The Best Hotel Restaurants in Paris

Parisian hotels weren’t always known for their restaurants. This new crop of boutique hotels, with their locavore cuisine, killer brioche, and craft cocktails, is a welcome addition to the city.

29 Rue Victor Massé, 75009 Paris, France
After achieving tremendous success in Paris, London, New York, and Ibiza with the Experimental Cocktail Club and a handful of other nightlife hangouts, the three bons vivants behind the Experimental Group have expanded the concept into hospitality. Their first hotel is located in Paris’s most coveted neighborhood, South Pigalle, overlooking the Villa Frochot (Toulouse-Lautrec’s former abode). Unsurprisingly, these pioneers of the Paris cocktail movement have integrated their savoir-faire in top-shelf drinks. In fact, they go so far as to bill it a “bed and beverage” boutique hotel, which translates to custom cocktails offered in the ground-floor lounge, delivered straight to rooms, and available in guestroom minibars. To further drive their vision, the trio enlisted the talents of Dorothée Meilichzon, the city’s most in-demand interior designer, who has already directed the look and feel of each of the group’s establishments. Here, she applies her flair for mixing unique patterns and design styles to the cocktail lounge and rooms, kitted out with sumptuous velour sofas, black leather armchairs, and brass light fixtures. The result is a style that feels like understated Hollywood regency meets 1920s Parisian glam. While rooms afford less quiet and privacy than most design hotels, the (tolerable) din feels like a necessary component to the stay-up-late Pigalle experience.
18 Rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris, France
It’s back to the bistro at the Bachaumont hotel restaurant with a menu of updated French classic dishes like steak tartare and quasi de veau imagined by chef Gregory Marchand of Frenchie. The dining room is equal parts glam and sophisticated thanks to a sharp design job by Dorothée Meilichzon; chairs and banquettes in patchwork patterns and fabrics, Backgammon-inspired wood tables, mosaic marble flooring, diamond-shaped light fixtures and touches of brass. The entire dining program is managed by the Experimental Group (of Experimental Cocktail Club fame), which means you can also expect their singular brand of cool at their moody cocktail bar called Night flight, where skilled barmen churn out superior craft cocktails into the wee hours.
Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, 23 Avenue Junot, 75018 Paris, France
Quite possibly the most private hotel in Paris (it’s set off the road, down a private alley, behind a black gate and then another, perched over the city in Montmartre), the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre has been a magnet for in-the-know locals and a few famous faces seeking quiet, since it opened in 2007. But as of 2015, it’s for the robust food and cocktails program that they head to the 18th arrondissement. Le Très Particulier (and very sexy) cocktail bar-terrace kicked things off and was followed by Le Mandragore and its multi-course gastronomic menu created by chef Thibaut Spiwack. The imprint of his travels are unmistakable in savory and sweet dishes like warm foie-gras in a broth infused with Havana cigars or a dark chocolate dessert with confit ginger and Thai basil.
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