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Le Clarence

9.8/10
402

Average price €150

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Air renewal system
Card payments accepted
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 1m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Single use products on the table
Staff wearing masks
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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
  • 4 couvert(s) Extremely comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

This superb 1884 mansion close to the Champs-Elysées is home to the rare creative talent that is Christophe Pelé (formerly chef at La Bigarrade, in ...

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Restaurant menu

Chef Christophe Pelé
  • Average price €150 Special request
Turbot de petite pêche, petit pois, anchois
Bar Ikejime, crevette de Palamos, courgette violon
Pigeonneau fermier, épinards, aubergine miso
Lunch - Menu Déjeuner - 3 services – 90€

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Dessert

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Pigeon aux anchois
dessert
dessert
scalp
Shrimp with jambon
bouchon
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.8/10
based on 402 reviews
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Quality of food :9.8/10
Service :9.9/10
Setting :9.8/10
  1. Ramon F.
    Ramon F.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    Great food. It would be nice if it had decaffeinated coffee. Anyway we enjoyed our lunch very very much. Great service and superb environnement.

  2. M S.
    M S.
    • 26 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent restaurant for sure. But I was expecting a bit more to a Michelin 2 star restaurant. I felt so maybe because I wasn’t used to the style of having multiple plates on the table at the same time so I was uncertain how I should enjoy the meals. And it would have been better for me if there were options for three course lunch menu that are more reasonable, in stead of having two course lunch with three different types of desert.

  3. Sophie A.
    Sophie A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Parfait

  4. Stephen D.
    Stephen D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Sedric and the staff were Superb!! The chef prepared a wonderful meal! This is our favorite restaurant in Paris!! I have been in the restaurant business my entire career and I can assure you they deserve more than 2 Stars!! Merci Le Clarence!

  5. Baudouin d.
    Baudouin d.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    juste exceptionnel...

  6. Shawn B.
    Shawn B.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Exceptional in every way.

  7. Alan F.
    Alan F.
    • 74 reviews
    9/10

    The experience is brilliant, unique and mildly annoying. Clearly, a very talented chef who does his own thing. Your only choices are the number of courses and the wine selection. How do you pick a wine when you don't know what you are having? Five courses turns into 25-30 or more mini-dishes. Fortunately, we have no allergies and like most everything. Beautiful surroundings, pleasant young wait staff and some intriguing combinations. More of an initiation than a linear meal. Not for everyone.

  8. PHILIPPE G.
    PHILIPPE G.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    For a splurge lunch, the 90 Euro degustation menu served at the two Michelin star Le Clarence, may be the best deal in Paris. Located in an over the top, opulent nineteenth century townhouse, Le Clarence is the epitome of old school, "white glove" dining. I wouldn't want to dine like this often, but once a year, it is a treat. The formality begins at the entrance, when diners are led upstairs the winding staircase to one of the dining rooms. This is Napoleonic, in every sense of the word. Table linens, heavy cutlery, and sparkling crystal complete the picture. An army of servers are at your beck and call, dressed up and formally trained. You will never know their name. Le Clarence is not part of the "Hello my name is Cindi, and I'm your server today" school of thought. Chef Christophe Pete, no relation to the Brazilian footballer, reinvents classical French cooking in an innovative, but well, classic manner. The dishes keep coming during the set menu lunch, most are incredible. There are a couple of misses, depending on your tastes. Yet, I applaud the creativity. Chefs must take chances. Food is very personal. Unfortunately, we fell into a Parisian trap at La Clarence. The set menu is 90 Euros, but we had wine, cocktails, a truffle supplement, and that caused the bill to raise to an uncomfortable stratosphere. Thus, be pre-warned, and order smartly. Le Clarence can be an unforgettable experience.

  9. Albert C.
    Albert C.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Perfect location for a special birthday dinner for my father visiting from the US, who enjoyed every last evolution of his seven (read nearly 20) courses. Chef was very accommodating of our special needs and the service was attentive without being the least bit overbearing.

  10. Joseph c.
    Joseph c.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    Best Micheline 3 star restaurant in Paris (with only 2 stars) = they are trying harder!

  11. Chris W.
    Chris W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fabulous food and exceptional service

  12. Joe o.
    Joe o.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Incredible experience, food and service, they all provided a truly memorable dinning event. If your new to France, this is a must experience dinning.

