11 Place des États-Unis, Paris, France
01 40 22 11 10
NileGuide Expert tip:
For that very special date, to make her feel like princess. Reservations essential
Foodies will be drawn here by the talents of chef Guy Martin, who masterminded the menu, and his accomplice David Angelot, who present seasonal menus of updated French classic dishes (the ris de veau comes with purple carrots in orange), but for visitors to Paris the room will be all. It is set on the first floor of a fairytale mansion that was once home to Marie-Laure de Noailles, a patron of the arts who numbered Man Ray, Buñuel, Cocteau and Dalí among her friends, and which today is home to the crystal empire Baccarat. You ascend on a red carpet to find a dining room glittering with crystal (naturally), designed by Philippe Starck, which is both romantic and modern. If you find it difficult to choose from the short carte opt for the five-course tasting menu. And if you marriage proposal goes well? Then you can begin getting ideas for your wedding list from the small but exquisite crystal museum next door.