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Epicure Review

After a rapid ascent at his own new-wave bistro, which led to his renown as one of the more inventive young chefs in Paris, Eric Frechon became head chef at the restaurant for three-star Bristol hotel, the home-away-from-home for billionaires and power brokers. Frechon creates masterworks—say, farmer's pork cooked "from head to foot" with truffle-enhanced crushed potatoes—that rarely stray far from the comfort-food tastes of bistro cuisine. The €130 lunch menu makes his cooking accessible not just to the palate but to many pocketbooks. No wonder his tables are so coveted. Though the two dining rooms are impeccable—an oval oak-panel one for fall and winter and a marble-floor pavilion overlooking the courtyard garden for spring and summer—they provide few clues to help the world-weary traveler determine which city this might be.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Hôtel Bristol, 112 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, 8e Champs-Élysées, Paris, 75008 | Map It
  • Phone: 01–53–43–43–00
  • Website:
  • Metro Miromesnil.
  • Location: Champs-Élysées

    Restaurant Details

  • Jacket and tie.
  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-19-2014

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    Le Bristol Review

    Very good restaurant with some not "noble" dishes, like the mackerel but also some traditional gastrronomic elements...
    Presentation is raffinated and elegant.
    Service attentioned but not too pressant.

    by monpetit, 1/17/12

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