Among the multitude of restaurants in the capital, some tables are more suitable for a business lunch than others, with their intimate atmosphere and their signature dishes that never disappoint. A short summary of our favourites.
At the Restaurant Bachaumont, in the hotel of the same name, you can sit down under a beautiful glass roof, in a neo-classical decor, while the plates follow one another efficiently. Everything is cooked to perfection, from the mimosa egg to the smoked mackerel, including the whiting roll and the beef cheek. The good point: the tables are far enough apart to protect private conversations.
Restaurant Bachaumont, 18 Rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris. 01 81 66 47 50
The most luxurious table of the Costes brothers, the Société is divinely installed opposite the Benedictine abbey of Saint Germain des Près, which can be admired especially on fine days, seated at the very green terrace of the restaurant. In a sumptuously decorated room, with large reinforcements of marble, mahogany and leather, you can taste the signatures of the house while being sure not to be disturbed.
The Company, 4 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris. 01 53 63 60 60
Ideally located on the Boulevard des Italiens, this mythical brasserie offers gourmet bistro cuisine. With its chic and timeless decor, its fine woodwork and its brass bar, halfway between a brasserie and a restaurant, Le Gramont welcomes its customers in a warm atmosphere. Having become a real headquarters for some workers in the neighborhood, this atypical brasserie has entered the Culinary College of France thanks to its desire to give the best of France on its plates by working only with fresh and high quality products.
Le Gramont, 15 Boulevard des Italiens, 75002 Paris. 01 42 97 58 50
The Blue Train
If you are looking for a very chic restaurant in the 12nd arrondissement, head for Le Train Bleu, a Gare de Lyon institution. In this elegant setting made up of gilding, moldings and other sparkling chandeliers, you can enjoy French gourmet cuisine through 'homemade' dishes: leg of leg, tartare, duck foie gras, smoked salmon, Foyot roast veal chop, baba with rum… The great added value of Le Train Bleu remains their extensive wine list.
The Blue Train, Place Louis-Armand, 75012 Paris. 01 43 43 09 06
Newly orchestrated by Alain Ducasse, the Rech is a mythical brasserie that saw itself reborn with the arrival of the great chef. Turned around the sea and its iodized surprises, the address gives pride of place to inspired, passionate and creative cuisine. For those who work in the Ternes district, this is the right spot.
Rech, 62 Avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris. 01 58 00 22 03
With its discreet cozy atmosphere and smiling welcome, Taokan's spirit immediately puts you at ease. The tables are spaced out, to each his own comfort. On the plate, the dishes are prepared from the best, fresh and original ingredients and the different flavors take us on a most exquisite journey. The menu is varied (with several vegetarian options) and served with exemplary speed. Special favorite for the soft crabs sautéed with salt and pepper!
Taokan Saint-Honoré, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris. 01 42 61 97 88
Renoma Cafe Gallery
Arty-urban atmosphere & New York spirit, printed with a French touch, discover this institution which for more than 20 years has been lighting up the heart of the golden triangle, a stone's throw from the Champs-Elysées. With tasty French and international cuisine made from fresh products cooked to order, Renoma Café seduces and attracts more and more people. Every Sunday, a fabulous American-style brunch, with entertainment for your children. From October, the oyster bar is open with the finest selection of Gillardeau, Marennes Oléron, whelks, shrimps... A nice balance in a spacious and comfortable setting between French gastronomy and the spirit of a modern New York
Renoma Café Gallery, 32 Avenue George V – 45 Rue Pierre Charron 75008 Paris. 01 47 20 46 19
For 3 generations of the Bhalla family, the RATN has been offering fine and generous gourmet Mughal cuisine in the heart of the Golden Triangle. On the menu, delicious skewers of leg of lamb with spices, mint and coriander, prawns marinated in a saffron sauce, basmati rice, biryani and subtly spiced Madras chicken… The lunch menu is perfect for discovering these tasty dishes!
Ratn, 9 Rue de la Tremoille, 75008 Paris. 01 40 70 01 09
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