Paris is famous for a great diversity of fine-dining restaurants offering gastronomic treats and good wines, so it is a perfect destination for a culinary journey. I recently stayed a weekend in Paris and visited three very different, but excellent restaurants, which I would highly recommend.
Saturday lunch at Restaurant Le Dome Montparnasse Paris
Le Dome is said to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Paris. Its art-deco-style interior provided cosy and relatively quiet surroundings for a culinary lunch break. The menu was full of all kinds of seafood specialities, so it was difficult to choose the courses as everything sounded so delicious. I had sautéed prawns as a starter and turbot as a main course. Both courses were mouth-watering and very nicely displayed. The service was friendly and quick, even though it was a busy lunch time. Visiting address: Restaurant Le Dome, 108 Boulevard Montparnasse, 75014, Paris
Saturday dinner at L’Atelier Joel Robuchon Champs Elysees
Joel Robuchon knows how to make the world’s best mashed potatoes, but he also knows how to make good food. The L’atelier has two Michelin stars and with a reason. Every course is a little piece of art with delicious taste and it is exciting to explore the menu to try as many courses as one can eat. The interior is trendy and stylish and it is exciting to see how the chefs are preparing the courses before serving them. We were privileged to sit next to someone who was really knowledgeable about the Robuchon’s restaurants and the menu. Thanks for her recommendations we were trying so many good dishes. This kind of experience makes the dinner unforgettable. Visiting address: 133 Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris.
Sunday lunch at L’Ami Louis
L’Ami Louis opened its doors in 1924, and I am not sure if the place has changed much since then. It is maybe not obvious from outside, but the restaurant is unique with its fascinating atmosphere, dark wooden interior and the little fire place in the middle of the restaurant. – So it is no wonder why so many people love this place. It was entertaining to watch the “show” while the waiters were preparing the food and serving the guests. The food was simple and portions huge, but the taste was absolutely delicious. I ordered some giant snails and asparagus as a starter and the famous chicken as a main course. I am not sure where the restaurant gets the ingredients, but I have never seen as huge snails or asparagus ever before. This is probably one of the most extraordinary places I have visited in Paris, and therefore so enticing! Visiting address: 32 Rue Vertbois, 75003 Paris