Le Grand Vefour

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14 expert recommendations



This venerable institution was a favorite of Julia Child, Victor Hugo, and Napoléon Bonaparte. That guest list, along with the gorgeous Palais Royal setting and name-brand culinary talent...



Martin's cooking...borrows inspiration from Japan, North Africa, and Italy more than from his French Alpine homeland.


Condé Nast Traveler

Guy Martin's Michelin-starred classic delivers rich, authentic French cuisine in 17th-century splendor next to the gardens of the Palais Royal. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

This 18th-century restaurant is considered by many to be Paris’s most attractive.



Victor Hugo could stride in and still recognize this restaurant, which was in his day, as now, a contender for the title of most beautiful restaurant in Paris. Originally built in 1784,... Full review →


Frommer's 34

Boasting one of the most beautiful restaurant interiors in Paris, Le Grand Véfour remains a history-infused citadel of classic French cuisine. Full review →


Gayot 15.0

Chef Guy Martin turns out impressive creations such as milk-fed calf's sweetbreads served with truffles and cappelletti pasta and blue lobster accompanied by orange peel. Full review →


Insight Guides

One of the city’s most historic restaurants, open since 1784. The dining room is magnificent, the cuisine of chef Guy Martin a gourmet delight. Closed Sat, Sun and Aug. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The food is tip-top; expect a voyage of discovery in one of the most beautiful restaurants in the world. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

In the gardens of the Palais Royal, this luxurious Directoire-style restaurant has been a mecca for gourmets for over 200 years and is full of history! Inventive cuisine by Guy Martin. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Gem of a restaurant from 1785, worth seeing more than tasting. Full review →


Rough Guide

The carved wooden ceilings, frescoes, velvet hangings and late eighteenth-century chairs haven't changed since Napoleon brought Josephine here.


Time Out 71

Opened in 1784 (as the Café de Chartres), this is one of the oldest and most historic restaurants in Paris. Full review →


Zagat 4.7

More than "200 years of history" are on display in this Haute Cuisine "jewel box" tucked away in the Palais-Royal: the neoclassical murals, gilt-framed mirrors and Directoire chairs are... Full review →

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