Editor’s Pick: 5 of the Best Gourmet Designer Restaurant in Paris

Discover a selection of the 5 of the best Gourmet Designer’s Restaurants at the heart of the world’s capital city for fine dining. Paris has given us so much to cherish down the years, but none more appreciated than the cultural of fine cuisine. Parisians have always been versed with the culinary arts of fine food and drink giving rise to the haute cuisine culture of refined and elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetic courses. We take a dip into that world bringing you a taste of Paris to wrap up your week. 
[divider]MAISON BLANCHE[/divider]
15, avenue Montaigne – Paris 8ème
Situated above the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, on the prestigious avenue Montaigne in the 8th district, Maison Blanche offers a fabulous view over the west area of Paris since its 2 terraces. It is in a setting designed by Imaad Rahmouni, with simple lines and sleek, that this designer restaurant suggets a cuisine inspired by the Languedoc terroir. In a modern and pure decor, the chef, Hervé Nepple, creates a highly ambitious inventive cuisine in collaboration with Jacques and Laurent Pourcel, multi-starred chefs at Jardin des Sens in Montpellier.
Lunch : Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi
Dinner : open 7/7
[toggler title=”Chef of the restaurant Maison Blanche” ]Hervé Nepple[/toggler]
[toggler title=”Executive Director of the restaurant Maison Blanche” ]Bruno Franck[/toggler]

A la carte of the restaurant MAISON BLANCHE


Starter

Poached duck foie gras, broth flavored with pepper from Nepal, vegetables wok and crisp duck

€59,00

Main Course

Red mullet and squid grilled, fregola risotto from Sardinia with fennel and rocket pesto

€42,00

Dessert

Victoria pineapple in candied ginger, Piña Colada ice cream, mango sauce

€18,00


Formules


Lunch menus 

from €48,00  to €58,00

Dégustation menu

€110,00

Menu dîner gourmand 

€69,00

Restaurant MAISON BLANCHE’s offers

Privatisation (dîner ou cocktail, boissons comprises) : from 100 to 350 persons

€135,00

Average price a la carte

€92.00


[divider]LE 68 GUY MARTIN[/divider]
Maison Guerlain, 68, avenue des Champs-Elysées – Paris 8ème
The famous Guerlain perfume store on the Champs Elysees, listed as historical monument, now integrates  in its basement (or underground) the new Guy Martin restaurant : « The 68 », as a tribute to the well known address. When gastronomy meets the world of perfume, this is all about taste and flair. Beyond the combination of these two universe, this warmly place welcomes you for a multi-sensorial experience. Between fragrances, beauty of the site, designed by the New York architect Peter Marino, and sophisticated meals, you will be charmed. It took a year for Guy Martin, with his partner and « sharp nose » Thierry Wasseur, to elaborate a surprising  and exciting menu based on the Guerlain fragrances.
Lunch : open 7/7
Dinner : open 7/7
[toggler title=”Chef of the restaurant Le 68 Guy Martin” ]Fabrice Capdepont[/toggler]
[toggler title=”Chef-owner of the restaurant Le 68 Guy Martin” ]Guy Martin[/toggler]

A la carte of the restaurant LE 68 GUY MARTIN


Starter

Foie gras à la vanille de Madagascar en feuilleté, pieds bleus acidulés et fruits de la passion

€21,00

 Main Course

Cabillaud nacré en petite robe noire réglissée, panais fondants

€32,00

Dessert

La petite Robe Noire

€12,00


Formules


 L’inspiration du marché

€28,00

Suprême de pintade farcie au tofu, épices indiennes, chou rouge et jus de wasabi

€65.00

Average price a la carte

€80,00


[divider]L’ATELIER RENAULT CAFÉ[/divider]
53, avenue des Champs-Elysées – Paris 8ème
Right on the Champs Elysées, in the 17th district, the Atelier Renault Café is an unusual and highly contemporary restaurant. In this elegant setting with its innovative and high-tech design, you will be offered excellent dishes prepared by the Chef Daniel Maslac. You will love the delicious patisserie collection created for you by Arnaud Lahrer, a master chocolatier. With a unique view over the most beautiful avenue in the world, enjoy the lounge terrace as you taste the gourmet ice-creams.
Lunch : open 7/7
Dinner : Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi
[toggler title=”Chef of the restaurant L’Atelier Renault Café” ]Daniel Maslac[/toggler]
[toggler title=”Director of the restaurant L’Atelier Renault Café” ]Isabelle Peron[/toggler]

