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Michelin Starred Restaurants in Paris: Gastronomic Journeys

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If you are planning to visit the city of love, Paris, it is always a great idea to look for fine dining to complete this beautiful experience. Even though it is never a difficult task to find decent food when you are in Paris, it is useful to remember that Paris is the home to many Michelin-starred restaurants that are widely considered to be the best in the world. The Michelin guide Paris is a crowded list; among an incredible 627 restaurants with at least one Michelin star, it can be challenging to figure out where to eat to make the most of your visit in Paris. N’ayez pas peur!

Here is a helpful Michelin star guide for you to get an all-around understanding and know what to expect from some of the Michelin starred restaurants in Paris.

Restaurant Guy Savoy (2 Michelin Stars)

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Guy Savoy continues to serve what can only be thought of as a celebration of French cuisine. Guy savoy is located in the Hôtel de la Monnaie, with vintage windows overlooking the Seine, Guy Savoy’s eponymous Parisian joint is worth every penny. If you are looking for a truly upscale restaurant experience in Paris, look no further than Restaurant Guy Savoy. This Michelin starred establishment has been awarded the prestigious accolade of 2 Michelin stars and offers diners an unforgettable gastronomic journey into French haute cuisine. From starters to desserts, there is something on the menu that will offer all kinds of tastebuds their fill.

The atmosphere at this restaurant is luxurious without being stuffy or pretentious, making it perfect for a special occasion or just to relax after exploring some of the city’s other attractions. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Lunch: 12.00 to 14.00
Dinner: 19.00 to 22.30
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Open from Tuesday to Friday and Saturday evening.

Epicure (3 Michelin Stars)

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Named after the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, Epicure is a 3 star Michelin Paris restaurant that is widely considered to be one of the greatest experiences one can have in Paris. Just as the name suggests, there is an infinite amount of joy to be found in the beautiful cuisine of this restaurant.

Michelin’s guide says that Epicure offers a refined cuisine with “a sommelier who knows when to show restraint, just as there are wines selected for their aroma and taste, without being overloaded.” This elegant French restaurant is centrally located on Boulevard Haussmann – near Place Vendôme. They offer a la carte menus but also have set menus available which allow guests more flexibility in what they choose to eat.

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Lunch: 12.00 to 13.30
Dinner: 19.30 to 21.30
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Open from Tuesday to Saturday

*Please note that Epicure has a Smart dress code.

Le-tout Paris (1 Michelin Star)

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Le-tout Paris is a Michelin star restaurant that offers an experience in all categories: fine cuisine, wine and spirits. Whether you’re in the mood for exquisite traditional French country cooking or something more exciting like foie gras with figs cooked al dente , Le-tout paris has it all.

Le-tout Paris greets its guests with an unbelievably striking view of the Paris skyline. From Notre Dame to Eiffel Tower Paris is visible in all its glory. You can admire both Paris and the amazing food that accompanies it, all in one go.

This Michelin-starred restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere in either its dining room or its courtyard. Though not essential, early reservations are strongly advised.

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Open everyday from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Tavline

Though not yet having a Michelin star, Tavline is often recommended by the Michelin authors for its unique selection of food. It focuses on Israeli cuisine and prides itself on having a rather relaxed and home-like atmosphere.

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Lunch: 12.00 to 14.00
Dinner: 19.00 to 22.30

Open from Tuesday to Saturday evening.

L’ambroisie Paris (3 Michelin Stars)

L’ambroise is well known by almost everyone who visited Paris at least once. With its very attentive personnel and impeccable cuisine, it is a very safe bet to spend your evening on L’ambroisie Paris. The restaurant has been awarded three Michelin stars and offers an incredibly luxurious dining experience complete with fine wine and delicious desserts.

With a menu that changes every day, there is always something new to try at this restaurant. Plus, the ambiance is simply beautiful – perfect for special occasions or just a nice night out with your friends.

L’Ambroisie can be found in the heart of the luxury shopping district of Rodeo Drive. Though it can be quite expensive, the experience is definitely worth it!

Additionally, it is an amazing 3 Michelin star restaurant located near the Palais Royal which makes it an ideal choice for a romantic night out. The menu changes constantly, but classics such as turbot with black truffles are always on offer along with some very innovative dishes.

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Open from Monday to Saturday, no hours specified.

Le Bon Saint-Pourçain

Le Bon Saint Pourçain is a small restaurant located in the Marais district of Paris. It has been awarded 2 Michelin stars and specializes in seafood cuisine. The menu changes frequently, but some of the more popular dishes include lobster with black truffle mayonnaise, scallops with fennel purée and finally mussels cooked in white wine, garlic and parsley.

The atmosphere is calm, refined and very romantic- perfect for an intimate dinner date or special occasion.

Advised frequently by the Michelin guides, Le Bon Saint-Pourçain comes across as a much cheaper, yet not less delicious option for foodies in Paris. As a much smaller restaurant, Le Bon Saint-Pourçain aims to be a more welcoming option for people who do not prefer the uptight nature of higher end restaurants.

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Lunch: 12.00 to 14.00
Dinner: 19.30 to 22.15
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Open from Tuesday to Saturday

Caffé Stern

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Caffè Stern comes across as one of the most unique restaurants in all of Paris- it offers something completely different to everyone who visits! Caffé Stern is a Michelin star restaurant located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. The menu changes frequently, but some of the more popular dishes include white truffle pasta with mushrooms and black truffle cream sauce, roast duck with foie gras and honeycomb ice cream and finally Kobe beef tartare served atop martini onions.

The atmosphere is very minimalist- perfect for an intimate dinner date or special occasion.

