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“Excellent view, good dining”
Review of Maison Blanche

Maison Blanche
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Ranked #1,177 of 17,407 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $69 - $125
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
Description: Maison Blanche is on the rooftop of the Theatre des Champs Elysees since 25 years at 15 avenue Montaigne overlooking Paris, offering a stunning view on the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, and Seine. The ambiance of the restaurant evolves since the creation in 1990 to the rhythm of days and nights, switching from a businesslike mood to a romantic or party. The executive Chef Fabrice Giraud presents a surprising and exquisite cuisine drawn from a multitude of inspirations. The menu changes each season.
Vught, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent view, good dining”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

On the final night of our annual city trip to Paris we went to Maison Blanche, on the recommendation by our hotel (Champs-Elysees Plaza). The restaurant is based in an old theatre and arguably has one of the finest views of Paris. In summer it is even better, since you eat out on the terrace where a view on the illuminated Eiffel tower is also available.

We had the 6-course Degustation menu which was excellent. Very well prepared and quite tasty. The only (slight) dissonant was the (young) female sommelier. I think she meant well but reacted somewhat stiffly when I asked if she could recommend a wine arrangement, since we had 6 courses. This was clearly something she was not used to. However, the wines I then picked myself were rather good, and that is what it's all about: a nice Meursault and half a bottle of red Vosnes-Romanee.

The pricing is rather steep (EUR 684 for the 4 menus and the wines) but hey, you're out in Paris and you have this great view!

  • Visited October 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Oh to be Treated Like A Queen”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

If this level of service was given by more restaurants, then the foodies of the world would be very happy! They anticipated our every need... it was wonderful! The food was incredible. I started with the lobster salad, which was light in a framed pastry (no bottom). The steak was cooked to perfection.

We were fortunate to sit right on the edge of the glass so through a mirror, strategically placed, we could see the Eiffel Tower glow every hour. This was our 25th Anniversary and I would recommend this as a special place for such event!

Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was our splurge meal in Paris, and it did not disappoint. The service was impeccable and food matched beautifully. The views are some of the best in all of Paris. I highly recommend this restaurant. The sommelier, even though super busy, was very attentive.

  • Visited September 2012
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dinning with a Mouse”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

How can you dine with friends and......a mouse?
This is my worst experience in my dinning life....immagine the kitcken
See the attached picture I got with my Blackberry phone of the little friend.....
This restaurany should not stay open anymore!

  • Visited September 2012
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7 Thank Francesco M
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PSGMB, Public Relations Manager at Maison Blanche, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Francesco,

First and foremost, i would like to apologize for the unpleasant experience. Thank you for informing us about the situation. We have checked the complaint, and it seems, since there were some renovation works on the ground floor of the building, (precisely, the theater facility) during the summer, some of the building’s unpleasant neighbors found their way to our floor…
The good news are : it has been checked and totally contained, and the works in the building are over.
Let me invite you to fix the impression you had, and visit our restaurant and kitchen to see for yourself., in better conditions.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at + 33 1 47 23 55 99 / reservations@maison-blanche.fr, so we can personally take care of your reservation

Best regards,
The « Maison Blanche » team
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Stunning view, poor service”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Maison Blanche only deserves attention for its spectacular views of the Parisian skyline and La Tour Eiffel. Exceptionally poor, inconsistent and slow service: after waiting almost an hour and a half a waiter managed to bring the starter. In a very arrogant manner he said there are many visitors, and moreover we already had amuse-bouche and bread, so there is nothing to complain about. The food is average and overpriced, atmosphere is pretentious and showy, people are waiting to be seated as if the stass at the entrance is intentionally manufacturing the impression of Maison Blanche being an 'overly popular' place . Avoid.

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank hidden_shine
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PSGMB, Public Relations Manager at Maison Blanche, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear hidden_shine,
first of all, thanks you very much for choosing 'la maison blanche' in your last stay in Paris. I would like to apologize for your state that you describe a situation that is not habitual in our restaurant - The view, is stunning, and i am glad you noticed it and enjoyd it... we take pride in our waiters and service, and do the best to keep our service in the best standards - if, by some rare mistake, you had a bad experiance in our restaurant, i invite you to make a reservation here at + 33 1 47 23 55 99 / reservations@maison-blanche.fr and we will make sure you will leave the restaurant satisfied, and with the best impression of the highest quality service and food. The « Maison Blanche » team
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