Known for its soufflé, this petite, elegant restaurant near the Eiffel Tower is one that I found through the incredible taste of my friend Danielle. I’ve since returned to introduce my partner to their tasteful, well-prepared cuisine. And I’ve never been disappointed.
On my first visit, I was in the mood for something classic. I ordered an artichoke tart (well prepared and flavorful), a steak (one of the most perfect steaks I’ve ever eaten), and a trio of light, fruity sorbets for dessert. My dining companion indulged in the famed soufflé.
My second visit, at lunch with my partner, we ordered quail and a savory cheese soufflé. Both meals were excellent and solidified Philippe Excoffier as somewhere I’ll return on my next visit to the city of lights.
Phone: +33 01 45 51 78 08
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 14 and 19 to 22:30; Monday 19 – 22:30.
Price range: Main courses range from 33 to 49 euros. A sweet souffle starts at 14 if you’re just stopping by for dessert. A five-course tasting menu is 75 euros.
Dog friendly? Yes!
What (else) to do in Paris
For me, Paris is a place for food and wandering.
Wear comfortable shoes and explore charming neighborhoods like Montmartre and Le Marais.
Stop for tea and tea-infused ice creams at Mariage Freres.
Grab a perfect dinner of small plates accompanied by good wine at Frenchie Bar a Vins.
Try breakfast at Colorova.
Browse the Montmartre fresh market in search of fresh gingerbread or buy meats from a butcher knight in Saint-Germain.
And do absolutely anything Danielle Perrin suggests. She’s one of two people in the world whose food recommendations have always left me breathless.