Lovers of grills of all kinds and chill out are in a rush. Where to have a good barbecue in Paris ?
Because more than a gourmet treat, the BBQ is a lifestyle… And for those who are not lucky enough to be on vacation yet, here are the restaurants that will take you there in terrace and rosé mode.
The most hipster: Laia
The place. Laia , the baby of Pierre Doublet and Quentin Garreau de Labarre , has moved to the back of the courtyard of the stylish Deskopolitan coworking space, in place of an old Parisian distillery .
On the grill. In the kitchen, Marco Bernardo , who passed through the George V and at Alain Ducasse , works wonders. The chef has made cooking a la robata, a Japanese-Iberian barbecue, his specialty. Cooking over a charcoal imparts an insane flavor. It gives a grilled octopus (€ 22), an extraordinary beef carpaccio (€ 12), a tuna mojama (€ 11). Without forgetting to sprinkle the feast with a bottle of Tarragona bubbles (48 €).
The most open-air: Rosa Bonheur in Vincennes
The place. Can you visualize the Chalet de la Porte Jaune , in the Bois de Vincennes ? Cool ! The iconic Rosa Bonheur tavern has set down its suitcases there to make it the new must-see spot in eastern Paris: music, barbecues and pétanque grounds by the water. Country, green and trendy as we like.
On the grill. Mimi, the boss, wanted to pay tribute to her Camargue sources. It gives a BBQ stand in the campfire with 3 mini skewers bull merguez sausage bull and rump of bull, chicken skewers marinated in lemon (12 €), served with shot potatoes and aioli sauce accompanied by pints , cocktails or lemonades ...
Rosa Bonheur Porte Jaune, Avenue de Nogent, Paris 12th.
The most sophisticated and unusual: Kobus Botha
Breaking news of the summer! Ultra-coveted, the king of barbecue Kobus Botha , has set down his “ Kobus Braai ” - a huge traditional South African bbq - in the park of Thoiry where you can see elephants, antelopes and zebras in the open air. In short: a food immersion that could not be more wild and exotic.
On the grill. Extraordinary wood-fired cooking like in South Africa is Kobus's signature. Instead, aim for: ultra- tender pulled beef , boerewors (artisanal South African sausages), Scottish salmon or pork belly . Without forgetting for the veggies : mozza di Buffala, pap and chakalaka (vegetables and legumes with typical Soweto curry), served with a salad of butternuts cooked on the barbecue + baby spinach + feta and candied sweet potatoes. Pair with 2 glasses of Stellenrust wine - Kleine Rust Rosé or Terra by Fort Simon . And to finish, taste the essential pudding of South Africa : the Malva .
BBQ offer 125 € / adult and 95 € / child from p. 12 years old. Reservation required on thoiry.net . Zoo Safari de Thoiry, rue du Pavillon de Montreuil, 78770 Thoiry.
The most rural: The Island
The place. Designed as a farmhouse with the Soho House touch directed by Laura Gonzalez , L'Île is the promise of a country house 10 minutes by Uber from l'Étoile… All summer long, Operation Brasero & Rosé arrives on the garden of the ultra-trendy terrace. Enough to make delicious grilled meats, a glass of rosé in hand. Isn't life beautiful?
On the grill. The unmissable Irish Cut prime rib and its homemade bearnaise sauce (€ 69 for 2 people). Or ribs with BBQ sauce and other pieces of your choice to accompany with new potatoes and grilled vegetables (49 € for 2 people).
L'Île 170 Quai de Stalingrad Parc de l'Ile Saint-Germain, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux.
The most urban: La Démesure
The place. Not one but two terraces taken over by La Démesure , the baby of Filipe Alves . On the program: stand-up , concerts , cabaret during crazy evenings. Director Nicolas Ullmann offers live musical performances and concerts while comedy headliners Jeremy Lorca and Nordine Ganso or Laurie Peret put on the show all evening. Happiness.
