Champs-Elysées restaurants

Our recommendations for the best restaurants near the Champs-Elysées

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  • Photo tour: Elysées eats

    On the classic glamorous shopping avenue in Paris, you're sure to find some superior restaurants. Click on the arrow above to start exploring some of our favourites. Think we've missed a great restaurant near the Champs Elysées? Let us know in the comment box below.

    Photo tour: Elysées eats
  • Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée

    The sheer glamour factor would be enough to recommend this restaurant, Alain Ducasse's most lofty Paris undertaking. The dining room ceiling drips with 10,000 crystals. An amuse-bouche of a single langoustine in a lemon cream with a touch of Iranian caviar starts the meal off beautifully, but other dishes can be inconsistent: a part-raw/part-cooked salad of autumn fruit and veg in a red, Chinese-style sweet-and-sour dressing, or Breton lobster in an overwhelming sauce of apple, quince and spiced wine. Cheese is predictably delicious, as is the rum baba comme à Monte-Carlo.

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    Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée
  • Flute l'Etoile

    With a menu of some 23 different champagnes and designer decor (slick wooden panelling, blue walls and red velvet), Paris's first champagne lounge may be miniscule, but it certainly looks the part. Indeed the only indication that it's not French (it's American) is the sneaky appearance of a Californian sparkler on the champagne list. For drinkers wishing to sample different vintages without buying a whole glass (from €9), the small tasting glasses (from €5) are a thoughtful touch. And for anyone bored by plain old bubbly, cocktails such as champagne sangria and Rossini-Tini (champagne, raspberry juice, liqueur and Grey Goose vodka) make sophisticated alternatives.

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    Flute l'Etoile
  • Granterroirs

    This épicerie with a difference is the perfect remedy for anyone for whom the word 'terroir' conjures up visions of grease-soaked peasant food. Here, the walls heave with more than 600 enticing specialities from southern France, including Périgord foie gras, charcuterie from Aubrac and a fine selection of wines. Great gift ideas – but why not sample some of the goodies by enjoying the midday table d'hôte feast? Come in early to ensure that you can choose from the five succulent plats du jour (such as marinated salmon with dill on a bed of warm potatoes).

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    Granterroirs
  • La Table Lauriston

    Serge Barbey's dining room has a refreshingly feminine touch. The emphasis here is firmly on good-quality ingredients, skilfully prepared to show off their freshness. In spring, stalks of asparagus from the Landes are expertly trimmed to avoid any trace of stringiness and served with the simplest vinaigrette d'herbes. More extravagant is the foie gras cuit au torchon, in which the duck liveris wrapped in a cloth and poached in a bouillon. Skip the crème brûlée, which you could have anywhere, and order a dessert with attitude instead: the giant baba au rhum.

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    La Table Lauriston
  • Ladurée

    Decadence permeates this elegant tearoom, from the 19th century-style interior and service to the labyrinthine corridors that lead to the toilets. While you bask in the warm glow of bygone wealth, indulge in tea, pastries (the pistachio pain au chocolat is heavenly) and, above all, the hot chocolate. It's a rich, bitter, velvety tar that will leave you in the requisite stupor for any lazy afternoon.

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    Ladurée
  • Le Hide

    Ever since it opened, this snug bistro has been packed with a happy crowd of bistro-lovers who appreciate Japanese-born chef Hide Kobayashi's superb cooking and good-value prices. Expect dishes such as duck foie gras terrine with pear-and-thyme compôte to start, followed by tender faux-filet steak in a light foie gras sauce or skate wing with a lemon-accented beurre noisette. Desserts are excellent: perfect tarte tatin comes with crème fraîche from Normandy. Good, affordable wines explain the merriment, including a glass of the day for €2.

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    Le Hide
  • Le Rostand

    Le Rostand has a truly wonderful view of the Jardins du Luxembourg from its classy interior, decked out with Oriental paintings, a long mahogany bar and wall-length mirrors. It's a terribly well-behaved place and you should definitely consider arriving in fur or designer sunglasses if you want to fit in with the regulars. The drinks list is lined with whiskies and cocktails, pricey but not as steep as the brasserie menu. Still, with a heated terrace in winter, it's perfect for a civilised drink after a quick spin round the gardens.

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    Le Rostand
  • Maxan

    This is a welcome new-wave bistro in an area where eating options tend to be fashion haunts, grand tables or tourist traps. Owner-chef Laurent Zajac uses quality seasonal ingredients, giving them a personal spin in dishes such as scallops with curry spices and artichoke hearts, classic veal sweetbreads with wild asparagus, and an exotic take on île flottante. Popular with ministry of interior types at lunch, quieter by night.

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    Maxan
  • Taillevent

    Prices here are not as shocking as in some restaurants at this level; there's a €80 lunch menu. Rémoulade de coquilles St-Jacques is a technical feat, with slices of raw, marinated scallop wrapped in a tube shape around a finely diced apple filling, encircled by a mayonnaise-like rémoulade sauce. An earthier and lip-smacking dish is the trademark épeautre – an ancient wheat – cooked 'like a risotto' with bone marrow, black truffle, whipped cream and parmesan, and topped with sautéed frog's legs. Ravioli au chocolat araguani is a surprising and wonderful dessert.

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    Taillevent
  • Boco

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    Fans of the fashionable trend for preserving, head straight to Boco. The Ferniot brothers, inspired by their memories of their grandmother’s dishes, had the brilliant idea of capturing the recipes of top chefs in preserving jars and now dishes by Anne-Sophie Pic, Frédéric Bau, Christophe Michalak, Philippe Conticini and more are sitting pretty in glass containers (€4 to €9). They work variously as lunch boxes, microwaveable meals or dishes to be warned in a bain-marie. The preservation method offers better texture and flavour than plastic wrapping; the risotto with macaroni, cepes and cheese by Emmanuel Renaut that we tried, though slightly under-seasoned, was beautifully tender and creamy, if on the small side. A delicious dark chocolate mousse by Gilles Goujon was more generous. All ingredients are foraged or organic, and you can also eat your pot on size or go for an excellent croque monsieur (€5.50).

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    Boco
  • Antoine

    On the edge of the Seine, with tall bay windows overlooking the Eiffel Tower, and chic grey and mauve décor, Antoine is a shrine to the sea – albeit a posh one!  Moneyed crowds from the nearby Triangle d’Or gather day and night to sample chef Mickaël Feval’s perfect-every-time oysters and extravagant dishes like whole roasted lobster served with winter vegetable en cocotte, plump St-Jacques scallops, and thick, fish-rich Bouillabaisse (fish soup) served with saffron tinted rouille (garlicky mayonnaise). Dessert wise, expect all sorts of chocolate creations and a delicious vanilla mille-feuille with crispy layers that crunch into lashings of vanilla cream. If you’re not out for the whole splurge, try the more reasonable fixed-price lunch menu. At night the price tag rides over €100 per person but you won’t be disappointed – especially when the Eiffel tower sparkles just beyond your dinner plate.

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    Antoine

Photo tour: Elysées eats

On the classic glamorous shopping avenue in Paris, you're sure to find some superior restaurants. Click on the arrow above to start exploring some of our favourites. Think we've missed a great restaurant near the Champs Elysées? Let us know in the comment box below.


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Sandra D
Sandra D

Would like to suggest you Villa Spicy restaurant.
Excellent food, high quality, charming staff, nice atmospher.
Very good value regarding the location just off Champs Elysees.
Recommended.
Next time Wew will visit again