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Le Restaurant

#66 of 13,720 Restaurants in Paris
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13 rue des Beaux Arts, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 41 99 01
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7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: This is alongside Gilbert Isaac La Fermette Marboeuf that Julien Montbabut...
This is alongside Gilbert Isaac La Fermette Marboeuf that Julien Montbabut learn the basics of traditional French cuisine after its formation in Hotel School Grégoire Ferrandi in Paris. He continued his career in fine dining restaurants as the Pavillon Ledoyen and Jamin with Benoit Guichard, then joined the chef Philippe Bélissent to Hotel, rue des Beaux Arts. After two and a half years as a deputy head Chef, in which the restaurant gets a Michelin star, he decided to try his luck at the Pavillon de la Grande Cascade, also distinguished by a Michelin star, where he was quickly promoted to Assistant Chief.At the age of 29, it is through the front door that Julien Montbabut made his return to Restaurant Hotel as a chef. He wants to offer classic French cuisine based on products and following the seasons. He highlights juices, sauces and seasonings.It brings a modern twist and a touch of lightness through its new and short seasonal menu, where you can find for example green asparagus,with caviar Alverta Imperial, Brittany Crab,with lemon & ginger, Duck foie gras with green apple. Under a canopy, the room looks like a private lounge, with its velvet armchairs, lampshades his accordion, mirrors and columns Empire style. The atmosphere is intimate, cozy and romantic. The restaurant opens onto a patio where you can have lunch or dinner on sunny days. It is decorated with a lovely fountain made to plans by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux.In addition to the à la carte menu, a day menu is available for lunch, and costs 45 € (starter, main course and dessert) or 55 € (starter, main course and dessert). For customers in a hurry, this menu can be served in an hour."I can resist everything except temptation"Oscar WildeC’est aux côtés de Gilbert Isaac à La Fermette Marboeuf que Julien Montbabut apprend les bases de la cuisine française traditionnelle après sa formation à l’école Hôtelière Grégoire Ferrandi à Paris. Il poursuit sa carrière dans de belles maisons comme au Pavillon Ledoyen et au Jamin avec Benoit Guichard, puis rejoint le chef Philippe Bélissent à l’Hôtel, rue des Beaux Arts. Après deux ans et demi à ses côtés, au cours desquels Le Restaurant obtient une étoile Michelin, il décide de tenter l’aventure au Pavillon de la Grande Cascade, également distingué d’une étoile Michelin, où il est rapidement promu chef adjoint. A 28 ans à peine, c’est par la grande porte que Julien Montbabut fait son retour au Restaurant de L’Hôtel en tant que chef. Il retrouve avec beaucoup de plaisir cette adresse culte de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, et aspire à opérer le changement dans la continuité. Il souhaite proposer une cuisine classique française axée sur les produits et les saisons, et mettre en avant les jus, les sauces et les assaisonnements. Il apporte un twist de modernité et un zeste de légèreté à travers sa nouvelle et courte carte de saison, où l’on trouve par exemple des Cuisses de Grenouille, bouillon d’ail rose, légèrement dorées, fregola sarda cuisinée au vert, des Ris de Veau, jus aux herbes, morille jumbo, vieux comté ou une Entrecôte d’Argentine, jus corsé au thym, cuite au sautoir, pomme de terre fumée.Sous une verrière, la salle a des allures de salon privé, avec ses fauteuils en velours, ses abat-jours en accordéon, ses miroirs et ses colonnes de style Empire. L’atmosphère y est intime, cosy et romantique. Le restaurant s'ouvre sur un patio où l’on peut déjeuner ou dîner aux beaux jours. Il est agrémenté d'une ravissante fontaine réalisée selon les plans de Claude-Nicolas Ledoux.Outre le menu à la carte, un menu du marché est proposé au déjeuner, au tarif de 45 € (entrée-plat ou plat-dessert) ou 55 € (entrée-plat-dessert). Pour les clients pressés, ce menu peut-être servi en une heure.« Je peux résister à tout, sauf à la tentation »Oscar Wilde
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
very good meal, delicious, interesting ..and no 'mistakes'

