Casual Michellin starred restaurant in Paris
I made reservations for lunch at Le Bristol and was told jacket is required. I'm sure any place of that caliber would have a dress code as well. As I'll be on a short trip and would like to pack as lightly as possible so we're hoping to find a place that does not require a jacket for the gents or sneakers is acceptable. We want to be comfortable as we'll be walking around sightseeing after lunch. Is there any casual 2 or 1 michellin starred restaurants that offers a great valued lunch, or dinner? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the feedbacks so far! I choosed Le Bristol at first due to their lunch tasting menu. It seemed like a bargain for a michellin 3 star but yeah all the other 3 stars would be considered elegant dinning and will have the same dress code. I've looked into l'Arpège and their website states they are still closed. I will check out Bigarrade. Any other casual 2 star establishments? I would prefer french but are also open to other cusine types.
First point, Paris isn't a casual city, so people do dress well when they go out to eat. The jacket requirement is only for the top 2/3 stars especially those in big grand hotels (which I would say is not dissimilar from many countries) thus just about every 1 and many 2 star won't require jackets.
Sneakers are more personnel taste and thus rarely seen on the feet of locals (unless they are excercising), but I would be surprised if any restaurant commented on them or refused entry (shorts may be tricky though).
Given the number of 1 stars what style of food do you want?