61. SATURNE
Paris, France
62. LE CHATEAUBRIAND
Paris, France
63. MICHEL GUÉRARD
Eugenie-les-Bains
64. HEDONE
London, UK
65. COMME CHEZ SOI
Brussels. Belgium
66. RELAE
Copenhagen, Denmark
67. JEAN-FRANCOIS PIÈGE
Paris, France
68. IL CANTO
Siena, Italy
69. DA VITTORIO
Brusaporto, Italy
70. FLOCONS DE SEL
Megève, France

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Jean-Francois Piège
Paris, France

79 RUE SAINT-DOMINIQUE
01 47 05 79 79
WWW.THOUMIEUX.FR

Jean-François Piège has abandoned the formality and grandeur of his former restaurant, Les Ambassadeurs in the Crillon Hotel, for this more casual, 20-seat, second-floor dining room in the 7th arrondissement. In the process, he has also abandoned the super-expensive menus that he used to present, in favor of a more reasonably priced multi-course menu featuring eight dishes selected by the chef, followed by a main course that diners choose from a list of four ingredients. Located above his brasserie, Thoumieux, the restaurant gives the appearance of a posh cocktail lounge (at some tables you sit on sofas), rather than a place where you can find a perfectly cooked lièvre à la royale. The wine list is superb, and the casual but smart ambience (the restaurant was designed by India Mahdavi) makes it one of the more enjoyable ways to experience haute cuisine in Paris.