Take a table by the veranda for an airier meal and the best people-watching vantage point.
Silk and leather are ideal for matching the artsy industrial vibe.
There are two. Ristorante Nationale, the primary dining space, creates an Italian trattoria experience in the heart of Paris, in a striking space featuring velvet banquettes and a striking wall of pipes. Run by local Italian expert Julien Cohen – of local favourites Pizza Chic and Grazie – in partnership with Jean-Pierre Lopes and Thomas Delafon, the restaurant serves house-made pastas, Tuscan meats and a wine list that draws from the best of the boot. For snacks throughout the day, Cicchetteria National specialises in Venetian small plates, including cheese, meats, croquettes and sandwiches, all ideal with wine, espresso or an Aperol spritz.
The moody l’Herbarium bar is open each evening from 6pm until 2am, and has become a favourite hangout for in-the-know locals. Inspired by the aromas of the ingredients, each drink has an olfactory identity – such as floral, fruity or herbaceous– designed by mixologist Oscar Quagliarini, who studied perfumes to master the cocktail craft. The bar also offers a selection of Italian small plates.
Ristorante Nationale serves breakfast from 7am to 10:30am, lunch from noon to 3pm and dinner from 7pm until 11:30pm. Chicchetteria National is open from 11am until 11pm.
A selection of Italian snacks, antipasti, meats and cheeses are available for delivery daily from noon to 11pm. A continental breakfast of infused water, coffee, juice, breads, yogurt and spreads is available from 8am to 10am.