Cuisine: European, French, Fusion, Greek, Mediterranean
After an upscale up-do, this 1-Michelin star Meditteranean-Greek-French fusion-icon in the Latin Quarter is ready for its close-up. The beginning of 2018 marked when for the first time a 'Greek'... Read More
After an upscale up-do, this 1-Michelin star Meditteranean-Greek-French fusion-icon in the Latin Quarter is ready for its close-up. The beginning of 2018 marked when for the first time a 'Greek' restaurant outside of Greece was awarded a Michelin star. This jewel of a restaurant spans its own little corner of this idyllic spot in the 5th arrondissement. It's not more than a stone's throw from the Arenes de Lutece, the 2000-year-old Roman arena, a holdover from days gone by when Paris was called Lutece. Somehow fitting, then, that this gorgeous, neutral-toned fine-dining establishment would grace the neighborhood. Tables are discreetly placed just far enough apart so that your conversations can remain private. If need be, there is also an upstairs dining room. Accompanying the founder, Chef Andreas Mavrommatis in the kitchens now is the recently added chef came from the Royal Monceau, so you can expect exquisiteness in presentation as well as substance. Another detail is their attention to the Art de la Table. This is something that restaurant trends seem to be bypassing these days, but here they conscripted an artist friend, Georges Moustaki, to grace their insignia on the J.L. Coquet fine crockery.
- Romantic Dining: "Though this restaurant is often described as Mediterranean and Greek, in fact, its culinary influences owe more to Chef Mavrommatis' Cyprus roots. Admittedly, it will be one of the most elegant and refined, and French fusion, Cyprian/Greek dining experiences you can imagine being treated to. The wine list offers a spectacular choice of fine Greek wines, with specialty regional dessert wines even, too. The wait staff is friendly, attentive and the Maitre d' even worked for Daniel Boulud in NYC before returning to Paris."
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: Many Michelin-star restaurants are singular, but this Greek-fusion restaurant is the only one of its kind outside of Greece to be awarded star-distinction.