L'Equateur, Florlige or Quintessence
On my trip to Tokyo this fall I intend to visit the French restaurants L'Atelier Joel Robuchin, and L'Effervesence for lunch and the French restaurants Pierre Gagnaire, Joel Robuchon and L'Osier I want to go for dinner.
L'Effervesence might also not exactly be described as French. It is probably more of a fusion between Japanese and French with a molecular twist.
However I still want to add one more French restaurant for lunch. On my shortlist are L''Equateur, Florlige and Quintessence.
Quintessence has three Michelin stars but I have heard some rumours they are really not worth it. L'Equateur is highly ranked on tablelog all the time now and RobbS blog highly recomend Florlige.
What should I choose?
I like Quintessence much better than Florilege and I think some of the platitudes you see are cost related (as is the case with Den, for example). Haven't been to l'Equateur yet as multiple attempts to book via their site have been unsuccessful and I haven't tried to get in any other way.