Set inside the Palais de Tokyo – one of the world’s largest museums of modern and contemporary art – is the uber chic new restaurant Monsieur Bleu, designed by renowned Paris based architect, Joseph Dirand. Situated in the museum’s newly constructed west wing, the versatile space is as suitable for lunch meetings as it is evening cocktails and enjoys some seriously prime real estate with 10 meter high picture windows, an impressive terrace for al fresco dining (may-September) and views of the Seine and Eiffel Tower.
The expansive interior bears the signature pared down sophistication of its designer and whispers of art deco influences. Grounded in Dirand’s preferred monochromatic color scheme of white and black. the massive interior is afforded a modicum of warmth through the injection of brass and bronze colored metals, smoky mirrors, velvet upholstery, and earthy green accents.
Dirand cites a fictional muse – none other than Monsieur Bleu – as the driving force behind his design decisions. An elegant and charming gentleman, Monsieur Bleu is equal parts artist, scholar, and gourmand. He is a man of business and a man of pleasure – in sum, the kind of man men want to be and women want to be with. For him and for us, Dirand has constructed a playground to enjoy the best in life – fine food, friends, drink, music and dance.
The menu is said to have something for everyone and the bar menu is put together by the rising gastronomy star, Alix Lacloche. Vogue Paris praises the venue for it’s “artisanal cuisine within an elegant, Dandyish Art Deco atmosphere.” Monsieur Bleu is open daily from 12pm-2am. On Thu-Sat nights the local beautiful people roll in and let their hair down to DJ sets. Paris here I come!