If you are visiting Paris, I would like to give you a fantastic address of a really charming place to have tea, eat divine food or to be seduced by a bar that is “cosy” but super romantic and chic: “Ralph’s Restaurant”.
I love this place! It’s on the ground of the Ralph Lauren store in the Saint Germain des Près area of Paris. This store also happens to be the largest and most beautiful store in Europe!
The place is charming – It has a peaceful terrace that is typically Parisian and all this in a historic building that dates from 1680.
It’s best to make a reservation for the restaurant, but I recommend that you come a little bit earlier, so that you can have the opportunity to visit the five floors of this beautiful store beforehand.
Do not rush – the shop deserves the time for you to discover each floor as if traversing a museum. It is decorated with beautiful paintings from the eighteenth century and it took 3 years to be restored by the best French craftsmen.
Take the wrought iron elevator and start your visit at the top floor where there a lounge in true cowboy style intended for the denim line.
Then go down the stairs, enjoying the absolutely beautiful décor at every corner and get a nice surprise in every room, which features all the various product lines of RL in a very sophisticated and expertly designed layout.
Then you will be ready for this little paradise of a restaurant, full of soft cushions, relaxing chairs, nice tables, all surrounded by a variety of different plants. This is Ralph’s restaurant! Enjoy a magical moment here with a glass of chilled champagne as an aperitif.
Then indulge yourself in fine food; the specialty of Ralph’s restaurant are classic American dishes like fried chicken, tender steak, lobster, sweet pea soup and the club sandwich; my favourite being the lobster salad.
The meat comes directly from Lauren’s own Colorado ranch in the USA. Of course, this is a remarkable guarantee for us diners of the very finest bio produced meat. It is just another reminder of how Mr Lauren is so committed to every detail in this magnificent brand.
- Ralph Lauren, 173 Boulevard St Germain, 75006 Paris
- + 33 (1) 44777700