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The 15 Most Expensive Restaurants in Paris [2024]

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If you’re looking for the ultimate dining experience in the world’s most famous gastronomic center and are ready to pay hundreds of euros per person for a dining experience you’ll never forget, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Paris.

But with so many options, how can you be sure you’ll make the right one? In this article, we’ll look at the most expensive restaurants in the city. Each one combines an iconic location with a stunningly elegant dining room and, importantly, boasts the highly-prized Michelin stars that guarantee an incredible menu.

1. Guy Savoy

Tasting menu: €680Michelin stars: 2

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Guy Savoy in Paris is a famous Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris known for its exceptional French cuisine and elegant dining experience. Helmed by the acclaimed chef Guy Savoy, regarded by some as the best chef in the world, the restaurant offers an exquisite menu that highlights seasonal ingredients and innovative culinary techniques, making it a must-visit destination for gourmet enthusiasts.

Guy Savoy is the most expensive restaurant in Paris, the 3rd most expensive Michelin restaurant in Europe, and one of the 10 most expensive Michelin-starred restaurants in the world.

The restaurant held 3 Michelin stars for almost two decades but lost one of its stars in 2023. Nonetheless it’s still regarded as one of the best restaurants in Paris. “Cooking is the art of instantly transforming products that are steeped in history into joy”. So says legendary Chef Guy Savoy, whose eponymous restaurant was named ‘Best in the World’ in 2020. 

His twelve-course menu will set you back 680 euros per person (without wine) but is an unforgettable feast for the eyes and palate. Find more information about the menu here.

2. Table – Bruno Verjus

Costliest tasting menu: €600Michelin stars: 2

Table – Bruno Verjus in Paris is a celebrated restaurant known for its refined and seasonal cuisine. Helmed by chef Bruno Verjus, the restaurant emphasizes fresh, high-quality ingredients sourced directly from producers. With a focus on simplicity and purity of flavors, Table offers a memorable dining experience that highlights the essence of each ingredient.

The classic tasting menu at Table costs 400 euros, but you can opt for the prestige menu which includes Périgord black truffles for 600 euros. Périgord black truffles are known to gourmands as the “black diamonds”, have a dark black flesh and are highly prized for their intense and earthy aroma, as well as their rich and complex flavor profile.

They are particularly sought after in French cuisine, where they are considered a gourmet delicacy, and are commonly used in sauces, soups, and other dishes to impart a luxurious and indulgent flavor. If you’ve ever wanted to try them out, this is probably the best place in the world to do so.

3. Le Cinq (Four Seasons, Hotel George V)

Tasting menu: €595Michelin stars: 3

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Le Cinq in Paris is an opulent Michelin-starred restaurant located in the Four Seasons Hotel George V known for its exquisite French cuisine, impeccable service, and luxurious setting.

Christian Le Squer, voted Chef of the Year in 2016, is leading this glamorous establishment. The prestige tasting menu priced at 595 euros per person, excluding drinks, includes some stunning dishes such as the matured Ossetra caviar and buttermilk sauce or the duck foie gras poached in a iodized broth.

You can also opt for the à la carte menu and select one of the chef’s signature dishes, such as the line-fished sea bass served with caviar and buttermilk sauce (priced at 180 euros) or the wagyu beef (priced at 280 euros).

4. Kei

Tasting menu: €580Michelin stars: 3

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Japanese-born Chef Kei Kobayashi has successfully blended the traditions of French gastronomy and fused them with the delicacy and attention to detail of Japanese cuisine. As a result, this chic and formal restaurant, located close to the Louvre, has earned its 3 Michelin stars. 

Gastronomic menus start at 380 euros and go up to 490 euros, though a more affordable lunch menu priced at 260 euros is available as well.

5. L’Oiseau Blanc

Costliest Tasting menu: €575Michelin stars: 2

L’Oiseau Blanc is a fabulous two-starred Michelin-starred restaurant located in glitzy The Peninsula Paris hotel. It offers a unique dining experience with stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and the Paris skyline.

