Top 8 Gourmet Restaurants in Paris That Will Delight Your Taste Buds

The search for an excellent gourmet restaurant in Paris can turn out to be a real challenge. There are many variables to take into account, including culinary specialties, prices and even location.
Here is a selection of our 8 favorite Parisian gourmet restaurants for you to choose from.

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You would like to try a gourmet restaurant in Paris? Here are our best options!


What is a gourmet restaurant?

A gourmet restaurant is a restaurant that seeks to put gastronomy in the spotlight: quality dishes, an honorable cellar, an attentive welcome, careful service and a pleasant setting.

The main characteristic of “gourmet” restaurants is to offer menus that vary according to the complexity and/or value of the dishes offered. This type of restaurant generally offers a menu with meat and fish dishes. Additionally, the interior of the establishment is considered as the space between the guests must respect certain rules.


3 of the most luxurious gourmet restaurants

1) L’Ambroisie

9 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris

Located on the luxurious Place des Vosges, l’Ambroisie offers a top-of-the-range classic cuisine. Described as the jewel of French gastronomy, this three-star restaurant combines modernity and tradition in a sublime setting.

The inventiveness of the two chefs, Bernard and Mathieu Pacaud, allows them to create dishes full of creativity with outstanding products.

We recommend: The sea bass cutlets with sliced artichoke and golden caviar. This specialty of the starred table will be an experience not to be missed.

Hours: Tue. – Sat.
Price range: From 210 € to 390 €
Chefs: Bernard and Mathieu Pacaud
Booking: +33 (0) 1 42 42 78 51 45 or here
TripAdvisor rating: 4/5
Google rating: 4.6/5
Michelin rating: 4.5/5
Website (in French): L’Ambroisie



2) L’Arpège

84, rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris

Dish from the gourmet restaurant l'Arpège in Paris
Credits : Kent Wang

Located near Les Invalides and the Rodin Museum, l’Arpège has been offering a vegetable-focused cuisine for more than 30 years, which highlights the pureness of its products.

The Arpège and its three stars is run by a renowned chef, Alain Passard, who, thanks to his exceptional technical expertise, is able to extract new flavors from vegetables.

We recommend: The “Jardinière Arlequin” with its fine couscous flavor with argan and its vegetable merguez with harissa. This dish will allow you to immerse yourself in the vegetable-focused cuisine while indulging in an excellent meal.

Hours: Mon. – Fri.
12:00-14:00, 19:30-21:45
Price range: From 175 € to 390 €
Chef: Alain Passard
Booking: +33 (0)1 47 05 05 09 06 or here
TripAdvisor rating: 4/5
Google rating: 4.4/5
Michelin rating: 4.3/5
Website: Arpège



3) Le Pré Catelan

Route de Suresnes 75016 Paris

restaurant Le Pré Catelan
Crédit photo: Le Pré Catelan

In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, Le Pré Catelan welcomes you to its historical and sumptuous setting.

On the menu of this restaurant, considered one of the best tables in France, are refined and delicate dishes using noble products.

The establishment has had three stars since 2007 and is run by Chef Frédéric Anton, “Meilleur ouvrier de France”.

With his exceptional rigor, he works hard to bring surprising flavors to your plates.

We recommend: The DuPré menu (at 230 euros).
With its 6 dishes, let yourself be tempted by the mix of land and sea thanks to its langoustines prepared in ravioli and its sweetbreads cooked in a pan.

Hours: Tue. – Sat.
12:00 – 13:45/19:30 – 21:45
Price range: From 140 € to 290 €
Chef: Frédéric Anton
Booking: +33 (0)1 44 14 41 14 or here
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
Google rating: 4.6/5
Michelin rating: 4.6/5
Website: Le Pré Catelan



3 gourmet restaurants for an average budget

4) The Table d’Eugène

18 Rue Eugène Sue, 75018 Paris

Enjoy a one-star restaurant without breaking your piggy bank with La Table d’Eugène.

Chef Maillard offers a fusion cuisine made with seasonal foods.

Discover the wide selection of wines from the restaurant with its intimate atmosphere.

With its lunch menu at 38 euros, you can enjoy a formula with an appetizer, a starter and a main course or a main course and a dessert.