Heavily influenced by the well known Paris bistro tradition, Caffé Stern brings together Italian elegance and Paris cuisine to give its visitors an unforgettable experience. With its weekly changing menu, Caffé stern always keeps things fresh.

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Lunch: 12.00 to 14.00
Dinner: 19.30 to 22.15
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Passerini

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Passerini is a Michelin star restaurant located in the heart of Paris. The dining room has an opulent european feel with heavy dark wooden furniture and spectacular glass chandeliers. The cuisine is classical French with influences from all over Italy.

The menu changes frequently, but some of the more popular dishes include rack of lamb served with green peppercorn sauce, roast duckling served with berry compote and crispy onion strings and finally milk chocolate mousse parfait layered with caramelized bananas, pistachios and roasted hazelnuts.

With its carefully constructed menu, it offers a more traditional Italian approach to fine dining. Unlike some of the restaurants on our list, reserving a seat in Passerini can be a challenging task, so be sure to plan ahead.

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Open Wednesday to Friday noon from 12 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and Tuesday to Saturday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m

L’Assaggio

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L’Assaggio is the third Italian restaurant on our list. French people love Italian food, we love Italian food, so why not? Chef Ugo Alciati’s vision helps L’Assaggio shine among countless other restaurants in Paris. The beautiful interior of the restaurant goes so well with the light Italian cuisine. L’Assaggio offers a unique experience among the best restaurants in Paris.

L’Assaggio is Michelin star restaurant located in the same building as Le Bernardin, one of Paris most iconic restaurants. The cuisine at L’Assaggio is based around Tuscan cuisine with a heavy emphasis on using locally sourced produce.

The menu changes frequently but some popular dishes include roasted baby squid served with black garlic purée and celery root risotto, Italian-style beef stroganoff made with tenderloin steak tips and white truffle cream sauce and finally tiramisu compressed into a ladyfinger-like shape and served with a cocoa caramel sauce.

With its Michelin star pedigree, L’Assaggio is an experience not to be missed. It can be difficult to secure a reservation but it is worth the wait.

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Breakfast: 7 am. to 12 pm
Dinner: 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Open Monday to Sunday

Bistrot Paul Bert

Bistrot Paul Bert

Bistrot Paul Bert is a Michelin star restaurant located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. The cuisine at Bistrot Paul Bert is based around classic French bistro cuisine with an emphasis on using local and seasonal ingredients.

Some popular dishes include sea bass served with black olive tapenade and baby vegetables, roasted leg of lamb garnished with thyme and oven-dried tomatoes, oeufs en gelée made from poached eggs served in an ice cream parfait topped with whipped cream and star anise.

Bistrot Paul Bert is a great option if you are looking for something different than the traditional Michelin starred restaurants in Paris. Bistrot Paul Bert brings the guests the good old French cuisine with no unnecessary twists or fancy embellishments. It prioritizes taste of the food much more than the other aspects of the restaurant experience. Though some may find it underwhelming, it is just right for people who look for nothing more than beautiful food and do not want the extra fanciness that come along with some of the other restaurants in Paris.

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Open Monday to Sunday, hours not specified

Gordon Ramsay au Trianon (1 Michelin Star)

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Gordon Ramsay at the Trianon is a Michelin star restaurant located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. The cuisine at Gordon Ramsay au Trianon is based around classic British and Irish bistro cuisine with an emphasis on using local and seasonal ingredients.

Some popular dishes include sea bass served with black olive tapenade, roast rack of lamb garnished with mint jelly, roasted potatoes served with rosemary butter, and carrot cake featuring citrus cream cheese frosting.

The restaurant is also very consistent in terms of quality, so you can be sure that the dishes will always be satisfying. The baroque architecture that surrounds the restaurant, once paired with the high quality food overseen by Gordon Ramsay himself, makes for an unforgettable fine dining experience.

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Open Tuesday to Saturday 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

*Please note that Gordon Ramsay au Trianon has a Smart casual dress code.

Le Cinq (3 Michelin Stars)

Le Cinq is a high-end restaurant located in the upscale Four Seasons hotel George V, and with three Michelin stars, it goes without saying that the food here is excellent. Le Cinq was founded by chef le petit bouchon fame Laurent Gauthier and his wife Eric Laloux. Its unique location allows guests to dine under Eiffel Tower view while enjoying an exceptional menu at their table near these famous landmarks. Le cinq was awarded three Michelin stars in 2018.

One of the best restaurants in Paris is Le Cinq. With its amazing interior garden, unbelievably large vegan options and beautiful dessert department, Le Cinq deserves every praise it gets. Led by the Head Chef Christian Le Squer, Le Cinq remains as one of the most important restaurants in the entire France, year after year.

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Open from Tuesday to Saturday 7 pm to 10 pm

 

Paris is one of the best cities in the world to experience what a Michelin starred fine dining experience feels like. Whether you are a vegan or allergic to certain food types, there are still countless options Paris has to offer. You cannot go wrong with any of the restaurants in your journey to find great food in Paris.

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FAQs

How many Michelin star restaurants are in Paris?

In all of France, there are a total of 627 restaurants with at least one Michelin star, and Paris is home to 94 of those restaurants (a total of 118 Michelin stars)

Which European city has the most Michelin stars?

Paris has the most Michelin starred restaurants in Europe.

Do you tip at Michelin star restaurants in Paris?

In France, tipping is not expected. Whether or not you are at a Michelin starred restaurant, the %15 tip is included in your bill.

Does 5 star Michelin exist?

Michelin only awards a maximum of three stars; and there are many 3 Michelin star restaurants in Paris! 
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