French haute cuisine at its very best, chef Del Burgho's finely prepared foie gras, freshly made ravioli and other delicacies have earned the ... More
French haute cuisine at its very best, chef Del Burgho's finely prepared foie gras, freshly made ravioli and other delicacies have earned the restaurant three stars in France's gourmet bible, the 'Michelin Guide'. Expect kid-glove service, elegant tables and clientele to match. The wine list, under the loving stewardship of Jean-Claude Vrinat, is one of the finest in the country, even if few bargains are to be found! Jacket and tie are de rigueur for men.
My husband and I have been blessed with trips to Paris 2-3 times a year and we always make Taillevent a stop. The food is amazing, allow your server to guide you! The wine is also beyond fabulous, and their sommeliers are quite friendly and helpful. The interior is elegant and calm, although it retains a vibration of excitement just from patrons anticipating their experience. Because this is not a simple meal, it IS an experience. My husband is fluent but I, sadly, am not. Never have I felt out of place or awkward. Jean Marie has always been so friendly and dare I say, "down to earth"?! For such an elegant, elevated Frenchman, he has never made this American feel as if I don't belong. In fact, he's always made me feel as though Paris is another home. We return in June, and again in July. Taillevent is on our itinerary for both trips. It is a place I will share with my children and friends for the remainder of my life. It is Paris as it truly is. Friendly, yet reserved. Elegant, but accessible. Superior, always.
I was with my mother and celebrate her birthday. There was a very kind and professional atmosphere. Superb food and service. Next time I go to Paris, I definitely visit Taillevent again. It cost you a bit but it is well worth it.
Thank you Taillevent for a VERY GOOD lunch!
We always look for the best chef in the place that we travel to. Taillevent has a spectacular ambience and service but our dinner on 04/06 was TASTELESS, the dishes looked very nice but no FLAVORS . WE eat crab and I looked for the "can"we ordered St. john and again the "chef flavors"were not there. But because this restaurant has a professional management they immediately tried to make it up and they served us uncredible cheeses and wine glasses and did not charged for the dishes that we complaint about.Congrats to the mgt.but we were sorry for dinner overall.
once in a lifetime - go for a 3 hour lunch. My estimate is that this is a top 12 restaurant in all of France. The Chef has moved recently to Le Cing at the 4 Seasons - which is my other favorite restaurant.
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Can't get in without booking 6 months in advance. I thought lunch was a great idea if you're vacationing -- took from 12:30 to 3:45 - about 7 courses and about $370. for 2 and worth every single cent -- go -- do it --
Have dinner at Le Cing in the 4 Seasons George V another nite (about $550 for 2) and unforgettable - not a rip-oof -- rather a memory of a lifetime - really -
Jean Claude Vrinat must be the most gracious and attentive restaurateur in the world!
My wife and I have dined at Taillevent every year for several years, and it only gets better each time.
Chef Alain Soliveres' cooking is imaginative, yet classic, and maitre d' Jean Marie Ancher is friendly, affable, and never misses a detail.
We feel privileged every time we have an opportunity to dine at Taillevent. Not to be missed!
Without question - one of the 5 great meals of my life. The dedication to a hybrid of 70% classique (a la Escoffier as an anlagous aside) mixed beautifully with a contemporary
'take' on adventure.
Absolutely first-class and absolutely delicious . . .
You must try it once (or many times if you can afford $700. for two often at lunch.)
People who raved about this restaurant should eat at the Louis XV in Monte Carlo to understand what a Gastronomic experience shold be like. Having eaten at several of Alan Ducas's restaurants, we found Taillevent to be a rip off. The portions of food were rediculously small. After consuming every shred of the tasting menu and several baskets of bread, we were still hungry. The menu was interesting, but not awesome. The chef had tried too hard to create novelty dishes, but had failed to generate a sensation to the pallet. Definitely not worth the price charged.
This place is another world in the moment you'll step inside. Here is what you can expect:
+ Nice, friendly atmosphere
+ Very professional service (but quite unpersonal)
+ Food is great, but definitely not unforgettable! Many countryside french restaurants is probably better
+ Nice interior, very comfortable
+ Many fantastic wines to choice
- Unless you are a french famous person, forget any respect from the staff
- The staff is VERY sarcastic, be prepared for it or just do not play their game
- Extremely suitable for a business lunch/dinner, but with your beloved one try something else
Nice experience, but next time we'll go elsewhere.
Outstanding food and service. One of our great dining experiences, but of course bring lots of money. We were only able to get a reservation for lunch, but if you try to book a few months in advance you might get a dinner time.
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