The restaurant specializes in contemporary French cuisine, featuring seasonal ingredients and innovative dishes inspired by classic flavors. The aviation-themed decor and exceptional service make L’Oiseau Blanc a standout destination for gourmet dining in Paris.

The classic tasting menu at L’Oiseau Blanc is priced at 325 euros, but the restaurant also offers several higher-priced tasting menus for special occasions. For example, on June 19th you can enjoy a fabulous dinner accompanied by a classical music concert for 575 euros, while the special menu reserved for July 14th on the Bastille Day is priced at 795 euros.

6. Plénitude: Cheval Blanc Paris

Costliest Tasting menu: €460Michelin stars: 3

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Three-stared Plénitude by Cheval Blanc Paris offers an exquisite dining experience within the iconic Cheval Blanc Paris hotel. Led by renowned chef Arnaud Donckele, the restaurant showcases innovative French cuisine inspired by seasonal ingredients.

The costliest tasting menu dubbed ‘Symphonic Composition Of  Sauces In Six Acts’ is currently priced at 460 euro set menu. This gastronomic delight can be paired with a selection of local wines for 195 euros or choose the prestige wine pairing option for 495 euros.

You can also opt for a slightly more affordable tasting menu dubbed Fuguons ensemble and priced at 415 euros.

7. Arpége

Tasting menu: €490Michelin stars: 3

Photo credit: @alain-passard

It’s one thing to gain 3 Michelin stars, and it’s another to keep them for more than 20 years. Yet this is precisely what Chef Alain Passard has achieved.

In 2001, Chef Passard announced that Arpége would become vegetarian. Although meat is now a feature on the menu, the incredible quality and preparation of the vegetables make the restaurant unique. Expect to pay around 490 euros and wait at least two months for a table for two.

You can also opt for the more affordable lunch menu priced at 185 euros or choose your preferred dishes from the à la carte menu.

8. Le Grand Restaurant – Jean-François Piège

Costliest Tasting menu: €466Michelin stars: 2

Le Grand Restaurant – Jean-François Piège is a prestigious Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, helmed by renowned chef Jean-François Piège. Located in the heart of the city, it offers a sophisticated dining experience with a focus on innovative French cuisine.

There is no à la carte menu, but four tasting menus that showcase the regions of France and revolves around Piège’s “mijotés modernes”. The most affordable tasting menu, dubbed Autour d’un Territoire, “La Bretagne”, is priced at 286 euros, while the most expensive one will set you back 466 euros.

9. Tour d’Argent

Costliest Tasting menu: €440Michelin stars: 1

Tour d’Argent restaurant in France is a historic culinary institution with a legacy spanning centuries and offers a refined dining experience steeped in tradition and elegance. Renowned for its classic French cuisine and exceptional service, Tour d’Argent is famed for its iconic pressed duck dish (i.e. canard à la presse) and extensive wine cellar.

Set against the backdrop of the Seine River, it provides a picturesque setting for an unforgettable gastronomic journey. It is also the most expensive one-star Michelin restaurant in Paris with the costliest tasting menu priced at 440 euros.

You can enjoy a more affordable lunch menu priced at 150 euros or choose your favorite dish from the à la carte menu.

10. Epicure

Tasting menu: €440Michelin stars: 3

Epicure restaurant in Paris, located within the luxurious Le Bristol hotel, offers an exceptional dining experience under the direction of three-Michelin-starred chef Eric Frechon. Epicure offers a sophisticated dining experience with a focus on the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients.

The tasting menu is priced at 440 euros and includes caviar, langoustines, and truffle-based dishes. You can also opt for the à la carte menu, where you can choose from red mullet, lamb, or blue lobster. You can find more info about the menu here.

This is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant that offers a complete vegetarian tasting menu priced similarly at 440 euros.

