Michelin-Star Restaurants In Paris For 2019 – 114 Make The Michelin Grade

In all of France there are 632 restaurants boasting at least one Michelin star for the year 2019. Paris is home to 114 of them — nine Paris restaurants have earned three stars, sixteen have two stars. The biggest category, though, is Michelin one-star restaurants, and Paris has a grand total of 89 of them. It's easy to eat well in the City of Food!

We've already talked about the Michelin three-star restaurants in Paris, so here we want to give you an overall report on all the Michelin-starred restaurants in the capital. Let's start from the tippy-top, with a list of restaurants holding trois macarons, and then take a look at two-star and one-star restaurants.

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Michelin Three-Star Restaurants in Paris

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Usually the best way to enjoy a meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant is to order the tasting menu. These entry-level menus give you a taste of the best of Paris cooking at a fraction of the cost. That's especially tRue at these 3-star restaurants.

Pierre Gagnaire

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Pierre Gagnaire

Once you're seated several small dishes are whisked onto your table, each more delightful then the last. Even frequent diners will be amazed since the menus change as frequently as the seasons.

  • Hotel Balzac, 6 Rue Balzac
  • 8th Arrondissement
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Le Pré Catelan

Life couldn't be better when you are seated beneath chestnut trees on the terrace of the Napoleon III Pavillon while enjoying this Le Pré Catelan's mouthwatering tidbits.

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Arpège

If you're looking for a place to relax and be pampered after a wandering the rooms and garden of Musée Rodin, this is the restaurant for you. Provided you have a reservation, of course.

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Guy Savoy

This restaurant is a combination of true luxury and ultimate simplicity in both decoration and menu.

  • Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti
  • 6th Arrondissement
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L'Ambroisie

Located in the elegant 17th-century Places des Vosges, this restaurant is Paris' longest-running three-star establishment.

  • 9 Place des Vosges
  • 4th Arrondissement
  • Website

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Le Cinq

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Le Cinq

Michelin has awarded Le Cinq its highest restaurant accolade, but 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
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Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen

Surely this restaurant will catch your eye, as it has Michelin's. Chef Yannick is still a rising star.

  • Carré des Champs-Élysées, 8 Avenue Dutuit
  • 8th Arrondissement
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Epicure at Le Bristol

Dine at the Hotel Le Bristol's three-star luxury dining restaurant or lunch at its one-star bistro. Either way you're going to be awed by its delicacies.

  • 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
  • 8th Arrondissement
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Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée

This restaurant and its chef take a more natural approach to food, using sustainability-caught fish and organic produce to round out its menu.

  • Hotel Plaza Athénée, 25 Avenue Montaigne
  • 8th Arrondissement
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Michelin Two-Star Restaurants in Paris

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L'Astrance

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L'Astrance

This was one of the big Michelin stories of 2019 — l'Astrance lost its third star after a dozen years, and the culinary world gasped. We're waiting for next year's guide to find out if they regain their third star!

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L'Abeille – Shangri-La Hotel

Chef Christophe Moret's resume reads like a tour of the best restaurants of the world. His past positions include Saint Jean-de-Luz Grand Hotel, Château Eza, Alain Ducasse's 3-star restaurant Louis XV in Monaco, and Plaza Athénée here in Paris. Moret joined Shangri-La Hotel in 2015 earning them two stars.

  • 10 Avenue d'Iéna
  • 16th Arrondissement
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L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Saint-Germain

With the death of Joel Robuchon in 2018, we wondered what the fate of his restaurants would be. Well, it didn't affect this Saint-Germain location, which held on to its two stars, even though on our last visit the furnishing and the service seemed a tad tired. Maybe it's time for a refresh?

  • Hotel du Pont Royal, 5 Rue de Montalembert
  • 7th Arrondissement
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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

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David Toutain

At age 20 David Toutain started at l'Astrance 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's now a culinary force to be reckoned as he's 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 is winning two Michelin stars at a restaurant open for not much more than a year. Le Gabriel made a solid entrance onto the Paris luxury restaurant scene. 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 that his Grand Restaurant will eventually be awarded three stars. He won a second star in 2016, less than a year after opening. Keep your eyes on this up and comer.

