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L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

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L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Review

Worldwide phenomenon Joël Robuchon retired from the restaurant business for several years before opening this red-and-black-lacquer space with a bento-box-meets-tapas aesthetic. High seats surround two U-shape bars, and this novel plan encourages neighbors to share recommendations and opinions. Robuchon's devoted kitchen staff whip up small plates for grazing (€19 to €75) as well as full portions, which can turn out to be the better bargain. Highlights from the oft-changing menu have included an intense tomato jelly topped with avocado puree and the thin-crusted mackerel tart, although his inauthentic (but who's complaining?) take on carbonara with cream and Alsatian bacon, and the merlan Colbert (fried herb butter) remain signature dishes. Reservations are taken for the first sittings only at lunch and dinner.

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Updated: 02-19-2014

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    If you can get past the reservation process....

    I tried reservations on several occasions, but the process was obscure and they were always booked, almost a little rude. But I guess this is the way it has to be if you are in Paris and you serve some of the most wonderful food the city has to offer. I had dinner there on 3 different occasions and they do not stop amazing me. Bring your wallet - full. you will need it.

    by Niccolo, 10/25/07
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    L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Review

    Amazing; if they have gazpacho...get it! Loved it all and thought that the service and staff was very pleasant and kind (I'm American and speak very little French, but always try). Reservations are not difficult...have done it online both times, but they only take a res. for their first seating. It is not inexpensive, especially if you do the degustation menu but worth it! Love the decor-modern, not stuffy. If you love food and want that meal of a lifetime, GO!

    by denisea, 10/15/10
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    L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Review

    A lot of traditional Robuchon's specialities, some novelties(but not enough yera/year). You will not be disappointed the first, 2nd and 3rd meal, but after they are not enough changes in the menu...always yeras after your first visit... So excellent but need to renew the menu

    by monpetit, 1/17/12

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