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The Least Expensive Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Paris

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Fancy treating yourself to a meal at a Michelin-Starred restaurant in Paris, but find the prospect of the bill makes you break out in a cold sweat? Then the lunch menu will become your new best friend. Here, we present a selection of One Star restaurants in the French capital offering an affordable lunch menu.

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Updated on 08 July 2024
Accents Table Bourse
24 rue Feydeau, 75002 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

"The accent tells us the origin of the person; it tells us about their country, their region and their history. It is this idea of ​​openness and discovery that I want to defend, a cuisine made up of encounters and exchanges." So says Ayumi Sugiyama, the Japanese Owner and Pastry Chef of this contemporary restaurant with a Scandinavian spirit. Chef Romain Mahi's dishes combine classic recipes (tasty hare à la royale in season), more daring creations and subtle work around roasted aromas and smoky flavours. The lunch menu is a bargain.

€65 for 4 courses at lunchtime, Tues-Fri

The Michelin-recommended hotel The Hoxton Paris is not far away.

80 boulevard des Batignolles, 75017 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

In a lively, working-class enclave, this place serves quality contemporary cuisine. Talented Chef Thibaut Spiwack, whose CV includes Michelin-Starred kitchens, finds original ways to showcase produce from the Paris region. The emphasis is on sustainable development and a desire to challenge gastronomic rules. There's an attractive set menu plus a few à la carte options at lunchtime; in the evening, a single set menu with several courses. A moment of gastronomic pleasure.

€65 at lunchtime

Tribe Paris Batignolles is just a 15 minute walk away. Book your stay with The MICHELIN Guide.

54 rue de Bourgogne, 75007 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

This restaurant provides a chic, upscale environment where you can savour cooking with a modern edge – whether it be saddle of veal with sweet-and-sour carrots or turbot flavoured with wild herbs. The enticingly varied cooking is founded on high-quality produce and the lunch menu offers great value for money.

€45 at lunchtime

11 rue Richard-Lenoir, 75011 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

Nobuyuki Akishige, a Japanese Chef with a flawless track record (L'Atelier du Peintre in Colmar, La Vague d'Or in St-Tropez, K2 in Courchevel) concocts subtle and well- crafted seasonal cuisine, such as roast magret de canard with a parsnip purée and kalamata olives. Dishes to savour in an unpretentious bistro environment – it's spot on.

60 at lunchtime, Weds-Fri

Want to extend your stay in the city of light? Book the Michelin-recommended hotel Fabric.

5 rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris
€€€€ · Mediterranean Cuisine

"Here, the bouillabaisse cosies up to the aioli, and the pissaladière competes with the socca just out of the coal-fired oven." Julia Sedefdjian (formerly of Les Fables de la Fontaine) is now happily thriving in her own establishment, where her colourful and fragrant cuisine is an ode to the Mediterranean. Dishes combine fine ingredients, which Julia selects painstakingly and blends creatively, with her roots in Nice. Welcome to Baieta, which means 'kiss' in the Nice dialect!

€60 at lunchtime, Tues-Fri

Enhance your trip with a stay at the Michelin-recommended Monge Hotel.

20 rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris
€€€ · Classic Cuisine

To immerse yourself in the vibe of a genuine Parisian bistro, venture over the threshold of N°20 Rue St Martin. Woodwork, brass, mirrors, velvet benches, tables pressed close together... each element contributes to the character of the restaurant. Traditional as can be, the recipes combine local produce with adept cooking and a generosity of spirit. This is the kind of food that everyone in France knows, but rarely gets the chance to eat – except here!

€32 for 2 courses at lunchtime
€42 for 3 courses at lunchtime

18 rue d'Anjou, 75008 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

Why the name? Well, the restaurant brings together a chef from Brittany and a chef from Perpignan, who are in fact childhood friends; the décor marries the old with the new; and finally, it's a nod to one of the Selosse family's greatest vintage champagnes. The short menu showcases contemporary and delicious cooking based on fine seasonal ingredients. The surf and turf combinations are particularly good.

€55 at lunchtime

Le Pavillon des Lettres is a Michelin-recommended hotel nearby. Book your stay now.

13 rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

The latest restaurant from Manon Fleury is run by four co-chefs, proving that eight hands are better than two. The restaurant embodies her culinary ethos: sustainable (short supply chains, zero waste) and focused on using seasonal plant produce. Animal products are not excluded entirely, but rather carefully sourced from committed suppliers. Her refined cooking style reveals all the aromatic subtleties and complexities of grains in particular but also of fruits, in a subtle exploration of their sweet and sour flavours. The experience is enhanced by the relaxed atmosphere and great service team.

€65 tasting menu at lunchtime

Fleur de Pavé
5 rue Paul-Lelong, 75002 Paris
€€€ · Creative

If you liked Itinéraires, you will love Fleur de Pavé – an establishment firmly on trend where Sylvain Sendra is pursuing his culinary research with the same enthusiasm and flair as in his previous HQ. He whips up modern dishes that draw inspiration from all over the world, featuring deceptively spontaneous plating and blue-ribbon ingredients, such as the highly exclusive vegetables of Asafumi Yamashita. Rather than bowl us over with flashy technique, the Chef seeks to lay the emphasis squarely on flavour – for which he has our heartfelt thanks!

€59 for 4 courses (vegan menu) at lunchtime, weekdays only

The Park Hyatt Paris – Vendôme is near the restaurant. Book your stay with The MICHELIN Guide.

