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Paris’s standout set menus, both simple and splurgy.

September 21, 2015

Restaurant Guy Savoy

The smart move is to go at lunch, when the chef offers a $120 carte of updated classics—raw oysters with seaweed and lemon granita or artichoke-and-black-truffle soup—in the moody penthouse of the Paris Mint, where it relocated in May. Swank, right down to the red-carpet en- trance.

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The latest from star chef Jean-François Piège—who worked at the Hôtel de Crillon—and his wife, Elodie. The tiny St.-Germain spot serves light plates like quinoa wafers and marinated fresh tomatoes that seem almost Californian in style. dinner prix fixe from $64.

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Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée

The room resembles a Marie Antoinette version of Miami. The cheapest lunch menu costs $232. And it’s mostly vegetables. Strictly for those willing to indulge on (truly remarkable) carrots and artichokes.

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Opened by American chef Daniel Rose, it’s now one of Paris’s top affordable dining experiences. For $92, his team serves refined takes on dishes like chicken bouillon and squab with sweetbreads.

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Though the restaurant moved to a larger spot this summer, intriguing Asian-inflected dishes such as red-tea mousse still make its $66 lunch one of the toughest reservations to score in the world.

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