Pierre Gagnaire

Paris, France

Must-do dining for adventurous eaters with deep pockets. Pierre Gagnaire grew up in his family’s Michelin-star kitchen and his eponymous restaurant at the Hotel Balzac is a mature expression of his fine cooking. However, it retains the humour and playfulness Gagnaire is known – and loved – for while the descriptions of his dishes read like poetry. There’s a good value three-course lunch menu for €90 ($100) but prices climb steeply after this, with the top-flight evening menu at €310 ($340).

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6 Rue Balzac, 8th arrondissement, Paris, 75008 Paris