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The most beautiful restaurants in Paris: 6 must-sees
The best restaurants for refined mouths and eyes in Paris according to the New York Times
Any excuse is good for a break in the French capital. If you scheduled a short trip for Christmas or a quick visit at M&O in January, you might as well prepare your holiday having a look at the most beautiful restaurants in Paris. The Prix food guides 2018 and the New York Times can help you out.
Photo: Takuji Shimmura
Announced last November 13th, the Prix recognises the best restaurants, with an eye on typically Parisian brasseries in the city or in the region. The different categories include designer bars, delicacies, but also the best pizza, for those who can’t resist Italian food. And there is also a category dedicated the décor, won by Les Grands Verres – we do not want to sound boastful, but we talked about it when it opened.
The industrial appearance of the high-walled former soap factory, which later became the Palais de Tokyo, acts as a counterpoint to the art installations of the building, which is made even more welcoming by the chairs and tables designed by Lina Ghotmeh, which was in charge of the entire project. For all the suggestions, as soon as you get off the plane, go to the first newsstand: in the magazine Le Fooding Guides, which presents the award, you will find the fun facts, the menus, and the winners’ attractions.
If style for you is as important as food, you cannot miss the 6 restaurants selected by the New York Times. Besides Les Grands Verres, you’ll find venues for every occasion.
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Among these Parisian restaurants, the Pink Mamma stands out,which is part of the Big Mamma chain of affordable Italian trattorias. A group that chose Martin Brudnizdi for its most ambitious project. Four floors in Pigalle, each with its own style, like the ground floor with a sumptuous bar in brass and mirrors. The first floor, with the grill in plain sight, is inspired by Florence tavernas. On the top floor, the panoramic terrace, with its many plants and flowers, is the centrepiece of the building (in the cover). Finally, in the basement, a sort of gambling house that winks at the history of the neighbourhood serves drinks until late at night… it’s called No Entry.
Photo: Alexandre Tabaste
Our other favourite is Blend,a venue with a yesteryear touch that looks more like a small bar lost in the middle of nowhere in the US than among the boulevards of Beaumarchais. The restyling by Franklin Azzi Architecture maintained the original rustic atmosphere, with the linoleum floor and the cream colour of the furniture. A place where you can have a frugal meal feeling immersed in a movie scene.
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