Paris is famous for being one of the most exceptional culinary cities in the world. That said, it is almost impossible to determine the absolute best restaurants in the city of lights, though the Michelin ratings make it much easier to determine the city’s greatest gems. Here are some exquisite Michelin starred restaurants in Paris.
One of the last restaurants you might expect to find in Paris would most likely feature Asian cuisine. However Sola offers “harmonious and gracefully presented” Japanese culinary creations that are bound to entice any guest. Besides the delicious food, this five star restaurant prides itself on great service, and fantastic value. The restaurant itself is decorated in neutral tones, with heavy dark wooden accents, dim lights, and large windows. Petite tables scattered through the dining room provide an intimate setting, while a sake bar by the entrance attracts the livelier guests. Sola also has an amazing quality of setting, seeing as it is located just yards away from the Seine, overlooking Notre Dame.
Simply called, “Le Restaurant”, this five star venue is located within L’Hotel Paris and offers some of the finest French cuisine you could ever imagine. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Le Restaurant is always filled with guests enjoying creative dishes with superb ingredients. The breakfast buffet menu features various traditional pastries and cheese, while the lunch menu provides various shellfish dishes. Though exceptionally expensive, the dinner menu is what patrons enjoy the most. Starters include dishes such as Dublin bay prawns, frog legs, white asparagus, and crab, while the main dishes consist of veal sweetbread, lamb, pigeon with beetroot, and monkfish with lomo ham. Make sure to complete any meal with one of Le Restaurant’s amazing fruit mousses or sorbets.
Now imagine some of the world’s greatest political, artistic, and literary minds over the past 200 years. Now picture yourself in the same immaculate, classically decorated dining halls, where these individuals once socialized. Le Grand Vefour is an utterly magnificent five-star restaurant located next to the gardens of the Palais Royal in the heart of Paris. The restaurant features numerous dining rooms for any occasion, each with its own unique décor. A specific and seasonal menu constantly changes and progresses to offer guests with the freshest and most satisfying dishes. Chef Guy Martin prides himself immensely on his culinary masterpieces, which include variations on John Dore fish, blue lobster with white and green asparagus, tomato juice and Sichuan pepper, as well chicken with purple and white artichoke and thyme-lemon juice, and strawberry rhubarb sherbet. Though the dishes are not cheap, you must factor in your entire astounding experience in this rare and well-established location.
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