I’ve just booked a long weekend in Paris in early August as a treat to myself. While I go to France often, I haven’t been to Paris in years and am looking for recommendations on where to eat. I’ve searched the board, and read reviews of some familiar names, but thought I’d extend the general question: where is exciting to eat in Paris right now? High end and casual, all cuisines, good wine lists a plus.
Oh, I’m aware some places may be closed in August.
put me in the “frustrated/disappointed camp” for Chateaubriand. Some of the stuff was good, approaching great, and a lot of it was kind of disgusting and strange.
l’Ami Jean seems to get better with age. At this point, I’d find it difficult to justify a Paris trip without going there.
l’Astrance and l’Arpege and both unbelievably amazing and the chefs are there – would be fun to do both on the same trip (did it once a few years ago before Astrance received its 3rd star) to see the lineage from Passard to Barbot. As a cook, I think you’d enjoy that. Both have terrific wine lists. As a bonus, neither present the fussy OTT 3-star experience you might expect, though the food is better than most of them. Best of both worlds for me.
Le Comptoir du Ralais is - i’m convinced - the most perfect Bistro in the world. go for a 2 hour lunch outside and watch Paris go by.
Places to avoid that are often suggested: Paul Bert, Mon Vielle Ami, Allard.
Haven’t had anything that resembles disgusting and strange when we were there. t should be noted that the chef is originally Basque and imho successfully infuses quite a bit of his culinary origin into his dishes.