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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 12,784 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $119 - $158
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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food here was truly outstanding! I could not want for a better romantic meal in my favourite city. The negative side to this restaurant was the staff. They were not only unattentive, but slightly pompous. It was our first time to this restaurant, but not our first time to high end restaurants (as my partner is a head chef).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went here with wife and 2 Jr. Chefs for lunch during our last Paris holidays, artistic presentation, professional service and we all fully enjoyed each dish. Not at all crowded for our late lunch- Perfect place to for us to spend a couple of hours, relaxed atmosphere and marvelous Food, our boys were both amazed and took lots of plate... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. We had never tried squab and we both loved it! The decor was very sexy, it was perfect for our 25th anniversary

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I learned of this restaurant from other reviewers here on Trip advisor so I must thank them for leading me to the greatest culinary experience of my life!! My wife and I ate here in May on our honeymoon and were wowed with one culinary masterpiece after another! We chose the 7 course tasting menu and have not had such... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful and cozy restaurant tucked away in St Germain that was ideal for a romantic dinner for 2. It is not loud and busy like the brasseries but also not too fancy and formal like some of the other Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris with the same level cuisine as this. The food was superb, the service attentive... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a great little place but unfortunately some of the elements of the courses weren't to our taste. However there was a great atmosphere and a romantic little place if you want a cosy meal.

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NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Expensive, pretentious. And pretty quiet, the night we were there. Somehow it all was a little too precious for us. So many restaurants to choose from in Paris - lots with better food, better value, and more fun.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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