French food is known across the world for its sophistication and refined flavors. For those who want to try some of this world-famous cuisine, there is no better place to be than in Paris. The sheer number of high-quality restaurants in the City of Light ensures that guests of the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier will never run out of places to try. And there is one restaurant particularly close to the hotel that showcases fine contemporary French cuisine is a chic yet casual setting.
This restaurant is called the Habemus Bar Restaurant, and it provides a charming art deco ambiance, which is accented with jazz nights that add even more to the atmosphere. With its white walls and pops of red, the decoration of Habemus is restrained yet playful — and the same can be said for the restaurant’s food. The menu includes French classics with a modern twist, and the end result is a contemporary yet still traditionally French set of dishes that are both intriguing and satisfying.
Diners can begin their meals with pastry-wrapped prawns or homemade fois gras on a bed of almonds and mesclun. Then, for the main course, diners can try gingerbread-encrusted lamb with bulgur, salmon filet with homemade potato puree, or chicken skewers marinated in tarragon and served with green beans and snow peas. To finish this gourmet meal, desserts include a pear tart with vanilla-bourbon ice cream, dark chocolate and Toblerone lava cake, and mint-accented citrus fruit salad.
While dining, visitors can enjoy the jazz performances that are organized at Habemus every Tuesday night. With this combination of atmosphere, cuisine and music, the Habemus Bar Restaurant provides visitors of Paris with a bit of trendy nightlife as well as a delicious French meal.
Habemus Bar Restaurant
13 rue Monsigny, 75002
+33 (0)1 47 42 92 35
Open Monday through Friday from noon to 2:30 pm and Monday through Saturday from 7:00 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. Closed for holidays August 4 – 19, 2013.