The Palais de Tokyo’s new restaurant and bar is above all a feast for the eyes. Exquisitely designed by Paris architect Joseph Dirand, it’s a ridiculously elegant space decorated in olive green tones and using noble materials such as marble and velvet. Giant picture windows stretch up 10 metres to the ceiling and overlook the Seine and the Eiffel Tower. An extensive terrace seems to embody all our la dolce vita fantasies. The menu has something for everyone, from roast chicken (23€), a large selection of fish dishes (22-45€), to veal, beef or pork. Then there’s the “raw bar” and its selection of oysters, prawns and caviar (50g Beluga 555€), and the “snacking” menu serves trendy junk food all day such as a fried chicken sandwich (18€) or lobster roll (25€). Wines by the glass start at 7€. More hipster details: Paris designer Alexis Mabille has designed the hot waiters’ bowties and waitresses’ white frocks. On Thu-Sat nights local beautiful people let their hair down to DJ sets.
Open daily, noon-2am.
13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 16th. 01 47 20 90 47. monsieurbleu.com