Opened by Benoit Matray in 1912 in the heart of Paris, Benoit is the only Parisian bistro to receive a Michelin star. Traces of its millennial history remain with the hook at the wine cellar entrance where Beaujolais was bottled, and the plates and trompe-l’oeil in the first-floor salon drawn by the wife of Benoit’s son, Michel Petit.  In 2005, Petit sold the restaurant to award-winning Chef Alain Ducasse. Amid its plush décor of ornate mirrors, etched glass panels, faux marble columns and red velvet upholstery, guests dine on traditional French cuisine presented on large porcelain plates. A private oval dining room on the upper floor seats 20 amid decorative panels and a fireplace. Famous dishes include oxtail and gelee terrine with remoulade-style celery; meuniere-style sea turbot with carrots and turnips; pan-seared black pudding with raw apple and mashed potatoes; and savarin soaked in Armagnac and filled with whipped cream.

20 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris, France
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Opening times
Wed: 12:00 - 2:00 pm, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
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