In the last decade Parisian chefs have taken it upon themselves to once again set the city's culinary reputation alight. Even in just the last few years, with some of the younger 3-Star and 2-Star Michelin chefs taking over iconic restaurants and re-doing them in their own visions, the city has been swept up in a full refurbishment of its dining scene.
Here on this list you will find some of the mainstays, the restaurants who have kept their stellar reputation for decades, such as Laurent. Next to these you will find listed here iconic restaurants, such as L'Ambroisie and Le Meurice, each of which offers exceptional cuisine in the most exquisite of settings. For another truly elegant setting, the restaurant Copenhague in the Maison du Danemark offers the kind of dining experience, overlooking the Champs-Elysees, that you can only find in Paris.
Fine dining in Paris means just that: fine dining. Expect the (real) silver cutlery, the fresh flowers adorning the tables, the breathtaking décor, impeccable service and, of course, culinary delights that have earned the executive chef his rightful recognition. And while black-tie may not be necessary for the gentlemen, do be sure to dress the part. You will feel more comfortable and at ease in these opulent settings when you do.