News for Restaurants in Paris
Stay in the know about the Paris restaurant scene. You can learn about new restaurant openings, special events, and more.
Following an accidental fire on its last floor in January, the Ritz Paris is scheduled to reopen in June 2016. The mythical establishment has been facing a complete makeover since 2012. Chef Nicolas Sale and pastry chef François Perret have been appointed to run the kitchen of L’Espadon, the fine dining restaurant of the hotel. L'Espadon, Ritz Paris 15, place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, 01 43 16 30 80.
Alain Ducasse will preside over a modern café called Ore in the Palace of Versailles. It is scheduled to open its doors in spring on the first floor of the Pavillon Dufour, which is currently refurbished. Ore, Palace of Versailles Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, No phone.
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, owner of numerous restaurants worldwide, including Nobu in New York and Malibu, will launch his unique Parisian establishment in Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris. Named Matsuhisa, it will replace La Cuisine and is scheduled to open in February. Matsuhisa, Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris 24, av. Hoche, 75008 Paris, 01 42 99 88 00.
Presiding over approximately 40 establishments located worldwide, Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio will launch his first restaurant in France. Just off the Champs-Élysées, Manko will include a bar and a cabaret. The menu will feature Peruvian favorites such as tapas, ceviches, sea bream and spicy beef fillet. Manko, 15, av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, no phone.
Thibault Sombardier helms Antoine, a luxurious seafood restaurant near the Pont de l’Alma. He has opened his own bistro, Mensae, in the Buttes Chaumont area. Expect traditional fare and a cozy atmosphere. Mensae, 23, rue Mélingue, 75019 Paris, 01 53 19 80 98.
Clarence Dillon, the vineyard that owned the appellations Haut-Brion, Mission Haut-Brion and Quintus, opened a new restaurant, Clarence, near the Champs-Elysées. Christophe Pelé, formerly at La Bigarrade, helms the stoves and Antoine Petrus, previously at Restaurant Lasserre, is in charge of the wine cellar. Clarence, 31, avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, 01 82 82 10 10.
Le George, dedicated to Mediterranean fare, has opened its doors in the Four Seasons Hôtel George V Paris. Tuscany-native Marco Garfagnini, former chef of Il Lago in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, helms its stoves. Le George, Four Seasons Hôtel George V Paris 31, av. George V, 75008 Paris, 01 49 52 70 00.
Chef of Spring, Chicago-native Daniel Rose has opened a bistro near the Palais Brongniart, La Bourse et La Vie. Helming the kitchen, Marie-Aude Mery and Rose’s stalwart Harry Johnson craft traditional fare like mackerel fillets marinated in white wine, pot-au-feu with veal head, and chocolate mousse with coffee beans. Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Fri. La Bourse et La Vie, 12, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, 01 42 60 08 83.
Chef Christian Constant has opened his new restaurant at the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe. It is called Les Cocottes after the name of his famous establishment on the Left Bank and seats 90 people. The menu includes simmered courses like honey-lacquered cod and caramelized potatoes stuffed with pig’s foot. Les Cocottes, Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe 2, av. Bertie Albrecht, 75008 Paris, 01 53 89 50 50.
La Marée Jeanne is a trendy restaurant dedicated to seafood. Sit at a table or at the wooden counter and enjoy simple yet palatable cuisine. Appetizers are served out in little portions in order to be shared, like the fried smelt and the marinated sardines with green peas and red pepper cream. Among the signature dishes, go for the “croq’homard,” a kind of croque monsieur from the sea. La Marée Jeanne, 3, rue Mandar, 75002 Paris, 01 42 61 58 34.
Imagined and helmed by Delphine Plisson, former manager of a fashion brand, Maison Plisson is dedicated to topnotch ingredients. Three-thousand references are sold here, ranging from meat, delicatessen, fruits and vegetables to cheeses, bread and coffee. Fare is simple but tasteful, such as the tomato gazpacho with olive oil, cucumber dices and goat cheese, salt cod and smoked haddock with potato mash and pesto. Maison Plisson, 93, bd Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, 01 71 18 19 09.
Ledoyen to Boast New Décor
Helmed by chef Yannick Alléno, Ledoyen will boast a new setting next spring. The dining room will be located on the ground floor and will seat diners in a contemporary décor. Moreover, a terrace will allow patrons to enjoy their meal al fresco. Ledoyen, 1, ave. Dutuit, 75008 Paris, 01 53 05 10 00.
Presided over for years by Antoine Heerah, chef of Chamarré Montmartre, Le Moulin de la Galette has been recently taken over by a duo of managers, Cédric Barbier and Nicolas Tourneville. The establishment boasts a new décor as well as a new chef, Anthony Detemmermann, who honed his chops with Michel Rostang. Le Moulin de la Galette, 83, rue Lepic, Paris 75018, 01 46 06 84 77.
Chef Christophe Saintagne has recently quit Le Meurice to open his own restaurant, Papillon, in the 17th arrondissement. To replace him, Alain Ducasse has chosen one of his most talented stalwarts, Jocelyn Herland, formerly chef at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London. Le Meurice, Hôtel Le Meurice, 228, rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001, 01 44 58 10 55.
At 67, famous chef Michel Rostang has decided to step down in favor of his stalwart, Nicolas Beaumann. The latter has become the executive chef of Maison Rostang, which has recently changed its name from Michel Rostang. This gastronomic restaurant is nowadays presided over by the two daughters of Michel, Sophie and Caroline Rostang. Maison Rostang, 20, rue Rennequin, Paris 75017, 01 47 63 40 77.
PARIS RESTAURANT CLOSINGS
Celebrated chef Marc Veyrat returned to the stoves with La Maison des Bois in Manigold in the French Alps. The restaurant suffered a fire in March 2015, but Veyrat plans to re-open in Summer 2016. La Maison des Bois, Col de la Croix-Fry, Manigod 74230, +33 (0)4 50 60 00 00.
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