The arrival of José Silva, new general manager of the Four Seasons George V, has roused the Parisian palace from its slumber. At Le Cinq, Éric Briffard handed the reins to Christian LeSquer whose ambition is to earn a third star; young and brilliant chef David Bizet works wonders at La Galerie, and now Marco Garfagnini has entered the scene to take the helm of Le George. This third restaurant is set in a magnificent dining room decorated by Pierre-Yves Rochon, with a vaulted ceiling and Baccarat chandelier, overlooking the Cour de Marbre. The casual chic service puts guests at ease as they luncheon or dine to soft background music. The menu alone is worth the trip: exquisite roast langoustine in a citron mustard sauce, delectable ricotta cheese tortelli with lemon and fresh mint, and an incredibly light line-caught sea bass pan-fried in its tangy jus. The Tuscan chef brings us top-flight signature cuisine. What more can we say about the desserts like the cheese crème brûlée with mandarin sorbet or the semi-confit apple with ginger and mascarpone cream, save that each is more delicious than the next? The attractive prices make good sense, with starters at €12, pasta and risotto dishes between €34 and €40 (for the lobster) and main dishes between €30 and €55, also available to share. Let’s hope that Le George, as it changes the face of luxury hotels in Paris, is given its just reward. Lunch prix-fixe menu at €65. Tasting prix-fixe menu at €110.
From noon to 3pm and 7pm to 11.30pm Open daily • Valet parking • Average price: €100