It's a good example of a hip, well-connected, and stylish restaurant-of-the-minute, where part of the fun involves seeing and being seen by the politically connected and trend-conscious crowd. The decor is minimalist, black, white, and orange, a bemused blend of the best of California (former home of the owners and inspiration for some of the cuisine) and France. If you opt for a meal here, you'll be in good hands: Chef Gilles Epié used to be a caterer and private chef in Hollywood before returning to Paris with his fashion-model wife Elizabeth (an American, who supervises the dining room) to open this in-vogue dining venue near the Arch of Triumph. Menu items are health-conscious, artfully simple, "uncluttered," and flavorful. Try such delights as rabbit leg, grilled tuna with foie gras, plumb oysters with fresh asparagus, or lobster cooked in tarragon-flavored bouillon.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010