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Paris Restaurants

Le Grand Véfour

Updated 02/19/2014

Fodor's Review

Victor Hugo could stride in and still recognize this restaurant, which was in his day, as now, a contender for the title of most beautiful restaurant in Paris. Originally built in 1784, it has welcomed everyone from Napoléon to Colette to Jean Cocteau under its mirrored ceiling, and amid the early-19th-century glass paintings of goddesses and muses that create an air of restrained seduction. The rich and fashionable gather here to enjoy chef Guy Martin's unique blend

of sophistication and rusticity, as seen in dishes such as frogs' legs with sorrel sauce, and oxtail parmentier (a kind of shepherd's pie) with truffles. There's an outstanding cheese trolley, and for dessert try the house specialty, palet aux noisettes (meringue cake with chocolate mousse, hazelnuts, and salted caramel ice cream). Prices are as extravagant as the decor, but there is a €98 lunch menu.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

17 rue de Beaujolais, 1er, Paris, 75001, France

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Phone:

/01–42–96–56–27

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed weekends, Aug., and Christmas holidays.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 02/19/2014

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