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“One of the best meals ever in Paris” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lucas Carton

Lucas Carton
9,place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Elysees)
+33 (0) 1 42 65 22 90
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Ranked #2,467 of 13,870 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $0 - $147
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
Description: Senderens restaurant in Paris with stunning views toward the church of the Madeleine (Da Vinci Code fans take note) is one of the city���s most important restaurants, replete with history and full of exciting modernity. Originally opened in 1890, taken over and redecorated in true Art Deco style in the 1920���s, it operated as three-star Lucas Carton until 2005 when chef Alain Senderens gave back the stars, changed the name and transformed the d��cor and menu to create this stylish, informal restaurant. The beautiful Art Deco carvings remain, but now the tables are free of starchy linens, the service is relaxed and the dishes are innovative and exotic. Veal tartare with langoustines and rice noodles is stunning, as is the Racan pigeon stuffed with crab meat and poached in Qi Lan tea. The cellar remains a high-end experience. For elegant, sleek, exciting dining in the heart of town, Senderens will delight you.
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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“One of the best meals ever in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Visited the restaurant with a friend in April 2013. Arrived at 19;30 as the first guests

We decided to take a la carte

Starter we had the salmon and the aspergues. Perfect both of them.

And for main cource langoustine and the open lobster ravioli.

I can only say that the food was excellent and on of the best means I have had in Paris. And one of the best thing I can say was that you could actually eat the dishes. Often when visiting michellin restaurant the dishes are so strange that you are hungry when you leave. We were not hungry when we left and i can say that I had one of the best meals of my life!

The service if ok. Nothing speciel but it worked fine. The restaurant isn't that special when it comes to decoration but it works fine.
This restaurant is in my top 5 restaurant lists.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Just Great !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile



Very nice restaurant , superb food some dishes are exquisite ( langoustine ). Excellent service and very attentive.
I don't know who wrote the " rat review" but his motive is bit suspicious to say the least. The place is spotless even immaculate.




Visited April 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Haute cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

There's something magic about this restaurant: the location (Place Madeleine), the building (you can hardly see it's a restaurant from the outside), the interior (chic though accessible) and off course the Michelin Star-rewarded menu.

Try the Menu Degustation: exceptional! Every course comes with a glass of wine accompanying the food. Worth every Euro...

Visited January 2013
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Paris, France
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“The best price-quality ratio for a gastronimic restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Everything is awsome!

Senderens laid off his stars few years ago because he thought that paying 1000 euros for a meal was too much, he decided to remove the table clothes, crystal glass, etc...

Now you eat the perfect grastronimic meal arround 160 euros with glasses of wine for each dish.

Nothing to say about the food, it's like a dream! Few months later, I still think about what I ate!

Visited September 2012
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Paris, France
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“One of the best in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Once a year, my husband and I celebrate our anniviersary by going to one of the top restaurants in Paris. This year we discovered Senderens and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The restaurant is in a new art- deco style with some of the original woodwork which is truly beautiful. We had the 'discovery menu' with a different wine for each course. The duck was memorable. In fact we found it to be even tastier than the famous duck dinner at the Tour d'Argent. The choice of wines was amazing and the service was also excellent. The prices are moderate for a 2 star Michelin restaurant. Worth the trip and can't wait to return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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