The service was mostly professional but at times inattentive, smug and even surly.

Our most recent review can be found here.

Overall Impression We were disappointed. The food left us uninspired and wanting more. Expecting to enjoy delicate, creative and delicious food, we found these qualities elusive at best. Perhaps a long-standing reputation has made them lazy. Many of the dishes were mediocre and lacked harmony. The wine selection was fabulous, and seems to be the strongest point of this restaurant, although the sommelier did not seem adequate for the cellars. The dining room, china and glassware were more beautiful than the food. The service was mostly professional but at times inattentive, smug and even surly.

Chef Alain Solivérès

Chef&Rsquo;S Background: Alain Solivérès arrived at Taillevent after nine years at Les Elysées du Vernet in Paris. Prior to that, he worked at the Negresco Hotel, l’Oustau de Baumanière, Lucas Carton, and Louis XV.

Class Of Restaurant Gourmet

Days-Hours Of Operation Week days

First Head Waiter Jean-Marie Ancher

General Manager: Jean Charles Chareyre

Location: Off the Champs Elysees area in the prestigious 8th arrondissement

Metro Line 1 – George V or Charles de Gauelle Etoile

Owned Jean-Claude Vrinat

Sommelier: Nicolas Bonnot

Type Of Food Classical French

Year Opened-Renovated:1946

Style Of DÉCor Modern décor with wood paneling. The dining rooms were on two floors and include

Special Menus-Pricing 130 or 170 Euros

Wine And Spirits Details An especially good selection of wines and champagnes. We were pleased with their champagne by the glass options.

Conference Facilities-Private Meeting Rooms: Two small meeting rooms

Other Though we were under the impression that there was a fixed price menu of 70 Euros available for lunch, when we arrived we were only offered two options that were double and triple the price we were expecting. Closely affiliated with the Taillevent Caves wine cellars in the nearby Fauburg St. Honoré street.

Preferred Reservation Method Phone, fax or email

Ease Of Reserving Advance reservations necessary

Most Recent Visit 2003 2008

Number Of Visits Two

Reviewers Article by Elena del Valle

Photos by Gary Cox

Would You Dine There Again? It would not be our first choice.

Service When we were there we found the service to be adequate and even accommodating to special requests. At the same time, we perceived a surly attitude, especially toward English speakers. We found that interesting in light of the significant number of tables where we heard English spoken. One of the diners did not like the lobster dish at all and left it nearly untouched. The waiter asked about it, and she told him she did not like it. From this point forward, our service became less attentive and almost hostile.

Contact Information

  • Address:
    • 15, rue Lammenais
    • Paris 75008
    • France
  • Phone:
    • +33 (0)1 44 95 15 01
  • Fax:
    • +33 (0)1 42 25 95 18
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