Ask a Parisian where to eat after midnight and prepare yourself for moaning to ensue. While Paris may be the city of lights, restaurants flip the switch surprisingly early leaving late-night diners with few options.
Le Lup has made quite a name for itself amongst St Germain locals with is nights-only formula and live acoustic sets. The small dinner menu—including smoked salmon, homemade bilinis, lentil soup and terrine of foie gras—satisfies the palate without stuffing the stomach.
The architecture of the pink-heavy space also contributes to the buzz; sculptures, a series of interconnected alcoves, lounges and larger dining rooms creates a Marie Antoinette-meets-underwater lounge atmosphere. The suggestion of royal decadence and aristocracy has gained La Lup the nickname of “the refuge” for left bank elite.