5 Décembre 2016
Smart Parisians, international exhibition-goers and business lunchers eye each other in this chic, cosmopolitan update of the Parisian brasserie set inside the belle époque Grand Palais . « Mini » is perhaps a misnomer for the spectacular dining room that is inspired by an artist’s studio, or the tables outdoors, stretching away under the colonnade. The menu devised by Eric Frechon, Michelin three-star chef at Le Bristol, mixes classic and contemporary — squid pil pil, curried prawns, steak tartare, and a giant rum baba for two. As well as lunch and dinner, you can come here for gourmet snacks, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, and there’s an ice-cream bar in summer.
Address: Grand Palais, 3 avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Contact: 0033 1 42 56 42 42; minipalais.com Getting there: Metro Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau Opening times: daily, midday-3pm, 7pm-11.45pm (bar 10am-2am) Price: lunch and dinner around €47 Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French. quick bites Reservations: recommended