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Best Places to Eat in Paris

What, the Eiffel Tower is not enough? You want to eat, too? You’re not the only one. French cuisine is known throughout the world as being gourmet food at its most elegant. French flavors, gastronomic techniques and dining etiquette have impressed and influenced cooks and culinary connoisseurs the world over. In short, when it comes to haute cuisine, Paris is its birthplace: food is one of the major Paris France attractions.


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While it will cost an arm and a leg to try to eat your way through all of the fine dining establishments in Paris, dining at one or two of them during your next trip to the city will be an experience you won’t soon forget. Following is a list of a few of the best places to eat in Paris. These are in no way intended to represent THE best places to eat in Paris, France, as that is a very tall order to fill. Hungry? Here you go.

The Best Places to Eat in Paris



·Taillevent offers some of the best in fine dining, specializing in old-fashioned, classic haute cuisine. Opened in 1946 by André Vrinat, Taillevent is now run by his son, Jean Claude.

·Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire is well known in the restaurant world for its artistic culinary style. Chef Pierre dazzles guests with innovative concoctions that are both pleasing to the eye and tantalizing to the taste buds.

·Le Cinq, in the Four Seasons George V, utilizes fresh, local ingredients to serve up a delicious combination of classic French cuisine and contemporary dishes. Executive Chef Philippe Legendre’s amazing menu will leave you speechless and eager to return for more Paris, France travel.

·L’Astrance is known for its Surprise Menu, where Chef Pascal Barbot conjures up a delectable meal for his guests according to their preferences. The food is modern French with international influences.

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·Les Ambassadeurs will satisfy your hunger with inventive dishes and classic French cuisine in Hôtel de Crillon’s 1775 baroque ballroom, now a luxuriously furnished dining room. Jean-Francoise Piège mixes it up at Les Ambassadeurs, creating mouth-watering dishes that are both innovative and satisfying.

·Alain Ducasse is located at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in the 8th arrondissement. Chef Christophe Moret offers up sophisticated flavors, from veal sweetbreads in a truffle jus and caramelized onion sauce to wild bass with candied citrus fruits and a reduction of grapefruits and oranges.

·L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon has created a conceptual style of enjoying French cuisine that is now enjoyed all over the world. Opening the first concept restaurant in Japan, Superstar Chef Robuchon delivers tapas-style portions of his delicious French cuisine, in a casual and modern, sushi bar-style setting.

·L’Ambroisie, not far from the French Parliament building, will provide you with classical cuisine that fit for rulers. The restaurant's menu is entirely à la carte, prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Chef Bernard Pacaud is known for his respect for flavor, and won’t use any out of season produce in his dishes.

The city is filled with top-notch eating establishments which are sure to add to the overall experience of your Paris, France vacation. An enjoyable meal is one that not only tastes fantastic and satisfies your hunger, but leaves a lasting impression as well. You’re sure to find one of these meals at any of the restaurants listed here, which, again, are just a few of the best places to eat in Paris. Good luck and bon apetit!

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