Recently, I shared a photo with MRI about a wonderful "Hot Dog" event near the AdT in Paris, and it was wonderful. Just a "Hot Dog" on The C-E, and it reminded me of home.
Not too long ago our good contributor, KH, went to Paris on his Honeymoon, and talked about the "High Prices" of many fine dining places. I had not really noticed that in the past, but go "Sticker Shock" when attempting to book dinner reservations for my upcoming trip in May. Get a look at these "Recommedations" for dinner, and especially the costs!
It looks like I may be dining on "Hot Dogs" from street vendors on my upcoming trip!
Having only been to Guy Savoy's, do you have any knowledge of any of these dining places!
Here is what I would like to share with you!
Hi Mr. Morgan,
I hope you are enjoying your day! I apologize for the delay, there have been a lot f computer issues today. I have gathered the information on the restaurants in Paris that have received 3 Michel Stars. These are the restaurants that I feel you would enjoy most! Please take a look over them and let me know what you think. I am more than happy to secure a couple of reservations for your trip! I will be in touch in March regarding La Tour d’Argent. Have a great day and I will be in touch when I am back in the office on Friday. Options are below!
All The Best,
Chef: Bernard et Mathieu Pacaud
Address: 9 pl. des Vosges F - 75004 Paris 04
Opening Times: Closed Sunday and Monday, also 02 March - 18 March, 27 July - 27 August
Meal Prices: Carte: 200€/265€
Remarks: Ambrosia was the food of the gods on Mount Olympus. Without question, the cuisine of Bernard and Mathieu Pacaud - two generations working together - reaches similar heights with its explosion of flavours, scientific approach, and perfect execution. Incomparable classicism and an immortal feast for the senses in the regal setting of a private house on Place des Vosges.
Chef: Yannick Alléno
Address: 228 r. de Rivoli F - 75001 Paris 01
Opening Times: Closed on Saturdays during 02 march - 17 march, 27 july - 26 august
Meal Prices: 115€ (lunch) / 280€ - Carte: 200€/350€
Remarks: The restaurant, located at the very heart of the famous luxury hotel, embodies all you can imagine of a grand restaurant in the French style. The eminently luxurious dining room draws its inspiration from the royal apartments at Versailles. Waiters with their silver trays perform a true ballet in order to satisfy their guests, while the cuisine is one of noble excellence and timelessness.
Chef: Alain Passard
Address: 84 r. de Varenne F - 75007 Paris 07
Opening Times: Closed Saturday and Sunday
Meal Prices: 130€ (lunch) / 350€ - Carte: 190€/270€
Remarks: Precious woods and a Lalique inspired decor provide the backdrop for the dazzling vegetable inspired cuisine of this culinary genius. He creates his astonishing dishes from organic produce grown in his three vegetable gardens!
Chef: Christian Le Squer
Address: 8 av. Dutuit (carré Champs-Élysées) F - 75008 Paris 08
Opening Times: Closing: 27 July - 18 August, Saturday.
Meal Prices: 98€ (lunch) , 210€ - 310€ incl. drinks - Carte: 170€/255€
Remarks: This neo-Classical pavilion is located within the gardens of the Champs-Élysées. Superb setting, luxurious decor and a remarkable dining experience. Christian Le Squer champions cuisine that is unpretentious yet cooked to perfection. An incomparable and intense pleasure for the senses.
Chef: Eric Frechon
Address: 112 r. Fg St-Honoré F - 75008 Paris 08
Meal Prices: 130€ (lunch) / 280€ - Carte: 145€/320€
Remarks: The Bristol‘s restaurant underwent a transformation in 2011. The bright dining room overlooking the garden boasts a restrained, distinguished elegance in which the glamour of the 18C shines forth. The virtuosity of Éric Fréchon‘s classic cuisine bears witness to his freedom of expression with regard to great tradition. He creates dishes that are fresh and endowed with the finest flavours!
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
Chef: Christophe Saintagne
Address: 25 av. Montaigne F - 75008 Paris 08
Opening Times: Closing: 02 August - 26 August, Monday lunch, Tuesday lunch, Wednesday lunch, Saturday, Sunday
Meal Prices: 380€ - Carte: 200€/340€
Remarks: The sumptuous regency décor has been redone with a mind to design and organza. Inventive dishes from a talented team coached by Ducasse and 1001 selected wines: the palatial life!
Chef: Pierre Gagnaire
Address: 6 r. Balzac F - 75008 Paris 08
Opening Times: Closing: 01 August - 31 August, Saturday, Sunday.
Meal Prices: 110€ (lunch) / 280€ - Carte: 285€/380€
Remarks: The restaurant‘s chic and restrained contemporary decor is in complete contrast to the renowned inventiveness of this famous chef.
Chef: Guy Savoy
Address: 18 r. Troyon F - 75017 Paris 17
Opening Times: Closing: Monday, Saturday lunch, Sunday.
Meal Prices: 315€/ 490€ - Carte: 170€/300€
Remarks: Guy Savoy, a generous and aesthetic chef, defines cooking as "the art of transforming ingredients that are full of history into joy"! The mental landscape of his cuisine reveals simplicity and sophistication, childhood memories and invention, and it is unapologetically tasty and rigorously executed. N. B. this exceptional restaurant will be moving in 2013 - to the Hôtel de la Monnaie, in the centre of Paris.
Chef: Pascal Barbot
Address: 4 r. Beethoven F - 75016 Paris 16
Website: There is no website for this restaurant
Opening Times: Closing: 27 April - 13 May, 27 July - 26 August, Saturday, Sunday.
Meal Prices: 70€ (lunch), 120€ - 210€
Remarks: No menu or à la carte choices in this restaurant, where chef Pascal Barbot produces a different ‘surprise menu’ at each sitting. Sample the inventive cuisine of a chef at the height of his art, who focuses on excellent ingredients and creative flair. An unforgettable culinary experience.
Le Pré Catelan
Chef: Frédéric Anton
Address: rte de Suresnes F - 75016 Paris 16
Opening Times: Closing: 03 March - 18 March, 04 August - 26 August, 27 October - 04 November, Monday, Sunday.
Meal Prices: 95€ (lunch), 195€ - 250€ - Carte: 212€/282€
Remarks: Based on classic recipes that pay homage to the local produce, Frédéric Anton‘s inventive cuisine is perfectly accomplished. Each dish is a masterpiece, to be enjoyed to the full amid a magnificent decor of white and silver in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne.
This "Hot Dog Stand" is behind the drug store on the West side of the C-E, just South of the AdT! It was wonderful, and I can't wait to go back to that stand!
It's funny how one can enjoy "Street vendors" and then go to a "World Class" place like La Tour d' Argent"
Is there something "Wrong" with me?
Actually, Jerry, I divide my time between fine meals and supermarket or sandwich shop meals. When in Europe, my breakfast is always free, then I eat my main meal as a late lunch, and as much as I can afford at a nice restaurant, which is always cheaper than dinner. If I'm still hungry at dinner (not likely with the time difference) I buy a sandwich or go to the supermercato or supermarché and get some bread and cheese (which I lived on in my graduate student and early teaching days when in Paris).