Those who know the restaurant at the Palais Royal will no longer recognize the place, utterly transformed by Evok Hôtels Collection to echo the splendid gardens of the Palais-Royal. Decorator Christophe Tollemer designed several atmospheres off the foyer exhibiting the works of artist Pierre Roy-Camille. Guests can enter via the gardens or rue de Valois (practical for those wishing to use the valet parking service).
Archways and pilasters that recall the Paris of yore play with more contemporary features like the mat black ceilings and luminous cornices. Concoted by chef Philip Chronopoulos, formerly with L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Étoile, the menu holds several pleasant surprises such as the octopus with celery, red pepper and lemony virgin olive oil (€21), or the roasted Breton lobster with red wine, spinach leaves and white petals (€49). The desserts are equally delightful, as evinced by the Piedmont hazelnut parfait with candied cherry (€17). You can enjoy your meal on the sumptuous terrace during sunny weather or in the cozy, bourgeois decor of the dining room available for private hire on the first floor. As you will have guessed, the cuisine of the Palais Royal offers decidedly gourmet fare, to the point of upstaging another local institution, the Grand Véfour. €100 à la carte. Prix-fixe tasting menu €142.
From noon to 2:30pm and 7:30pm to 10:30pm Closed Sunday and Monday • Valet parking • Average price: 100 €