Fodor's Expert Review L'Assiette

$$$ Montparnasse French Fodor's Choice

David Rathgeber spent 12 years working for celebrity-chef Alain Ducasse before taking over this landmark restaurant, where he has created his own menu and welcomed a devoted clientele. Expect bourgeois classics with a subtle modern touch, perhaps white tuna steak with spinach, lemon, capers, and croutons, and crème caramel with salted butter—all executed with the precision you would expect of a Ducasse veteran. The excellent two-course lunch menu is a bargain at €23. Each month, the tea "tasting ateliers" span the globe via the world's great teas, pairing them with French cuisine.

French Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Bistro $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

181 rue du Château
Paris, Île-de-France  75014, France


Known For:
  • Reliably excellent food
  • Generous portions and good price-to-quality ratio
  • Famous cassoulet
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Tues., Aug., and 1 wk at Christmas

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