You may not be allowed to bring your chestnuts to roast, but if you’re looking for the ultimate winter feel in Paris, then there are a handful of restaurant options. These establishments are the rare pearls to have open fireplaces within their dining rooms and are the perfect antidote to the bitterly cold weather. From historic to modern to trendy, there’s a fire for each of you!
Atelier Maître Albert
Situated on the Left Bank, opposite Notre-Dame Cathedral, Atelier Maître Albert is a modern rôtisserie and is the brainchild of Guy Savoy, one of the country’s most celebrated three-Michelin-starred chefs. The restaurant serves various types of meat and poultry expertly roasted on open flames, although there are fish and veggie options too.
Diners can choose to eat in the modern wine cellar (excellent selection) or the library room, but the real draw here is the “chimney room” with its imposing open stone fireplace, which also features an open kitchen.
A 1962 hangout for actors who would convene after their nightly performances, Le Coupe-Chou is one of the most romantic places in Paris.
Housed in a 17th-century townhouse, the candle-lit rooms are adorned with curios recalling the area’s history. Although there are many snug spots around the restaurant, you can’t beat being right by the roaring fire.
La Cave de l’Insolite
Opened by two passionate brothers, Arnaud and Axel, La Cave de l’Insolite is a wonderfully neo-rustic restaurant and wine bar that has contributed to the rue de la Folie Méricourt’s rise in popularity.
Pairing a hearty bistro menu with an excellent wine list (150 bottles and counting), this atmospheric spot is all the better in the winter months when the charming metal hearth is ablaze.
An upper Marais establishment, Les Chouettes is tucked inside a former toy factory, and the fun factor certainly remains very much instilled in the ambiance. Evening atmosphere exudes a chic cantina feel, with creative cocktails and beautifully presented dishes.
Hôtel Grand Amour
The city of light, love and style thrives after sunset. Reservations are a must with a trendy, happening scene here at Hotel Grand Amour‘s restaurant.
A bohemian locale in spirit, guests can wander from the terrace to the dining lounge – the more you mingle, the better. The menu features modern, well-executed French dishes using simple ingredients.
Atelier Maître Albert – 1 rue Maître Albert 75005 Paris
Le Coupe-Chou – 11 rue Lanneau 75006 Paris
La Cave de l’Insolite – 30 rue de la Folie Méricourt 75011 Paris
Les Chouettes – 32 rue de Picardie 75003 Paris
Hotel Grand Amour – 18 rue de la Fidélité 75010 Paris
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