Fodor's Expert Review Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée

$$$$ Champs-Élysees French Fodor's Choice

In one of the most anticipated announcements in the Parisian food world, the Plaza Athénée named talented young chef Jean Imbert, a protégé of his predecessor Alain Ducasse, as head of their new temple to gastronomy. A long marble table is the centerpiece of this opulently refurbished dining room (which seems to take Versailles as its model), and the menu is no less splendid, with options like Casparian imperial caviar, Bellevue lobster in a foie gras broth flecked with black truffle, and whole turbot masterfully boned table-side. Each dish goes the extra mile, and that goes for the desserts by pastry chefs Angelo Musa and Elisabeth Hot too. Even among the gilding, marble, Aubusson carpets, and towering chandeliers, a feeling of intimacy prevails, with splashes of candlelight for romance.

French Romantic Service Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

25 av. Montaigne
Paris, Île-de-France  75008, France


Known For:
  • Gorgeous, über-opulent dining room
  • Rising star chef
  • Exemplary service
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon., Reservations required

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