (2015) “This is the best pork I’ve ever had… but it’s the worst everything else.”

The New York Times (2014) “… refined and continuously evolving tasting menus. Recent plates included a single flash-grilled langoustine with a yuzu-spiked sabayon and shavings of celery root, all baked in a crust of bread; and a luscious composition of slow-cooked guinea hen breast garnished with a custardlike egg yolk, charred onions and a rich sauce of deeply reduced chicken stock.”

Goût de News (2014) “Le respect pour les produits d’excellence qu’il déniche se lit dans les yeux de Teshi penché sur une assiette prête à partir en salle. En l’occurrence, un foie gras poêlé et sa déclinaison de maïs, en cromesquis (croquette), en crème et en poudre. Une belle entrée en matière toute en finesse avec un joli contraste de textures. Parfaitement cuit, le lieu jaune accompagné d’un risotto et livèche (plante) a moins de personnalité, presque trop convenu.”

Alexander Lobrano (2014) “The best new restaurant of La Rentrée 2014… This was a deeply enjoyable meal and a beautiful demonstration of how a Japanese chef can sublimate French technique and produce into a cuisine that reflects both his roots and personality.”

Les Grands Ducs (2014) “Dans l’assiette on retrouve ce qui fait le charme de nos tables franco-japonaises préférées… une forme de sophistication dépouillée, un raffinement discret, des portions de juste proportions. Un menu unique, dicté par les arrivages du jour, où s’enchainent les émotions les plus diverses.”

Le Fooding (2014) “Teshi orchestrates it all like clockwork, using the crème de la crème of products from all the terroirs. In his open and scintillating kitchen, the exuberant chef lights the sunny embers of a rare Binchotan charcoal to smoothly cauterize his chuck steak of real Kobe beef, the star of the €65 menu, served with a jus court, new potatoes and chanterelle mushrooms. But the €40 menu is not far behind.”

Photo via Pages’ Facebook page

Ledoyen

Challans duck, foie gras poached in Rivesaltes, crispy pear

This historic three-star restaurant is perched in a pavilion just off the Champs-Elysées and has been a dining destination since the French Revolution. Long-time chef Christian Le Squer handed the reigns to Yannick Alleno in July 2014, and Alleno has promised a renewed focus on what he considers to be the great strength of French cuisine – sauces.

Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée

Alain Ducasse’s flagship at the Plaza Athénée remains one of the bastions of French gastronomy. Since autumn 2014, the restaurant has reoriented its cuisine around fish, cereals and vegetables. The quinoa doesn’t come cheap here: expect to pay more than 1000 euros for 2 people at lunch.

Bellota-Bellota

Practical information

Address: 18 rue Jean-Nicot, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday all day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 53 59 96 96
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 20-39€
Style of cuisine: Spanish, small plates
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Additional Locations

Address: 11 rue Clément Marot, 75008
Nearest transport: Alma – Marceau (9)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Saturday all day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 47 20 03 13

Address: 64 rue de Seine, 75006
Nearest transport: Mabillon (10)
Hours: Open every day all day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone01 46 33 49 54

Reviews of interest

These reviews are from the rue Clément Marot location:

Le Fooding (2012) “At this small tasting bar where a few tables are squeezed between the walls lined with wine bottles and the meat in the windows, the said leg of great quality is sliced thin in little pieces, tenderly warmed by a central candle, before melting on the palate, served with crushed tomatoes and bread from Kayser or Poujauran. The other crushed dish, the mashed potatoes with bits of chorizo, is excellent, presented in a small heart-shaped plate that gives a somewhat weird romantic twist to the cocktail-dinner between friends…

These reviews are from the rue Jean-Nicot location:

David Lebovitz (2010) “The ham is sublime and goes great with the other Spanish appetizers they serve at this casual restaurant.”

Le Figaro (2009) “… le plus accueillant des points de chute en début de soirée, avec son long comptoir et ses tables hautes, ses jambons extraordinaires pour lesquels nous sommes nombreux à avoir traversé Paris, son pain de chez Poujauran, ses assiettes de chorizo…”

Chocolate & Zucchini (2005) “It is always cause for elation to discover a new source for superior sandwich indulgence…”

Photo by loran via Flickr

Café Pinson

Practical information

Address: 6 rue du Forez, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday for brunch
Reservations: Walk-ins welcome, but book a day or two in advance for brunch
Telephone: 09 83 82 53 53
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Vegetarian & vegan, soups/salads/sandwiches, healthy eating
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Additional Locations 

Address: 58 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010
Nearest transport: Poissonnière (7), Cadet (7)
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday for breakfast & lunch and Sunday for brunch
Telephone: 01 45 23 59 42

Address: at Le 66, 66 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008
Nearest transport: Saint-Philippe-du-Roule (9)
Hours: Open every day for lunch

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2014) “Risotto champignons, potimarron, échalotes confites et kale: plus un riz cuisiné qu’un risotto mais pas désagréable. Galette de pomme de terre, épinards, pesto de kale: sans grande finesse. Cake citron-pavot: carré.”

