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#178 of 13,859 Restaurants in Paris
Travellers' Choice2023
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Unadulterated style and opulence - lofty columns, ornate mouldings and bouquets of fresh flowers, all bathed in soft light pouring in from the interior...
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Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
PRICE RANGE
£121 - £404
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If it was possible to give more than five stars, that would be the rating this amazing restaurant deserves. I have never had a meal in my life where I felt more special, more respected, and more cared for than having dinner at Le Cinq....The food was amazing, and the service was so wonderful just thinking about it and writing it literally brings tears to my eyes. Thank you Le Cinq for such a beautiful experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Four Seasons, Autre at Le Cinq, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear V7320XFmeganp, Thank you for your recent review of Le Cinq Restaurant. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It is wonderful to know that you appreciated the small gestures of our dedicated teams, always striving to provide an exceptional...More

Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Been to many two and three star Michelin restaurants but have to say I was disappointed in the overall value. For a Party of four the bill came out to nearly 4000 euro (without bottles of wines)! At that cost I would expect more in...terms of the main course(s). Deer was the main course but the table didn’t want that so we asked for the famous pressed pasta dish which they kindly obliged. Little did we know that they would cut a single portion in half to serve two people! Can’t fault the restaurant on service, creativeness, taste, or service timings. But…for these prices I am expecting Waygu and lobster. Sorry but would not visit them again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

We love Le Cinq and are fortunate to be able to come back fairly regularly. This visit the spaghetti en gratin had a very generous addition of truffe blanche. Oh. The chef gladly accommodates vegetarians and for this dish it simply means leaving out the...jambon - the mushrooms have so much flavor it doesn't lack depth (I am developing a craving as I am typing this). The spouse is a very discerning diner and since she is always enthusiastic about going back to Le Cinq I deduce the non-vegetarians are also in perfect hands there. Service was perfect, attentive but unobtrusive. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much Monsieur Painchaud adds to the entire dining experience. What a civilized place.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Best meal we have ever had. Le Cinq was an outstanding dinner experience. Everything you would want in a 3 star michelin. The room is beautiful, as is the hotel. The staff were terrific, and hit just the right note. Helpful, informative, funny, sufficiently formal/informal....Started out with a fantastic round of white and rose champagne by the glass. Followed by an immense wine list, helpful sommelier. Reasonable bottles available. We opted for the a la carte and had excellent dishes. The famous pasta dish was outstanding, as were the gnnochi. Everything else was likewise superb. Excellent amuse buche, one of which was one of the best bite I have ever had. Lots of little extras, truly delicious bread. Way too much dessert. If you are looking for the classic 3 star michelin you cannot go wrong here.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

I was expecting to be underwhelmed for overpriced food, but was pleasantly surprised. This place exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. The hotel is gorgeous, the staff is well trained and precise in their service. Food was exceptional. Over all experince was a 10/5....I don’t think I can remember the last time I enjoyed such an exceptional meal. Presentation, food, tastes, service, ambience, value etc were all incredible. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner! The chef is a genius. His interpretation and handling of the high quality products is noticeable. The meal is expensive, however, it is extremely value for money. The generosity of the food and staff is big. Besides, the friendliness of...the staff and their courtesy are the best. We would like to recommend this establishment.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

Simply put, the finest restaurant in the world. its like a beautiful ballet, a symphony if you will, and my wife and i just sat back and watched. how good was it? i almost wept at the end....because i didnt want it to end. one...must have dish, is the spaghetti gratin, maybe the best pasta dish i have ever had. cozy beautiful dining room, over the top service, and fantastic food. you must go there at lease once in your life, it was worth every pennyMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 May 2023

Everything was phenomenal and exemplary! The standout was the service, in particular Mr Franck Painchaud (restaurant assistant manager). He made the evening so romantic for us. He took a romantic photo of my wife and I holding hands, and slipped me a white rose to...give to her while distracting her with a special birthday dessert. He said, I will make you look good - and he did. Michelin 3 stars service can be very formal, but the staff here were at times humorous and really put their patrons at ease. Oh, the food - Perfection! Beautiful and tasted amazing. We went with the A La Carte menu so we could try their signature ham and truffle spaghetti gratin - a must try dish. Also wonderful were the spider crab and prawn entrees, and the principle dishes of sea bass and salmon. So colorful and artfully presented. The dessert of wild strawberry with meringue, sake and yogurt was the perfect ending. Of course, the amuse bouches and chocolate trolley at the end of the meal were fantastic. When in Paris, this is the restaurant to have a romantic experience. Highly recommend that you consider Le Cinq for the food, the people and the ambiance. Stellar!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

Unforgettable excellent service by Mr . Frank such a gentleman. Had a girls dinner and this gentleman took very good care of us explaining each course in detail gave us roses . Service unmatched . A restaurant I recommend if you love a luxury dining...experience with value for money will definitely Return .thank you to the entire restaurant team you were so kind and a special Thank you to Mr Frank .More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2023 via mobile

