Review on Jules Verne
Jules Verne is the flagship restaurant on the second floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower with breathtaking views over the city of Paris. Famous French chef Alain Ducasse took over this restaurant in 2007 and had designer Patrick Jouin transform the area with chocolate brown and beige tones and amber lighting that wouldn't reflect the light and spoil the views. The restaurant seats 120 diners, but it is divided into several rooms by honeycomb walls that allow you to see the waiters dressed in their bespoke uniforms by Lanvin 15 Faubourg. Tables are well-laid with their silver plated cutlery designed by the Orfèvrerie de France, and ebony carving knives crafted by Coutellerie Chambriard in Thiers, together with MD crystal and carafes from the Vallerysthal glassworks in Lorraine.
In charge of the stoves is chef Pascal Féraud, who under the direction of Alain Ducasse executes exemplary contemporary French cuisine. The menus are peppered with stunningly creative ideas along the lines of marinated scallops, cream of cauliflower soup and gold caviar or preserved duck foie gras, delicate gelée of black fig and toasted brioche. Mains are also enticing with truffled saddle of hare, shoulder, stuffed with foie gras or pan seared blue lobster, mustard and tarragon jus. There is no let-up when it comes to the dessert stage, where you might find delights like tower bolt, dark chocolate praliné with hazelnut ice cream or savarin with armagnac of your choice and Chantilly cream.
There is an impressive wine list assembled by Alain Ducasses's chef sommelier,
Gérard Margeon with some 430 references from some of France's most beautiful winegrowing regions, such as Burgundy, the Rhône and Bordeaux. Each month a different wine region is invited to showcase its finest production.
For a special dining experience, in an exceptional location, you will need to book your place several months in advance at this Michelin starred restaurant, especially if you want a window seat.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 1.30pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express