10 of the best restaurants in France according to Belvicci

 
 
 

Because we know when you come to France, you want to taste the finest things in life!

You’ll find some of the world’s very best restaurants in France. Belvicci selected the best of the best with a galaxy of stars between them!

1.L’Astrance

 

L'Astrance, France best restaurant

Pascal Barbot’s L’Astrance is a three Michelin star restaurant. It’s at the top of many wish lists.The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner only 4 days a week. They have a two-month reservation policy. L’Astrance is named after a wildflower indigenous to Barbot’s native Auvergne.

Pascale Barbot and Christophe Rohat opened the restaurant in 2000. L’Astrance earned his first Michelin star within five months of opening, the second star was awarded a year later and the third in 2007.

4 rue Beethoven
75016 62e Quartier de la Muette
District: Paris 16e Arr. de Passy

+33(0)1 40 50 84 40

2.L’Arpège

L'Arpège, second best French Restaurant

L’ Arpège is a three Michelin star restaurant. Breton born chef Alain Passard is one of the most respected chefs in Paris.

L’Arpège is open for lunch and dinner Monday till Friday. The restaurant offers an à la carte menu, a 9-course ‘Menu Cuisine Choisie’ and there’s a 9-course ‘l’Éveil des jardins’ lunch menu.

Alain Passard opened l’Arpège in 1986 and quickly obtained his first Michelin star in 1987 and his second in 1988. The third star followed in 1996, ten years after the opening of the restaurant, and has been retained ever since.

84 rue de Varenne
75007 25e Quartier Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin
District: Paris 7e Arr. du Palais-Bourbon

+33(0)1 45 51 47 33

3. Le Meurice

A top class, five star hotel must have a top class, three star restaurant an indeed it does!

Le MeuriceLe Meurice, third best French Restaurant is open from Monday untill Friday for lunch and dinner. It offers a lunchmenu, diner à la carte and a Dégustation menu.

Anyone who knows a bit of fine dining has heard of the name Alain Ducasse. Le Meurice earned its third étoile in February 2007, making it currently Paris’ only palace hotel offering such an haute standard of cuisine.

228 rue de Rivoli
75001 4e Quartier de la Place-Vendôme
District: Paris 1er Arr. du Louvre

+33(0)1 44 58 10 55

4. Pierre Gagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire

With restaurants in Paris, London, Dubai, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Moscow, Hong Kong and Seoel, Pierre Gagnaire’s cuisine is present all around the world but obviously he’s still most famous for his eponymous restaurant in Paris.

Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire is open for lunch and dinner Monday till Friday and you can choose between the a la carte menu and a 9-course seasonal tasting menu. During lunch the restaurant also offers a lunch menu.

Pierre Gagnaire opened his restaurant gaining two Michelin stars by 1986. He moved to a restored art-deco house in 1992 and gained the ultimate 3rd Michelin star for his inventive cooking in 1993.

6 rue Balzac
75008 30e Quartier du Faubourg-du-Roule
District: Paris 8e Arr. de l’Élysée

+33(0)1 58 36 12 50

5. Le Louis XV

Le Louis XV

Le Louis XV in Monte-Carlo is the flagship of topchef Alain Ducasse. It’s located in the Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo. It holds 3 Michelin stars and has been featured in lists of the world’s top restaurants.

The restaurant offers lunch and dinner. It’s closed on Tuesday for a full day and on Wednesday for lunch during summer. It has a 6-course tasting menu, an à la carte menu and a 4-course lunch.

Alain Ducasse took the head chef position in the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo in 1987, which included the hotel’s prestigious restaurant, Le Louis XV. In three years, this restaurant was awarded Michelin 3-star.

Place du Casino
98000 Monte-Carlo
District: Monaco – Monte Carlo

+33(0)8 06 88 64

6. Bras

Bras

Bras, a restaurant that has achieved many accolades, including three Michelin stars. It’s Michel Bras who has elevated vegetables and foraged herbs to the same level as meat or fish in high end gastronomy. The now retired chef has influenced countless chefs all around the world. His son Sébastien has taken over the stoves.

The restaurant offers 3 menus, a menu ‘aubrac’, a menu ‘legumes’ and a menu ‘ballade’. They also serve à la carte.

route de l’Aubrac
12210 Laguiole
District: Rodez

+33(0)5 65 51 18 20

7. Flocons de sel

Flocons de sel

In his restaurant ‘Flocons de sel’, on an alpine mountain side, chef Emmanuel Renaut serves Michelin star dishes of a great creative subtelty. This gastronomic restaurant is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday except in July and August. It’s open for lunch and dinner.

Emmanuel Renaut has trained in some of the best kitchens in the world. A first star was awarded to the restaurant in 2001 (Renaut was 33 at the time) and a second star followed in 2006. In 2010 the restaurant moved to a chalet in the mountains surrounding the village of Mégève.

1775 route de Leutaz (Leutaz)
74120 Sallanches · Megève
District: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

+33(0)4 50 21 49 99

8. Pavillon Ledoyen

Pavillon Ledoyen

The Ledoyen is one of the oldest restaurants in Paris, situated in the square gardens in the eastern part of the Champs-Elysées. Ledoyen is considered to be one of Paris’ best gourmet restaurants, and boasts three Michelin stars.The building is owned by the City of Paris, but the current operator of the restaurant itself is the company “Carré des Champs Elysées”.

Ledoyen is open for lunch and dinner from Monday till Saturday (no lunch on Saturdays). You can choose between the à la carte menu, a tasting menu and there’s a set lunch menu .

8 avenue Dutuit | Carré des Champs-Elysées
75008 29e Quartier des Champs-Élysées
District: Paris 8e Arr. de l’Élysées

+33(0)1 53 05 10 01

9. Epicure – Hôtel Bristol

Epicure

Epicure, Le Bristol‘s triple Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant, is located next to the hotel’s magnificent French-style garden, and its windows allow diners to make the most of this lovely setting.

Epicure is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In 1999 Eric Frechon became executive chef of Epicure, a chef who at the time already had an impressive track record in Parisien haute cuisine. It was Frechon’s cooking that got Epicure its second star in 2001 and a third star in 2009.

112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 31e Quartier de la Madeleine
District: Paris 8e Arr. de l’Élysée

+33(0)1 53 43 43 40

10. Les Prés d’ Eugénie – Michel Guérard

les prés d 'Eugénie

Michel Guérard is one of the icons of French cooking , and has been based in the Bordeaux region, in the village of Eugenie-les-Bains, since 1974. He gained three Michelin stars in 1977 and has retained them ever since.

From September to May Michel Guérard is open for dinner Tuesday till Sunday and for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. In July and August the restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Apart from the a la carte menu, and a special 600-calorie Menu Minceur, there are three tasting menus on offer: École Buissonnière, Jour de Fête and Palais Enchanté.

234 rue René Vielle – Place de l’Impératrice
40320 Aire-sur-l’Adour · Eugénie-les-Bains
District: Mont-de-Marsan

+33(0)5 58 05 06 07


 

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