Originally Posted by ChicagoRon
Why is it not obvious? Because like the rest on the list it has 3 Michelin stars and the highest Zagat rating in Paris (all those are on Top Foods list w/ 28)? Or because you've never been there?
-- I stand corrected.. Le V lost its 3rd star in 2007.
There's a difference between tried french classics and something on the cutting edge like Gagnaire. He's the only French chef whose name is spoken in the same breath as Blumenthal and Adria, and it's for a reason.
Also keep in mind that for many people Zagat is a total joke, and there can be a gulf as wide as the marianas trench between any two given 3 Star establishments.