11. Le Clarence

Costliest tasting menu: €430Michelin stars: 2

Photo credit: @leclarenceparis

La Clarence restaurant is a fantastic culinary gem located in the elegant 16th arrondissement. Helmed by Chef Christophe Pelé, it offers a refined dining experience rooted in French gastronomy with a modern twist. The restaurant exudes an intimate and luxurious ambiance, perfect for indulging in exquisitely crafted dishes that showcase seasonal ingredients and innovative culinary techniques.

The restaurant offers three tasting menus for lunch, priced between 150 and 380 euros, and two dinner tasting menus. The 5-course tasting menu is priced at 280 euros, while the 7-course tasting menu is priced at 430 euros.

12. Pierre Gagnaire

Tasting menu: €415Michelin stars: 3

Photo credit: @pierregagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire restaurant in Paris is a culinary landmark renowned for its innovative and artistic French cuisine. Led by the legendary chef Pierre Gagnaire, this Michelin-starred establishment offers a unique dining experience that blends traditional techniques with modern creativity. Located in the heart of Paris, it is a must-visit destination for gourmet enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable meal.

The 9-course Menu Esprit Pierre Gagnaire, created by the famous chef himself, costs 365 euros per person, excluding wines. You can enjoy some exceptional dishes such as rouelles of royal spiny lobster, French morel mushrooms with Voile d’Argile wine, Mediterranean red tuna and veal tenderloin.

For a better deal opt for the 6 course lunch menu priced at 180 euros which features a spider crab crémeux, cuttlefish carpaccio or farm guinea fowl breast roasted with aromatics. You can find more information about the menu here.

An a la carte menu is also available with individual dishes priced between 167 and 220 euros. As this famous 3 Michelin starred restaurant is often heavily booked, making a reservation well in advance is recommended.

13. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen

Costliest Tasting menu: €415Michelin stars: 3

Photo credit: @yannick-alleno

Avant-garde chef Yannick Alléno focuses on originality, technique, and global influences. His signature Les Extractions® menu, priced at 415 euros per person, brings a new twist to classic French sauces (Bearnaise, Hollandaise, etc.) with fermented ingredients highlighting the specific origin of each product.

Every dish is a feast for the eyes and the palette, but as if that’s not enough, it’s claimed that Napoleon met his Josephine at the Pavillon Ledoyen. So as romantic settings go, it’s hard to beat if you’re looking for the perfect place to propose.

Note that you can also order a more affordable tasting menu for 295 euros. Add an additional 190 euros for wine pairings.

14. Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse

Costliest Tasting menu: €400Michelin stars: 2

Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse is a culinary jewel nestled within the iconic Le Meurice hotel in Paris. Under the direction of renowned chef Alain Ducasse, it offers a dining experience that embodies the essence of French gastronomy at its finest.

With its opulent decor and panoramic views of the Tuileries Garden, Le Meurice provides the perfect backdrop for indulging in exquisite French cuisine. Each dish, meticulously crafted using the finest seasonal ingredients, reflects Ducasse’s philosophy of simplicity, authenticity, and innovation.

You can choose between a three-course tasting menu priced at 350 euros or the Prestige Collection menu, which includes five dishes, an assortment of fine cheeses, and dessert for 400 euros.

15. Le Pré Catalan

Costliest Tasting menu: €380Michelin stars: 3

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One of the undisputed stars of French cuisine Frédéric Anton has led his brigade at Le Pré Catalan for over 25 years. With his creations famous for being “complex without being complicated, brilliant but not demonstrative”, he earned his 3 Michelin stars back in 2007. 

The sumptuous 13-course dinner menu costs 380 euro, while the 10-course tasting menu costs 70 euros less. A lunch tasting menu priced at 175 euros is also available. For such a gastronomic treat in spectacular surroundings, located right in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, who can resist?

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Julie Zawadzki
Julie Zawadzki is a British writer and foodie currently living and working in Andalusia, with a nuclear family of rescue dogs.

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