Lasserre’s rich history is definitely a part of the dining experience: notables like Audrey Hepburn, André Malraux and Salvador Dali were regulars; it harboured Resistance fighters during the war; and it was while dining with Malraux that Marc Chagall decided to paint the ceiling for the Opera Garnier. But its illustrious past is nothing next to the food: chef Christophe Moret (ex-Plaza Athénée) and his pastry chef Claire Heitzler (ex-Ritz) create lip-smacking delicacies to die for. The upstairs dining room, accessed by a bellboy-operated lift, is a sumptuous affair in taupe and white, with solid silver table decorations, and a retracting roof, which at night opens just enough for you to see the stars.
17 avenue Franklin-Roosevelt
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed & Sat 7-10pm; Thu & Fri noon-2pm, 7pm-10pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Champs-Elysées - Clémenceau|
|Price:||Prix fixe Lunch €80. Lunch & Dinner €195. Main courses €70-€120|