Cuisine: European, French
In the elegant Palais Royal district of Paris this spacious and elegant restaurant takes its name from the living Jazz legend. Rare is it in Paris where gastronomic casual dining can be enjoyed with... Read More
In the elegant Palais Royal district of Paris this spacious and elegant restaurant takes its name from the living Jazz legend. Rare is it in Paris where gastronomic casual dining can be enjoyed with such generosity and room to breathe. The view from the tables on the slightly elevated dais is also singular - it affords a straight shot onto the gardens of the Palais Royal, where Louis XIV learned to ride a horse and where the famous French woman of letters, Colette, once lived. Though owner Mark Williamson likes to call his restaurant a sort of bistro, the menu and, of course the wine selection say otherwise. Chef Rodier trained under the chef at Laurent, so deer served with oyster mushrooms, scallops served on a puree of jerusalem artichokes or cod served bouillabaisse style is just a sampling of what you'll find on the lunch or dinner menu.
- Romantic Dining: "It's highly encouraged to allow the restaurant manager/ sommelier to choose your wines for your meal. Even if you are knowledgeable about wines, it's guaranteed that he will have a bottle or two that will expand your wine repertoire. By the way, they also have several vegetarian options on the menu, and have had since opening the restaurant 20 years ago."
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: This is the kind of fashionable-address restaurant where you dine on gastronomic quality fare but pay a bistronomy bill.