Food and drink
Artistically presented haute cuisine given modern lightness and a Mediterranean flourish by chef Alain Pégouret, originally from Cannes. Try the john dory with razor shells, turbot with salsify, Pyrenean lamb with artichokes or a starter of colourful root vegetables. President Sarkozy is said to always chose the lobster salad.
Elegant and hushed yet not stuffy. It's conveniently close to the Elysées palace and the ministry of the interior, so expect political powerbrokers at lunch, amorous couples at night, and you may well spot the odd rock star among the famous faces.
Polite, discreet and out to please — what you'd expect at this level of restaurant.
Set back from the road in gardens on the lower part of the Champs-Elysées between place de la Concorde and the Rond-Point.
The 85 euro set lunch menu is a pretty good deal for this sort of restaurant; otherwise expect to pay around 150 à la carte.
- Business travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- Special occasions