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Paris is the place to experience the best of restaurant interior design world! If fine food and signature cocktails are not the only important things for you in a restaurant, these 10 modern interior design restaurant projects in Paris will amaze you!
85 Avenue de Kléber, 16th arrondissement
Hexagone impresses not only for its cuisine but also for its decor. It’s a restaurant that is intended to plot a new course for haute cuisine in Paris. Designed in a modern lounge style by interior architects Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier, the space features impeccable lighting and tongue-in-cheek wall coverings and other graphics that were inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
7 rue d’Aguesseau, 8th arrondissement
A bold and elegant modern interior design restaurant of a young chef (Jean-Francois Piège), just awarded 2 Michelin stars, is everything we could ever dream of. If you’re an interior design lover, this restaurant is for you, offering a harmonic and peaceful but at the same time youthful modern ambiance with incredible marble walls and open kitchen, grey cement walls that works perfectly with the furniture, glass ceiling with geometric patterns, thick gray honeycomb-pattern carpeting, and beautiful dining chairs that are just as comfortable as they are sophisticated and colorful.
80 rue de Charonne, 11th arrondissement
One of the most sought after restaurants in Paris, Septime holds a bohemian look inside that certainly wows. The chef, Bertrand Grébaut, created this style in its restaurants within a former furniture workshop in eastern Paris, decorating this new space with polished anthracite-color cement floors, sleek Danish-modern chairs, and tables made from rough gray recycled wood. You’ll find this to be a restaurant you just won’t be able to resist in your journey through French cuisine.
17 Place du Trocadéro, 16th arrondissement
After a makeover, this modern restaurant has become one of the most stylish new tables in Paris, and certainly is a must visit for design lovers. The building dates all the way back to 1937 and with this new makeover, designers smartly and respectfully kept the Art Deco look of the space, with views of the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars, and the Jardins du Trocadéro, but made it warmer with sand-color cedar walls and ash-and-marble tables. The key element of this modern restaurant decor? The lighting pieces by Alain Guilhot, subtle and intimate, that give the space a much more modern and sophisticated ambiance.
20 Avenue du Président Wilson, 16th arrondissement
One of the best looking restaurants in Paris in the last years, this restaurant won’t disappoint you if you’re looking for an elegant place to eat with incredible design. Dirand renewed the glamour of the building’s mid-century design rooms, making them warmer and more comfortable while retaining original touches such as the Lalique inserts. Brass ocean-liner lanterns and plenty of green marble create an atmosphere of sensuality and elegance that you’d expect to find in Paris.
251 rue Saint-Honoré, 1st arrondissement
This restaurant is mostly decorated in all white so the center focus will be the chef’s artful dishes. It’s not only incredibly beautiful, but the chef brings you an amazing menu with French cuisine’s best dishes, molecular-gastronomy–influenced, something you definitely have to try once you visit Paris.
47 Passage des Panoramas, 2nd arrondissement
Tucked away in the Passage des Panoramas, an atmospheric glass-roofed arcade in the heart of Paris built in 1830, this charming Italian restaurant with a witty toys-in-the-attic quality by Philippe Starck was once home to engraver and printer company Sterns, which moved to a new address several years ago. The elegant front windows of the café, a listed French historical monument, are today occupied by two stuffed animals—a wolf and a lynx—with rhinestone collars. Handkerchief lights illuminate the beautiful 18th-century wood paneling, moldings, and harlequin floor.
31 Avenue Franklin-Roosevelt, 8th arrondissement
From antique mantel clocks to ormolu-framed mirrors to plush brocades in jewel tones, the elegant Grande Siècle decor of the dining rooms at the new Le Clarence is owned by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, president of Domaine Clarence Dillon, the Bordeaux wine company that owns three of the region’s greatest brands (Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion, and Quintus). While Le Clarence is meant to showcase Domaine’s wines, its look is intended to convey the tasteful opulence of traditional 18th- and 19th-century Bordelais design, which also serves as a racy foil to the inventive modern French cooking of chef Christophe Pelé.
42 Avenue Gabriel, 8th arrondissement
Tucked inside the 1854 Haussmann-style mansion that was occupied by the Duc de Morny until his death in 1988 (and is now a hotel, La Reserve), the sumptuously elegant Le Gabriel restaurant still has the embossed Cordoba leather walls original to the residence’s salon. Though respecting the vintage character of the room, decorator Jacques Garcia made it slightly more contemporary with bone-color leather banquettes and black lacquered chairs that riff. Chef Jérome Banctel has just been awarded two Michelin stars for his superb contemporary French cooking, too.
29 rue Surcouf, 7th arrondissement
The chef of this restaurant, David Toutain, is not just a rapidly rising star in Paris with incredible talent for cuisine, but also a lover of modern design, which this restaurant smartly and beautifully takes on as its aesthetic identity. With a minimalist decor, teal-blue walls and custom-made oak tables with ceramic insert centerpieces, this restaurant certainly impresses anyone who visits. “The look of the restaurant is as much a part of the story I tell as the dishes I serve,” says Toutain, and he couldn’t be more right about that. His restaurant is the embodiment of his own ideology and passion, and we certainly recommend it to anyone who visits the city of lights.
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