Had a very good meal here. Everything was delicious, interesting ..and there were no 'mistakes' (exaggeration, awkwardness etc).. Delicious snail dish, delicious fish, surprising sea urchin. Well presented. Good service. Nice small, very cozy, room. If I had to give one criticism it would be the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Paris, France
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had a very good meal here. Everything was delicious, interesting ..and there were no 'mistakes' (exaggeration, awkwardness etc).. Delicious snail dish, delicious fish, surprising sea urchin. Well presented. Good service. Nice small, very cozy, room. If I had to give one criticism it would be the (patagonan?) beef; it was of the very long cured variety that makes it less... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Beautiful ambience, unique and well thought out dishes. professional and warm service. What a fabulous evening. I shall definitely return on my next visit to Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I don't even know where to start, but I'll begin with the cocktails which were an experience all on their own. I am not a huge sea food eater but I thought if I was going to try something different, I should do it in such an amazing place. So (much to my husband’s surprise), I tried the sea urchin... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We treated ourselves to Le Restaurant when in Paris for the weekend. The five course chef's menu is fantastic and well worth the money. For me the best point was the restaurant itself, full of atmosphere and really relaxing. I would highly recommend!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Impressed with the great ambience and flawless service. This is a small restaurant and we were lucky to get a table right at the centre. Upon the advice of the matre-d, we ordered the tasting menu with pairing wines for two. The dishes were nice but unfortunately there were no outstanding surprises. Overall good dining experience.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Many years ago my cousin stayed at L'Hotel but never ate in their restaurant. I thought that we'd give it a try when she returned to Paris. There were five in our party. I made the reservation months in advance. But we just could not convince them to permit us to order a la carte; they oblige you to eat... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On a business trip to Paris booked this one based on reviews. overall excellent. Four of us, all with the 5 course tasting menu. An amouse-bouche of smoked salmon and foamed cream-cheese, followed by a crab cake with guacamole with amazing plating. the 2nd course was a superb scallop, followed by a pigeon breast cooked very rare and paired with... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Perfect service, nice atmosphere, overpriced menu for what they serve, little dishes with doubtful quality. I have never undergo such a deception. I took the 7 course degustation menu. 2 dishes were nice. The rest better to forget. The bill? 135 euros each + wine + water. I would have escaped from the restaurant at the 4th dish if I... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was the last of 5 michelin starred restaurants we ate in during our week long stay across London and Paris. Our previous dining experiences included Le Gavroche in London. My first point was that we were seated in the bar area a having cocktail before dinner. Nobody came to take us into the dining area. We were staying in... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Paris is a mekka of fine dining and this place is amazing, small, cozy, yet special, great interior, and food beyond any expectations :) I was impressed with one waitress who could speak few languages with different clients :)) so must come and must eat place! 🆒😋

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 rue des Beaux Arts, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighborhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 41 99 01

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 101 - 134
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

This is alongside Gilbert Isaac La Fermette Marboeuf that Julien Montbabut learn the basics of traditional French cuisine after its formation in Hotel School Grégoire Ferrandi in Paris. He continued his career in fine dining restaurants as the Pavillon Ledoyen and Jamin with Benoit Guichard, then joined the chef Philippe Bélissent to Hotel, rue des Beaux Arts. After two and a half years as a deputy head Chef, in which the restaurant gets a Michelin star, he decided to try his luck at the Pavillon de la Grande Cascade, also distinguished by a Michelin star, where he was quickly promoted to Assistant Chief.At the age of 29, it is through the front door that Julien Montbabut made his return to Restaurant Hotel as a chef. He wants to offer classic French cuisine based on products and following the seasons. He highlights juices, sauces and seasonings.It brings a modern twist and a touch of lightness through its new and short seasonal menu, where you can find for example green asparagus,with caviar Alverta Imperial, Brittany Crab,with lemon & ginger, Duck foie gras with green apple. Under a canopy, the room looks like a private lounge, with its velvet armchairs, lampshades his accordion, mirrors and columns Empire style. The atmosphere is intimate, cozy and romantic. The restaurant opens onto a patio where you can have lunch or dinner on sunny days. It is decorated with a lovely fountain made to plans by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux.In addition to the à la carte menu, a day menu is available for lunch, and costs 45 € (starter, main course and dessert) or 55 € (starter, main course and dessert). For customers in a hurry, this menu can be served in an hour."I can resist everything except temptation"Oscar WildeC’est aux côtés de Gilbert Isaac à La Fermette Marboeuf que Julien Montbabut apprend les bases de la cuisine française traditionnelle après sa formation à l’école Hôtelière Grégoire Ferrandi à Paris. Il poursuit sa carrière dans de belles maisons comme au Pavillon Ledoyen et au Jamin avec Benoit Guichard, puis rejoint le chef Philippe Bélissent à l’Hôtel, rue des Beaux Arts. Après deux ans et demi à ses côtés, au cours desquels Le Restaurant obtient une étoile Michelin, il décide de tenter l’aventure au Pavillon de la Grande Cascade, également distingué d’une étoile Michelin, où il est rapidement promu chef adjoint. A 28 ans à peine, c’est par la grande porte que Julien Montbabut fait son retour au Restaurant de L’Hôtel en tant que chef. Il retrouve avec beaucoup de plaisir cette adresse culte de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, et aspire à opérer le changement dans la continuité. Il souhaite proposer une cuisine classique française axée sur les produits et les saisons, et mettre en avant les jus, les sauces et les assaisonnements. Il apporte un twist de modernité et un zeste de légèreté à travers sa nouvelle et courte carte de saison, où l’on trouve par exemple des Cuisses de Grenouille, bouillon d’ail rose, légèrement dorées, fregola sarda cuisinée au vert, des Ris de Veau, jus aux herbes, morille jumbo, vieux comté ou une Entrecôte d’Argentine, jus corsé au thym, cuite au sautoir, pomme de terre fumée.Sous une verrière, la salle a des allures de salon privé, avec ses fauteuils en velours, ses abat-jours en accordéon, ses miroirs et ses colonnes de style Empire. L’atmosphère y est intime, cosy et romantique. Le restaurant s'ouvre sur un patio où l’on peut déjeuner ou dîner aux beaux jours. Il est agrémenté d'une ravissante fontaine réalisée selon les plans de Claude-Nicolas Ledoux.Outre le menu à la carte, un menu du marché est proposé au déjeuner, au tarif de 45 € (entrée-plat ou plat-dessert) ou 55 € (entrée-plat-dessert). Pour les clients pressés, ce menu peut-être servi en une heure.« Je peux résister à tout, sauf à la tentation »Oscar Wilde
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.