Situated on the two last floors of the Kenzo head office, in front of the Pont Neuf, the Kong is an ultramodern restaurant with Parisian and Tokyo influences, entirely designed by Philippe Starck. From the fluorescent stairs, the special tables and seats to the Orchids field, the Kong offers an original and audacious concept. The Gallery terrace, conceived like a hotel bar, is an opened space serving as a gallery, terrace and smoking room. For the cooking, taste the “haute cuisine” of Fumiko Kono. Admire one of the best views of Paris around a “Satay from the Terrasse Gallery”, comfortably installed on a Louis XV armchair. An unavoidable place in Paris.
A little extra : The music programming is chosen by Béatrice Ardisson.
Opened everyday from 12am until 2am.
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1, rue du Pont Neuf
T. : +33.(0)1.40.39.09.00
F. : +33.(0)1.40.39.09.10
In an intimate and elegant, just enjoy the best Mojito in the capital in the shadow of three Oliviers (O III). This restaurant combines exceptional subtlety with traditional French cuisine with a touch of molecular gastronomy. Fans of exceptional products, the Chef invites you to rediscover the foie gras, lobster or truffles through delightfully inventive recipes. A place where the ambience is synonymous with serenity, where your five senses will be upset and where prices are at the height of the delivery. One thing is sure, this kitchen couture in his cozy will fit you perfectly!
Menu from 79 €.
Open Tuesday through Saturday, the first and second service 19h service 00h.
Le III O Restaurant
37 bis, rue de Montpensier
T. : +18.104.22.168.03.02
When you reserve a table at L’Ardoise, we hope to live a moment of greedy exception. The dishes are both simple and effective but also very chic, like the Lobster on Blue shallot puree and butter sherry, roast pigeon casserole baked salted or fresh goat yarrow, and crayfish. For dessert, go for the tart with strawberries and raspberries, delicious seasonal fruits! As a bonus, most of the wines that accompany the dishes are organic, and not by hype …
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12am to 14h30 and from 18h30 to 23h. On Sunday, open for dinner only. Have 29 € for two courses or 34 € for the menu to the slate. Average Ticket drinks: 50 €.
28, rue du Mont Thabor
T. : +33.(0)22.214.171.124.18
Behind the lies Yam’Tcha Grattard Adeline, a former student of Pascal Barbot at Astrance. To open its first restaurant in the French capital, she chose the district of Les Halles and Rue de Rivoli. An adventure that she lives with her husband Chiwah, also a partner in the kitchen. Moreover, the cuisine of both spicy and sweet, served in ceramic prettier one than the other, quickly pushed the Yam’Tcha on the front of the Parisian restaurant scene. The reason for success? A “very personal cuisine borrows sweetness and jets acidity, spicy and bitter.” The Yam’Tcha moreover received his first star there shortly. This success does not seem ready to be contradicted.
Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open from 12:30pm to 2pm, and 8pm to 10pm.
Lunch menu 30 €. At dinner, starting from 45 € to 65 €.
4, rue Sauval
T. : +33.(0)1.40.26.08.07
Gingham tablecloths, a slate filled with good food and hearty citizens. From the calf’s head in ravigote (22€), calf’s liver with English (23 €) and pies served at home all day and night, appeal to writers and the world of showbiz. Never change a winning team. Denise, the owner is there for forty years and the leaders are with their customers for nearly three decades. Last survivor of the Paris Halles of the past, the Tower of Montlhéry is a safe bet to discuss the end of fatty tasting authentic cuisine.
Average price: €15-30.
Open daily from noon to 3pm and from 7:30pm to 5 am except Saturday and Sunday.
Tour de Montlhery – At Denise’s
5, rue des Prouvaires
T. : +33.(0)126.96.36.199.82
F. : +33.(0)1.45.08.81.99
A single ticket for the nineteenth century and you are immersed in Le Fumoir. This so British bar-restaurant serves a seasonal cuisine all day long to walkers lost on the side of the Louvre. The menu is impressive, plenty of whiskeys and cocktails. And if you are hungry while sipping your Argentinian mate (4,20 €), just give yourself to the Earl Grey tea jelly (mascarpone cream embellished with diced mango, 7.50€). All that wine tasting can be done on the terrace or at the bar, straight out from the American prohibition, to immerse yourself in another time.
Open from Monday to Sunday from 11am to 11:30pm.
Main dish: between 13.80€ to 23€.
Coffee: 2.50€. Cocktail: 7.50€.
Dinner Menu at 32€. Lunch menu at 18,50€ and 22€.
Sunday Brunch: 21€ – 25.40€.
6, rue de l’amiral Coligny
T. : +33.(0)1.42.92.00.24
Usability. If one word should describe the Louvre Ripaille, is undoubtedly one. Nicolas Gombert and Roman Perdon, the two managers are always ready to serve, skeptics welcome tourists with open arms. “They always leave with a smile. It even has a regular customer of the Relais du Louvre, which has become a friend“says Roman. In crude and refined decor, the regulars meet for a crispy prawns (S: 8.50 €, XL: 14,50 €) or the real side of beef to share (26 € / person). These dishes do not change greatly appreciated every three months unlike the rest of the card. At noon, the lunch menu conquered the world of fashion and the evening at the map, there is everything. As in the room, mingling a priest, tourists, a young couple and a group of friends. This spirit “village” where everybody knows each other yet in the heart of Paris is the Louvre Ripaille you find it!
Coming soon: A new reception area (40 seats) will open its doors on the first floor on early June 2010.
Opening hours: Open 7 days a week from 10am to 2am.
Prices: lunch menu at 15€ or 19€. Average diner price 40€ (drink included).
Le Louvre Ripaille
1, rue Perrault