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Chez L'Ami Louis
  • 32, rue du Vertbois

    Paris 75003

  • Phone: 01 48 87 77 48

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  • Hours:

    Sep - Jul 


    Wed-Sun 12:15pm-1:30pm, 7:30pm-11pm

  • Cuisines:
    European, French
  • Pricing:
    Average Main Course Price is €150

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One of those un-adorned façades that houses a 12-table dining establishment, L'Ami Louis is a Parisian staple. It's not cheap -- about 150euro per head for lunch-- and it's not easy to get a reservation, but it's so worth it. Louis Gadby serves haute couture foie gras, duck from Barbarie, pork from the black pigs of Gascony, and handpicked black truffles from his own closely-guarded sources. Even Alice Waters counts this as her favorite Paris restaurant (it's said). If you're an epicurean -- as in slabs of foie gras and chicken cooked in goose fat - you're gonna love this place. It's not a romantic date restaurant, because your fellow diners could be anyone from Clinton (yes, Bill), to the celebrity on this week's cover of People, but for an authentic French meal at a famous, but not flashy, address, this is your sure bet. IF you can get a table.





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Paige Donner

Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"If you're staying at a top hotel, get the concierge to make your L'Ami Louis lunch or dinner reservations for you. Also, people either love it or hate it, so keep that in mind. "

Best Because: L'Ami Louis is for gourmets who like the best of authentic French food and don't mind paying for it.