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Kong is located on the top two floors of the LVMH building above the Kenzo store. This ultra-trendy bar and restaurant has a green florescent stairway and seats with female face prints on them. The view of the Seine from here is magnificent. Cocktails are tasty but a bit expensive. Thursday night is Oriental Funk party night. The restaurant serves interesting fusion cuisine, bringing together Japanese and French styles of cooking.
For some of the most delicious food in the city head to Ze Kitchen Galerie. This ultra chic restaurant offers seafood lovers a wide selection from the ocean while introducing the concept of combining an art gallery and a restaurant. Its raw fish and seafood are very popular. Also worth trying is the pasta. The cooks here take time with their creations to give you the ultimate experience in fusion fare. You will leave Ze Kitchen Galerie with a satisfied palate and a satisfied aesthetic sense; thanks to the art that comes out of the kitchen as well as the one displayed on the walls!
When the original Yam'Tcha restaurant moved, its space was taken over by this boutique specializing in Taiwanese and Chinese tea and the Asian street food favorite, the bao. The bao is a steamed bun traditionally filled with savory fillings and is a popular snack on the go. Living in Hong Kong for five years, chef Adeline Grattard was inspired by Asian cuisine and decided to fuse French and Chinese fare to create some unique dishes when she returned to her home country. Creative fillings like Amarena with Stilton, Basque pork with Szechuan eggplant, and sweet onion truffle characterize the menu here. You can dine in or take-away your meal.
Well-known British restaurateur Terence Conran has chosen the heart of Paris' chic Odeon district as the spot for his first cross-channel venture. The sophisticated menu places a definite emphasis on French cuisine, with each plate served in the vast, sumptuously decorated room on the lower level. Upstairs there's an ultra trendy bar and lounge, where an international line-up of DJs work magic on the turntables.
Kei Kobayashi learned the principles of French cuisine in Japan. He set out for France to improve his knowledge, working in the best starred restaurants of France. In 2003, he became part of the team at Alain Ducasse’s restaurant, the Plaza Athénée, in order to master all the subtleties of French gastronomic cuisine. He opened his own establishment, Kei, in the first arrondissement of Paris. In a cozy and refined atmosphere, almost minimalist, you discover his cuisine: a subtle mixture of Japanese and French culinary cultures. The chef retains the harmony, aestheticism and delicate flavors found in Japanese tradition, while keeping the perfect balance of tastes and textures, such as in French dishes. The whole thing results in a creative and varied cuisine.
Celebrated chef Greg Marchand kicks up a culinary storm with his creations from the French and the Modern European cuisines. Frenchie is an unpretentious, intimate restaurant with 25 seats and a cozy ambiance, making sure that you have a romantic dining experience. As far as the food is concerned, Frenchie lives up to its reputation with its elegant preparations of food from the freshest of ingredients. The prix fixe menu has a lot of choices such as pastas that comes with fresh squids, chorizo and mussels with tangy tomato sauce. Finish of your meal with a glass of select wine from its extensive wine list. As it is one of the most popular eateries in the city, Frenchie has become a regular haunt for tourists who just can't get enough of the delicacies served here. Call well in advance for reservations.
Not far from the Garnier Opera, Drouant offers diners a beautiful modern table from Alsatian chef Antoine Westermann, and features updated classic French cooking. The establishment has a fine legacy dating back to the 1800s when it was first opened by Drouant. Today owned by Antoine Westermann, the cheery venue is often filled with regulars who love to sample the fine food. Choose from among Carpaccio of Scallops, Roasted Lamb Rack and Beet ravioli to excite the senses while having a fill of their fine wine here.
Helene Darroze is a two star restaurant, named after the celebrated eponymous chef. The French decor is absolutely comforting for a relaxed meal. The food is delicious; especially Foie Gras Frais de Canard and the Moelleux au Chocolat are superbly done. Impeccable service, warm reception and good wines should also be the main reasons to visit. Check out the website for reservations.
Hôtel Meurice proudly speaks of its gastronomic jewel. Make a foray into this gorgeous restaurant, whose decor is an extension of the hotel's Louis XV ambiance and over-the-top, decadent luxury. Chef Alain Ducasse has earned a reputation his recipes that bring out nothing short for a masterpiece. Make sure you are armed with a reservation, for it's pretty difficult to get a table without one. The extensive wine list offers excellent and rare vintages to choose from. The chef's repertoire combines the finest traditional ingredients of French cuisine and the creativity of Nouvelle Cuisine. Changing the ever-evolving nature of French haute cuisine, Le Meurice - Alain Ducasse is a Parisian favorite.
The American Dream is a hub of entertainment packed into one building. Spread across four floors, this structure houses a typical American diner, piano bar and a bar with go go dancers. The restaurant serves tantalizing tex-mex cuisine along with a sushi bar for exotic fish lovers. The piano and go go bar are vibrant spaces, where guests can enjoy music while sipping on drinks. At the American Dream a night of entertainment with good food is surely guaranteed. Live the American life, even for a just a few hours, at The American Dream.
French nouvelle cuisine and contemporary nuances is something unknown and unheard of within the confines of this little paradise. The patrons of Laurent are connoisseurs of traditional cooking and classic decor. The restaurant, with its rich history of being a hunting lodge that belonged to Louis XIV, is located on a green patch that gives it a very country-like appeal. The inside dining space has retained the royal hunting lodge essence while the terrace is a delight during summer months - but requires booking in advance. The wait staff helps you with your foie gras, lobsters and roasted pigeons, while the sommelier picks out the most delectable wine that would fairly complement your meal. So if you're invited to Laurent for a meal, you know you're in for a royal treat!
A lot of thought has gone into creating this fine dining venue. The attention paid to detail is visible in the food, the drinks, as well as the décor. At Restaurant Alain Ducasse, Food is well flavored and the staff is warm. The wine menu is extensive, yet not complicated. Dessert is a concoction of wonderful ingredients and is the perfect way to wind up a memorable dining experience.