With padded leather Chesterfield sofas, red walls, dark wood panelling and a black and white checkerboard floor, the shadowy warmth of this lounge is in the best tradition of a British gentleman’s club.
Any restaurant-bar located near the Louvre Museum should be a tourist trap or overpriced. Remarkably, the consistently excellent Le Fumoir is neither. Under head chef Henrick Andersson, Le Fumoir serves brunch and dinner daily, and stays open late for a fine martini — or three.
Try the stand-out appetizer, herrings marinated inxérès (sherry) with creamed cucumber on spiced bread. The restaurant’s decor is discreet, clubby chic, with dark leather and smooth lacquer, and the book-lined rear dining room is wonderfully intimate. With Wi-Fi and a generous spread of international newspapers and magazines, it’s also the ideal place to lay your plans for attacking the city’s sights, many of which lie within striking distance (the front door of the Louvre is steps away).
6 rue de l’Amiral de Coligny,
Tel.: +33(0)1 42 92 00 24
aspects of the speakeasy trend, the Moonshiner is the only place in town that is maximizing them all at once with its truly hidden
entrance, Gatsby-like decor and drinks secreted away in old books.” It has 83 different whiskies, and over 20 elaborated cocktails.
Tel.: +33(0)9 50 73 12 99