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“great experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Epicure

Epicure
Ranked #3 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $100
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Holte, Denmark
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

An amazing restaurant located at Le Bristol. The food presentation is half the experience, it is like art. Be prepared to get your big wallet out though

Visited November 2012
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Food and Beverage Director at Epicure, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience during your recent visit at our restaurant, and that you noticed the utmost attention put in the presentation of the food.

We are looking forward of welcoming you on your next visit to le Bristol.

Best regards,

Kevin Chambenoit
Food and Beverage Director
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Santiago, Chile
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sophisticated Menu & Wine List”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

For a three star Michelin restaurant, it had an ample menu, with exotic and non usual choices, which makes the job of the Chef to be very creative.
Outstanding service in an elegant environment, the Sommelier was extremely helpful in suggesting not the most expensive wine, but the right one.
Smoking in the adjacent garden is a bonus for cigar lovers.
A place to return only to enjoy again and again.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Lutier
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Food and Beverage Director at Epicure, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

You are right to outline that the sommelier should be there to assist in finding the right reference of wine, complementing a food menu that brings together a mix of traditional and creative dishes. This is what we strive to achieve during every service, and we are happy that you so rightly put it.

We will be happy to have you again and again in our restaurant.

Kevin Chambenoit
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Toronto, Canada
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212 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“best restaurant meal ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

This was a fabulous meal. Setting lovely. Food was exquisite. A delectable mix of flavour sensations. THis is a MUST if it fits the budget SUPER expensive but not over priced. Truly the most memorable meal ever.!!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank beyond5a
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Food and Beverage Director at Epicure, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

It is always a delight to be reading that one had the meal of his life within our restaurant. This is the true aim of our team, and we can only hope that on your next visit, you will once more have a one of a lifetime experience.

We remain yours, faithfully

Kevin Chambenoit
Food and Beverage Director
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Saratoga, CA
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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“Phenomenal Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We ate at Epicure on Sept 23, 2012. We were expecting to be wowed by this three Michelin starred restaurant and we were. Wow! The service was fantastic, with so many waiters coming to our table we lost track. It was like we were part of some great ballet, although our role was simply to sit and enjoy the meticulously prepared courses paired with some superb wines.

Because the menu is constantly changed, I don't think it makes a lot of sense to describe each course, but there were at least nine on the tasting menu and they were all outstanding. They even changed one course for my wife who did not want sweetbreads (her loss). Baptiste expertly paired several wines with the courses on the menu that night too.

I mentioned the service before, but I will mention it again. Not only was it flawless, all the waiters were very friendly. Some were even funny. At the end, one quietly slipped over and placed a single red rose in my lap and pointed at my wife. How can you not love that?

This is a world-class restaurant and you can expect a world-class bill but it was worth it.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank CoachDave37
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Food and Beverage Director at Epicure, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Sir,

It is always a real pleasure for the team to read that their effort to please our guests have been noticed and enjoyed. Truly, a restaurant is often compared with a theatre, for the points that you outlined. A theatre where our guests are not only spectator, but hold the lead role of their experience.

And it is very important for us to make our guests feel the care and friendliness of our service, in a more formal setting.

It would be a pleasure to be able to be of your service again.

Best regards,

Kevin Chambenoit
Food and Beverage Director
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New Jersey, USA
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198 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“The best dining experience, ever...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We spend a week in Paris with my wife for buisness and also to celebrate her Birthday. Apperantly the reservation I made only one week in advance was accepted by mistake and they informed me about this the next day. Of course, we were still dissatisfied with this fact and I expressed my opinion on TripAdvisor. It was to a great surprise when just two days later, while still in Paris, I was contacted by the hotel manager who extended their appology and invited us to dine at Epicure on one of the two days we have left in Paris. We decided not to miss on this chance and went. Everything in restaurant appearance and service is deserving the highest possible marks. Special thanks to Frederic who oversaw the service and also made us laugh. He is obviously the person who loves his job and is doing it great. Unfortunately, I do not remember the somelier name (probably due to this great Burgundy wine he selected :), but he did superb job as well. And than the food... We had tasting menu, it was about ten courses, each of them could be the highlight of any other restaurant in the world. My favorite was the veal sweetbreads braised with amaretto. I am sure that I will be craving for them until we are back at Epicure. Being there and seeing the job done by the team made it clear that the situation with our reservation was a very rare and unfortunate occasion. We would go back at any time there is a chance to do so and I would advise everyone to try this place. Just do not go when we are in Paris, so we can get a table :).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank EAS21
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Food and Beverage Director at Epicure, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Sir,

It is very fortunate that we have been able to deal in a manner that was satisfactory with the first hitch in your booking. It is with great pleasure that we read that you were more than satisfied with your experience, and that you recommend our restaurant to others.
The menu changing with the availability of the products, you might not find the sweetbreads on your next visit, but hopefully discover other specialties that should be as enjoyable.
Frederic, our restaurant Director, and his team would be delighted to be able to be again at your service.

Best regards,

Kevin Chambenoit
Food and Beverage Director
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