Taillevent or Guy Savoy
What is the dress code for lunch here? My husband does not want to wear a sport jacket at lunchtime - is it necessary? Which would you choose?Thank You
I am afraid he will have to wear a sports jacket at either place.
I have not yet been to Guy Savoy so cannot comment.
I once saw a gentleman who took his jacket off at Taillevent and was politely asked by the Maître d'Hôtel to keep it on.
Why not? He will feel more comfortable. For Taillevent there is no specific dress code, but in my experience people generally dress well. It is popular with business executives at lunchtime so a lot of people are in suits. In France people do tend to dress well to go out to eat, it shows respect for the meal, and I suspect you get treated better.
Sorry to correct you both. Men are required to wear a jacket at Taillevent, even for lunch. In fact, they will provide your husband with one if he doesn't wear one. But Guy Savoy wants to be a more relaxed and modern experience and there really is no dress code there, even at night. So: jacket for Taillevent, no jacket for Savoy.
Oh, and I would chose Savoy, especially for a gentleman who does not want to wear a jacket. Taillevent is for those who want to eat at Ratatouille's Gusteau (nothing wrong with that!).