Michelin-Star Restaurants In Paris – 118 Make The Grade In 2022

In all of France there are now 627 restaurants boasting at least one Michelin star for the year 2022 (down from the 638 in 2021, mostly due to restaurant closures). Paris is home to many of them — ten Paris restaurants have earned three stars, fourteen now have two stars. The biggest category, though, is Michelin one-star restaurants, where Paris has a grand total of 94 of them. Let's start at the top, with a list of restaurants holding trois macarons, and then take a look at those with two-stars and, finally, the big list of Michelin one-star restaurants in Paris.

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Michelin Three-Star Restaurants in Paris

Three New Stars for Arnaud Donckele at Plénitude

Plénitude table with view Chef Arnaud Donckele (R) and Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric at Plénitude

The big news in the 2022 Michelin Guide was Chef Arnaud Donckele at restaurant Plénitude garnering three stars, from zero. It's very unusual for a new restaurant to pick up three stars in its first year of operation — in fact, we aren't sure it's ever happened before. Perhaps this shows what money can buy, for Plénitude is found in the former Samaritaine department store building, on the banks of the Seine, which, after a lengthy and expensive revamp (Michelin calls the work a "pharaonic investment") has become a new Parisian luxury shopping, dining, and hotel destination.

The Michelin inspectors found it "impossible not to be impressed by [the chef's] work here" as they elevated Chef Donckele to the Olympic heights of chefs who hold three stars at more than one restaurant. Plénitude also received Michelin's Passion Dessert award for the work of Maxime Frédéric, the restaurant's pastry chef.

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Pierre Gagnaire At Pierre Gagnaire

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Pierre Gagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire has been at this a long time; his restaurant has held three stars continuously since 1996. But perhaps his greatest accolade came in 2015 when he was named best chef in the world, as chosen by the other best chefs in the world! Michelin refers to his dishes as "poetic and in constant reinvention." Once you're seated, several small plates appear at your table, each more delightful then the last. Even frequent diners will be amazed since the dishes change as often as the seasons.

  • Hotel Balzac, 6 Rue Balzac
  • 8th Arrondissement
  • Website

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Le Pré Catelan

Life couldn't be better than when you are seated beneath chestnut trees on the terrace of the Napoleon III Pavillon while enjoying this Le Pré Catelan's mouthwatering tidbits. In addition to these three stars, Chef Frédéric Anton also holds a Michelin star at both Le Jules Verne (a restaurant on the Eiffel Tower) and (for the first time ever on a Paris bateau) the dinner yacht, Don Juan II.

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Arpège

"The most beautiful cookbook was written by nature," chef Alain Passard is fond of saying. Chef has reinvented this venerable three-star more than once, including its current incarnation as a vegetables-only luxury restaurant; vegetables sourced from the three gardens the restaurant cultivates. If you're looking for a place to relax and be pampered after a wandering the rooms and gardens of nearby Musée Rodin, this is the restaurant for you. Provided you have a reservation, of course.

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Guy Savoy

Set in the classical beautiful Hôtel de la Monnaie, with vintage windows overlooking the Seine, Chef Guy Savoy continues to serve what can only be thought of as a celebration of French cuisine. His restaurant is a combination of true luxury and ultimate simplicity.

  • Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti
  • 6th Arrondissement
  • Website

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Visit the Champagne Region from Paris

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Le Cinq Le Cinq, at the Four Seasons Hotel George V

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Le Cinq

"What style, what opulent luxury… not to mention the soft light coming from the interior garden", Michelin effuses as it continues to award Le Cinq the highest restaurant accolade for the food, the location, and the design. Latterly, though, The Guardian newspaper panned the place. Who to believe? The only sure way is to try it out.

  • Four Seasons Hotel George V, 31 Avenue George V
  • 8th Arrondissement
  • Website

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L'Ambroisie

The Michelin diners are over the moon about courses like lobster fricassee with civet sauce and Saint-Germain mousseline; scallops with leeks, potatoes and truffles; and fine shortbread tart with bitter cocoa and vanilla ice cream. Located in the elegant 17th-century Places des Vosges, L'Ambroisie is Paris' longest-running three-star restaurant.

  • 9 Place des Vosges
  • 4th Arrondissement
  • Website

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Chef Yannick Alléno at his 3-star restaurant Chef Yannick Alléno at his 3-star restaurant

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Alléno Paris

Set in a prestigious building in the gardens along the Champs-Elysées, Michelin noted the "luxury of the decor, the culture of tableware, the service orchestrated with elegance", and was equally impressed with the cooking. Chef Yannick Alléno, once a young rising star, has matured into Paris cooking royalty.

