The Editors’ picks of best Paris Fashion Week Eateries feature amazing architectural stories and food for Vegans, for Seafood Lovers, for Burger fans, and for Gourmands.
The Artcurial Café
Located on the Rond-Point of the Champs-Élysées The Artcurial Café pays tribute to Italian food and design. French interior architect Charles Zana imagined a setting that evokes the works of Giò Ponti and Ettore Sottsass, with walls covered with geometric patterns and lined with charcoal leather banquettes. Enhanced by a glass roof and large windows, the linear arcade is flooded with natural light and has views onto secluded gardens.
7 Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France
The Beef Club
Located in a former butcher shop, celebrated during the golden years of the food halls of Rungis at Les Halles, The Beef Club is the answer to enjoying good meat in a contemporary setting. Those with less carnivorous tendencies can enjoy seafood, including lobsters, oysters or grilled fish. Young talented French designer Dorothée Meilichzon created the space using warm earthy ochre wallpapers mixed with white tiles, mirrors, original French drinks cabinets, kilim-inspired fabrics, wooden floors and furniture evoking the 1950s and 60s.
58 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris, France
Opposite the famous Georges V hotel, L’Instant is helmed by Frédéric Duca. Designed by Parisian duo Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet, the restaurant unfolds into three rooms, the first featuring a chandelier by Géraud de Torsiac and the second is decked out in red velvet. The third is the most luxurious, with embroidered satin and Toile de Jouy motifs. Chef Duca does French regional cuisine using wild turbot, free-range lamb, Brittany blue lobster and Normandy scallops crusted with hazelnuts and rosemary and served with parsnips and hazelnut oil foam.
36 Avenue George V, Paris, France
Paris New York
Paris New York sleek, monochrome space, designed by Paris-based CUT Architectures, spreads across two floors and is replete with amusing references to the restaurant’s American namesake. The marquee entrance, deep as a Broadway theatre’s, and the grid of bulbs twinkling across the black ceiling bring to mind the bright lights of Manhattan, while steel-frame stairs evoking the Eiffel Tower lead up to a dining room, where silver-screen films are projected onto the walls. Menu highlights include the vintage cheeseburger with artisan Breton beef and 18-month aged Somerset cheddar, and the homemade lemonade served in mason jars.
50 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Paris, France
Yeeels is the result of a collaboration between local architects Rodolphe Parente and Benjamin Liatoud, the space is confidently strewn with all the plush materials one now instinctively associates with modern luxury — brushed brass, ceramic, onyx, marble and mirrored surfaces — while the walls are awash with subtle tones of cream, grey and cognac. The ground floor is home to the restaurant, classically lined with thick velvet rugs laid over black Marquina marble flooring, while royal blue banquets provide locals with the perfect vantage point to soak up the atmosphere. A central staircase, composed from folding brass screens, leads to the first floor Jewelry Box bar, a visual feast where the centerpiece is an illuminated hunk of onyx and brass from which drink are served.
24 Avenue George V, Paris, France