The first food initiative of the Experimental Cocktail Club global empire was the extremely successful Parisian restaurant The Beef Club, which specialises in, you guessed it, meat. Fittingly located at the site of a former butcher’s shop, the dimly lit space with its raw floorboards and bistro seating evokes the feeling of an old-school brasserie rather than a steak house and that faded ambience provides much of its charm.
Order your preferred cut along with an impressive and delicious offering of unusual side dishes but be sure to save room for dessert. One of the menu’s highlights is what can only be described as a gastronomic profiterole that arrives looking more akin to a hamburger in size and is pure sweet-treat decadence. If you can still move after that, this being an ECC property, there is a speakeasy cocktail bar downstairs.
Oh, and if meat just isn’t your thing, be sure to check out the group’s neighbouring spot The Fish Club – think fresh fish carpaccio and ceviche - at 58 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Housing the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Place Vendôme, Palais-Royal and perhaps Paris’ most famous style strip rue Saint-Honoré, the 1st arrondissement is situated principally on the Right Bank of the Seine. As one of Paris’ oldest areas it also showcases some of its most spectacular public buildings, hotels, restaurants and gardens.
The Beef Club | 58 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 | +33 9 54 37 13 65