A new restaurant has just opened in Paris — just steps aways from the Hotel Louvre Marsollier — and it has been creating a buzz amongst Parisians. Everyone knows that the French have the highest appreciation for good meat. Steaks are often served rare because the quality of the meat is so high. And that goes for every kind of establishment, from the classiest five-star restaurant to the inexpensive bistros found on almost every street corner. Therefore, when a restaurant gets attention in Paris for serving delicious meat, that is something to take notice of. That is exactly what is happening at the Beef Club, a restaurant in the 1st district of Paris that just opened not even one month ago.
The decor is retro in a trendy way, emulating the old butcher shops of Paris with a touch of the modern Manhattan steak house. The beef comes from England and is prepared by one of the best butchers in France, Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec. As a testament to the importance of meat in French culture, Le Bourdonnec is what one could call a « celebrity butcher, » known across the country for his talent.
Even if you are not in the mood for a steak, at the Beef Club you can find a variety of dishes such as crispy prawns, grilled lobster, grilled rabbit liver — another French classic masterfully done — and the American standard macaroni and cheese, here served with fries. Vegetarians will not starve either, as a Caesar salad has also managed to make its way onto the menu.
The ambiance of the restaurant is young, charming and energetic while the low lighting and cozy tables still allow for an intimate evening. What’s more, downstairs diners can enjoy an equally trendy cocktail bar for pre- and post-dinner drinks.
A meal will most likely set diners back 40 to 70 euros per person, but this price is well worth it for meat lovers or lovers of fine cuisine in general.
58 rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, 75001
+33 (o)9 54 37 13 65
Open for dinner only
7 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday