As with its other outlets, Beefbar Paris was designed by architecture studio Humbert & Poyet who wanted to create a warm atmosphere with touches of refinement and simplicity. The starting point of this Parisian restaurant was the main Art Nouveau room, which had been registered as a historical monument since 1983.
Its arches, pilasters, friezes and enamelled ceramic panels – which adorn the space – were restored to their former glory, thanks to the help of the best artisans. Designed in 1898 by architect Emile Hurtre and painted by Jules Wielhorski, the exceptional atrium was abandoned and walled during World War II to be hidden from the Nazis, before being rediscovered in 1983.
Gold accents inject a contemporary flair to the overall look of the reception area. In addition to the atrium, the brasserie houses a meat cellar with walnut, marble and brass features, and a bar decorated with leather and mirrors cut into slats.
Even with the dizzying amount of detail in the design, the restaurant exudes a lighthearted and inviting atmosphere. Grandiose yet comfortable, Beefbar Paris mixes several influences, from Art Nouveau elements and Art Deco details (in marble, brass and lacquered walnut) to a modern loft-style ceiling to great effect.
Photos by Francis Amiand, text by Karine Monie.