  13. Dennis B.
    Dennis B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    This is a French Laundryesque kind of restaurant. If you order the 5 course tasting menu, expect, 15 courses, give or take. Exquisite preparation and atmosphere. Be aware that this is a Clarence Dillon property, so the wines are pages and pages of Haut Brion. Fortunately, Haut Brion creates tremendous white as well as red Bordeaux. The staff are invisible, and very helpful. It would also be nice if the tourists in the restaurant would take a little time to dress for dinner. Short sleeve polos and sneakers (as the guests in the next room with 3teens in tow can demonstrate), are just cringe worthy as my fellow countrymen. Cannot we just exercise a little class people? This is not Popeyes on a Thursday night in Memphis. All in all, superb, classic cusine a la Francaise. Like a great blanc de Blanc champagne, bring your wallet. But you will not be disappointed by the food.

  14. Neil S.
    Neil S.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic and elegant on all levels. Great job team!

  15. Anne H.
    Anne H.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent

  16. Sam E.
    Sam E.
    • one review
    10/10

    This was probably the most original meal of my life. Really a work of art. Thanks!

  17. Tina T.
    Tina T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely the best meal I have ever had (including other Michelin star restaurants). The five course meal was substantial and multilayered. The les domaines wine pairing was exceptional. They handled allergies incredibly well. Perfect service. Highly recommend. Plan on going every time I am in Paris

  18. Nicholas K.
    Nicholas K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic meal, couldn't fault anything. Outstanding food and really great service.

  19. Faye T.
    Faye T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Exceptional lunch with exemplary service. We had our 18 month old grandson and his parents for a Saturday lunch. We arrived at 12:30 and finished around 3:15. We choose the three course option which is created by the chef on a daily basis. One of our guests was allergic to fish so the chef organized a superlative lunch. We would recommend anyone to make a reservation - the meal, food, service were exordinary!!!!

  20. Richard H.
    Richard H.
    • 42 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent en tout point. On retrouve bien la patte du chef de la Bigarade

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More information

Opening time

Lunch : from 12.30pm to 2pm (except for sunday, monday and tuesday)

Dinner : from 7.30pm to 9.30pm (except for sunday and monday)

The 3 private dining rooms are open from tuesday to saturday and for all types of events. Capacity of maximum 20 guests.

How to get to the restaurant

31 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008, Paris, France, RestaurantAddress

Public transport

Métro - Franklin-D. Roosevelt (M1 et M9) / Métro - Champs Elysées-Clemenceau (M1 et M13)

Directions to get there

Parking Rond Point des Champs Elysées

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About the restaurant

LE RESTAURANT

A deux pas de l’une des plus belles avenues du monde, Le Clarence célèbre l’art de vivre à la française dans un hôtel particulier édifié en 1884 par l’architecte Henri Parent. Nouvelle propriété du prince Robert du Luxembourg, président du domaine de vin bordelais Clarence Dillon, cette table nous invite à revivre la grande époque grâce à son décor hors du temps avec boiseries, moulures, tapisseries, tableaux d’époque, lustres d’antan et mobilier chiné. Répartis entre trois élégants salons, les 35 convives d’un service ne découvriront pas une grande gastronomie hexagonale enfermée sous cloche, sinon une subtile réinterprétation de la cuisine bourgeoise, fière de ses produits nobles, de ses techniques et marquée par l’audace et intelligence du palais de Christophe Pelé. Les grenouilles se servent en tempura, la langoustine frotte sa délicatesse au caractériel pied de cochon et le rouget aux branches de fenouil sauvage, découpé en salle, se teinte d’encre de seiche puis s’escorte d’un artichaut au jambon noir de Bigorre.

LE CHEF

Après avoir disparu avec son restaurant la Bigarade et sa double étoile, le chef Christophe Pelé revient faire valser les plus fins des palais parisiens. Pour trinquer en sa compagnie, le MOF sommelier Antoine Pétrus a conçu une carte extraordinaire de vins où figurent plus de 120 vignerons de toutes les régions de France.

CONSEIL D'INSIDER

Au cœur de cette maison bourgeoise se cache un réel trésor pour initiés, « La Cave du Château ». On y déguste en privé de précieux millésimes des propriétés de Domaine Clarence Dillon ainsi qu’une sélection des plus grands crus et des meilleurs spiritueux français.

Features

European, , , , MICHELIN Stars, , Good for a business lunch, Good for families, Romantic, Terrace, Trendy, Wedding, Christmas and New Year, New year's eve, , TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Valentine's Day

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