We recommend: If you have the ability to increase your budget, choose the tasting menu. The menu of La Table d’Eugène changes according to the seasons and arrivals. This menu, at 99 euros for 5 courses, will allow you to taste the best flavors of the moment.

Hours: Mon-Fri
12pm – 2pm/7.30pm – 9.30pm
Price range: From 38€ to 130€
Chef: Geoffroy Maillard
Reservation: +33 (0)1 42 55 61 64, [email protected] or here (website in French)
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
La Fourchette rating: 9.5/10
Michelin rating: 4.3/5
Website:La Table d’Eugène (website in French)



5) Pierre Sang in Oberkampf

55 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris

Dish from the gourmet restaurant Pierre Sang
Credits : Kostas Limitsios

Travel to Pierre Sang’s fusion cuisine. The former finalist of the television show, top chef, has been presenting his subtle and creative cuisine since 2012.

Don’t think you’re going to ruin yourself. The restaurant Pierre Sang in Oberkampf offers gourmet dishes resulting from the combination of French and Korean culture at a low price.

Come to the heart of the 11th arrondissement to enjoy these dishes cooked in an open kitchen to delight your taste buds.

We recommend: This establishment also adapts its menu according to the seasons and arrivals, so it is not fixed. So, venture into a blind taste experience with the 6-course discovery menu. All this for the sum of 39 euros.

Hours: Open every day
12pm – 3pm/7pm – 11pm
Price range: From 25€ – 39€
Chef: Pierre Sang
Booking: +33 (0)9 67 31 96 80 or here
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5
La Fourchette rating: 9.3/10
Michelin rating: 4/5
Website: Pierre Sang in Oberkampf



6) L’atelier de Joël Robuchon

Publicis Drugstore 133 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris

restaurant L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon - Etoile
Crédit photo: L’atelier de Joël Robuchon – Etoile

Present all over the world, chef Joël Robuchon offers his chic and innovative concept from his “Ateliers” in Paris. Not far from the Arc de Triomphe, immerse yourself in an atmosphere that mixes a Spanish tapas bar and a Japanese sake bar.

Go around the world for dinner with meals cooked in front of you.

We recommend you: For vegetarians or simply the curious, know that a new menu is dedicated to you with his finely worked vegetables.

Hours: Open every day
11:30 – 15:30/18:30 – 00:00
Price range: From 49 € to 210 €
Chef: Thierry Karakachian
Booking: +33 (0)1 47 23 23 75 75 or here
TripAdvisor rating: 4/5
La Fourchette rating: 9/10
Michelin rating: 4.1/5
WebsiteL’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – Étoile



2 quality gourmet restaurants at a low price

7) Les Fables de la Fontaine

131 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris

Off to the sea with chefs Bottreau and Karamane. Discover their fresh seafood cuisine.

Take the time to enjoy a refined and quality cuisine without it being expensive. Indeed, the house offers a lunch menu at 28 euros which includes a starter, main course and dessert of the day.

We recommend: The “Bourride du Gros Caillou”. It is one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. It revisits in its own way a Marseille classic: The Bouillabaisse.

Hours: Open every day
12:00 – 14:30/19:00 – 22:30
Price range: From €25 to €75
Leaders: David Bottreau and Mehdi Karamane
Booking: +33 (0)1 44 18 18 37 55 or here
TripAdvisor rating: 4/5
La Fourchette rating: 9/10
Michelin rating: 4.1/5
Website: Les Fables de la Fontaine



8) Les cocottes Christian Constant

2, avenue Bertie Albrecht – 75008 Paris

restaurant Les Cocottes Christian Constant
Crédit photo: Les Cocottes Christian Constant

In the premises of the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe, this table, which can be described as “bistronomic”, offers dishes neatly presented inside charming cast iron casseroles from Staub’s house.

A mix of simplicity, authenticity and originality.

In terms of prices, take advantage of a lunch package at 28 euros.

We recommend you: Christian Constant’s famous chocolate pie. This pie that makes many people salivate will transport you to another world with its incredible ganache.

Hours: Open every day
12:00 – 23:00
Price range: From 28 € to 68 €
Chef: Thomas Bruno
Booking: +33 (0)1 53 53 89 50 53 or here
TripAdvisor rating: 4/5
La Fourchette rating: 8.4/10
Michelin rating: 3.8/5
Website: Les cocottes Christian Constant