Auteuil Brasserie is Paris’ latest left bank eatery. The Italian restaurant is built in an old railway station. The architect, Laura Gonzalez, conceived it as ‘a place where I would want to come over the weekend with my family and friends!’ The 500 square meter space, including the garden and the rooftop terrace, has been described as ‘a breath of fresh air’ in the west bank of Paris. Located on the edge of the “Coulé Verte, in the 16th Arrondissement, architect Laura Gonzalez designed the interiors of the French locale with Italian ingredients. ‘It is a warm and chic restaurant where the mix of coatings, raw and precious finishes make for a pleasant atmosphere.
The restaurant was conceived almost exclusively with the use of natural materials such as plywood, wicker and linen’ says the designer. The space also boasts wooden floors of dark oak. And along the ceiling, a series of lamps in bamboo, linen and rafia hang together which emphasizes the height of the interior.
Laura brought in landscape artists from Arom Paris, the team were responsible for the plant décor inside the brasserie and on the terrace. The main areas of the brasserie are connected smoothly, with the bar as the centerpiece of the establishment. The multi-use space includes a billiard room, a comfortable lounge with sofas, both of which are located behind the bar. Gonzalez designed the dining space, giving it a relaxed atmosphere, mixing modern and traditional, industrial and vintage. Many of the furnishings and fixtures were found in the Parisian flea market in Saint Ouen.
The seasonal menu features popular Italian dishes of pizza and pasta and leans heavy on Italian cheeses such as the buttery Burratas and Mozzarella di Buffala. Italian tartare dishes are included, but as it’s own section, offering the original french dish in versions of meat and fish. Other notables include french style panini sandwiches stuffed with mozzarella and speck, a traditional Italian cured beef.
A nice touch are the colorful drinks served in mason jars.
Where: 78 rue d’Auteuil, Paris