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Hotel Ritz | 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very, very special place. Amazing!

With two Michelin stars this restaurant should be special and it really is. It does stand up to its billing though, which is important. Sure its not cheap, but the viewers who make that an issue kinda miss the point. Paris is not cheap and this is a very famous 2 star restaurant in a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2013
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

In 2010 - We booked this restaurant to be the highlight of our trip to Paris - a very special occasion. The setting was magnificent, however we were left feeling very flat when our breadrolls arrived at room temperature and not warm. This was closely followed by the waiter pouring our champagne while holding the neck of the bottle. When... More 

2 Thank disappointed08Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

With two Michelin stars this restaurant should be special and it really is. It does stand up to its billing though, which is important. Sure its not cheap, but the viewers who make that an issue kinda miss the point. Paris is not cheap and this is a very famous 2 star restaurant in a very expensive hotel. What do... More 

1 Thank aaronsLondon
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Staying in The best hotel in France and not trying food in two-Michelin stars restaurant?hm... I would regret all my life.Love the restaurant.Very high standards .The food and it's presentation was amazing! .... Breakfast... Hm...I just felt like home...

3 Thank agnesLimassol_Cyprus
Chicago, Illinois
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

It is not cheap, but the quality of food, service, and in a way, showmanship is like going to a Broadway show, thus, worth it. Walk around, inside, outside, everywhere, to see what the big deal with this place is.

3 Thank Hgmnz
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

L'Espadon at the Ritz in Paris has two-Michelin stars. On a special-deal return fare of just £69 with Eurostar I wanted a treat to remember before I began a much simpler, economical way of life. I was prepared to spend £3-400 because I knew the first starter on the a la carte menu was a blue-lobster dish for 110 euros;... More 

6 Thank Glynn C
Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

beautiful restaurant! excellent service! we tried a couple of seafood entrees and vegetables, and they were divine! French food at it's finest!

1 Thank anengineeredtraveler
Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We were there during a big fashion show. The restaurant had a large party from the show and they were very entertaining. It's very expensive but we knew that.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

dining room reminded me of the hotel de paris monte carlo. which was also excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

A two star Michelin treat. Service is friendly and competent. The food is divine and the room is beautiful

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My wife celebrated her 50th Birthday recently (Not that she will be happy I have told everyone) I decided to take her to the Ritz in Paris with it being a special one. With all its charm and splendour it certainly did not disappoint. We were fortunate to dine in the L'Espadon restaurant, from stepping through the door until our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hotel Ritz | 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33143163080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 585
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine


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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.
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