L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Saint-Germain

L'Atelier is a splendid two Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant in Paris that serves elegant modern French cuisine. A brainchild of Joël Robuchon, the restaurant features an innovative 'open kitchen' and friendly seating.

From a great chef’s kitchen

Joel Robuchon is a master of the culinary arts and has deservedly been recognized as the ‘Chef of the Century’. L’Atelier was founded in 2003 when he made a spectacular comeback to set up this hugely successful restaurant at Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In a little over a decade, the restaurateur has set up over a dozen trailblazing restaurants across the globe and garnered 25 Michelin Guide stars.

Culinary feast for your eyes

L’Atelier, French for workshop, treats you to a veritable feast for your eyes with the ‘open kitchen’ concept. This allows you to see how your dish is created, thanks to counter-style seating with tall bar stools that border the chef’s work space. (Remember, L’Atelier.) Many visitors go ga-ga over the Steak Frites but you have to imagine it elevated several times over before you can fathom their Le Black Angus. Their seafood menu is a story of par excellence – Le Crabe Royale and Le Langoustine, to give you a hint.

A culinary experience at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon can only be described as divine which is why a pilgrimage to this restaurant is highly recommended.

P.S. Reservations are required only for the first seating. After that, if you have the patience, it’s all about finding a table.