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Le Grand Vefour

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 14 publications
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Badge 87

Excellent

say expert reviewers

Top 1% in Paris About the TripExpert Score

14 expert recommendations

22

BlackBook

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...

14

Concierge

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

8

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 →

17

DK Eyewitness

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

6

Fodor's

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 →

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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 →

21

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 →

16

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 →

2

Lonely Planet

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

11

Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

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 →

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Not For Tourists

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

10

Rough Guide

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

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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 →

19

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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