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Culinary experiences at L'Espadon

A gastronomic experience designed to surprise and delight: Chef Nicolas Sale invites you to enjoy the most creative, refined and elegant dishes, from a gentle morning breakfast to an experimental garden for lunch or an unforgettable dinner. Let the spirit of the Ritz Paris be your guide.

Les Matins de L'Espadon 7am to 10.30am
Les Jardins de L'Espadon 12.30pm to 2pm
La Table de L'Espadon 7.30pm to 10pm
December 24
December 31
Les Week-ends de L’Espadon 12.30pm to 2pm


In winning two Michelin stars for La Table de L'Espadon and one for Les Jardins de L'Espadon, Nicolas Sale, the Ritz Paris's tenth Chef, makes a legend shine anew.

The quintessence of the best products, creativity and sincerity plus a taste for conquest resumed a seat at the table. Nicolas Sale, a passionate storyteller and artisan emeritus, pens fresh chapters every day in a new tale filled with twists, turns and astonishing outcomes.

La Table de L’Espadon and Les Jardins de L’Espadon represent two culinary signatures and two very distinct gastronomic orchestrations. At lunchtime, Les Jardins de L’Espadon brings to light culinary expressions blending tradition with the unexpected. Come evening, La Table de L’Espadon sets sail for an incredible journey. An author, artisan, dreamer and ideal companion, the Chef guides guests back to terra firma beneath a starry sky.

Gastronomic experiences at L'Espadon

Les Matins de L’Espadon

A cocoon of gourmet breakfast and refined service gently awakens the palate.

Les Jardins de L’Espadon

Under the atrium and in the garden, the seasons blossom.

The Chef invites guests on a culinary adventure with appetizers, main courses and desserts that intrigue and delight the palate.

A threecourse lunch that can be served in one hour.

La Table de L’Espadon

In his signature dinner, the Chef recounts a delicious story filled with emotion, plot twists and delightful if unexpected endings.

Here, he expresses the very essence of the finest products.

A story of love, cuisine and flavors in which the product is king and the service royal.

Les Week-ends de L’Espadon

À la carte, for lazy, leisurely mornings as if you were at home.

Sharing the pleasure of a made to measure brunch within the refined luxury of L'Espadon.

Saturdays and Sundays only.

Get to know

Nicolas Sale,
Executive Chef

Amid gilded woodwork and crystal chandeliers, our inspired Chef continually reinvents the tradition of excellence at the finest restaurant in Paris.

An ardent champion of quality products, Nicolas Sale dedicates his creativity and imagination to capturing emotion and offering a culinary experience based on pleasure, sharing, sincerity and the unique attention for which the Ritz Paris has always been renowned.

Once upon a time

Two friends

Ernest Hemingway and Charles Ritz were both passionate fishermen.

When he opened the hotel's new restaurant, in 1956, Charles named it L’Espadon.

It was a nod to the two men's favorite pastime and to his friend Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea",  which had been published four years earlier.