The Favorite Restaurants of Celebrities in Paris
If you are more into movie stars than Michelin stars, this is for you!
Yes. Like us, public figures have their little habits. At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was known that everyone went to the Dôme in Montparnasse, then took refuge on the first floor of the Café de Flore in Saint-Germain. And today? Are there still places where the likelihood of seeing your favorite celebrity increases exponentially? Yes. Here’s a list with some of them.
L’Hôtel de L’Abbaye
The Hotel de l’Abbaye is a haven of tranquility, like few places in Paris. Hidden between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Jardin du Luxembourg, this small hotel with a Florentine-style courtyard takes us away from the frenzy of the neighborhood and the French actors know it! Like Emmanuelle Bedos or Sandrine Kiberlain, they are very numerous and often choose this idyllic setting for long discussions or to give their interviews.
L’Abbey Hotel – 10 Cassette Street, 75006
Metro: Saint-Sulpice (line 4)
Every day from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
This restaurant run by the Hotel Costes group, located on the corner of Avenue Montaigne and Rue François 1er, is home to celebrities wishing to be seen. This address offers traditional French cuisine, good quality and quite classic. If you go there, be sure to take a stroll on its pleasant terrace, because that’s where everything happens. This restaurant is really very popular with artists. We can meet some Frenchmen like Catherine Deneuve or Jean-Paul Gaultier, but mainly Americans like Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Rihanna.
L’Avenue – 41 avenue Montaigne, 75008
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt (line 1)
Every day from 8am to 2am.
Obviously. We can not fail to mention this iconic establishment in the Golden Triangle, since it hosts, daily, the great names of Paris. We remember this memorable night of May 6, 2007, when Nicolas Sarkozy celebrated his victory in the presidential elections accompanied by a group of personalities from all spheres of art. But we can not reduce the restaurant to this event! Opened in 1899, Fouquet’s has been welcoming celebrities for more than a century. Since 1979, the gala dinner of the César prize, the most important of the French cinema, takes place here.
Fouquet’s – 99 avenue des Champs-Elysees, 75008
Subway: George V (line 1)
Every day from 8am to midnight
Le Café Charlot
What do Léa Seydoux, Leïla Bekhti and Géraldine Nakache have in common? They are the three most talented French actresses of their generation, but that is not everything. They are also regular at Café Charlot, this beautiful Haut-Marais brasserie located in a former bakery. The relaxed atmosphere and the privileged location, next to the street of the Marché des Enfants Rouges, make up the pleasant setting.
Café Charlot – 38 rue de Bretagne, 75003
Metro: Arts and Crafts (lines 3 and 11)
Every day from 7am to 2am.
La Casa Bini
This quiet trattoria located just steps from Procope has come a long way since its opening in 1989. Over the years, Casa Bini has become a neighborhood institution and one of the capital’s most popular Italian restaurants. From Daniel Auteuil to Halle Berry, many are personalities who have passed by and come by to enjoy their pleasant surroundings and their delicious cuisine. But be careful, we’re in a restaurant frequented only by rich and powerful … The bill can be pretty salty.
Casa Bini – 36 rue Gregoire de Tours, 75006
Metro: Mabillon (line 10)
Every day from 12 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 7.30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Le Pershing Hall
Upon reaching the hotel’s impressive courtyard we can already understand why Pershing Hall has such a prestigious clientele. Its vertical garden is breathtaking, a large window that goes from the ceiling to the floor exudes luminosity. Spacious tables, bar, impeccable food and the fact that it is an old mansion from the 18th century makes this restaurant popular with many French celebrities including Gad Elmaleh, Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet.
Obviously, this privilege has a high price and reservations need to be made in advance.
Pershing Hall Hotel – 49 rue Pierre Charron, 72008
Subway: George V (line 1)
Every day from 6pm to 2am to the bar, from 7am to 2am to the restaurant