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Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, 31, ave. George V (8th Arr.)
(33) 01-49-52-70-00 | www.fourseasons.com/paris
HOURSMon.-Fri.: 7:00am-10:00am, 12:30pm-2:30pm, 7:00pm-10:30pm; Sat.-Sun.: 7:00am-10:30am, 12:30pm-2:30pm, 7:00pm-10:30pm
BEST FORBreakfast; lunch; dinner
RESERVATIONSEssential; book four weeks ahead for dinner, one week ahead for lunch
PRICE (MAINS; TASTING MENU)EUR 85+; EUR 85-250
FAMOUS PLATESSeasonal specials; tasting menu
DRINKS AND WINEStellar wine list
# OF SEATS50-75
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
METROGeorge V; Alma-Marceau
Prepare to be swept away by the grandeur of the early 20th century, Versailles-inspired décor at this impeccable Michelin-starred restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. The elegant, high-ceilinged, pearl gray dining room is accented with glittering chandeliers, lush carpets, gorgeous flower arrangements, potted palms, and even custom made cutlery, china, and linens. Service is equally lavish (expect attentive touches like reading glasses offered before you scan the menu), and the seasonal haute cuisine is some of the best in the city.
A cosmopolitan mix of well-heeled hotel guests, the international business power set, and Parisian elite.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
The dress code is elegant casual for breakfast and lunch and formal in the evenings. (Jackets are required for men after dark.) We’d wear a fun day dress and flats for breakfast or lunch but take things up a notch to a chic cocktail dress accessorized with pearls and heels in the evening. (Designer accessories are rumored to help with scoring a primo table.)
GO HERE WITH
A date; parents; friends; colleagues or clients
WHY WE LIKE IT
The setting is drop-dead gorgeous (it’s ideal for impressing clients), and the frequently changing menu always has a tasty seasonal treat or two that we drool over for weeks afterwards. (Definitely save room for the sweets on the dessert trolley.)
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
If you’re not charging your meal to an expense account, you might need to remortgage your house to pay for dinner. Also, some grumble that the recent change in kitchen leadership (Eric Briffard from Les Elysées is now in charge) has led to a dip in food quality.
GOOD TO KNOW
Don’t be put off by the pomp–kids are welcome, and there’s a children’s menu available.
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