According to the public directory, pages jaunes (french yellow pages), Paris has 12,862 restaurants. They are not equal and below is a list of some of the most famous restaurants in Paris. For all of them, you need to make reservations in advance.
Be advised that prices are usually inversely proportionate to the the portion you get (if you only order one main at a 3 start restaurant such as Guy Savoy or L’atelier, you may be disappointed by the small portion of food you will get). Chefs in this restaurants definitely focus on the quality of their products and the complexity of the layout.
Tour d’argent – €€€€€
Restaurant de La Tour d’Argent
15 quai de la Tournelle
Tour d’Argent is one of the most famous restaurants in Paris. It is a well-known in Paris establishment and among top-end foreign visitors. The menu is permanently changed by the Chef, Laurent Lelarbre. The restaurant specialty is the duck. You will enjoy a splendid view of Notre Dame. Do not expect to pay less than € 300 / person (beverages not included).
Guy Savoy – €€€€€
18, rue Troyon
This 3-Michelin-star restaurant offers a comfortable decor, and a culinary experience where gastronomy meets art. According to Guy Savoy, “Cuisine is the art of instantaneously turning produce suffused with history into happiness”.
Jules Vernes – €€€€€
Avenue Gustave Eiffel
Jules Verne is managed by chef and business man Alain Ducasse. The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. The view is splendid. It is a unique place where you will find the classic dishes of French cuisine revisited.
L’atelier de Robuchon – €€€€
5, rue de Montalembert
With 2 restaurants in Paris (the second is located at Publicis Drugstore – 133, avenue des Champs Elysées – 75008 Paris), Joël Robuchon is a respected chef in Paris and France. Order the “menu decouverte” (discovery menu) and enjoy the culinary tour.
Au Petit Marguery – €€€
64 Avenue des Ternes
Also located at 9 boulevard de port Royal – 75013 Paris, Au Petit Marguery is in most guide books, and you will find traditional French dishes and food. There is also a good selection of wines. There is an all-inclusive dinner menu at € 39,50 (beverages included).
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