On the grill. What does it give? The “ earth bbq ” with beef kebabs , chicken wings , lamb kefta and merguez (€ 26). Fancy some fish? It will be more skewers of salmon, prawns or squid (24 €), all passed on an incredible grill from Sweden. To accompany potatoes with chive cream, sweet potatoes with butter and thyme mustard, eggplant Tahini cream and parmesan or grilled corn in salted butter ... Let sprinkles a bottle of organic Ecoterra Chardonnay (€ 33) or a tasty cocktail (€ 12).
Reservations recommended from Monday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. La Démesure en Scène - Est 69 port de la Rapée Paris 12th.
The most new gen 'at Wanderlust
The place. HQ of stylish Parisians, Wanderlust is playing the hype card more than ever on its crazy terrace with a BBQ signed Diego Alary , spotted in Top Chef , who succeeds his accomplice Alexia Duchêne . Instructions: unwind at 6.30 p.m. to start the festivities and sip rosé at the outdoor bar. Take advantage of this magical atmosphere to end the evening in clubbing mode, surrounded by DJ sets.
On the grill. The chef puts on the menu (€ 29): grilled meats of your choice with skewers of beef kefta, cucumber and garlic toum sauce , shrimp skewers with spices and grilled vegetables. Also opt for the vegan kefta skewers with smoked pepper cream. Choose from 1 side: patatas bravas , grilled pepinillos to dip in a satay sauce , crunchy broccoli with tonnato cream .
The highest perched: Rochechouart
The place. You must have heard of it. Le Rochechouart , the hotel everyone is talking about with a resolutely Mad Men style signed Festen Architectures, and founded by young successful entrepreneurs Louis and Anouk Solanet . After the hotel opened with fanfare, it is the inauguration of their rooftop this summer with a spectacular view of all of Paris that makes the district vibrate.
On the grill. All summer long, take advantage of the cool “ rooftop grill” offer on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3 pm. A true ode to chill out, the Big Green Egg brings out a piece of beef (38 €) or a splendid grilled lobster (whole) with braised seasonal vegetables, namely: leeks, small corn, sweetcorns, cauliflower . No need to book: first come, first served!
Hotel Rochechouart 55 boulevard de Rochechouart, Paris 9th.
The most Pool Party at Splash
The place. Splash is the new address signed by Hakim Gaouaoui and Topchef Norbert Tarayre which is a hit in the West of Paris with the local jet set at the rendezvous. The mood? Asnières is the new Saint-Trop '. The idea: rediscover the spirit of the private beaches of Pampelonne with swimming pool and good sound.
On the grill. A brazier at the edge of the swimming pool where the chef grills exceptional pieces sold every day this summer: demented fillet of beef (€ 47.50), rack of lamb with small vegetables from the sun grilled in a pan or a real prime rib served with béarnaise and fries (€ 49.50). Sprinkle it all with a pool of Château Saint Maur rosé (€ 8) or a cocktail (€ 10). It is paradise.
The most bistronomic at Marcore
The place. Marc Favier, star chef of his brilliant Marcore, has installed an incredible pedestrian terrace directly from the cute rue des Panoramas. Its singularity? Work on an author's BBQ for the whole summer. It feels like Provence a few steps from the Stock Exchange. Awesome !
On the grill. Faithful to his work of excellence, the chef plays it cool but with exceptional products and ultra-sharp cooking over a wood fire provided by a Binchotan barbecue (the hobby of great chefs). It gives: a lamb chop au jus (€ 32), tomato-olive-basil prawns (€ 26), a red tuna with raspberries (€ 28). And to feel your feet in the sand: Aberdeen Dry Aged beef ribs with Béarnaise sauce to share (60 €). All served with an insane mash, super fries, spinach au gratin with Comté and candied lemon or a salad.
Reservations recommended on 01 45 08 00 08. Marcore , 1 rue Panoramas, Paris 2e.
Also discover Antoine and Yannick Alléno launch an exquisite terrace of burgers and the most beautiful outdoor evenings of the summer .