8 best restaurants in Paris
The modern culinary traditions of France are created by her great chefs. These are people of flesh and blood, but sometimes it seems that their incredible gastronomic magic is not subject to mere mortals. How to check such a controversial assumption? Only on my own experience, having visited one of the best restaurants in Paris. Le Train Bleu Right in the building of the Lyon train station in Paris is the most real time machine that can take everyone to the best of times Belle Époque (Belle Époque). And the name of this phenomenon is “Blue Express”. It all started with a buffet that opened in 1901. Even then, the owners’ intention was felt to make it one of the most chic and fashionable places in the capital. Luxurious imperial style is embodied here in everything: gilded stucco molding, sparkling chandeliers, leather furniture, elegant canvases. Today Le Train Bleu is consistently included in the top of the best restaurants in Paris, where it is not a shame to invite the queen, or at least a movie star. At various times, Coco Chanel, Salvador Dali and Jean Gabin came to dinner at the Blue Express. As for the cuisine and service, the restaurant and in this demonstrates a high class. The menu contains truly French dishes and wines, as if created for a leisurely relish, and this is another great way to stop a delightful moment. The average cost of a time travel is around € 100 (excluding drinks). Address Prices Map Schedule Site Place Louis-Armand Le Jules Verne Come to Paris and see the legendary Eiffel Tower – what could be better? And yet this is not the limit of possibilities and dreams. At the 2nd level of the magnificent creation of Gustave Eiffel, at an altitude of about 120 meters, the atmospheric and very romantic Michelin-starred restaurant “Jules Verne” is comfortably located – it is managed by the famous French restaurateur Alain Ducasse. The windows of one of the halls of Le Jules Verne overlook the interior of the tower, illuminated by many lights at night. But from another, a breathtaking panoramic view of the city opens up, perhaps the best one you can imagine. The Champ de Mars, the Seine, bridges, boulevards, domes and roofs of Paris are clearly visible – and this picture leaves an indelible impression on our minds. Le Jules Verne is not the only Eiffel Tower restaurant. Below is the 58 Tour Eiffel with an equally beautiful view. The average bill in institutions is about 200 € (without drinks). In September 2018, Jules Verne closed for reconstruction. He will receive his first guests in the spring of 2019. Address Prices Map Schedule Site Avenue Gustave Eiffel Les Climats Choosing the best restaurants in Paris for a memorable evening, it is impossible to ignore Les Climats – the real kingdom of French haute cuisine. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Michelin star, impresses not only with its incomparably prepared dishes: crab with smoked trout cubes, juicy reindeer fillet or en tartare scallops. Each menu item accompanies a perfectly matched wine – and the sommelier’s skill really wants to applaud. There are good reasons for such high-profile statements. In 2018, Les Climats officially became the best wine restaurant in Paris, according to the French Lebey Guide (Les Lebey de la Gastronomie). In his cellars – over 3,500 excellent red and white burgundy wines. Another 2.5 thousand are waiting in line at the vaults. The cost of wine is from 24 € to 9,000 €. Since 2015, the carte des vins of Les Climats has regularly won recognition from the reputable wine magazine Wine Spectator. In Paris, only 8 restaurants were awarded this honor (and only 16 in France). Address Prices Map Schedule Site 41 Rue de Lille The 8 best restaurants in Paris with Michelin stars Le Dome In 1898, an institution was opened on Montparnasse Boulevard, which today is called the best fish restaurant in Paris. And if at first Le Dome was a meeting place for a creative, but not rich audience, today very wealthy guests are going to dine in a luxurious hall. Le Dome is the owner of the Michelin Plate, an honorary sign from the Michelin Guide, confirming a fairly high class cuisine. Restaurant Le Dome offers a large, even by the standards of Paris, selection of fish and seafood dishes: oysters, squids, octopuses, scallops Saint-Jacques, salmon, perch and mullet, lobsters, shrimps, St. Peter’s fish. All products are fresh, and depending on them, the menu is updated almost daily. The titled Japanese chef Yoshihiko Miura commands the incredible gastronomic parade, following in the footsteps of the best masters of French cuisine Auguste Escoffier and Joel Robuchon. He is one of the few cooks in the world who have the so-called “Fugu license” – the right to carve and cook this rare and poisonous fish. Of course, you are unlikely to find it in the restaurant’s menu, but the very fact of such skill cannot but impress. Address Prices Map Schedule Website 108 Boulevard du Montparnasse.