One great thing about living in Tokyo, the most Michelin-starred city in the world, is that one can find high-quality cuisine in almost every neighborhood. I found Bon Chemin by looking up restaurants that are close and on my commuter pass. That means there is no cost for using any of the trains between my house and my office. Super convenient, and I find some odd satisfaction in not spending a couple bucks to get to a restaurant, only to splurge on a fancy meal.
Bon Chemin is a French restaurant through and through, so it’s pretty clear what you’re getting into from the start- meticulously prepared proteins with rich sauces, and generally heavy ingredients throughout. This restaurant does, however, provide respite from the notoriously high prices of most French restaurants. This is especially true at lunch. You can get the full course for a mere 7000 yen and really get a feel for why this chef was awarded one Michelin star (cheaper, less extensive courses are available, as well). Wine is a little on the pricey side, starting at 1200 yen per glass, but the selection is vast and the staff can accommodate whatever preference you have.
A great value in a charming setting, Bon Chemin is a perfect spot for any purveyor of fine French cuisine. Even more recommended if you are a fan of foie gras (see below).
Let’s eat Bon Chemin!