A la carte of the restaurant L’ATELIER RENAULT CAFÉ


Starter

Foie gras de canard de L’Atelier Renault fait maison, pain grillé et chutney à tartiner

€12,50

Main Course

€24,00

Dorade royale à la plancha, sauce vierge de tomate au basilic

Dessert

La collection pâtissière à choisir parmi notre sélection de saison

€12,00


Formules


Formules du midi (du lundi au vendredi)

from €20,00 to €25,00

Les brunchs du dimanche de 12h à 17 h)

from €35,00 to €41,00

Average price a la carte

€30.00


 [divider]L’OPÉRA[/divider]
Palais Garnier – 1, place Jacques Rouché – Paris 9ème
This was the dream of Charles Garnier: allowing spectators to eat within his Palais of the 9th district. This became possible thanks to the talent of Odile Decq who succeeded in the endeavour of creating a designer restaurant within the Opéra itself, without touching the walls or altering the 19th century masterpiece. Sip a chic cocktail at the lounge bar before trying out the cuisine of the talented French chef, Stéphane Bidi, who creatively updates regional produce over the seasons.
Lunch : open 7/7
Dinner : open 7/7
[toggler title=”Chef of the restaurant L’Opéra” ]Stéphane Bidi[/toggler]
[toggler title=”Manager of the restaurant L’Opéra” ]Pierre Blanc[/toggler]

 A la carte of the restaurant L’OPÉRA


Starter

Foie gras en terrine, rhubarbe, pomme, sureau, antésite et pain de campagne toasté

€16,00

Main Course

Saint-Pierre poché, fèves de tonka, girolles et haricots verts, oignon doux

€28,00

 Desserts

Opéra classique, café, chocolat, amandes

€12,00


 Formules


Menu du marché

€37,00

Average price a la carte

€51.00


 

[divider]CRISTAL ROOM BACCARAT[/divider]

 11, place des Etats-Unis – Paris 16ème
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In the middle of the sumptuous lounges on the first floor of the Maison Baccarat in the 16th district, the Cristal Room restaurant offers an inventive cuisine, orchestrated by the Michelin starred chef Guy Martin. In this exceptional setting of the Cristal Room Baccarat, former private hotel of Marie-Laure de Noailles, reinvented by Philippe Starck, we can also appreciate as a museum the heritage collection and the famous ballroom of “Vicomtesse du Bizarre”. These different rooms of this designer restaurant can be reserved for occasional events.

Lunch : Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi
Dinner : Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi
[toggler title=”Executive chef of the restaurant Cristal Room Baccarat” ]Adrien Manac’h[/toggler]
[toggler title=”Manager of the restaurant Cristal Room Baccarat” ]Guy Martin[/toggler]

 A la carte of the restaurant CRISTAL ROOM BACCARAT


Starter

Fines ravioles de boeuf mironton

€36,00

Main Course

Suprême de Volaille sous sa viennoise de Comté

€42,00

Dessert

€17,00


Formules


Lunch menu

from €36,00  to €55,00

Menu découverte : 5 temps accord mets et vins

€159,00

Average price a la carte

€87.00

 

 

Hamyar

Hamyar

In-House Editor

To say Hamyar has traveled would be something of an understatement. His passion for travelling has taken him from Tanzania to Dubai and an enviable number of places between, and the memories he captures always make for interesting reading. As well as travel, other subjects which fall into his expert remit include culture, design, fashion and cars – in other words, a born globetrotting who is destined for great things if his aspirations so far are anything to go by.

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