Paris is the city of love, lights and Michelin starred restaurants. It’s only fitting that this culinary haven is home to some of the most famous renowned and respected restaurants in the world. However, knowing where to spend your money when there are so many options can be a little overwhelming, especially when all of the options are simply spectacular. From classic 12-course gourmet experiences to vegetarian-friendly tasting menus, these are the best Michelin star restaurants in Paris.
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25 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
Upon entering Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée, guests are greeted with glittering chandeliers, sumptuous floral decorations, and gold ceilings. Located in the famous Hôtel Plaza Athénée, this Michelin-starred restaurant offers an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Champs-Élysées. Although you can order à la carte, the €340 tasting menu includes four half dishes, cheese and dessert, giving you a real taste of chef Jean Imbert’s talents. Specialties include langoustine “à la Parisienne” and braised scallops in yellow wine.
31 Av. George V, 75008 Paris, France
Le Cinq is the signature restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel George V and boasts a coveted three-Michelin star rating. This elegant restaurant in… iconic Paris hotel Both the decor and the kitchen are more modern and the tasting menu for €590 includes more than 10 courses. The decoration is ornate and the dining room decorated with plants creates a warm and inviting atmosphere despite being such an exclusive establishment.
84 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
Chef Alain Passard’s L’Arpège is one of the best (and one of the few) vegetarian gourmet restaurants anywhere. This three Michelin star restaurant relies on fresh produce and vegetables from the restaurant’s own gardens, creating a sense of connection and intimacy between chef and guest. You can enjoy the tasting menu for €490 per person, but you can also order it entirely à la carte. Since the menu changes regularly with the seasons, you can expect exciting new creations with every meal.
Bois de Boulogne, 75016 Paris, France
Le Pré Catelan is a three Michelin star restaurant in the Bois de Boulogne. The modern interior features a dominant color palette of black, white, green and silver and the bright chandeliers create a lively and illuminated atmosphere. The menu has been carefully curated by chef Frédéric Anton and features elevated dishes from prawns with fennel cream to caviar with champagne sorbet. The main tasting menu costs €380, but you can also opt for the Orsay menu, which is a few courses less and costs €310.
8 Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France
The bright interior and yellow accents make dinner at Cheval Blanc’s Plénitude a fun and exciting affair. This three Michelin star establishment has mastered the art of pampering all the senses, using unique elixirs and flavor combinations to create an unforgettable experience in the City of Love. The Sail Away Together menu allows you to create your own ideal dinner, consisting of three savory dishes and one sweet dish. The price starts at €380, but can be upgraded with a cheese course and wine pairing. The Symphony menu, €455, includes six chef-designed courses that change depending on the season.
5 Rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris, France
Enjoy a Japanese twist on French classics at a Michelin-starred Alliance Restaurant. Led by Executive Chef Toshitaka Omiya, Alliance offers guests an up-close and personal look at the magic of the kitchen thanks to a large bay window that serves as the focal point of the dining room. There are three different course experiences to choose from when dining. The Harmonie menu, €245, includes nine courses and an optional wine pairing, while the Resonance menu, €175, includes six courses. During lunch, guests can choose between a smaller three- or four-course menu, available from 95 euros.
9 Pl. des Vosges, 75004 Paris, France
With its classic moldings and sparkling chandeliers, L’Ambroisie is without a doubt one of the most beautiful restaurants in Paris. Although this three-Michelin-starred restaurant boasts some of the most beautiful plating techniques, every dish maintains a sense of simplicity and timelessness. The menu is seasonal and includes French specialties such as duck foie gras, sea bass, sole and lamb.
5 Rue Coq Heron, 75001 Paris, France
Kei uniquely combines French and Italian flavors in the heart of Paris. The artful presentation of each dish is inspired by nature and it’s easy to see why Kei has received three Michelin stars. The standard tasting menu is available Tuesday to Thursday and costs €260. However, on Friday and Saturday evenings only the Prestige menu for €360 or the Horizon menu for €440 are available.
23 Rue Hérold, 75001 Paris, France
The elegant but simple interior of Omar Dhiab Restaurant serves as a modern backdrop for a Michelin-starred meal. Omar Dhiab serves course meals for both lunch and dinner, with guests able to choose from a variety of options. However, the nine-course Full Immersion menu at €158 is the way to go if you want to experience the best of Omar Dhiab. Although the menu changes each season, expect decadent dishes like foie gras, oysters and rich chocolate desserts.
5 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris, France
Looking for high-quality cuisine without all the bells and whistles? Frenchie offers a more rustic feel that creates a cozy atmosphere without distracting you from the food. The pure ingredients combine with classic French flavors to create a beautiful menu that has earned Frenchie a Michelin star. During dinner, guests are treated to a five-course menu for 140 euros, created by chef Greg Marchand. The optional wine pairing is well worth the luxury and includes a renowned selection of wines from France and beyond.