Atelier Maître Albert
Across from Norte Dame on the Left Bank, this bistro serves a combination of classic and modern French cuisine imagined by world-renowned chef Guy Savoy. The interior, designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, juxtaposes medieval wooden ceiling beams and a functional 13th-century fireplace with contemporary slate tables, gray marble floors, and dark indigo walls lined with colorful, graffiti-like paintings. There’s also a wine cellar and a partially open kitchen where chefs tend the restaurant’s signature rotisserie. Menu standouts include the spit-roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and, for dessert, the dark chocolate with praline, cacao sorbet, and chicory custard.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.