Frédéric Simonin
25 rue Bayen, 75017 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

Frédéric Simonin learned the ropes in top restaurants and alongside great chefs – from Ledoyen to Le Meurice via Joël Robuchon – before becoming a 'Meilleur Ouvrier de France' himself in 2019. Faithful to this title, he crafts cuisine that is precise, refined and full of precision – a special mention must be given to the sauces and jus. The lunch offering is a good deal, as is the wine selection by the glass.

€55 for 2 courses at lunchtime, Mon-Fri
€72 for 3 courses at lunchtime, Mon-Fri

Not far from here is the Michelin-recommended Saint James Paris Hotel.

Jacques Faussat
54 rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris
€€€ · Traditional Cuisine

Jacques Faussat, from Gers and proud of it, loves nothing more than the simplicity inspired by his roots and his childhood. This simplicity was also learned from Michel Guérard and especially Alain Dutournier; Jacques' meeting with Alain, who shares the same origins as him, was be decisive in his career – starting with ten years spent in the kitchen at Trou Gascon. His own restaurant offers cooking that's full of flavour, basing everything around good produce prepared in a way that brings out the best in it. It represents good value for money too.

€60 at lunchtime

Le Violon d'Ingres
135 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris
€€€€ · Traditional Cuisine

At this luxury neo-brasserie, the duo of Alain Solivérès (the highly experienced former Chef of Le Taillevent) and Jimmy Tsaramanana celebrate the South-West of France with impressive technical skill and high-quality ingredients. The sautéed sweetbreads served with a vin jaune sauce and the millefeuille with a light vanilla cream are two of the restaurant’s great classic dishes. As for the feel of the place, authenticity and conviviality reign supreme, thanks to a highly professional team. This is a restaurant frequented by bon vivants and reservations are essential, as tables get snapped up fast.

€58 at lunchtime

Omar Dhiab
23 rue Hérold, 75001 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

Almost next-door to Place des Victoires, youthful Omar Dhiab, who boasts a rock solid CV (Lasserre, l’Abeille, Loiseau Rive Gauche), has found himself a minimalist lair with an open-plan kitchen and a splendid white marble counter. His cooking revolves around a flavoursome dishes, rich with creative flourishes, such as marinated seabream with kumquat and lovage condiment or braised matured Jersey beef, jazzed up with green pepper and smoked sardines. The light, tempting desserts are an ode to the seasons. In the company of a youthful, enthusiastic team, the Chef is equally at home in the front of house as in the kitchen.

€68 at lunchtime

Need somewhere to stay? Book Hôtel Madame Rêve with The MICHELIN Guide.

5 rue Troyon, 75017 Paris
€€€€ · Mexican

This pleasant and cosy little restaurant in the Étoile neighbourhood, near the Arc de Triomphe, serves delicious, contemporary Mexican-influenced cuisine. French ingredients are infused with condiments, herbs and spices by a talented and passionate Mexican Chef, who also gets involved with the service. He turns out savvy and perfectly cooked dishes that are skilfully prepared with invigorating seasoning, like marinated sea bream with a turnip medley and salsa tatemada. This colourful, punchy and well-seasoned food is so good you'll soon be back for more!

€65 at lunchtime

24 rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris
€€€€ · Modern Cuisine

Behind the large bay window of his kitchen, the Chef shows the full range of his talents through dishes presented on small plates – from the play on textures to the interplay between land and sea, via smoking and condiments. Take the smoked beetroot with sardines for example, or the blue lobster prepared in three ways.

€65 at lunchtime, Mon-Fri

33 rue de l'Abbé-Grégoire, 75006 Paris
€€€€ · Creative

In a stark, modern interior (cement tiles, bare light bulbs), Chef Antonin Bonnet offers a refined, delicate, sensitive and unpretentious take on artisanal cuisine. The ingredient-led dishes put the focus squarely on premium-quality produce: Axuria veal, hand-dived scallops from Erquy, matured trout from Asturias. The lunch menu offers the best value at this fine restaurant headed by a passionate chef.

€58 at lunchtime

18 rue de Chaillot, 75016 Paris
€€€€ · Creative

Matthias Marc has honed his skills in a series of prestigious establishments (Le Meurice, Portos, Lasserre, Louis XV) and was a semi-finalist in French TV's Top Chef 2021. He serves a surprise menu that favours short supply chains and fine ingredients. The dishes stick close to the seasons and incorporate pleasing nods to his native Jura region across the uninhibited, lively cooking. The wine list is excellent and is mostly organic or natural.

€65 at lunchtime

71 rue Hoche, 93100 Montreuil
€€€ · Modern Cuisine

Offering an oasis of greenery in the heart of the urbanised Parisian suburbs, cross the wooded park of this 19th century villa and you'll come across a vegetable garden, beehives and even a citrus greenhouse. In fine weather, guests are welcoming by a terrace covered by white parasols and enlivened by garlands. Breton Chef Camille Saint-M'leux highlights his home region and its iodised produce like his spider crab, anise broth or pearly pollack with cucumber, watercress. A modern kitchen full of pep.

€69 for 4 courses at lunchtime

Ze Kitchen Galerie
4 rue des Grands-Augustins, 75006 Paris
€€€€ · Creative

Do we still need to introduce the understated William Ledeuil? For 20 years, this permanently-inspired chef has been offering personal cooking with a welcome freshness. Plenty of this is in evidence on the lunch menu which offers superb value for money and is a real Parisian favourite.

€48 at lunchtime