Les Georges is the restaurant at the top of the Center Pompidou Art Museum. It sits enclosed in a glass box with a magnificent view. On a clear day you can see everything. You can see as far as the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur. On a foggy day, the immediate views and structures are just as breathless. The courtyard filled with modern art and graffiti is beautiful from above. The cute Parisian buildings are magnificent in a thick fog. This restaurant, to put it simply is gorgeous.
On a clear night the view will showcase the beautiful light show at the Eiffel Tower. It’s so beautiful and memorable. I’ve been to Paris a few times and the Eiffel Tower is just another structure. However, seeing it light up at night made my heart skip a beat.
Les Georges Restaurant meets Chic Art
The restaurant itself is a work of art. The kitchen, restrooms and coat check are enclosed in structures that look like alien eggs melting. The open concept of the restaurant give every person a view to remember. Each waiter wears a traditional tuxedo. Waitresses are dressed very fashionable. The staff looks like they just stepped out of a fashion magazine equipped with killer cheek bones and great customer service that will bring your Parisian fantasies to life.
The food is good. As all restaurants in Paris, the portions are small. Each meal is a few bites but the rich french diet guarantees that you’ll get full. It seems like a magnificent high-end restaurant for an American. However, to the French, this is just another restaurant.
You should know that the French take dining out seriously. Dining out is an evening activity. Americans are used to rushed service. For an American, “eat and go” is the best type of restaurant. In Paris, it’s about one course per hour. If you ordered an appetizer, entrée and dessert, expect to sit for three hours.
As I observed the Parisians at the dinner table, they talk and make an evening out of it. Once they get their appetizer or meal, the sit and keep talking until they are ready. This is their night. If you’re like me, an impatient American, eating at any restaurant in Paris (there are exceptions of course) will make you realize how impatient you really are.
Observe the beauty and history a place like this gives you. Take in Paris. Think about your great meal to come. It will be an event to remember.
Let me break it down for you:
- Great restaurant
- Chic decor and waiters
- Slow dining experience. Expect one hour per course…
- Breathtaking views
Is it worth it? Yes, I love this restaurant but I often get impatient with the Parisian dining experience.
For more info check out their website… I warn you, its in French. http://restaurantgeorgesparis.com/fr/