Yannick Alléno's departure from Le Meurice, where he'd earned three Michelin stars, may have stunned the culinary world, but it's good news for diners. Besides taking the helm at august Ledoyen, Alléno presides over this warm, modern space under the Paris Bourse, the city's stock exchange. The star chef's dishes achieve an ephemeral balance, allowing top-notch ingredients to shine through while combining flavors and textures in unexpected and delightful ways. Tender roasted leeks are sprinkled with eggs, shallots, chives, and sprigs of chervil. A perfectly prepared steak with crispy matchstick fries and tender boudin blanc sausage with truffled celery root purée are comfort food at its best. Desserts like a velvety chocolate tart with a layer of salted caramel or a roasted apple filled with raspberry jam are not to be missed. There's also a "rillette bar," where you can take out traditional French charcuterie: rillettes de lapin (rabbit terrine) and paté de campagne (country terrine). A big plus here is the welcoming, helpful service.
28 pl. de la Bourse, 2e, Paris, 75002, France