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Paris best restaurant, what is your pick

Any thoughts on L'Apicius?

The more I research, the more I go crazy with the choices !

Sep 22, 2008
sandilib in France

Paris best restaurant, what is your pick

Thank you Sethd. I appeciate your mention of molecular gastronomy for Pierre Gagnaire. This was actually my top choice, but after what you said, I have to think further. Although molecular gastronomy can be spectacular, I am more in the mood for Classic french. I will look into your other suggestions. Thanks again.

Sep 22, 2008
sandilib in France

Paris best restaurant, what is your pick

In november, I will be in Paris for just one evening. Exceptionnally, I will treat myself to the best possible restaurant, classic grande cuisine française, and (gulp !) price is no object. I have reduced the list to the following places:
- Taillevent
- Lapérouse
- Senderens
- Pierre Gagnaire
- La Table de Robuchon
- Le Grand Véfour (just as a reference, because they are closed on friday nights, and of course, that's when I will be in Paris)

Which one would you pick? Would you suggest another one (please do so if you have better ideas)?

I will be dining alone, and although I have no problems with that, and I speak french, I don't want to go to a place where they will look down on me because I occupy (for dinner !!!!) a whole table for half the money they could get if I was a couple, if you get what I mean. I cannot abide rude service, especially at these prices...

Also, has anyone ever been to "L'ambassade d'Auvergne"? I am planning lunch there in October, when I will also be in Paris, but just for 1/2 day. I am looking for truly authentic and outstanding Auvergne, south western french food. This restaurant seems to get good reviews... What is your opinion?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!

Sep 22, 2008
sandilib in France