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Girafe: Culinary Rapture With a View

Join LUXE at a breathtaking Paris location! In the 16th arrondissement, on the famous Place du Trocadéro and nestled in the heart of the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Girafe offers a spectacular experience.

Steeped in 1930s Art Deco Charm

On the ground floor, the prestigious Girafe restaurant charms diners from the get-go with an elegant and sophisticated ambiance. The magnificent Art Deco dining room is flooded with light, its large windows offering a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower. The iconic landmark is an integral part of the dining experience!


With chic and minimalist decor inspired by the 1930s, the restaurant was designed by Joseph Dirand. It features a bright and plush ambiance with cream-coloured, wraparound banquette seating. The intimate restaurant also features classic bistro tables, an impressive marble counter and slender pilasters, while high ceilings confer grandeur. It’s at once cozy and refined.


© Adrien Dirand


Outside, sheltered from view, diners can experience an elegant and minimalist atmosphere. With immaculate tablecloths and perfectly Parisian woven-back chairs, the decor is stunning. Overlooking the Champ de Mars, the spectacular view brings the Eiffel Tower to the table.


Up on the ninth floor is Paris’s best-kept secret. Welcome to La Suite Girafe, in what was once the former public curator’s apartment. Today, the restaurant’s ultra-private ambiance features decor that’s steeped in the building’s Art Deco tradition. This exclusive rooftop setting is like a lounge suspended in front of the Eiffel Tower, with an even more intimate atmosphere and warmer tones. With the contrasting amber hues of elm burl and smoky brown velvet of the banquettes, this Parisian venue is welcoming and warm, making every patron feel like a VIP. The red marble flooring leading outdoors adds an irreverent touch.


© Adrien Dirand


From the panoramic terrace, you can get a 270° view of the French capital with an even more striking view of La Dame de Fer. Take in her grandeur from up close!

A Refined Maritime Experience

When it comes to cuisine, these Paris Society institutions deliver flawless fare. The menu is deliciously briny with dishes cooked up by Chef Benoît Dargère that are at once creative and flavourful. Seasonal ingredients are always prepared masterfully and the recipes are perfectly executed. From classic and extremely fresh seafood dishes in true bistro tradition, to more contemporary sashimi options and timeless fried fish, each creation is mouth-watering. With shareable oyster platters, must-try Ossetra caviar, tuna tartar, bream ceviche, sea bass carpaccio, whole fish according to availability and lobster linguini, the menu is brimming with so many tempting options that it’s hard to choose! It’s an ode to the sea with raw and cooked fish and seafood, with a particular focus on quality ingredients. In the spirit of a Parisian fish market, this is an essential destination for all seafood lovers.


© Romain Ricard


The dessert menu wouldn’t be complete without classic French treats: praline chouquettes, traditionally inspired vanilla mille feuilles and share-worthy waffles. There’s no better way to end a meal than on a sweet and delicious note. The wine cellar lives up to the establishments’ reputation, with excellent service and a well-curated team. The Girafe experience is not to be missed, in the dining room or on the terrace.


© Romain Ricard



Writer: Alexandra Wegliszewski

Cover: © Romain Ricard

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