5 Décembre 2016
Macéo was a pioneer in offering real vegetarian options – still a rarity in a city where many restaurants remain rigorously carnivorous. Meat eaters may be tempted to mix vegetarian and other dishes, ordering perhaps seasonal mushrooms on the one hand, braised beef or scallops on the other, as the chef revisits French classics in what he dubs « nutri-gourmande » cuisine. The setting is lovely, too: a series of beautiful, high-ceilinged dining rooms in an 18th-century building, including casual bar section, cosy library and first-floor salon with ornate stucco mouldings. The wine list chosen by Englishman Mark Williamson, who also runs nearby Willie’s Wine Bar, is wide ranging and particularly renowned for its fine Côtes du Rhone.
Address: 15 rue des Petits-Champs, 75001 Contact: 0033 1 42 97 53 85; maceorestaurant.com Getting there: Metro Pyramides Opening times: Mon-Fri, midday-2.30pm, 7.30pm-10.45pm; Sat, 7.30pm-10.45pm Price: set-price menus €27.50-€29.80 for lunch and €39.90 for dinner Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French, vegetarian Reservations: not necessary