L'Atelier Maître Albert, Paris
Tel: 33 1 56 81 30 01
Concierge.com's insider take:
This is three-star chef Guy Savoy's rotisserie-restaurant for the bold and beautiful, on the Left Bank across from Notre-Dame. The unusual interior successfully marries glass surfaces and angular tables and chairs in shades of gray, with centuries-old golden limestone walls, pumpkin-colored ceiling timbers, and a massive, ornate fireplace. On the menu is high-end comfort food—chicken, veal shanks, filets of beef, and monkfish spit-roasted at one end of the cavernous main dining room. Meats come with luscious mashed potatoes, spinach-and-mushroom gratin, or stewed carrots and onions. Desserts are simple but sumptuous: small water glasses filled with chocolate mousse, crème brûlée, and other creamy favorites. At lunch you'll mix with the suited set, but at dinnertime you may be excused for imagining you've stepped onto a fashion runway. Book ahead.
Mondays through Wednesday noon to 2:30 pm and 6:30 to 11 pm, Thursdays and Fridays noon to 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm to 1 am, Saturday 6:30 pm to 1 am, Sundays 6:30 pm to 11 am.