Crowned at the top of the most beautiful avenue in the world, MUN looks out over Les Champs-Elysées and takes the visitor on both a decorative and gustative voyage across an opulent Asian continent. Designed by Eve Romberg and Charlotte Besson-Oberlin, MUN offers a moody moment full of embroidered fabrics, rich velvets and dark hues, all slightly brightened by the myriad of exotic golden accents that abound. While the decor may say China, the taste will say Japan with a sushi bar and bbq yakitori, and the style of the terrace will say, « I want to sit here all day » .
52 Avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris
M° Franklin D Roosevelt
Hidden in the heart of the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Girafe is a stylish seafood restaurant as only the French are capable of conjuring. Imagined by interior designer Joseph Dirand, this chic eatery has all the trappings of the Néo Art Déco movement that has taken over the world of design. Think chic and sleek, with cream colored seating and white marble counters, vintage sconces and brass finishings, all in a serene open setting surrounded by a silent army of tropical plants. And last but not least, Girafe has one of the most spectacular terraces, paying tribute to the Eiffel Tower that sits right across the way.
1 Place du Trocadéro 75016 Paris
Perched on the rooftop of the Printemps Haussmann, Perruche is freshly decorated by designers Toro & Liautard in bright whites with yellow stripes, and is the perfect place for a bite in midtown Paris. Above the frenzy of the Opera district below, the giant terrace plays hommage to the bow of a cruise ship sailing through the center of town. Chef Benoit Dargère serves up a savory selection of French cuisine with a decidedly ‘southern’ twist. In the evening, cocktails, tapas and music set the stage for a twilight dance on the deck of the Printemps.
2 Rue du Havre 75008 Paris
Wrapped around the side of the Opera Garnier, the elegant atmosphere of Coco catches everyone by surprise. Instantly one thinks of Coco Chanel, the iconic French designer who lived just down the road. For their 350th Anniversary, the Paris Opera House inaugurated this brand new restaurant in pure Gatsby style. With opulent velvet furnishings in various shades of green and gold, surrounded by gentle curves and dimly lit fringe lamps, the tone is set for a superbly stylish adventure. The terrace emits a more subdued vibe, with a lush green setting amid a clean, crisp style, and is the perfect place to go before or after the show.
1 Place Jacques-Rouché 75009 Paris
Seated in the heart of the Palais de Tokyo, Monsieur Bleu is the original table inspired by French Interior Designer, Joseph Dirand. Using his signature Art Deco style, the designer took a decidedly masculin approach to the decor with a minimalist feel that contrasts the white walls with the rich olive, grey and black tones of the furnishings. A giant brass bar beckons from below and the mirrors make great friends for watching the Parisians come and go. For a breath of fresh air, head to the terrace for a majestic view of the Eiffel Tower, and sip a cocktail as you watch the boats along the River Seine.
20 Avenue de New York 75016 Paris
M° Alma Marceau
Nestled in the heart of a private 19th century mansion, Apicius is one of the most sought after tables in all of Paris.
Designed by François-Joseph Graf, the decor was inspired by the architecture of Louis XV, and more particularly, by the handsome Hotel Particulier that houses the restaurant and terrace. A lush secret garden plays host to a boho inspired terrace, punctuated by fountains and sculptures that speak to an aristocratic past. The young Michelin starred chef Matthieu Paccaud works wonders in the kitchen reinventing a simple, yet sublimely fresh French cuisine.
20 Rue d’Artois 75008 Paris
M° Saint Philippe du Roule