How can one resist the allure when the keywords 'truffle croque,' 'Beefbar,' and 'Wagyu' come together? The art of adding a touch of sophistication to street food and the steakhouse ambiance is revealed at Le Petit Beefbar, the younger sibling of Riccardo Giraudi's star establishment just across the Champs-Élysées. The verdict? Honestly impressive.
A Meat Lover's Headquarters
You've probably heard of Beefbar, the domain of the Japanese beef king and socialite of the food scene, Riccardo Giraudi, whose eloquence is only matched by his address book. The man who a few years ago revived Anahi, a true fashion hub with culinary direction led by Mauro Colagreco, has now expanded his real estate with Le Petit Beefbar, a more relaxed and intimate counterpart to its parent establishment. And it must be said, the concept has its charm, elevating icons of street food and Parisian bistros in a clean and polished Art Deco setting.
Comfort on the Plate
Perfect for a satisfying lunch (much appreciated by the locals, including the avocados and starlets of the neighborhood) or an evening meal with friends, Le Petit Beefbar has won us over. On the street food side, we shared a truffle Cantal croque (€29), a crispy bao bun (€18), and a vitello tonnato (€17), accompanied by a crisp salad of cucumber, little gem lettuce, and avocado for a touch of vegetables (€19).
Next up: an impeccable steak frites topped with a delicious green sauce enhanced with truffle (€29) that is worth the visit on its own, somewhat more anecdotal meatballs (€24), and a melt-in-the-mouth BBQ Unagi salmon with yuzu sauce (€32), not to mention the obligatory famous wagyu chimichurri (€59).
For those with a sweet tooth, you can finish with a generously creamed French toast accompanied by coffee ice cream (€11) or citrus and caramelized hazelnut rice pudding (€9). Worth noting for drinks: some great cocktails tailored to the moment, including the Flower Spritz with St Germain and the Tropical Negroni (€16).
Open every day for lunch and dinner.