‘Le Magnifique Sept’: 7 Top-Class Parisian RestaurantsLast Updated: January 1, 2021
Travel with AGENT to the French capital—the world famous La Ville Lumière—for a guided tour of the most sumptuous dining experiences in restaurants that have few peers anywhere in the world.
Paris is the world-famous capital of France, a beautiful city, synonymous with everything stylish and chic, and known across the globe as ‘The City of Light’.
The city is blessed with a beautifully simple street plan, amazing architecture and museums, incredible parks and shopping, impressively wide boulevards and exquisite cuisine.
Indeed, as the world capital of style and fashion, it’s unsurprising that Paris boasts a catalogue of restaurants that embody the highest standards in elegant decor and service to complement the food. Here are a particularly magnificent seven.
1. Le Grand Véfour
Head chef Guy Martin has led Le Grand Véfour, the oldest restaurant in Paris to glory and success throughout the years. Located in the heart of the city, the restaurant, founded in 1784, has been remained as the finest gourmet establishment of Parisian political, artistic and literary society for more than two centuries.
2. Restaurant Le Meurice
The impressive menu at Le Meurice demonstrates the exceptional philosophy of chef Alain Ducasse. Excellence, elegance and experience are the keywords. At the elegant restaurant, the ethos is to create excellence for guests and visitors through finely-drilled collaboration and teamwork.
3. Le Jules Verne
Enjoy contemporary French cuisine against the backdrop of the most spectacular view of the City of Lights, from the Eiffel Tower, at Le Jules Verne. This establishment has a fantastic menu, that is the very embodiment of refinement and taste.
4. MiniPalais Restaurant
In the heart of the Triangle d’Or, a matter of seconds from the Champs Elysées, The MiniPalais is a landmark of elegance and sophistication. Its imperial columns are a distinctive visual signature. The menu, devised by Eric Frechon, Michelin three-star chef, mixes classic and contemporary with a range of dishes to suit all tastes.
5. Restaurant Allard
Located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Restaurant Allard is one of the few remaining authentic French gourmet bistros. Run by Alain Ducasse, the restaurant has a simple menu, with specialties such as Challand Duck and Sole Meunière, presented with friendly, open service that makes patrons feel right at home.
With the option of indoor and outdoor dining, the Laurent is one of the top choices for many big names in Paris. Chef Alain Pégouret modernises haute cuisine and offers an extensive wine list to match. This is a highly recommended establishment, with an elegant setting, chic, luxurious atmosphere and unbeatable service.
Tucked away inside the beautiful Le Bristol Hotel, the award-winning Epicure proves itself as a must-visit Paris restaurant. Eric Frechon serves French cuisine in an elegantly contemporary setting. Epicure can be enjoyed every day of the year, with its tables laid formally in a fantastic garden setting throughout the summer.