Chiberta

Price guide: Expensive

3 rue Arsène-Houssaye, Paris, 75008

Price guide: Expensive

Chiberta, photo Stevens Fremont

By Natasha Edwards, your Paris expert

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#19 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.7
4.7
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Singles, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Chiberta

Creative modern cuisine with an elegant Parisian designer setting to match.

The original Chiberta was one of the pioneers of nouvelle cuisine in the 1980s, before being taken over by top chef Guy Savoy in 2004. Sleekly redone by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte in a series of black and white dining rooms, with modern paintings by Lavier and Traquandi, an oenothèque lined with bottles, and a bar section, which is agreeable for dining solo, this is a place I'd choose for refined special occasion dining that is stylish but not show off.

Food and drink: 

Light modern French cuisine includes dishes like oysters prepared three ways, sea bass with swiss chard galette or pigeon with risotto and foie gras. One of the treats here is that you can also sample some of Guy Savoy's signature creations, such as the truffle and artichoke soup, and a light, tangy grapefruit terrine with fabulous Earl Grey tea sauce, for much less than in his shockingly expensive eponymous restaurant.

Ambience: 

Sleek yet discreet modern setting drawing male business suits at lunch; elegant couples by night; tables are well spaced for conversation.

Service: 

Service is charming and very professional, though the mood is leisurely and thoughtful.

Location: 

"Golden Trangle" Paris near the Arc de Triomphe, hidden on a side street just off the Champs-Elysées.

Price advice: 

The tasting menu is 100 euros, lunch menu 55 euros, lunchtime bar menu 49 euros. 

More information on Chiberta:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French, Modern
Address:
3 rue Arsène-Houssaye, Paris, 75008
Telephone:
01 53 53 42 00
Website:
http://www.lechiberta.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm, 7pm-11pm; Fri noon-2.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm; Sat 7pm-11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Guy Savoy

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