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Benoit

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L'Arpege

Both Benoit and L'Arpege are rated highly by expert writers. On balance, L'Arpege ranks significantly better than Benoit. L'Arpege is ranked #2 in Paris with accolades from 14 reviews including Time Out, Travel + Leisure and The World's 50 Best Restaurants.

Both Benoit and L'Arpege are rated highly by expert writers. On balance, L'Arpege ranks significantly better than Benoit. L'Arpege is ranked #2 in Paris with accolades from 14 reviews including Time Out, Travel + Leisure and The World's 50 Best Restaurants.

tripexpert score
85
#24 in Paris
location

20 rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 17

    DK Eyewitness

    A gem of a Parisian bistro, super-chef Alain Ducasse has retained the faux-marbre, polished-brass, and lace-curtain decor created in 1912.

  • 6

    Fodor's

    It's a splurge to be here, so go all the way and top off your meal with the caramelized tarte tatin or a rum-doused baba. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    There's something weighty about this historical monument; every mayor of Paris has dined here since the restaurant was founded in 1912. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    Alain Ducasse runs this chic and lively bistro, one of the oldest in Paris. Classic cuisine, respecting the soul of this fine, authentic establishment. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out 69

    If you have a picture in your head of a golden age of Parisian dining, it probably looks something like Benoit. Full Review →

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97
#2 in Paris

84 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris

  • 15 endorsements
  • 17

    DK Eyewitness

    Alain Passard’s three-star restaurant near the Musée Rodin is one of the most highly regarded in Paris.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    His dishes elevate the humblest vegetables to sublime heights. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Chef Alain Passard made waves years ago when he decided to put vegetables, not meat, in the spotlight at his three-star restaurant L’Arpège. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Precious woods and a Lalique inspired decor provide the backdrop for the dazzling vegetable inspired cuisine of this culinary genius. Full Review →

  • 9

    Time Out 69

    A main course of sautéed free-range chicken with a roasted shallot, an onion, potato mousseline and pan juices is the apotheosis of comfort food. Desserts are elegant. Full Review →

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