17 Michelin-Starred Meals in Paris Under €55 (2021)

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If you’re coming to Paris, you might as well eat some fancy AF meals. Now personally, I don’t think this is required: Check out the picnics on the banks of the Seine on a summer evening, and what you’ll see — equally among the French and visitors — are a whole lot of Franprix bags and St. Albray cheese. Part of what makes France great is that an appreciation for food isn’t just for the one-percenters: It’s for everyone.

That said: Might as well have at least one showstopper meal. I use Le Fooding, but of course the grand guide is Michelin, which every year awards the world’s best restaurants with between one and three stars. Three stars of course represent the best of the best — there are only 10 in Paris — and have prices to match: Lunch at Guy Savoy, for example, will run you €250. (Add a wine and Champagne pairing and it’ll be €320.) A special night — New Year’s Eve, for example — can top $1000. Pictured above is the Alain Ducasse restaurant at the Plaza Athénée. That’ll cost you — 395€ for his “Menu Garden ~ Marine.”

So — what to do? A one-star Michelin restaurant is still going to be excellent, and it’ll be a fraction of the cost. Come for lunch, and you’ll save even more. (After all, you’ll want to save your evenings for those nights on the Seine.) Below, you’ll find 18 Michelin-starred restaurants offering a set, three-course lunch for under €50 — they’re as close as you’re going to get to a cheap Michelin meal in Paris (plus, there’s one in Versailles, for after-palace dining). Bon appétit.

1. Alan Geaam

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Cost: €48
Sample dish: Feuille de vigne, homard, verjus
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: “Happy to come back”
Instagram:
@alangeaam.restaurant
Neighborhood: 75016
alangeaam.fr

2. Antoine

cheap michelin starred meals paris

Cost: €49
Sample dish: La Pintade fermière de Challans (pintade is guinea fowl)
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: “Superb!”
Instagram: @thibaultsombardier
Neighborhood: 75116
antoine-paris.fr

3. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – Étoile

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris joel

Cost: €49
Sample dish: Le Thon, la ventrèche confite sur un cœur de laitue garni de fins légumes croquants
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: “Tasty.. good except for one”
Instagram: @joel.robuchon
Neighborhood: 75008
atelier-robuchon-etoile.com

4. Au Trou Gascon

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris au trou gascon

Cost: €55
Sample dish: Gambas en crème de tête, bouillon de châtaignes
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: “Amazing restau”
Instagram: @autrougascon
Neighborhood: 75012
autrougascon.fr

5. Restaurant Auguste

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris auguste

Cost: €39
Sample dish: Volaille fermière et poulpe
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review:Absolute best experience for foodie
Instagram: None
Neighborhood: 75007
restaurantauguste.fr

6. Benoit

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris benoit

Cost: €39
Sample dish: Sauté de veau Marengo coquillettes
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: “Good food but poor service
Instagram: @benoitparis_restaurant
Neighborhood: 75004
benoit-paris.com

7. Comice [currently dinner only]

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris comice

Cost: €46
Sample dish: Volaille rôtie, girolles, gnocchi de pomme de terre
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: Good but not memorable”
Instagram: @comice.paris
Neighborhood: 75016
comice.paris

8. Etude

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris etude

Cost: €45
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: Delicious!
Instagram: @restaurant_etude_paris
Neighborhood: 75116
restaurant-etude.fr

9. La Scène Thélème

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris scene theleme

Cost: €48
Sample dish: Carré de porcelet rôti au sautoir à la feuille de cigare
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: Amazing Food
Instagram: @lascenetheleme
Neighborhood: 75017
lascenetheleme.fr

10. La Table d’Eugene

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris table d'eugene

Cost: €38
Sample dish: Topinambour/ foie gras/ consommé de bœuf/ céleri/ bergamote
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: “Wonderful Meal, Wonderful Service”
Instagram: None
Neighborhood: 75018
latabledeugene.com

11. La Table du 11

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris la table du 11

Cost: €55
Sample dish: Boeuf bourguignon followed by brie de Meaux with pear
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: Very interesting
Instagram: @latabledu11
Neighborhood: Versailles
latabledu11.com

12. Le 39V

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris le 39v

Cost: €39.50
Sample dish: John Dory from Brittany, artichokes (cooked, raw and tempura), yellow wine sauce
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review:Slightly short of expectations
Instagram: @fredericvardon
Neighborhood: 75004
le39v.com

13. Les Climats

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Cost: €49
Sample dish: Bar de ligne du Croisic and huitres sauvages
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: Elegant, Refined Restaurant – Worth a Metro Ride Across Paris
Instagram: @lesclimatsparis
Neighborhood: 75007
lesclimats.fr

14. Mavrommatis

Mavrommatis

Cost: €45
Sample dish: Agneau de lait de Lozère
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: A fantastic greek restaurant in Paris
Instagram: @maisonmavrommatis
Neighborhood: 75005
mavrommatis.com

15. Pertinence

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris pertinence

Cost: €45
Sample dish: Roasted sole, champagne sauce
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: Wonderful!!
Instagram: @restaurantpertinence
Neighborhood: 75007
restaurantpertinence.com

16. Restaurant H

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Cost: €35
Sample dish: Scallops, sea clams, and deconstructed apple pie
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review: Wow, fantastic food and atmosphere
Instagram: @hubertduchenne
Neighborhood: 75004
restauranth.com

17. Ze Kitchen Galerie 

michelin restaurants under 50 euros paris z kitchen galerie

Cost: €48
Sample dish: Fish of the day, with shellfish juice, lime and watercress condiment
Headline of most recent TripAdvisor review:A true joy
Instagram: @williamledeuil
Neighborhood: 75006
zekitchengalerie.fr

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