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Arpège

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#1 of 32710 places to eat in Paris
ClosedOpens at 12:00
French, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: 173-375 €
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84 Rue de Varenne
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Clients reserve a table for tasty meals here and enjoy the sights of Musee Rodin. This restaurant is a great choice if you are in the mood for the French cuisine. Tasty sushi, tartare and oysters may be what you need. Do not leave without trying good parfait, ice cream and profiteroles. Order delicious port wine, champagne or beer, it's a must when visiting Arpège. You will be offered great juice, espresso or red tea.

This place is perfect to сelebrate your birthday. Most visitors mention that the crew is cute. Service at this spot is something one can name fast. You will pay attractive prices for dishes. At this restaurant, people can enjoy the lovely ambiance and spectacular decor. It's a three-star Michelin restaurant that is worth a special trip.

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Waste waste waste of money. 3 Michelin star is a disgrace.... 500 dollar LUNCH and it was literally beets and soup on repeat. Don't get me wrong it was very good vegetables.... but the service wasn't up to par, nor the food, nor the ambiance. I've dined at many Michelin restaurants and this was by far the most disappointing.
One of the best meals of our lives. We've eaten at a decent number of super-highly-ranked places, and I thought this absolutely belonged in that top tier. We went all out and did one of each tasting menu -- one which is almost entirely vegetarian, and one that features meat and fish. If you can only choose one, I think I would cast an extremely soft vote for the vegetable one, but if you're 1) not a vegetarian; 2) in a group of at least two; and 3) don't mind spending the extra money, I think it would be crazy to not do both and share. Our favorite dishes were scattered pretty well across both menus, among them: the tomato carpaccio (probably my favorite -- simply a perfect combination of thin-sliced tomatoes with olive oil and salt, which I'll be thinking about for a long time), the lettuce salad with pistachio praline and parmiggiano reggiano (an incredibly simple-looking salad that jumped with flavor), ratatouille, veloute (a creamy corn/garlic thing that, again, looked like nothing and just explodes in your mouth, with a kick), their minestrone, and an amazing and beautiful-looking apple pie dish for dessert. I should also mention the bread and butter, which were so outstanding and refilled so many times during the meal that we really risked getting full off of it. It was very hard to resist. Overall, I thought the pacing was pretty well done, in the sense that we weren't quite uncomfortably full until the very end. It's a very long meal -- almost 3.5 hours start-to-finish -- but it's also a lot of food, and while at times it felt like they could have sped it up, it's hard to argue with the results. Also, Alain Passard is a lot of fun -- high energy, excited to see everybody, and extremely welcoming. It sounds like he's there almost every night, and I'd be sad for people who go when he's not. (It still would be an amazing experience, but it's really fun to be around someone who is at the top of his field and still seems to be enjoying the hell out of the process.) Can't recommend this place enough.
My boyfriend and I booked about 60 days in advance for the vegetarian lunch tasting menu. We weren't really celebrating anything, but it was my boyfriend's first time in Paris and we're big foodies, so we knew this was something we wanted to do. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Ultimately, it was approximately 20 courses in total, including dessert -- I see some people commenting on the bread and I will admit, we definitely filled up on the delicious bread and butter too, but I say go for it. Just come super hungry and get ready to be stuffed by the time you lead! The dishes are truly ingenious with really complex and thoughtful pairings of various flavors and textures. We enjoyed every dish and all the little surprises throughout the meal -- we got to keep the engraved knife and even enjoyed a nice conversation with Chef Passard as well when he stopped by the table! He is truly a gentleman and was so genuinely interested in talking with us and learning about our trip. Overall, I would definitely recommend going for a special occasion or even just if you're visiting Paris. 10/10 all around.
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Address
84 Rue de Varenne, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Features
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Wi-Fi Booking No takeaway Parking No TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon 12:00-14:30, 19:00-22:30
TuesdayTue 12:00-14:30, 19:00-22:30
WednesdayWed 12:00-14:30, 19:00-22:30
ThursdayThu 12:00-14:30, 19:00-22:30
FridayFri 12:00-14:30, 19:00-22:30
SaturdaySat Closed

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