Stylish outings for New Year’s Eve

Stop racking your brain. If you want to go out for a fun dinner or kick up your heels for the last night of the year, here is a short listing of really stylish evenings at cool prices. A quick look.

 

Going out for a great meal without paying top euro

Tiny prices, incredible decor… For all those who love unfussy bistro cuisine, Pharamond reinvents itself in an affordable bouillon normand. On the programme for the 31st: glass of champagne, foie gras or velvety soup of topinambour, scallops or filet of beef and its panned mushrooms —and to finish on a sweet note, the chocolate pudding. All for €50.

All the info on Le petit bouillon Pharamond. Reservations on 01 40 28 45 18

The house of hype, aka Bouillon Pigalle, is not changing its magic formula. To start off joyfully, order the Bouillon bubbles (€32 per bottle), a terrific sparkling wine, followed by a holiday menu: eggs with truffle (€3.90), turkey with chestnut stuffing (€13.50) and a choice of yuletide log vanilla or chocolate (€3.80). Always at extra-light prices.

All the info on Bouillon Pigalle. Reservations on 01 42 59 69 31

Roger la Grenouille, gastronomic and trendy landmark, a skip and a hop from Odéon, is putting together a great dinner for the occasion. But it’s not the style of the house to impose a menu—it’s possible to order specialties at affordable prices such as yummy snails (€11) or a signature frog burger (€22). And if you want to have a real feast: frog fritter with a wine sauce, foie gras chutney, scallops with black truffle, poultry, yellow wine, mashed potatoes with truffle, Mont d’or cheese and Mont Blanc desert (€95).
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All the info on
Roger la Grenouille. Reservation au 01 56 24 24 34

 

Dinner and party time

One comes to Piaf for dinner, to clink glasses, sing and loosen up à la parisienne! A low key ambiance, red velvet banquettes and dimmed lights to the sound of classic French songs interpreted at the piano, mingling with a fun menu (€195).

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Le Piaf, 38 Rue Jean Mermoz 75008 Paris. Reservations on 01 47 42 64 10

Celebrating the new year in a former convent? Coya, the most trendy Peruvian restaurant in Paris is going all out for the 31st with a futuristic ambiance “INTO THE FUTURE” next to very cool DJ sets. À la carte, festive plates: signature guacamole, prepared on the spot and churros, milk chocolate, dulce de leche, orange zest and mango-coconut mousse. Count €69 for the menu. Dress code white and silver, sequins galore!

All the info on Coya. Reservations 01 43 22 00 65

 

An Italian-style feast

Big Mamma signs Libertino, a new trattoria with a slick decor in a 70’s ambiance to celebrate the New Year with group of buddies. Here, no set menu but a wide array of specialties, including an amazing antipasti. Our fave: tarte tatin with glazed peppers and leek with fresh burrata, yum. As well as a few joyful novelties: Roman pizza and the possibility of pre-ordering when you reserve in order to share 1 kg of burrata with truffle on D-day— total bliss.

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Libertino, 44 rue de Paradis 75010 Paris. Réservation sur www.bigmammagroup.com

At Daroco, Rue Vivienne, ex-boutique of Jean Paul Gaultier, it’s all about rhinestones. From the festive menu (€69) : filet of beef, smoked beet, or semi-salt cod, braised cabbage, white butter with tonka bean… right down to the decoration, very luminous, between stroboscope, sequin carpet, disco ball, major confetti starting at midnight and DJ evening, champagne (€5 per glass) as well as must-try cocktails (€10).

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All the info on
Daroco. Reservations on 01 42 21 93 71

 

Celebrating at a trendy table

A roasted capon, filled with mezzes to share, a yummy baklava… Wonderful things to come  enjoy at Yaya Saint-Ouen for a Greek-style dinner under the helm of the hottest caliente chef of the  moment, Juan Arbelaez. Rather cool, no? On the agenda: partying in a good ambiance, between two dances, and tasting the Greek specialties of a €55 menu (without drinks). without breaking the bank.

All the info on Yaya. Reservations on www.zenchef.com

Spending the last day of the year at the Opéra? The ultimate snobbism! Coco, the most fashionable Parisian restaurant of the moment, is located at the heart of Opéra Garnier, where champagne bubbles are in harmony with the musicians and festive dishes, in a low key decor signed Corinne Sachot. As testimony, two menus by chef Julien Chicoisne: the special New Year’s Eve dinner with oysters, tartare of langoustines, broiled blue lobster tail, cheese, desert and glass of champagne (Menu €230) or before the Opéra, from 6pm to 8pm, foie gras, free-range poultry and dessert (€80).

Coco, 1 Place Jacques Rouché 75009 Paris. Reservations on 01 86 54 15 15

The magical place where VIPs and fashion editors all rush to: the 5 star hotel Les Jardins du Faubourg welcomes its restaurant La Régalade du Faubourg, under the helm of chef Bruno Doucet, king of Parisian bistronomics. On the programme of festivities: a market-driven cuisine, velvet banquettes and a fab terrasse. Very good news: on the 31st, the menu is going to be wild with a truffle saucisson brioche, creamy bouillon of topinambours, fish, broiled scallops, chicken breast with truffle and chocolate, caramelized pears and glazed chestnuts (€135 without drinks). To be accompanied by a spa days or a dream night in one of the superb hotel rooms.

All the info on La Régalade du Faubourg. Reservations at 01 86 54 15 15

 

Dancing right into the New Year

How to party with 849 persons? Deal. For the occasion, La Felicità is morphing into a huge stylish party venue starting at 6pm, with guest stars: saxophonists, jugglers, acrobats and other off-beat characters… A show that promises to be epic, followed by a Pierino DJ set 22h—accompanied by an over the top aperitif including wines, cocktails and (mostly) all you can eat antipasti!.

€150 for the entrance, reservations on https://www.billetweb.fr/ilgrandecapodanno

La Felicità, 5 Parvis Alain Turing 75013 Paris

Another great place to kick heels your up your heels all night long a glass of champagne in hand: Sape bar, hidden on the first level of Hôtel 25hours at the Gare du Nord. On the programme, from 9pm to 2am: DJ sets, mocktails and champagne offered to make a toast at midnight in the retro and jazzy decor, between wax motifs, velvet seats, mirror counter and dimmed lights. Very chic.

€55 for the entrance, reservations on www.eventbrite.com

Sape bar, 12 Boulevard de Denain 75010 Paris

If you are dreaming of chic and glamour in the most upscale areas for New Year’s Eve, the rendezvous is taken Avenue Montaigne ar Manko. Parisian trendies love to come here for gun fun, dancing and lots of partying, between bustling reviews, amazing cocktails, spectacular shows and DJ sets—all in a stunning decor magistral signed Laura Gonzalez. A must to start off 2020 on a high note.

From midnight to 5am. Entrance + 1 drink: €50. Reservations on 01 82 28 00 15


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