With this beautiful sun shining, there is nothing more pleasant for Parisians than taking a gourmet break in the open air. But you still need to know the good spots… Here are our best addresses for lunch outdoors in Paris.
The most bucolic: the Chalet des Îles in the Bois de Boulogne
A place of sharing for gourmets, the Islands Chalet nestles in the heart of an island in Bois de Boulogne. To access this green setting, a small boat welcomes you for an express crossing. We then discover a restaurant really authentic which has lost none of its old world charm. With huge spaces, several atmospheres are available to us: the terrace, the garden, the balcony, as well as the interior room... In good weather, we obviously recommend that you sit down on the terrace by the lake. Here, the chef's cuisine is simple and tasty, favoring seasonal products and the authenticity of tastes in the pure French tradition. On the menu, there are refreshing salads, a salmon-avocado Poke Bowl, grilled prawns, Thai mayonnaise and rice, but also classic dishes such as beef tartare, entrecôte-frites with Béarnaise sauce, veal liver… All to be enjoyed in a enchanting green setting, really peaceful. A dream spot for dining, afternoon tea, brunch on Sundays or having a drink in the evening, the Chalet des Îles provides peace and quiet both on the terrace, in the shade of the parasols and on the balcony. Far from the hustle and bustle of Paris, it offers a real timeless parenthesis...
The Chalet of the Islands, 14 Chemin de Ceinture du Lac Inférieur, 75016 Paris. 01 42 88 04 69
The trendiest: Loulou in the Jardin des Tuileries
Enthroned in the Tuileries Gardens, the restaurant of the decorative arts museum wants to be authentic, friendly and above all, very popular with VIP's ! If inside, marble, velvet benches and wall cane work together perfectly (like a passionate collector's living room), the terrace, all dressed in white, is much more sober and plays the card of elegance.
On the plates, we discover mediterranean dishes which breathe the sun and the generosity of the south: Ciochetti, Panzanella Salad, Linguine Mancini with pistachio pesto from Sicily, Pipe Rigate with vodka... Those who swear only by Italian gastronomy will be delighted by this one-way trip to the Dolce Vita !
Loulou Paris, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. 01 42 60 41 96
The most hype: Club Marigny in the gardens of the Champs-Élysées
Nestled within the walls of the mythical Théâtre Marigny, this new place Costes group is in line with the beautiful restaurants of artists and comedians. Velvet, benches and other frames, its sublime decor is signed by the architect Francois-Joseph Graf who wanted to revive the prolific and rich post-war period. On the menu, we find brasserie dishes, revisited by the chef with talent: mimosa eggs, frog legs with parsley...
Finally, the Club Marigny wants to be the new essential place in the district, both before (or after) a show or just to sip a cocktail at the bar !
Club Marigny, 10 Bis, avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris. 01 86 64 06 40