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Paris Restaurants

Le Cinq

Updated 02/19/2014

Fodor's Review

Eric Briffard is not the most famous chef in Paris but he is one of the best, as proved by his smooth transition into the role of head chef in one of the city's most deluxe dining rooms. You'll find all the luxury products you might expect—lobster, truffles, game in season—but treated with a light touch that often draws on Asian ingredients such as wasabi or cassia bark. A perfect example is his abalone, a rare shellfish prized by sushi chefs, prepared several

ways: raw in a tartare, bathed in a creamy chicken bouillon, meunière-style in watercress sauce, and perched atop a bed of gingered kabocha squash. Desserts are ethereal and service is unfailingly thoughtful: really, the only problem with a meal here is that it has to end. Oh, and that it costs a small fortune—thankfully there is an €110 prix fixe at lunch.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Hôtel Four Seasons George V, 31 av. George V, 8e, Paris, 75008, France

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Phone:

/01–49–52–70–00

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Reservations essential

Updated 02/19/2014

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By Derek

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May 29, 2006

Unforgettable #5

We ate at Le Cinq in January and we are still raving about the unbeieveable experience in May! If you are a "foody", and can afford the prices at least one night in Paris, this is a must-go experience. This will likely be the best meal you have in your life! Tip #1: leave your budget at home. Dinner for two was $700. Tip #2: make this your last dinner in Paris as all other meals, service, and ambiance will disappoint you. Tip #3: go hungry.

You will love this place! If I could assign better than 5 on this scale, it would deserve an 8.

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By John

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Mar 17, 2006

Simply the best

I don't do straight 5s easily. I was there for dinner and the room was perfectly lit and I don't have the same concerns about atmosphere as some of the other reviewers. Perhaps it feels 'colder' at lunch times. The service was 100% spot on and the food fantastic. Not one dish let them down and,in particular, the leeks with chestnut vinegrett were historic. A particular nice touch was that top class wines were sold by the glass (at a price) so

you indulge course by course. An expensive but truly memorable experience

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By Ruth

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Jan 16, 2006

Thank God! Paris Food Is Rescued!

After a tragic meal at Pierre Gagnaire last summer, we were a bit concerned about the quality of food in Paris. However, on our trip to Paris a couple of weeks ago, we decided to give haute cuisine one more try with a visit to Le Cinq. Thank goodness we did! What a totally satisfying experience! From the little footstool for my purse to a charming group of waiters who aimed to not only please but entertain, this was fine dining at it's absolute best.

The Christmas decor was subtle and beautiful. The dining room was grand in scale with plenty of space between tables, perfectly lit and quiet. Every aspect of the service was timely, gracious and friendly (no snootiness here). The dishes enjoyed by my husband and I were each gems, creative yet settled and delicious. Even when paired with a very nice bottle of wine, the meal was very reasonably priced. This is a restaurant to which we will return again and again. Oh... and the waiter chased me out to the lobby to give me a rose! Wow!!!

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By Charles

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Sep 25, 2005

Go there before you die.

I'll be short in my description of this restaurant. Le Cinq has the best service of any restaurant, that I have ever been to. Fabuluous food and wine.

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