Lost in Cheeseland (2013) “American chef Cameil Kaundart swaps refined sugar for agave syrup or non-refined sugar to sweeten up desserts and uses almond or hazelnut milk for all coffee and spiced tea beverages. A rainbow of fresh savory dishes changes regularly and you can expect a hearty range of salty-sweet treats for weekend brunch (that is, if you were wise enough to reserve a spot).”

Le Figaro (2013) “Archétype sans  faux pli de la dînette «Marais»  où, sous le motif d’un décor  rétro-minimaliste, le régime naturopathe (du bio, du veggie,  du sans gluten) se glamourise dans l’instant de recettes  pleines de jugeote.”

Unlock Paris (2013) “The daytime cafe has a seasonal, daily-changing menu of mostly vegan dishes, made without dairy and without gluten, such as kale, lentil and tofu salad, or beetroot and alfalfa tart, available in a fixed menu including a starter, main course and dessert for €17. Vitamin-packed fresh juices are made to order and cafe from Coutume is also on the menu for those needing even more of a boost.”

Photo via Café Pinson’s Facebook

Le Crabe Marteau

Practical information

Address: 16 rue des Acacias, 75017
Nearest transport: Argentine (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 44 09 85 59
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: French, Breton, Seafood
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Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2011) “Le tourteau, d’un bon kilo, fraîchement livré tous les matins et cuit au court-bouillon. Il est servi entier, accompagné de petites rattes bio, de mayonnaise maison nature ou aux herbes, de pain au levain et de beurre salé. La meilleure partie ? Se défouler sur les pinces de la bête grâce au marteau de bois mis à disposition…”

Pierre Gagnaire

Practical information

Address: 6 rue Balzac, 75008
Nearest transport: George V (1)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 58 36 12 50
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, haute cuisine
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Reviews of interest

Simon Says (2009) “La gastronomie dans ces rares moments s’avère être belle et bonne. Mon meilleur repas de l’année…”

Food Snob (2009) “Random combinations of produce, unusual treatments of products, the introduction of science into cooking…Gagnaire utilises all such practices without prejudice.”

Chez Ptipois (2005) “Si je devais résumer, d’après le dîner d’hier soir, cette cuisine, j’insisterais sur sa délicatesse, sa poésie et sa miraculeuse unité de style.”

Apicius

Practical information

Address: 20 rue d’Artois, 75008
Nearest transport: Saint Philippe du Roule (9)
Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner
Reservations: Book many weeks in advance
Telephone: 01 43 80 19 66
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, haute cuisine
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Reviews of interest

Le Fooding (2013) “Formidable potato-caviar charlotte; grilled half-lobster tail on a ginger carpaccio in an unprecedented alliance; languorous steamed John Dory on a bed of whole chanterelles; exceptional squab breast stuffed with foie gras; and a killer chocolate soufflé, whose cooking was interrupted when whipped cream was inserted into its center, the edges crispy and the interior half-moussey, half-melting.”

Le Figaro (2010) “Jean-Pierre Vigato y mélange avec justesse produits nobles et roturiers (sa tête de veau fait courir les fadas d’abats), sur fond de haute tech nicité…”

Food Snob (2009) “The food could not be faulted for its execution or flavour with good ingredients used simply and effectively. What stood out was the distinct taste that each element of a dish had, as did the superb soups that supplemented some of the courses – I can see why this was a theme as these are clearly a strength of the kitchen’s. Vigato’s cooking is noted for the juxtaposition of bistro and haute cuisine traditions…”

 Photo courtesy of Apicius’ website

Laurent

Practical information

Address: 41 avenue Gabriel, 75008
Nearest transport: Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (1, 13)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner; Open Saturday for dinner only
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 42 25 00 39
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website

Reviews of interest

Chroniques du Plaisir (2010) “La bonne nouvelle, côté assiettes, c’est aussi qu’ici on « cuisine ». Si la cuisine d’assemblage, même fort bien faite vous lasse, vous trouverez ici le plaisir de goûter des plats dont on connaît la complexité de réalisation.”

