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6, rue de l’Admiral de Coligny (1st Arr.)
(33) 01-42-92-00-24 | www.lefumoir.com
BEST FORBrunch; lunch; dinner; drinks
RESERVATIONSStrongly recommended; book online
PRICE (APPETIZERS; MAINS)EUR 9-15; EUR 15-25
FAMOUS PLATESDecadent salads; herring with creamed cucumber; roast beef
DRINKS AND WINECocktails; martinis; wine
# OF SEATS50-100
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
Forget fancy-schmancy Gallic gilding–despite its behind-the-Louvre locale, this neo-colonial restaurant and bar oozes classic Anglophone clubbiness. In the sunny front room, a heavy oak bar (originally from a Chicago speakeasy, no less) is ringed with savvy young professionals saddling up for stiff drinks, while back in the library, trendy diners lounge in wing chairs and survey the handsome collection of oil paintings and 6,000+ leather-bound volumes. Swedish chef Henrick Andersson has whipped up an eclectic menu of international classics (think meal-sized salads and hearty sandwiches) that consistently earns plaudits, though most of the scenesters who pack in seem more interested in the skillfully crafted drinks.
A well-traveled (and partially English-speaking) crowd of young professionals and hipsters.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
On the trendy side of upscale casual; we’d go with sexy designer jeans, heels, and a funky top.
GO HERE WITH
Trendy friends; a date
WHY WE LIKE IT
The food is delish, the cocktails are potent, and the New York-meets-London vibes are cool. In the summer, we come for people watching on the sidewalk patio, while in the winter we like to snuggle with a hot toddy and a warming meal in the library. When we want to avoid the crowds (like when we’re on a date), we come for the weekend champagne brunch.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
It can get really crowded, especially on weekend evenings.
GOOD TO KNOW
This is a great place to come for a leisurely morning coffee, since there’s free Wi-Fi and a selection of international newspapers and magazines available. If you can, avoid the tables near the busy door.
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