Recommended Paris restaurants

The travelling elite share their favourite dining spots

Le Taxi Jaune
Le Taxi Jaune

Miles Young, worldwide chairman and CEO of Ogilvy &Mather “I like lesser-known places like Le Taxi Jaune. The guywho owns it is charming, and the dishes, such as lapin à la moutarde, are simple and classic.” Le Taxi Jaune, 13 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris (+331-4276 0040;www.restaurantletaxijaune.fr).

Ladurée
Ladurée

Chip Bergh, president and CEO of Levi Strauss “Meals at Ladurée always seem to impress. People tend to associate it with macarons, but the dinner menu is excellent – and vegan-friendly. I’ll have steamed vegetables with chia seeds, and carrots with organic spelt and za’atar.” Ladurée, Champs-Elysées, 75 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris (+331-4075 0875; www.laduree.com).

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Julie de Libran, creative director Sonia Rykiel “For lunch I like L’Ami Louis, a tiny, narrow restaurant like a train carriage serving large portions of very traditional food with a degree of ceremony.” L’Ami Louis, 32 Rue du Vertbois (+331-4887 7748).

Spring Restaurant
Spring Restaurant

John Varvatos, menswear designer “A recent ‘find’ is a jazz club in Paris called Duc desLombards. It serves good food, plays amazing music and has a sexy vibe. Themusicians it books come from all over and it really represents the best injazz.” Duc des Lombards, 42 Rue desLombards, 75001 Paris (+331-4233 2288; www.ducdeslombards.com).

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Neisha Crosland, textile designer “I keep my ear to the ground for places set up by enterprising chefs who’ve trained in great restaurants and now serve fabulous, elegant food and unusual wines from small producers in an informal atmosphere. Spring is a real discovery. There isn’t a menu, just four courses made from whatever the chef, Daniel Rose, found at the market.” Spring Restaurant, 6 Rue Bailleul (+331-4596 0572; www.springparis.fr).

John Derian, glass and decoupage designer “I love the communal feel and all kinds of weird meatsat old-school bistro Chez Denise near Les Halles.” Chez Denise, 5 Rue des Prouvaires (+331-4236 2182).

Alber Elbaz, womenswear designer “Les Deux Abeilles is run by a mother and daughter.Inside there is a little tree and every time I go, by some coincidence, thechair by the tree is empty and I sit there. They make the best cake in theworld, as well as quiches, salads and couscous so refined that everything fillsyou, but nothing makes you feel heavy.” LesDeux Abeilles, 189 Rue de l’Universite (+331-4555 6404).

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