Monsieur Bleu Restaurant in Paris
This trendy, chic, gourmet restaurant has incredible views being located right near the River Seine within the extended part of the Palais de Tokyo, and provides French cuisine with light meals along with a full a la carte menu available.
About Monsieur Bleu Restaurant
It was when the Palais de Tokyo was extended in 2012, making this unusual museum in Paris one of the largest contemporary art exhibition centres in Europe, that a new restaurant was also to be incorporated within the site.
Perched right by the River Seine in the newly renovated wing of the Palais de Tokyo, it was designed by the architect Joseph Dirand, who wanted this restaurantto be cosmopolitan and have international appeal, yet also to be sleek, chic and stylish in order to complement the views and what would be a gourmet restaurant in Paris with a difference.
The concept was to provide a place where friend could meet, lovers could enjoy a romantic meal, and business people could mingle with tourists in a space where you can dine in comfort, enjoy the bar area or even have a dance.
And whether you wish to have a snack, nibble, bar food or go for a full blown a la carte meal with a lovely selection of wines to match, the choice is yours, with a very varied menu that can cater for most budgets. And to give you an idea, an a la carte option ranges in price from around €30 to €50 as 2014 depending upon what you decide to order.
But you could enjoy French delicacies of cuisine such as frogs legs and foie gras, but there are many classics such as steak tartare, through to dressed crab and comfort foods like a lobster roll or fried chicken sandwich. Yet there are plenty of other options including roast chicken, turbot, sea bass carpaccio, warm and cold salads, even cheeseburgers, etc, not forgetting very tempting desserts.
Visiting the Monsieur Bleu restaurant in Paris
As we have already mentioned, this chic gourmet restaurant in Paris is located within the Palais de Tokyo in the 16th Arrondissement close to the River Seine and it is open virtually every day of the year from noon until 2am, although there is an annual closure in August and on certain national French holidays.
There is also a terrace with the fabulous views to the Eiffel Tower, which is open from May through to September, but we would like to point out that reservations are highly recommended and at certain times are essential.
You may be pleased to know that the Monsieur Bleu is air conditioned, plus there is a valet car parking service option available if you are travelling here with your own vehicle or rental car.
But for those of you utilising the public transport in Paris, then the nearest Metro stations are the Iena or Alma - Marceau stops serving line 9, and the nearest RER station serving line C is across the River Seine called the Pont de l’Alma stop.
The bus numbers 32, 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92 will also get you close by, as will the Batobus and the bus tours in Paris like l’OpenTour. However, we would like to point out that all public transport stops in the early hours, so if you are thinking about staying at the Monsieur Bleu until closing time, then you would need to consider a different means of getting back to your hotel in Paris.