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Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris

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234 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 44 77 10 40
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12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris in Paris’s glorious Westin Hotel – the...
Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris in Paris’s glorious Westin Hotel – the 1st Arrondissement is the heart of Paris and Le First is right in the heart of the 1st. With views directly over the Tuileries, this elegant, neo-modern dining room is dressed in amazing purple silks and velvets, with long cushioned banquettes, multiple mirrors and drapes. The leaf-print flooring and silver spears take inspiration from the Tuileries, yet it all retains a flatteringly masculine air. It has an intimate ambience, as if you were entertaining at home. In fact, Le First is called a ‘restaurant boudoir’. Chef Gilles Grasteau, the highest honour, has created an inventive menu that is a contemporary and refined twist on traditional brasserie-style cuisine. Like this: thin aubergine and ground mint tart with half-cooked sardine fillets, steamed cod dim sum style with crunchy herb salad, a fabulous luxury burger, chocolate and raspberry tiramisu. The Old World/NewWorld wine list is almost completely available by the glass. For groups of eight or more, there is a First & More menu – just four courses – though we’d be tempted to gather our guests or colleagues and treat them to the seven-course First Tasting menu. For larger groups, the Westin Hotel has a very professional staff on hand to help you create the event you desire.
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Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Had Lunch Twice at First During My Recent Visit To Paris

First offers a very large seafood salad for two persons and a friend of mine and I shared it. It was excellent. Had a window table overlooking the Rue. Five days later I was in the neighborhood when my friend was visiting another part of France. I had a salmon and risotto dish that was very very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Andy J
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had lunch here after visiting the David Bowie exhibition in Philharmonie and taking a cab to the Louvre/Tuileries Jardins... It is on the Rue de Rivoli and is part of the Westin Hotel. Lovely relaxed environment, nice wine list. My wife had Braised beef with red wine and I had The “patte noire” chicken breast, both... More 

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment, we are glad you enjoyed your lunch at the restaurant le First and we would be very pleased to wlecome you again during your next trip in Paris ! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First offers a very large seafood salad for two persons and a friend of mine and I shared it. It was excellent. Had a window table overlooking the Rue. Five days later I was in the neighborhood when my friend was visiting another part of France. I had a salmon and risotto dish that was very very good as was... More 

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for this great comment, we are glad to read about your satisfaction and we would be pleased to welcome you again during your next trip in Paris ! More 

Randogne, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The choice of food is very wide not specifically French! Very well presented close to a luxurious palace in terms of originality of the presentation. The only negative point a salad that costs us 42€!

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment, we are sorry to read about your disappointment regarding the value for money, however we hope you had a great moment in general in our restaurant. we would be pleased to welcome you during your next trip in Paris ! More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, and the price was so reasonable! Recommend the braised beef as a must :-) thankyou for our beautiful experience.

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Dear guest, we would like to thank you for this great comment, we are glad to read about your satisfaction and we will transfer your congratulations to our pastry chef. We hope to welcome you again during your next trip in Paris ! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Westin Paris Vendome (home of Le First) both before and after a 10-day Seine cruise over the holidays (Christmas 2014-New Year 2015), and we enjoyed several meals at Le First (and a bountiful breakfast each morning--a huge buffet along with service for special hot orders and beverages). The setting is elegant but also... More 

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Dear guest, we deeply thank you for this great comment, we are glad your enjoyed your meal in the restaurant le First and we would be pleased to welcome you again during your next trip in Paris ! More 

London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Le first offers a great style of cooking with deserts to die for. The chef shows passion in his creations and we will definitely go back. The service is kind and professional and the restaurant and well designed. Try to book a table at the window if you can.

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for this pleasant comment, we are glad to read about your satisfaction and hope to welcome you again during your next stay in Paris. More 

Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's the second time my wife, my son and I had lunch at Le First Restaurant Boudoir at the Westin Paris. The first time we really enjoyed the experience with a super service from Jean-Philippe and Elodie. Today we came for a special occasion. The food was very good, there is no deny about that. Nevertheless we were expecting a... More 

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Dear guest, First of all, thank you very much for your comment, as well as you loyalty, as your came twice in our restaurant. We would like to deeply apologize for the service inconvenience (delay for your starters, but also the lack of attention to other facets of your experience). We would be happy to welcome you again to show... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went to this restaurant by chance it was amazing inside very plush and comfy. Typical French decor. The food was very good no complaints. My only bugging thing the price for wine very expensive otherwise food was priced very reasonably. Will definitely be going back next time in Paris.

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for this great comment, we are glad to read about your satisfaction and we hope to welcome you again during your next trip in Paris ! More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Me and my girlfriend visited here 2 weeks ago and the food and service was fantastic. Fresh ,simple but not too fussy and the staff were very attentive

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Thank you veru much for this great comment, we are delighted to here about your satisfaction ! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I had the 3 course menu. Service was good. Food service was very slow and came out cold. Very disapointing

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Marc D, Gérant at Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for sharing your experience, We would like to deeply apologize for the quality of food, we are sorry to read about your disappointment and we hope we could make it right during your next trip in Paris. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 77 10 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 54 - 75
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Le First Restaurant Boudoir Paris in Paris’s glorious Westin Hotel – the 1st Arrondissement is the heart of Paris and Le First is right in the heart of the 1st. With views directly over the Tuileries, this elegant, neo-modern dining room is dressed in amazing purple silks and velvets, with long cushioned banquettes, multiple mirrors and drapes. The leaf-print flooring and silver spears take inspiration from the Tuileries, yet it all retains a flatteringly masculine air. It has an intimate ambience, as if you were entertaining at home. In fact, Le First is called a ‘restaurant boudoir’. Chef Gilles Grasteau, the highest honour, has created an inventive menu that is a contemporary and refined twist on traditional brasserie-style cuisine. Like this: thin aubergine and ground mint tart with half-cooked sardine fillets, steamed cod dim sum style with crunchy herb salad, a fabulous luxury burger, chocolate and raspberry tiramisu. The Old World/NewWorld wine list is almost completely available by the glass. For groups of eight or more, there is a First & More menu – just four courses – though we’d be tempted to gather our guests or colleagues and treat them to the seven-course First Tasting menu. For larger groups, the Westin Hotel has a very professional staff on hand to help you create the event you desire.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Louvre / Palais-Royal

Neighborhood Profile
Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.