A new organic restaurant has just blossomed in the western part of Paris. Nestled on the 3rd floor of Galeries Lafayette Beaugrenelle, Grand Beau is blowing a fresh breeze on this young up-and-coming district.
A dining room overlooking the Seine
One rarely has the occasion to enjoy such a fab view of Paris. From its high perched location and large bay windows, Grand Beau offers a spectacular panorama overlooking the Seine. Our advice? Coining a table near the window to watch the spectacle.
Inside, the place is human-sized. The dining room, revolving around the central bar, highlights raw and natural materials: wood, brass, terrazzo, terracotta walls with a large communal table, cozy alcoves and an open kitchen to hide nothing.
A green and gourmet menu
Grand Beau offers a 100% organic seasonal neo-bistro, focused on vegetal without excluding meat.
The result is a vegetarian pâté en croûte with smoked celery, spinach, cauliflower and mushrooms (€12), an old-fashioned egg mimosa with its herb mayo to be dipped into with bread sticks (€8), fried veggie balls with cumin, gomasio, algaes and vegetal tahini cream with soft potato and pumpkin (€17) and a farm range chicken cooked at low temperature escorted by a wonderful potato gratin dauphinois (€25).
Proof that meat holds its own here, the veal cheeseburger in XXL format, with a Dallas sauce served with spiced potatoes (€18). The key? Being close to French farmers and breeders whose production is certified organic.
That’s the tip of iceberg. In reality, the commitment of Grand Beau goes way beyond: waste treatment, compost, green energy, household products respectful of the environment—right down to the staff wearing recycled materials.
The amazing desserts counter of Tookies Gambetta
Discovered on Instagram, pastry chef/nutritionist Jennifer Hart-Smith, aka Tookies Gambetta, signs for the very first time the pastries of a venue in Paris. Her credo? Healthy sweet treats, with very little sugar, elaborated from whole and non transformed foods.
Zoom on her vegan lemon and tangarine cheesecake (€9), her rustic tart with pears and chantilly (€9), chocolate-Earl Grey cream puff (€8) and her signature sesame cookie (€5). Good news, you can come nibble on them all afternoon for an extended tea time
Open every day lunch and dinner.
Also check out L’Avant Poste and Le Comptoir du Chantier.