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Kei

It was a revelation when Kei Kobayashi discovered French gastronomy on Japanese television. At 21 years old he traveled to France to train in the best restaurants, including a seven-year stint with Christophe Moret at Alain Ducasse's restaurant at the Plaza Athénée. In 2011, alongside his wife, he opened his namesake restaurant and quickly won his first star, followed by a second star just a few years later.

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Le Grand Véfour

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Le Grand Véfour

Le Grand Véfour was possibly the first grand restaurant in Paris, opening in 1784 under the arcades of the Palais-Royal as the Café de Chartres. For more than two hundred years, it cultivated its legendary status, attracting celebrity diners from Napoleon to Sartre. Today, self-taught chef Guy Martin has maintained its reputation since 1991. Le Grand Véfour once held three stars, but lost one in 2008.

  • 17 Rue De Beaujolais
  • 1st Arrondissement
  • Website

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Maison Rostang

2019 wasn't a particularly good year for Chef Michel Rostang. Although he maintained his two stars, 150 bottles of Bordeaux and Burgundy wine was stolen from the cellar of his restaurant, Maison Rostang. The estimated value of the wine is about 600,000 euros. Police believe the thieves broke into the cellar through the Catacombs.

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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 au Pavillon Ledoyen. Chef Herland has been with the Alain Ducasse Group since 2003.

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

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Sylvestre

When Jean-François Piège left Hotel Thoumieux, the owners had a culinary dilemma. How to replace the chef who earned your restaurant two stars? But they made a a very smart choice when they hired Sylvestre Wahid for the job. Wahid trained with Thierry Marx, Alain Ducasse, and in Les Baux de Provence. He now has his own kitchen for the first time and has been clearly impressing the Michelin inspectors.

  • Hotel Thoumieux, 79 Rue Saint-Dominique
  • 7th Arrondissement
  • Website

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Ritz kitchen knife, photo by Mark Craft

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La Table de L'Espadon

The iconic Ritz Hotel, opened in 1898 by Cesar Ritz and chef Auguste Escoffier, has seen only ten chefs at the helm throughout the its 120-year history. The latest is Nicolas Sale, who has been leading La Table de L'Espadon since the hotel reopened in 2016 after a four-year renovation. A year later, Sale made restaurant history by winning two Michelin stars for L'Espadon plus another star for its sister restaurant, Les Jardins de L'Espadon.

  • Ritz Hotel, 5 Place Vendôme
  • 1st Arrondissement
  • Website

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Passage 53

There seems to be trouble brewing for Japanese chef Shinichi Sato and his Michelin two-star restaurant. On their website is a mysterious message about the chef and his two stars moving to a new location while another chef is taking over this location. Stay tuned for updates!

  • 53 Passage des Panoramas
  • 2nd Arrondissement
  • Website

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La Scène

There are (still) only a few women chefs showing up in the Michelin Guid, Stéphanie Le Quellec is one of them. Running the kitchen of La Scène in the recently-renovated Hotel Prince de Galles, Le Quellec is one of the most talented chefs in France. She won Top Chef on French television in 2011 and, a few years later, she was installed at La Scène with a Michelin star. This year the chef was awarded a second star, just in time, it seems, to close the restaurant for a "new concept". We're not sure what's going to happen, and the website messaging is obfuscated in that special sort of chef-speak. Again — stay tuned.

  • Prince de Galles, 33 avenue George V
  • 8th Arrondissement
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Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx

Thierry Marx trained at Ledoyen, at Taillevent, with 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 in Paris in 2010. Less than two years into that gig he earned two stars. In other restaurant news, Marx is also bringing new energy to the Eiffel Tower's restaurant, 58 Tour Eiffel, to reopen sometime in spring 2020. Did we mention that you should stay tuned?

Michelin Guide Paris 2019: Les Plus Belles Table de Paris

Michelin Guide Paris 2019

When you're in Paris you'll want to have the guide that chooses and lists the best restaurants in the city. 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 worth a visit. Grouped first of all by arrondissement, with indexes showing the restaurants in alphabetical order, by number of stars, by type of food, etc. In French, but we find it easy to understand. 288 pages, color photos.

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Michelin One-Star Restaurants in Paris

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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, photo by Mark Craft

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La Grande Cascade, photo by Mark Craft

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Nomicos, photo by Mark Craft

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