Paris is home to the art greats, like Monet, Renoir and Rodin, who
New Paris RestaurantsParis: Restaurants Trending Now
There is no better combination than mixing food and art, and our art expert and Paris aficionado Linda Fischbach does both to high perfection. Here’s a peek at her list of what’s trending now in the City of Light.
Le 114 Faubourg at Hotel Le Bristol
114 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, +33 1 53 43 44 44
Drama, of the good kind, describes Le 114, with its bright orange walls and large extravagant flowers in the Hotel Le Bristol. The food is classic French, perfectly executed, but the desserts are over the top. Expect a show, where dishes can be tricked-out with dry ice, creating a dramatic finish. Equally glamorous are the diners, who imbibe without a care in the world, not even when the sizable bill arrives.
239-241 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 1 42 44 50 00
As much as things change in Paris, it’s nice when they also stay the same. An oldie, but a goodie, is a long lunch at the Hotel Costes. The very chic patio is a prime people-watching spot, where the Domaine Ott rosé flows freely. It is a visual extravaganza, where the ascot for men is clearly back in style.
You know you’re a Paris regular, when you’re ok with indulging in international food alongside the locals, for even the French can’t always eat French food. Insiders know Paris is renowned for its “hot” Asian restaurants. At Miss Kō and Kong, both designed by architect Philippe Starck, scene equals food in importance. Miss Kō is well located near the Champs Élysées. Energy is high from the moment you enter; it is where fun is defined. The small terrace in front of the restaurant is a good place to observe the crowd. The Starck graphic throughout the restaurant is wild; even the designs for the restrooms are unique and impressive. The culinary offerings are good, but the experience is more about the great ambiance and energy.
Kong is a little more challenging to find but worth it. It is in the top of a building with a glass dome overlooking Paris. The graphics in the dining area are unique and compelling, and the menu is delicious, especially the noodles.
20 Avenue de New York, 75116 Paris, +33 1 47 20 90 47
One of the coolest restaurants in Paris at the moment is Monsieur Bleu. It is in the Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art museum where reservations on the late side are prime because they have a DJ in the evenings.
Le Mini Palais
3 ave Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, +33 1 42 56 42 42
A classic favorite restaurant is Le Mini Palais, located in the corner of the Grand Palais. There is nothing more beautiful than having dinner on their terrace overlooking the architecture of Paris. The interior is filled with antiquities, and the popovers that they serve are addictive and delicious.
5-6 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris, +33 1 40 39 96 19
A special night out in Paris is at Frenchie. Chef Greg Marchand wrote a cookbook in which the recipes are equal to his own personal story. As a child, Marchand lost both his parents and was raised in an orphanage. There, cooking was a way to escape. After he went to cooking school, he was able to travel and work with the most famous chefs in the world. It is an experience to dine at Frenchie, which epitomizes why Paris is a foodie destination.