Fodor's Expert Review Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen

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

Tucked away in a quiet garden across from the Petit Palais, Ledoyen—open since 1779—is a study in Empire-style elegance (this is where Napoléon first met his eventual wife Joséphine). Star chef Yannick Alléno injects the three-star dining room with a frisson of modernity by putting fresh farmhouse ingredients front and center in his €415, 10-course tasting extravaganza (a seven-course menu is a slightly more reasonable €295). This may seem de trop, but in Alléno's hands dishes like smoked eel soufflé with watercress coulis and candied onion, tender mussels with tart green apple and caviar, or artichoke-and-Parmesan gratin are rendered as light as a feather. The desserts are tiny masterpieces.

Modern French Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1 av. Dutuit
Paris, Île-de-France  75008, France


Known For:
  • One of the most romantic settings in Paris
  • Lots of cool history
  • Langoustine tart with caviar
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends and Aug. No lunch, Reservations essential, Jacket required

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