10 Most Fancy Restaurants In Paris To Set Your Taste Buds Alight

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Paris is known as one of the most romantic cities on Earth and French cuisine is the taste sensation that is its ideal partner. Picture yourself strolling down towards the iconic Louvre Museum, taking photos underneath the Eiffel Tower, discovering history at the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and then finishing it all off with one a delicious meal at one of the best fancy restaurants in Paris. Sounds like bliss doesn’t it. French cuisine has evolved over the years and now many award-winning chefs are creating scrumptious meals that offer a twist on the classic French cuisine. With some of the best food in the world in Paris, we’ve sampled every menu there is and these top 10 fancy restaurants in Paris that tickled our taste buds perfectly. So, grab a bottle of your finest wine and get ready to reserve your table as we sample French cuisine at its finest.

1. Terrass'' Restaurant Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Terrass Hotel on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

On the seventh floor of the Terrass" Hotel, you’ll find a stylish-fine dining restaurant styled as an artist studio. You can expect stunning views over the Parisian skyline, particularly at dusk. The large bay windows lead your gaze out onto the terrace area, where you can enjoy the 180-degree view. this popular spot has a neo-industrial feel to it that we love. The chefs prepare the menu in an open kitchen and we’d recommend the foie gras. It’s a firm favorite.

Terrass'' Restaurant Bar

Address: 12 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris, France

Website: Terrass’’ Restaurant Bar

Opening hours: 12am - 2pm, 7pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

2. Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse

If you are looking for an extra-special restaurant then you can’t get much more luxurious than the Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse. The restaurant is swathed in gold furnishings, Victorian paintings, gilded ceilings and much more. You will feel like royalty as soon as you walk through the door, so we would definitely recommend donning your finest clothes. Awarded two Michelin-stars, the menu boasts a reinterpretation of classic haute cuisine.

Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse

Address: 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Website: Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse

Opening hours: 12.30am - 2pm, 7.30pm - 10pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

3. La Bauhinia at Shangri-La Hotel Paris

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Fusion takes on new meaning with this French meets Asian cuisine restaurant. Nestled in the heart of Paris, with one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower you’ll sit below a stunning glass cupola as you dine. This restaurant is extremely popular, with good reason. We actually love the brunch menu and they also offer a 100% vegan afternoon tea which is simply delicious. The dress code is smart casual at all times.

La Bauhinia at Shangri-La Hotel Paris

Address: 10 Avenue d'Iéna, 75016 Paris, France

Website: La Bauhinia at Shangri-La Hotel Paris

Opening hours: 6.30am - 10.30pm (daily)

4. Pur' - Jean-Francois Rouquette

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This one Michelin-star restaurant in the Park Hyatt Paris is well known for its nice ambiance and fantastic menu. For an unforgettable taste sensation, we’d recommend choosing the six or eight-course tasting menu. Every dish is perfectly prepared and you’ll enjoy dining in this romantic setting.

Pur' - Jean-Francois Rouquette

Address: Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme, 5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France

Website: Pur’ - Jean-Francois Rouquette

Opening hours: 7.45pm - 9.30pm (daily)

5. Les Jardins de L'Espadon

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Nestled in the Ritz Hotel, you know what to expect from one of the biggest and most luxurious hotel chains in the world. At Les Jardins de L'Espadon you are guaranteed a menu that expertly combines contemporary dishes with classical French cuisine. This two-star award-winning restaurant covers everything from delightful brunches to scrumptious sharing plates and evening haute cuisine.

Les Jardins de L'Espadon

Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France

Website: Les Jardins de L'Espadon

Opening hours: 12.30pm - 2pm, 7.30pm - 10pm (daily)

6. Le Cinq

Nesta última viagem a Paris, voltei ao Cinq
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For all of you foodies out there that gaze upon wonderful dishes as a work of art, we can tell you right not that you won’t be disappointed at Le Cinq. The three Michelin-stars that this restaurant holds come as no surprise. As one of the most sophisticated restaurants in the city, you can enjoy classic French cuisine, delivered with an extraordinary presentation.

Le Cinq

Address: 31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France

Website: Le Cinq

Opening hours: 12.30pm - 9.30pm (daily)

7. L'Assaggio Restaurant

For a bit of extra flair on the menu head to L'Assaggio Restaurant which uniquely merges traditional Piedmontese cuisine with a French twist. Piedmontese is in the Northwestern region of Italy and the chef has perfected his avant-garde yet stylish cuisine. If you’re looking for food that is worth writing home about; then this is it. Be sure to head for the (somewhat hidden) backyard courtyard on a sunny day.

L'Assaggio Restaurant

Address: 37 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris, France

Website: L'Assaggio Restaurant

Opening hours: 12pm - 2.30pm, 7.30pm - 10.30pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

8. Camélia

This ultra-slick and modern restaurant on the ground floor is an option for any time of the day. We’re particularly fond of the Japanese-twist breakfast menu. Be sure to grab a seat in the garden on a sunny day to truly enjoy Thierry Marx’s French cuisine designs. You may also be tempted by the ‘Daily Marx’ menu which is only available during weekday lunchtimes. If you are looking for a chic place for a friendly brunch date then Camélia would be one of our top recommendations.


Address: 251 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France

Website: Camélia

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

9. L'Oiseau Blanc

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We’re keeping things traditionally French with our next listing. Located on the sixth floor of the luxurious Peninsula Paris Hotel you should expect nothing less than the absolute best from L'Oiseau Blanc. Enjoy a full 360-degree skyline view as you endulge in traditional dishes which have been carefully given a contemporary twist. We love that every week there is a brand new menu, it gives us another excuse to return time and time again.

L'Oiseau Blanc

Address: 19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France

Website: L'Oiseau Blanc

Opening hours: 12pm - 2.30pm, 7pm - 10.30pm (daily)

10. Restaurant Le Gabriel

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It is with great honor and joy that we announce you that our restaurant Le Gabriel received the 2020 Best Of Award of...

Posted by La Réserve Paris - Hotel and Spa on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Having been awarded two Michelin-stars within just one year of being open, the Restaurant Le Gabriel most definitely deserves to be on our top list. With a Napoleon III style interior design, you’ll be swept off your feet with both the ambiance and the menu. Although very high market, we love the element of fun with the ‘surprise menu’. So, even if you can’t choose between their incredible dishes, you could always opt for the surprise menu and see what delights arrive before you. We’ll let you into a secret, the surprise truffle menu is an absolute must.

Restaurant Le Gabriel

Address: 42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France

Website: Restaurant Le Gabriel

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 12pm - 2.30pm, 7pm - 10.30pm; Sat: 7pm - 10.30pm

High class and exquisite food doesn't mean pretentious

Sunset over the base of the Eiffel, Paris 2007
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We’ve all been to those restaurants where it’s so upmarket that it just feels downright awkward. Well, worry not, although you’d be expected to dress smartly, in any of these restaurants you’ll be met with a warm smile and world-class customer service. What’s not to love?

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