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Frenchie

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L'Arpege

Both establishments are highly recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, L'Arpege scores significantly better than Frenchie. L'Arpege has a TripExpert Score of 94 with approval from 14 sources like Rough Guide, Michelin Guide and BlackBook.

Both establishments are highly recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, L'Arpege scores significantly better than Frenchie. L'Arpege has a TripExpert Score of 94 with approval from 14 sources like Rough Guide, Michelin Guide and BlackBook.

tripexpert score
90
#5 in Paris
location

5 rue du Nil, 75002 Paris

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 22

    BlackBook

    The food: fresh and inventive (house-smoked trout with green, purple and wild asparagus, or "cherry tomato salad" with heirloom toms, sour cherries, and white balsamic).

  • 14

    Concierge

    After a half-dozen meals here, I can say he's doing some of the best cuisine du marché in town....If this place were within walking distance of my apartment, I might eat there every day.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Marchand owes a large part of his success to the great-value €48 three-course menu at dinner (prix fixe only)—boldly flavored dishes such as calamari gazpacho...and melt-in-the-mouth braised lamb. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Marchand's cooking remains astonishingly good. Starters like house-smoked fish with pickled vegetables are bright and clean, and main dishes... manage to be both comforting and provocative. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Frenchie is always packed and for good reason: excellent-value dishes are modern, market-driven... and prepared with just the right dose of unpretentious creative flair. Full Review →

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97
#2 in Paris

84 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris

  • 15 endorsements
  • 22

    BlackBook

    Bust out the AmEx Black for Alain Passard’s iconoclastic, musical creations.

  • 14

    Concierge

    Deceptively simple dishes, such as a rich, mustard-based gazpacho with ice cream and heirloom Haut-Maine chicken with cabbage, squash blossoms, and baby root vegetables, are breathtaking.

  • 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 →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Triple Michelin-starred chef Alain Passard specialises in vegetables and inspired desserts like his signature tomatoes stuffed with a veritable orchard of a dozen dried and fresh fruits. Full Review →

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