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Senderens Review

Iconic chef Alain Senderens waited until retirement age to make a rebellious statement against the all-powerful Michelin inspectors, "giving back" the three stars he had held for 28 years and renaming his restaurant (it was Lucas Carton). He also updated the decor, juxtaposing curvy, white, new furnishings, against the splendid Art Nouveau interior. The fusion menu spans the globe, though Senderens also, happily, reintroduces the occasional Lucas Carton signature dish such as polenta with truffles in winter. Senderens takes his passion for food-and-drink matches to extremes, suggesting a glass of wine, whiskey, sherry, or even punch to accompany each dish. Hours are longer than the usual Paris restaurants, so you can enjoy a late lunch or linger as long as you like. Upstairs, Le Passage Bar serves tapas-style dishes for less than €38 a plate, or €44 for four small courses.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 9 pl. de la Madeleine, 8e Opéra/Grands Boulevards, Paris, 75008 | Map It
  • Phone: 01–42–65–22–90
  • Hours: Open 7 days a wk
  • Website:
  • Metro Madeleine.
  • Location: Les Grands Boulevards

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed 3 wks in Aug. and Christmas holidays.
Updated: 02-19-2014

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    Senderens Review

    Well the staff are very stuck up and then when we saw all the mice running around they made some pathetic excuse about it being like the movie with the chef mouse...

    avoid if possible

    by nate_n, 4/22/10
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    Not For Me

    Reserved on the net way in advance requesting a nice table for our last night in Paris. Given worse table in house next to kitchen door, i.e., noise and heat. Refused it. Took a half hour to be seated. Took another 15 minutes for waiter to give us menus and another ten to take order. Ordering wine was a joke. Asked what I wanted before seeing menu. Menus we were given were only in English. I find this offensive. Been to Paris 15 times and have been from Bistros to 3 stars, and my experience here was awful. I am not hard to please. The food was fair to good and the art nouveau atmosphere very nice, but first time in a long time that I felt like the mistreated American.

    by cos82, 7/25/08

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