Fodor's Expert Review L'Astrance
Pascal Barbot rose to fame thanks to his restaurant's reasonable prices and casual atmosphere, but after the passage of several years, L'Astrance has become resolutely haute. His dishes often draw on Asian ingredients, as in grilled lamb with miso-lacquered eggplant and a palate-cleansing white sorbet spiked with chili pepper and lemongrass. There's no à la carte; you can choose from a lunch menu for €95, a seasonal menu for €170, or the full tasting menu for €250 (this is what most people come for). Each menu also comes at a (significantly) higher price with wines to match each course. Barbot's cooking has such an ethereal quality that it's worth the considerable effort of booking a table—you should start trying at least two months in advance.
4 rue Beethoven
Paris, Île-de-France 75016, France
- Set menus that change daily
- Space that seats only 25 lucky diners a night
- Extraordinary wine list