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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 #5 of 12,041 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $124 - $166
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I had dinner at Le Restaurant during the Easter bank holiday weekend. We went for the 5 course 'surprise' menu with a bottle of wine. The food was all very very good, as was the wine, but our bill came to €340 (including tip). That equates to around £140 GBP per head. We've both had similarly brilliant... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Had a leisurely and enjoyable lunch here. Well-situated between Musee d'Orsay, Notre Dame, and not far from the Louvre, we made reservation to fit our day but the meal turned out to be at least as good as everything else we did. The room and service were fancy but not uptight, at least not at lunchtime. The room is small... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We went there for a lunch with my girlfriend and found Le Restaurant amazing! Even if it's really expensive, I think it's worth the price and you can feel the huge contribution of the staff behind each plate! I was particularly astounded by the food presentation, as each plate was a piece of art. We took the lunch menu for... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I was so excited about visiting L'Hotel after reading the reviews I brought my husband for a surprise. Its an amazing restaurant BUT the food is OVER priced and the place is beyond pretentious ! starters around €40 and mains around €50 with NO SIDES and the portions are tiny! The staff with fine but unless you have a spare... More

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were visiting Paris for our honeymoon and decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal out. The restaurant had good reviews and whilst it has a Michelin star it was still affordable (although more than we would normally spend on a meal). The customer service was impeccable and the staff both knowledgeable and friendly. We were given excellent advice... More

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gold coast
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Priced well although 1 star Michellin we boiked 5 course with wine and where highly surprised we basically got 8 courses if you include pallet cleansers. I did request for no seafood on my behalf as i just prefer not to eat it and a dish of fish landed on the table i asked the weighter he said "in france... More

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Rockville, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had a memorable meal with our adult daughter at this opulent -- and yet sincere and welcoming -- restaurant a few years ago, and returned with family to celebrate a milestone birthday for my sister in law. The five course surprise menu (accompanied by some exquisite "pre-courses") was sensational, along with the perfect wine pairings. The staff was very... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Valentine’s seems to be an excuse for the majority of upmarket Parisian restaurants to inflate prices in the sure knowledge that a captive audience of romantic diners will pay any price for their special evening. Having been dismayed at the opportunism of certain Michelin-starred establishments to crazily inflate their prices, it was wonderful to find that Le Restaurant was not... More

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Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

As an experienced Parisian diner over a couple of decades, I have savored dozens of assorted establishments over the years, some in a business setting selected by Parisian colleagues, some exploring on my own. This occasion was an anniversary celebration with my wife so expectations were high. Le Restaurant did not disappoint and delivered a lasting memory. The atmosphere is... More

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Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The service was pretty good, but more than this, the food doesn't get any better. It's 3-star quality at 1-star prices. Where a few of the waiters could improve with a tad more experience, the chef sends us half way to heaven in a symphony of flavours and simple beauty in every plate. The kitchen gets absolutely nothing wrong. Almost... More

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