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Le Restaurant

13 rue des Beaux Arts, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)
+33 1 44 41 99 01
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As featured in Paris' Best Nightlife
Ranked #20 of 12,539 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $121 - $161
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Luxembourg
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
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We ate a delicious meal that the chef prepared for us and were blown away by the delicate balance of flavors and tasteful use of strangely prepared items. Though expensive, the many plates and wine pairing were superb. The mutualistic relationship between wine and food transformed this from a meal to an experience. Simple excellent.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We celebrated my birthday at Le Restaurant - a fantastic choice. My husband and I are both fussy eaters and initially nervous that we might not like some of the more 'unusual' ingredients. We needn't have worried - the flavours were balanced to perfection. The ambience and service were wonderful. Overall I cannot praise this restaurant enough. A wonderful evening... More

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Knox
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Amazing ambience. great prie fixe menu, great wait staff. a true gem. Be prepared to spend atleast 500$ for 2. Its a once in a lifetime experience.

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Zug, Switzerland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Really loved this dining room, truly felt I was in Paris. The staff were attentive and not arrogant, as a previous reviewer commented. The food was lovely and I had the 'surprise' degustation accompanied with matching wines so I could sample the menu. I'd recommend the surprise method, they did check if we had any food intolerances or dislikes first,... More

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Soton
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10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Having spent the past four days in Paris where everyone from the taxi drivers to the staff in cheapish cheerful bistros were absolutely charming we were hugely disappointed in the staff at Le Restaurant. Arrogant springs to mind. I found the Patagonian beef a little tough so swapped with my partner. We didn't even send it back however obviously this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We recently stayed at L'Hotel and made reservations in advance for our first night at this restaurant. We had cocktails in the bar before and reviewed the menu. The staff are charming, attentive and very happy to assist in choosing. The only person who perhaps could have been a little more pleasant was the Sommelier. He was as Parisians can... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The restaurant atmosphere is elegant with a small water fountain in the courtyard towards the back of the restaurant. The food presentation was lovely and good but not exceptional. And the service was certainly lacking. There are many other restaurants in Paris that I would choose over this one.

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had the tasting menu; not cheap but excellent food and wines. The service and the atmosphere made for a great night.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We don't usually like a tasting menu but this was wonderful. 5 small and perfect plates. The crab with ginger and guacamole was a revelation. Definitely a romantic spot. Good service

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Paris, France
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30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A very cozy hotel and restaurant in Paris. The service is great, professional, but warm. I can feel comfortable to enjoy a diner and nice wine. Excellent atmosphere, I just love all in this restaurant. My favourite, special place in Paris.

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