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte

Steak Frites at Le Relais de l'Entrecote (photo by Meg Zimbeck)

At Le Relais de L’Entrecôte, the choices are steak or steak, and the supply of golden fries is unending. Which is how the line to be seated will seem unless you go early. Included in our list of Five Great Steak Frites in Paris. Three locations.

Les Cocottes

Practical information

Address: 135 rue St. Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8), Pont le l’Alma (RER C)
Hours: Open every day, 12pm-11pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: no phone
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
Website   

Additional Locations

Address2 avenue Bertie Allbrecht, 75008
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours:  Open every day, 12pm-11pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone:  01 53 89 50 53
Website

Reviews of interest

Reviews from the 75008 location

John Talbott (2015) “Nothing like the Mothership except for great food.”

Reviews from the original location

Time Out (2012) “Christian Constant has found the perfect recipe for pleasing Parisians at his new bistro: a flexible menu of salads, soups, verrines (light dishes served in jars) and cocottes (served in cast-iron pots), all at bargain prices – for this neighbourhood.”

David Lebovitz (2010) “…the hearty food served in Staub casseroles is worth the wait.”

Le Figaro (2010) “Savoureuses pommes de terre caramélisées, farcies au pied de porc, fricassée de volaille aux olives et citron confit, jeunes légumes du moment cuisinés en cocotte… Ultrafrais, ultrabon.”

David Lebovitz (2009) “Les Cocottes sits on a pretty prestigious piece of land, in the seventh arrondissement, not known for good-value restaurants…But Les Cocottes is a good value, and what makes it even better, the food is worth every centime.”

John Talbott (2007) “I started with a cold ptipois soup with strip of spicy salty chorizo and crème fraiche, then going on to the pigeon with big peas and delicious greens and scallions, finishing with a waffle with Chantilly and salty caramel. The meal was just as advertised, simple, honest and made from good products. It ain’t starred cooking nor is it meant to be…”

Les 110 de Taillevent

Practical information

Address: 195 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008
Nearest transport: Ternes (2)
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 40 74 20 20
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 60-100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2013) “Very nice…a place to send American friends to.”

Figaroscope (2012) “…une centaine de crus au verre se dispose selon affinités autour de nourritures citadines…Le tourteau aneth et fenouil: rafraichissant…Le vol-au-vent à la financière: comme une 3D gourmande… Le beignet au chocolat coulant: délicieuse vacherie…”

Lasserre

Practical information

Address: 17 avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 75008
Nearest transport: Franklin Roosevelt (1, 9)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open for dinner only Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; Open for lunch and dinner Thursday and Friday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 43 59 02 13
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, haute cuisine
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Reviews of interest

Philippe Toinard (2013) “Une institution qui a toujours su jongler entre tradition et innovation, entre plats d’hier et plats de demain.”

Table à Découvert (2013) “J’ai l’impression d’avoir quitté la salle par le toit qui s’ouvre et se ferme, je suis dans une autre galaxie, je ne peux m’empêcher de m’exclamer par moments et me tais aussitôt.”

Alexander Lobrano (2011) “…langoustines in a ginger-lime spiked seafood boullion..tender but firm slices of sea bass with with a brilliantly extravagant garnish of black truffles shaved at the table…so good that I knew that Moret was really galloping after breaking free of the Ducasse stable…”

Food Snob (2009) “I was in another world. One of pastel pinks and coral colours, silver peacocks, gilded crystal cups, duck à l’orange, dancing figures, live piano music and roofs that opened. It was not like any restaurant I had ever eaten in and possibly never will again.”

Photo courtesy of Lasserre’s website

La Maison de l’Aubrac

Practical information

Address: 37 rue Marbeuf, 75008
Nearest transport: George V (1)
Hours: Open every day, 24 hours a day
Reservations: Walk-ins Welcome
Telephone: 01 43 59 05 14
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Classic French
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Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2012) “… du bon goût de la province… l’aligot­, traditionelle purée au fromage et starlette locale, s’agrémente d’une bonne bête aveyronnai­se (tartare, faux filet, entrecôte, saucisse, côte de bœuf, pièce du boucher)…”

Photo courtesy of La Maison de l’Aubrac’s Facebook page