Having dined at Michelin restaurants around the world, it is safe to say that Le Cinq was not only the worst Michelin experience but also one of the worst dining experiences we have ever had. While the room is lovely and the wine list is...extensive, that is where it all ends. The food was just bad. All of our dishes had too much sauce and all of the hot dishes were served either at room temperature or were cold. The proteins were covered in so much sauce that you could not discern what you were eating. If the level of the ingredients is so high, why not let the meat or seafood shine on its own? The service was also well below even a one Michelin star standard. There were massive gaps in the service throughout the evening and once our mains were served, not a single person asked if we were enjoying the food. It was not until we sent back our food that a bit of attention was focused on our table. Shortly after that, our main waiter disappeared and we had to wait about 30 minutes to get the check. I could go on and on about the shortcomings…. Do yourself a favor and skip Le Cinq. It is simply not up to any Michelin standard and is resting on its laurels.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

Unforgettable experience! Le Cinq dining area is very comfortable, very beautiful decorated and elegant! From the starter dish until the desert was so flavorful yet beautifully presented, truly plating ! Combinations of flavors brought amazing taste to the palette, simply brilliant works of the Chef!...Five star for the sommelier and the service team! Everyone is very attentive and pleasant. Serving and explaining every dish clearly and elegantly ! I and my partner was amazed by how everything moves efficiently yet harmoniously! The director of the restaurant Mr Beaumard such a pleasant gentleman, he came to our table a few times to make sure that everything is going smoothly, truly a five star service, Thank you ! Dining at LE CINQ Paris has set our gastronomy experience bar high up. Well deserved Three star Michelin !More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

Excellent food. Rapid efficient yet friendly service. Beautiful decor set within the grand four seasons hotel. Creative menu but extremely pricey.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022

Very good as one would expect. We celebrated meeting up in Paris for the first time post pandemic. Well worth the wait. Le Cinq is one of 3 Michelin* restaurants at the George V. Le Cinq blessed with 3*. Great to enjoy all of them...whilst staying here. Look out for quail + tonic water. Very good.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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FourSeasonsParis, Other at Le Cinq, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2022

Dear Michael, We genuinely value and appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

Reviewed 4 September 2022

Restaurant Le Cinq is without a doubt one of the finest restaurants on Earth and must be visited by anyone in Paris looking for the best of the best from a restaurant. The dining room is large and grand, set within the beautiful Hôtel George...V. When a pianist is playing in the gallery next to the restaurant you can hear this as you dine, which makes for a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. We started off with some canapés, the parmesan waffle being such a comforting thing with abundance of cheese flavour. The bread then came which was a selection of baguette, olive bread and a bread with seeds which was almost pastry like, similar to a croissant for example. These were impeccable and served with great butter, I can’t recall having better bread anywhere than this. All the dishes which followed were equally as impeccable as the bread we started with. I ate a gnocchi which melt in the mouth, the best I’ve had anywhere. The gratinated onions burst in the mouth to reveal a depth of flavour. The spaghetti timbale gratin was as decadent as can be, beautiful mushroom and truffle flavour and even topped with gold leaf. Cheese trolley was perfect. The desserts were all first class and the dessert trolley and the kouign-amann at the end of the meal with coffee was also fantastic. Service was as attentive I’ve encountered anywhere, yet discreet at the same time. Everyone was extremely friendly and talkative towards us. I’d like to mention a gentleman who previously worked in Oxford that made our evening extra special. The service is akin to a fine Swiss watch, everything runs so smoothly and perfectly. It is also worth noting that Le Cinq caters to vegetarians perfectly, so do please dine here if you don’t eat meat as you are guaranteed to eat one of the finest meals of your life. I cannot wait to return and I recommend Le Cinq to anyone who wishes to dine in what I think is easily one of the best of the best restaurants on earth. Christian Le Squer and his chefs in the kitchen are a dream team. A must visit!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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FourSeasonsParis, Other at Le Cinq, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2022

Dear MrC1997, We can’t thank you enough for your kind words and for taking the time to share them with us. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with an incomparable...More

Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

We celebrated our 10th anniversary dinner last evening, and as always Le Cinq was perfection. The setting is so refined and beautiful - and the immaculate service begins the moment you arrive at the reception podium. The staff is simply incredible, you want for nothing...- every need is met before you ask. On to the meal. The menu is continually innovative - and as great as the menu selections are, the additive extras that just come along with your meal would be the envy of most other Michelin restaurants. The wine menu is about the size of the King James Bible, with an incredible array of fabulous wines. Since the bride only drinks white, it was a 2020 Montrachet for her…just exquisite. Red for me, my favorite is a Chateauneuf-du-Pape - a 2016 was fantastic. The meal itself was sublime. The Prawns starter, as well as the onion au gratin were just amazing. The wagyu steak and the lobster entrees were exceptional. We enjoyed a brilliant cheese course, and closed with chocolate that was world-class. One thing I have to mention - when bread came around, one option was a flax seed bread. JUST HAVE IT. It’s perhaps the best bread I’ve ever eaten. Let me end where I started, the food is brilliant - but the service is simply unmatched. Incredible combination. A must do.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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FourSeasonsParis, Autres at Le Cinq, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2022

Dear LuckyJEDI, A warm thank you on behalf of The Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris for your glowing review, it gives us great pleasure to read reviews like yours. It is wonderful to know that you appreciated the small gestures of our dedicated teams,...More

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4
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