  • Carré des Champs-Élysées, 8 Avenue Dutuit
  • 8th Arrondissement
  • Website

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Epicure at Le Bristol

We've been following chef Eric Fréchon since he started at his own small place many years ago, and that devotion includes eating his superb creations at the luxe Hotel Le Bristol. Dine at Fréchon's three-star luxury restaurant or lunch at the hotel's one-star bistro. Either way you're going to be awed by delicacies.

  • 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
  • 8th Arrondissement
  • Website

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Kei

When chef Kei Kobayashi discovered French cuisine on Japanese television, he made it his mission to move to France and train with the best. Finally, in 2020, he won a coveted spot as the first Japanese chef to win three stars in France. Michelin gushes that "his work borders on perfection: a virtuoso in combining flavors, always correct in the design of his dishes, he glorifies the high-quality products."

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The 14 Michelin Two-Star Restaurants in Paris

Table – Bruno Verjus

Bruno Verjus Chef Bruno Verjus at restaurant Table

Paris lost one 2-star restaurant in 2022 with the closing of La Table de L'Espadon at the Ritz Hotel (for renovation, it seems). But, it gained three new two-star eateries, including the simply-named Table in the 12th Arrondissement. Michelin cites Chef Bruno Verjus for "choosing the most beautiful products, cooking them with humility and absolute respect" and fondly calls him "an astonishing character… who has become a self-taught chef". Everything on the short menu is cooked to order.

L'Oiseau Blanc – Two New in '22

L'Oiseau Blanc The Iron Lady as seen from restaurant L'Oiseau Blanc

The "contemporary French gastronomy" of this restaurant at the luxe Peninsula Hotel has earned chef David Bizet two stars from Michelin. Diners also enjoy a two-star view of the Eiffel Tower from L'Oiseau Blanc's rooftop perch.

Palais Royal Restaurant

Palais Royal Restaurant

"Royal is the word," to describe this Greek-flavored restaurant at the historic Palais Royal. So say the Michelin inspectors. Chef Philip Chronopoulos learned his chops (and lamb cutlets, we assume) working in a number of lauded Parisian eateries. Michelin further says that Chronopoulos presents "a creative and impactful cuisine," with, "recipes of an invigorating maturity."

  • 110 Galerie de Valois, Palais Royal
  • 1st Arrondissement
  • Website

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David Toutain, photo by Mark Craft Marsan par Hélène Darroze

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Marsan par Hélène Darroze

Hélène Darroze's restaurant in the 6th Arrondissement, renovated and renamed in 2019, was awarded a second star in the 2021 Michelin Guide. Chef Darroze, through, is no stranger to cooking, or to Michelin acclaim. Her family has run a restaurant in the French town of Villeneuve-de-Marsan for years, and Hélène is the fourth generation to have cooked there. (Hence, the name for her Paris restaurant.) She won her first Michelin star in Paris back in 2007.

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Le Clarence

Located in a 19th-century mansion steps from Champs Elysées, Le Clarence is owned by a French luxury company under the direction of Prince Robert de Luxembourg, who also controls three Bordeaux chateaux — Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion, and Quintus. At Le Clarence Prince Robert brings a little piece of Bordeaux to Paris. Chef Christophe Pelé (formerly of his own La Bigarrade) orchestrates the kitchen. He describes his culinary philosophy as generous, fresh, instinctive and spontaneous.

  • Hôtel Dillon, 31 Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 8th Arrondissement
  • Website

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David Toutain, photo by Mark Craft David Toutain, photos by Mark Craft

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David Toutain

At age 20 David Toutain started at Arpège just as Alain Passard was reinventing his restaurant with an all-vegetable menu. In less than a year Toutain was promoted to sous chef. He then sharpened his skills at Pierre Gagnaire and with Bernard Pacaud at Ambroisie. He became a culinary force to be reckoned after he earned a second star in less than six years, a rare accomplishment in Michelin circles.

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Le Gabriel

As stunning as David Toutain's achievement in winning two Michelin stars, was Le Gabriel's solid entrance onto the Paris luxury restaurant scene. Less than a year after opening, Michelin awarded Le Gabriel two stars. The elegant Napoleon III interior was designed by Jacques Garcia. Chef Jérôme Banctel leads the kitchen.

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Le Grand Restaurant – Jean-François Piège

He may have a baby face, but Jean-François Piège is no slouch in the Michelin star department. He won two Michelin stars at Hotel Thoumieux before he branched out on his own with casual, neighborhood bistro Clover. Now Piège has hopes pinned to his Grand Restaurant. He won a second star in 2016, less than a year after opening.

