What are the best fine-dining restaurants in Paris?

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Lindsay McCallum


This Michelin starred Asian-fusion bistro located in the 1st arrondissement beautifully blends the flavours of Chinese cooking with the traditional techniques of French cuisine. French Chef Adeline Gattard and her Hong-Kong native husband, Chan Chi-Wah, combine their passions for food and drink to produce skilfully balanced dishes complemented by either a wine or tea pairing. Their inventive use of seasonal ingredients is highlighted by the beautiful presentation of the dishes, as well as the modern décor of the restaurant.

4 Rue Sauval 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 26 08 07


Chef Gregory Marchand and his team continue to steal our hearts with their seasonal menu highlighting the most beautiful flavours in the epicurean spectrum. During the spring and summer, seafood and market fresh ingredients arrive daily. Located on a cobblestone pathway in the 2nd arrondissement, we suggest booking a table well in advance. Should you not be able to get a table, head across the alley to their wine bar, where similar seasonal menu items and an equally impressive wine list are available sans reservation.

5-6 Rue du Nil 75002 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 40 39 96 19

Plaza Athénée

World-renowned chef, Alain Ducasse, takes entertaining to new heights with his restaurant at the Plaza Athénée. Earning a place among the most revered restaurants in the world with a rating of three Michelin Stars, this restaurant, serves perfectly prepared gastronomic cuisine, with a focus on fresh products. Perfectly decorated in the extravagant style of Louis XV, diners are sure to have an exquisite experience, unlike any other before.

25 Avenue Montaigne 75008, Paris
Tel: +33 1 53 67 66 65

Jean François Piege

With two Michelin stars and the title of Top Chef France under his belt, chef Jean François Piege, together with his associate Thierry Costes, and designer India Mahdavi bring you a haute gastronomic restaurant in the Thoumieux Hotel. Surrounded by pop colours and plush seating, the relaxing ambiance is complemented by the super refined cuisine. The chef indulges in his culinary visions with the Règle du Je(u) menu, which highlights 1, 2, or 3 seasonal ingredients of your choice in a series of courses.

Hotel Thoumieux
79 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris 75007
Tel. +33 (0)1 4705 4975


Tucked away in a Haussmannian mansion near the Triangle d’Or is Apicius, the two Michelin starred restaurant of Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato. Every last detail has been accounted for in this fine gastronomic restaurant where simplicity and balance are key. Between the dazzling setting, the selection of fine produce, seafood, meats and cheeses from around France, and the convivial atmosphere, Apicius is both a dining destination and the ultimate luxury experience.

Apicius Jean-Pierre Vigato
20 rue d'Artois, Paris 75008
Tel: +33 (0)1 4380 1966

Le Grand Véfour

Located in the gardens of the Palais Royal, where politicians, writers and artists alike have experienced fine cuisine for over 200 years, Le Grand Véfour is one of the most historic establishments for gastronomic dining in the world. Today, under the direction of Chef Guy Martin, Le Grand Véfour has kept up with the modern times while maintaining its historic lustre. This haute gastronomy establishment pays homage to the legacy of French cuisine by offering the best products from around the country in the original setting from 1784.

Le Grand Véfour
17 rue de Beaujolais, Paris 75001
Tel. +33 (0)1 4296 5627

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