Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée

Here, Alain Ducasse tells a personal and radical story, continuing the work he began twenty-five years ago. He represents the naturalness cuisine, inspired by the fish-vegetables-cereals trilogy, with the help of his chef Romain Meder. Healthier and more natural, more respectful of the Planet, it delivers a free and nearly instinctive interpretation of Haute Cuisine, revealing the produces’ original flavour, from the noble to the humble, all exceptional.

Award-winning cuisine based on Alain Ducasse's unique culinary concept
Interior design:
Stunning contemporary interior designed by Jouin Manku
Three Michelin stars

Please be aware that Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée is currently closed. We look forward to welcoming you back when we’re able to reopen.

The art and beauty of naturalness
The art and beauty of naturalness detail

The art and beauty of naturalness

Here we will introduce you to great produce. Locally sourced and seasonally relevant. Kind to the planet around us. Sustainable fishing, rediscovered grains, exclusively grown vegetables from the queen’s garden at the Château de Versailles. This is healthy and natural food, prepared to perfection.


In tune with nature

Our cuisine interprets the concept of ‘nature’s generosity’ by celebrating the trilogy of fish, vegetables and cereal. A diet more in tune with nature and better for your health.

In tune with nature
Alain Ducasse
Chefs' Profile

Alain Ducasse

Over thirty years Alain Ducasse has developed his unique expertise in gourmet cuisine, and is now at the helm of 30 restaurants worldwide (including three with three Michelin stars) and a collection of independent hotels. His approach is founded on two main desires: to share his passion for good food and to pass on his exceptional culinary knowledge. It’s this inquisitive nature and determination which create the extraordinary dining experiences at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée.

Executive Chef

Romain Meder

Executive chef Romain Meder first trained in France before embarking on an adventure to discover new cuisines from around the world. On returning to Paris, he was quickly noticed by Alain Ducasse, who brought him to Hôtel Plaza Athénée as chef-de-partie, then sous-chef and finally as the head chef at La Cour Jardin. In early 2014, Meder and Ducasse together planned the reopening of the restaurant, and Meder became the new executive chef.

Romain Meder
Jessica Prealpato
Pastry Chef

Jessica Prealpato

Jessica Prealpato is our talented pastry chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, who has recently been named the World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019 by The World’s 50 Best. In November 2015, she took on the role of chef pâtissière, giving her the opportunity to showcase her creative flair with exquisite desserts which remain true to the Alain Ducasse concept of natural, authentic cuisine. Desserts are beautifully simple, with no icing, fuss or decorations. Through exceptional precision and passion, she hopes to “tell a beautiful story in each meal, while being in a permanent search for innovation”.



An experience for the senses

To reflect the purity of our menu, the designers, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, have chosen to highlight the authentic nature of their materials and the craftsmen who create with them. Huge, elegant silver bells, echoing the service cloches of the last century, reflect the deconstructed crystal drops of the chandeliers. The raw oak wooden tables are beautifully unadorned. Enjoy simply being in this stunning room. Savour its design and humour as you will the food.

An experience for the senses
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Opening times

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée is currently closed.

Staff quote
Because a restaurant’s story is never complete, there is always something new and wonderful to discover

Romain Meder Head Chef, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée


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Meet our producers

Our seasonal ingredients and authentic flavours are all thanks to our wonderful local producers. They’re the people who carefully grow our chickpeas, pick our raspberries and even harvest our salt. We’re pleased to introduce you to a few of them.

Recognition for excellence

Recognition for excellence

We have dared to question tradition, and won… Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée has been awarded three Michelin stars, is part of the best restaurant in ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’, and of La Liste’s ‘1000 Outstanding Restaurants’.

A journey through experience

A journey through experience

Expect sensory revelations as your meal progresses and your tastebuds revisit the beauty of simplicity.

The very best, from beginning to end

The very best, from beginning to end

A three Michelin-starred dining experience deserves an unforgettable finale. Through her deliciously simple desserts, ‘World’s Best Pastry Chef’ Jessica Prealpato delivers this and so much more.


‘Déjeunalité’ experience

Discover an entirely new way to experience the Alain Ducasse and Romain Meder ‘Naturalness’ concept, with a special three-service lunch menu. After a chilled glass of Lanson Green Label champagne, let our chefs lead you on a culinary journey through nine individual tasting dishes, paired with a glass of sommelier’s wine.

Nine-course tasting experience with a glass of champagne, a glass of wine, mineral water and hot drinks – €175 per person

Available upon request Thursday and Friday, 12.30 – 2.30pm

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If you’d like to talk about reservations, menus or special occasions, please contact our team and we’ll be happy to take you through our lovely dining experiences.


Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
25 avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris

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