Great restaurants for great occasions

Refined setting, fine cuisine … Go for a Michelin-starred restaurant to declare your love!

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, intérieur 1, Paris © Pierre Monetta

For a very special occasion, a renowned restaurant is a must.

Paris has close to a hundred restaurants with stars awarded by the famous Michelin Guide.

Looking for one with 3 stars? Go for L’Arpège with Alain Passard, Cinq with Christian Le Squer, the restaurant Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée, or L’Astrance with Pascal Barbot.

There are numerous 2 stars, including the restaurant Michel Rostang or L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.

And almost every arrondissement in the city has a starred restaurant like Auguste in the 7th arrondissement, Hélène Darroze and Ze Kitchen Galerie in the 6th arrondissement, Yam’Cha in the 1st arrondissement.

When it comes to the decor, there is something for any taste: a flawless white look at the restaurant Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx (2 Michelin stars), an
English private club atmosphere at the Saint James hotel’s restaurant (1 Michelin star).


Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment
8-12 rue Boissy d'Anglas, Paris, 75008

Since its creation in 1996, the Buddha-Bar Paris is a precursor of a true concept of Art of living. Restaurant, Lounge Cocktail......

Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant | In a hotel
Mandarin Oriental Paris - 251 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75001

Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx is a restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental palace. The chef here has created a gastronomic menu with......

Auguste 1/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
54 rue de Bourgogne, Paris, 75007

Situated in the 7th arrondissement, close to the Assemblée Nationale, the Auguste is decorated in a chic, colourful and......

L'Arpège 3/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
84 rue de Varenne, Paris, 75007

The restaurant Arpège is located near Invalides. The Michelin-starred chef Alain Passard gives vegetables pride of place. Enjoy......

L'Astrance 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
4 rue Beethoven, Paris, 75016

L'Astrance, close to Trocadéro and opposite the Eiffel Tower, is run by the Michelin-starred chef Pascal Barbot. Each meal is a......

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon - Étoile 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
Publicis Drugstore - 133 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 75008

L'Atelier is an haute gastronomy restaurant run by Joël Robuchon. It is located within the Publicis Drugstore, near the Arc de......

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon - Saint-Germain 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
5 rue de Montalembert, Paris, 75007

At this celebrated chef’s Atelier, forty clients take a seat at the counter around the open kitchen to watch the food being made…......

Le Grand Restaurant Jean-François Piège 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
7 rue d'Aguesseau, Paris, 75008

In the heart of the Golden Triangle, between the places de la Madeleine and de la Concorde, a stone's throw away from the rue du......

Marsan par Hélène Darroze 1/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
4 rue d'Assas, Paris, 75006

Michelin-starred chef Hélène Darroze offers diners a gastronomic experience in a dining room with 30 covers, a private table in......

Restaurant Michel Rostang 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
20 rue Rennequin, Paris, 75017

Chef Michel Rostang’s restaurant has luxurious wood panelling decor and collectible items. Enjoy first-class classic French......

Saint James Paris

Gastronomic restaurant | In a hotel
Hôtel Saint James Paris - 43 avenue Bugeaud, Paris, 75116

Located in the hotel by the same name, the Saint James Paris has a Napoleon III decor. Much like the hotel, the atmosphere is......

Yam’Tcha 1/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
121 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75001

This restaurant's slogan is 'drink tea with your food'. Run by chef Adeline Grattard and her husband Chi Wha, Yam'Tcha serves......

Ze Kitchen Galerie 1/5 MICHELIN

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment
4 rue des Grands Augustins, Paris, 75006

This restaurant done up like a contemporary art gallery serves uncommon fusion cuisine with Southeast Asian influences. As its......

Le Pré Catelan 3/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
Route de Suresnes - Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

A delightful setting ... In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, an elegant Napoléon III pavilion with classic decor and salons......

Alléno Paris - Pavillon Ledoyen 3/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
Carré des Champs-Élysées - 8 avenue Dutuit, Paris, 75008

Located in the picturesque gardens of the Champs-Elysées, Alléno Paris - Pavillon Ledoyen is one of the oldest gastronomic......

Épicure 3/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant | In a hotel
Le Bristol Paris - 112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75008

Epicure, the restaurant at Le Bristol, Parisian palace on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, is regularly featured in the most......

L'Ambroisie 3/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
9 place des Vosges, Paris, 75004

This restaurant, run by father and son Michelin-starred chefs Bernard and Mathieu Pacaud, opened at the heart of the Marais under......

Pierre Gagnaire 3/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant | In a hotel
Hôtel Balzac - 6 rue Balzac, Paris, 75008

The chef Pierre Gagnaire is behind this restaurant of the same name, located in the Hôtel Balzac, just minutes from the......

Restaurant Guy Savoy - Monnaie de Paris 3/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant | In a museum or monument
Monnaie de Paris - 11 quai de Conti, Paris, 75006

'Goodness' and 'generosity' are two words which keep coming up to describe this chef, who transforms his ingredients into works......


Gastronomic restaurant
5 rue Coq Héron, Paris, 75001

Kei restaurant is located in the centre of Paris, between the Louvre and the Palais-Royal. The young Michelin-starred chef of......

La Table de l'Espadon 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant | In a hotel
Ritz Paris - 15 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

The Table de L'Espadon is the gastronomic restaurant of the prestigious Ritz Paris, on the Place Vendôme. A dining room at the......

Restaurant David Toutain 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
29 rue Surcouf, Paris, 75007

The young chef David Toutain has a restaurant of the same name near Invalides. The decor is simple but the food is an explosion......

Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant | In a hotel
Le Meurice - 228 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

The essential cuisine created by Alain Ducasse aims to preserve the authentic taste of the produce and the readability of the......