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

By Kurt Soller
September 21, 2015
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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.



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.


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.