Contemporary French near Place de Concorde?
I'm looking for a restaurant near Place de Concorde that is contemporary. Something like Barlotti, but with French food. We are taking my teenage sister-in-law and don't think she would be impressed with a Robert et Louise type place. We'd like to keep it to the 30-40euro pre fixe range. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Le Saut du Loup, 107, Rue de Rivoli (Museum of Decorative Arts)
Starter+Main or Main+Dessert 30€, Starter+Main-Dessert 36€, at lunchtime only
Mini Palais, next to the Grand Palais, Avenue du Président Wilson
Main+1 glass of wine+coffee 20€, Mon-Fri at lunch only
Jean-Paul Hévin's Tea Room, 231, Rue Saint-Honoré, upstairs
Very nice for a small snack and some pastries. To die for!
Colette Water Bar, 213, Rue Saint-Honoré, in the basement though
http://www.colette.fr click English version
The Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre, 10, Avenue des Champs-Elysées
The first two are the newest ones (not yet been, but will). Colette IMO is very special and a bit 'over'. Lenôtre the most traditional, but still pretty modern.
PS: No idea what kind of place Barlotti is, sorry. Or maybe, you're thinking of Barlotti (Italian) at Place du Marché Saint-Honoré??
"Buddha Bar" is just around the corner and is owned and operated by the same people who run Barlotti. Last time I was there it seemed a little corporate with a lot of "suits" - didn't eat simply had a cocktail at the bar. However it is stylish, and they still do the chill out CD's
Another thought is "Hotel Costes" on rue St Honore - very chic and trendy. I have never been - I think you need to have a all black wardrobe and be wafer thin (both girls and boys). Again another venue that has its own cool chill out CD collection.
Not certain of the price points of these places - suspect they may stretch the budget. I fear Paris contemporary and €30/40pp maybe a stretch.
If you want to really have good food then the top end contemporary around there is "Senderens" in the Madeleine. Very stylish with an interior makeover by Philippe Stark - gourmet food and quite expensive though.
One other tip - take her to "Collette" on rue St Honore (past Hotel Costes heading east). This is the coolest, contemporary boutique in Paris which stocks the best of all the designer collections as well as CD's, books, watches etc. They have a restaurant and water bar in the basement which should pass the "contemporary" test.