Paris, France

Hotshot young chef Tom Meyer has had an impressive early career, working as Anne-Sophie Pic’s sous-chef and having the acclaim of being a 2019 Bocuse d’Or cooking competition finalist in his arsenal. Few were surprised, then, when legendary restaurateur Stéphane Manigold picked the baby-faced professional to lead her Parisian opening. At the discretely tucked away Granite on Rue Bailleul, Meyer splices classical French cooking with an experimental edge, corralling a tiny team of seven in a small, open kitchen.

Vegetable-infused set menus (three, five or seven courses) are common at this Parisian establishment; the daring contemporary cuisine doesn’t shy from practicing a root-to-shoot ethos, although locally sourced fish and meat are present, too. In all, quality seasonal ingredients shine bright. With only 26 seats, it’s an intimate affair and interiors, dressed by French architect Michel Amar, evolve through the building. Dinner in the low-lit cellar offers a uniquely different experience to light, airy first floor space, giving plenty of reason for return visits.

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6 Rue Bailleul, Les Halles, Paris, 75001