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Maison Rostang Maison Rostang

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Maison Rostang

2020 wasn't a particularly good year for Chef Michel Rostang. 150 bottles of Bordeaux and Burgundy wine were stolen from the cellar of his restaurant, Maison Rostang. The estimated value of the wine was about €600,000. (That's €4,000 a bottle!) 2022 may be a bit brighter for Chef Michel — at least it began with him holding onto his two Michelin stars.

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Le Meurice Alain Ducasse

Le Meurice, the restaurant of the hotel of the same name, has everything you could possibly want in a fine dining experience — location, brilliant service, and Michelin 2-star chef Jocelyn Herland. A Paris landmark, Le Meurice opened its doors in 1835 and has seen a bevy of important chefs work the kitchens, including Yannick Aléno, now at 3-star Aléno Paris.

  • Hotel Le Meurice, 228 Rue de Rivoli
  • 1st Arrondissement
  • Website

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La Scène

There are (still) only a few women chefs showing up in the Michelin Guide; Stéphanie Le Quellec is one of them. Running the kitchen of La Scène, Le Quellec is one of the most talented chefs in France. In 2019 the chef was awarded two stars at her new restaurant; but then relocated, moving out of Hotel Prince de Galles, and her stars vanished. Now, she's back! During that time of transition, and in the space of only twelve months, this chef went from one star to two stars to zero stars to two stars.

  • 32 Avenue Matignon
  • 8th Arrondissement
  • Website

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Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx

Thierry Marx trained at Ledoyen, at Taillevent, with Joël Robuchon, and was awarded his first Michelin star in 1988. For a decade he held two stars at Châteaux Cordeillan Bages in Bordeaux before joining the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris in 2010. Less than two years into that gig he earned two stars. In other restaurant news, in 2022 Marx brought new energy to the Eiffel Tower with his new brasserie way up on the first level of the monument.

  • 251 Rue St Honoreé
  • 1st Arrondissement
  • Website

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Le Taillevent

The legendary restaurant reclaimed a second star on 2020 under the leadership of chef David Bizet. Alongside sommelier Antoine Petrus, the duo infused fresh energy into the historic dining room. In case you're wondering, Le Taillevent is named for a famous chef from the 14th century, who, they say, wrote the first cookbook, for Charles V of France.

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L'Abysse au Pavillon Ledoyen

Chef Yannick Alleno did it again! This was his 3rd restaurant in Paris to be awarded Michelin stars. Here, chef Yasunari Okazaki is turning out technically perfect sushi, nigirizushi, and chirashizushi. According to restaurant critic Patricia Wells l'Abysse is serving the best sushi outside of Japan. High praise, indeed.

Michelin Guide France 2022: Les Plus Belles Tables

Michelin Guide France

When you're in Paris and France you'll want to have the guide that chooses and lists the best restaurants in the country. This guide has descriptions and photos not only of the 3-, 2-, and 1-star establishments but of all the restaurants the Michelin inspectors have deemed worthy of a visit. We wouldn't be without the latest edition.

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3 of 1: Three Memorable One-Star Meals in Paris

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La Grande Cascade La Grande Cascade, photo by Mark Craft

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La Grande Cascade

One of our memorable dining experiences was had during an afternoon at La Grande Cascade, out in the Bois de Boulogne, located in what was once Napoleon III's hunting lodge. The restaurant retains its well-awarded star.

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Les Climats Dish at Les Climats, photo by Mark Craft

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Les Climats

Continuing on with memorable meals, every time we've dined at Les Climats we come away satisfied and astounded. We named this Bourgogne-wine-inspired restaurant one of The Best Restaurants in France 2020.

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Le Jules Verne on the Eiffel Tower Le Jules Verne, on the Eiffel Tower, photo by Mark Craft

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Le Jules Verne on the Eiffel Tower

Last up in our trifecta of memorable eating in Paris is Le Jules Verne, located 200 meters above Paris on the Eiffel Tower. We still don't understand why the magnificent food, lovely room, and stunning views haven't earned this place two stars from the Michelin misers. We named it The Best New Restaurant in Paris 2019.

The Other 91 Michelin One-Star Restaurants in Paris

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Restaurant Granit Restaurant Granite

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Restaurant Jacques Faussat Restaurant Jacques Faussat

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Romantic Seine River Dinner Cruises

VIP Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens
This romantic dinner cruise includes champagne, wine & a classic meal. Choose the Service Privilege option for the best seating, best meal, and the ultimate experience.
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Restaurant Ogata Paris Restaurant Ogata Paris

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The Most Popular Activities in the Marais

Marais Food Tour with Wine & Cheese Tastings
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Nomicos, photo by Mark Craft Chef Jean-Louis Nomicos from Nomicos, photo by Mark Craft

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Qui Plume La Lune, photo by Mark Craft Chef Jacky Ribault at Qui Plume La Lune, photo by Mark Craft

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