And although Michel Rostang is a Michelin starred haute cuisine
restaurant, it still manages to maintain a warm, friendly and family style atmosphere,
which is probably due to the fact that Marie Claude and Michel Rostang are great
collectors of fine art and they have built up a collection that they put on display in
their different restaurants to enhance the atmosphere.
This restaurant has been divided up into different themed dining rooms and the
Contemporary Arts Dining Room is the main room of the restaurant where violin sculptures
meet vibrant mosaics with a contemporary atmosphere and seats up to 35 people.
The Robj Dining Room is dedicated to Robj's ceramics with a huge bookcase in the middle of
the room that is full of porcelain figurines from the start of the 1900's. This
particular dining room only seats up to 20 people, but also adjoins the kitchen and has a
picture window so that you can see the action in the kitchen, which give the feel a very
contrasting and different atmosphere from both intimacy and a collectors room through to
the bustle of a fully working and hectic kitchen.
There are also two private dining rooms as well, that both have different atmospheres by
being decorated with art and objects to provide an entirely different feel, like the Art
Nouveau Dining Room has a glass ceiling.
Located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, this
elegant restaurant is tucked away on a street not far from the Arc de Triomphe, so it is not one of the easiest
places to find, but once here you will not be disappointed.
With all its luxury and sophistication yet with an almost cosy, relaxed and home style of
welcoming you will get a phenomenal dining experience both from the surroundings and the
staff, through to the exquisite cuisine expertly presented with top quality ingredients
and complex dishes.
Talking of the fine food, you will be able to experience seasonal delicacies such as
truffles or game and just some of the dishes on offer at this gourmet Paris restaurant include quenelles of whitefish with
a lobster sauce, gratin of onions of Cevennes with white truffle, quail eggs with sea
urchins, Bresse chicken with mushroom purée and lamb Provençale, etc.
Now when it comes to having a glass of wine, there is
a very impressive wine cellar that has over 1300 references from all over the world,
although there are plenty of references from the French
wine regions and all these have been found by Michel Rosting and Alain Ronzatti who
has been the sommelier for over twenty years.
Although there is handicapped access via a side entrance which has been made accessible to
those in wheelchairs, the lower level bathrooms are harder to negotiate for wheelchair
bound diners, as to get to the toilets you actually go past the incredible wine cellar,
where they have some of their fine wines on display and if you are lucky enough, you may
even be able to have a tour of the wine cellars.
Restaurant Guide Key Points
Michel Rostang is open on weekdays for evening meals and is open for lunch on a Tuesday
through to Friday, however, they are closed on a Saturday and Sunday plus are closed at
lunchtime on a Monday.
As well as the A la Carte menu, you can also have tasting menus, which are called The Menu
de Saison at 185 and Le Menu Asperges et Crustaces at a cost of 285, not
There is a lunchtime menu known as a 'Business Menu', which is a three course meal served
from noon until 2.30pm and is a cost of 78 without drinks. You have a choice
from five starters, five main courses and five desserts and this particular menu has been
designed for people with time restraints and a budget.
The dress code is smart but more leaning towards business / formal attire and although
there is no age limit, it is more a place to celebrate a special occasion such as an
anniversary and is great for a romantic evening.
Reservations are required and the languages spoken by the staff are of course French, but
also English and Spanish, plus they do have menus in Japanese as well.
There is a car valet service, but if you do not have this luxury, then the nearest Metro
station is Ternes on Line 2.
Address & Contact Details:
20 Rue Rennequin
Telephone: 1 47 63 40 77
Fax: 1 47 63 82 75