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Guy Savoy

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Guy Savoy Review

With dark African wood, rich leather, cream-color marble, and the chef's own art collection, Guy Savoy's luxury restaurant doesn't dwell on the past. Come here for a perfectly measured haute-cuisine experience, since Savoy's several bistros have not lured him away from the kitchen. The artichoke soup with black truffles, sea bass with spices, and veal kidneys in mustard-spiked jus reveal the magnitude of his talent, and his mille-feuille is an instant classic. If the waiters see you're relishing a dish, they won't hesitate to offer second helpings. Generous half portions allow you to graze your way through the menu—unless you choose a blowout feast for set menus ranging from €360 to €490 for the 18-course menu—and reasonably priced wines are available (though beware the cost of wines by the glass). The €170 "discovery" menu at noon or after 10:30 pm is a good way to sample some of this fine chef's inspired cooking. Best of all, the atmosphere is joyful, because Savoy knows that having fun is just as important as eating well.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 18 rue Troyon, 17e Champs-Élysées, Paris, 75017 | Map It
  • Phone: 01–43–80–40–61
  • Website:
  • Metro Charles-de-Gaulle–Étoile.
  • Location: Champs-Élysées

    Restaurant Details

  • Jacket required.
  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun., Mon., Aug., and 1 wk at Christmas. No lunch Sat.
Updated: 02-19-2014

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    Guy Savoy Review

    I just returned from a weekend trip to Paris for the sole purpose of having dinner at the Guy Savoy, after seeing some ratings and watching the video from their website (the clincher). Luckily for my date and me, after I did not confirm my reservation (which their email did instruct), we squeaked in the door just the same, as someone else failed to show up (fate?). We ordered from the set menu, colors and textures. In short, it was absolute dining paradise. The service was without equal, the ambiance perfect, but the food really defies the proper adjective - just out of this world in presentation and taste. Each course was explained by a lovely young lady who was 'into it', as everyone in the restaurant was, clearly. We were able to enjoy our meal and the whole experience, sharing the small intimate setting with the other patrons, while still feeling like we were in our own little world. When my dinner companion asked me what time it was, we realized four hours had passed - it felt like only one. The experience was sublime, it was worth every penny, not only for the bill (which was more than the bill and tip for 20 when I took a crowd to a nice restaurant shortly after getting married in 1987), but also for the two plane fares, two suites in a nice hotel, and the rest of the trip. Thank goodness we got in, is all I can say. Travel, spend whatever it takes, just go there while this chef is still performing his matchless art....

    by Geoff_McLaughlin, 5/24/11
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    Guy Savoy Review

    This is one of THE BEST restaurants in the world... impeccable service, beautiful surroundings, and superb kitchen - an excellent choice. Been there for 20 years and always loved how Guy Savoy and his staff are making your stay unforgettable.

    by Trendies, 3/26/10
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    To Die For!

    Service was stealth yet perfect. Food was even better. Truffle and artichoke soup- you will never taste a better dish, I promise! I even got seconds (in my own copper saucepan!!!) on my 'too good to be true' mashed potatoes. Guy Savoy is truly a master chef where it matters (in Paris). He even signed my menu! Best mortgage payment I ever made!!!

    by trizzo, 5/18/09
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    Maybe the 2nd best Restaurant in the World

    Ok,
    Look I am somewhat bias; I love the French Laundry in Yountville. However this is as good as it gets. First the service is impeccable. Your every whim is anticipated and the dealt with efficiency. This is not your typical stuffy "French" Restaurant. They have a sense of humor and are very playful with their menu. The food was great, I had the Artichoke soup with Truffles which was wonderful, and not truffle oil but real, thank god some Frenchman discovered the little fungi slices of truffles. I also had the Sweetbreads which were fabulous. The bread, 8-12 different kinds and a bread sommelier who help you select the proper bread for your course. Even the French Laundry doesn’t do that. 20-30 different cheeses, which I know might not be for everyone, but I loved them and the desserts including the Earl Grey Sorbet were ethereal. Now it’s pricey, actually it’s more than pricey, but who is more worthy of one of the greatest meals that you will ever have than you?

    by Peter16, 4/15/09

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