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“I'm not a fan”
Review of Pierre Gagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire
Ranked #18 of 16,978 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
Paris, France
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197 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
“I'm not a fan”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Ok, let me be in the minority here. I am not a fan of PG. Nothing wrong with the place, and you can invite me here tomorrow if you want, I'll accept the invitation. It's just that this style of über-restaurant in Paris is tiring. Wealthy business people with no interest in food share the room with wealthy tourists with little knowledge of haute cuisine. I am generalising of course, but I must be 80% correct. Gone are the bourgeois pleasures of the great 'maisons' you find in 'la province'. This is a power game. Good, but not as enjoyable as it should be.

Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the Best Meals Ever”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

To eat a meal here is like looking at a great painting or listening to an excellent piece of music. Every dish was carefully prepared and arranged. Give yourself at least 3 hours to enjoy your meal. Had the lunch set menu and it was not cheap. But it will be one of the meal experiences you cherish for a long time.

  • Visited October 2013
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Rockville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Merci beaucoup!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Easily the best meal we've ever had. Pierre Gagnaire is unequivocally a genius. No gimmicks, no molecular gastronomy, no fads, no smoke, no liquid nitrogen, etc.--instead, every detail is carefully thought out as homage to the ingredients themselves. If you understand good food, you will not be disappointed. Get the wine pairing too. Worth every euro and then some. Just go!

  • Visited October 2013
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing experience!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

What better to dine at a 3-starred Restaurant than to meet the chef himself! We were greeted by Pierre Gagnaire and had the honor to tour his kitchen and even took a picture with him!! Can't believe how personable he is! The food of course is incredible. It's nothing like we have tasted before and his presentations are so creative. It's very expensive but worth every penny!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank bebeminion
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Amman, Jordan
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70 reviews
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“Marvelous!!!!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant doesn't offer you a meal, it's an experience of luxurious, lavish, and exquisite food and service! It's the best paris and France have to offer. It's expensive alright, but worth every cent! Unforgettable to say the least!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Zewey
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