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The beautiful army : brasserie deluxe and cocktail bar in front of the Arc de Triomphe

Practical info

The beautiful army

3 Avenue de la Grande Armée
75116 Paris 16

Charles de Gaulle Etoile (lines 1-2-6 / RER A)

10-17 euros (dessert)

11-28 euros (entries)

18-48 € (flat)

The historic property, The Grand Army makes new skin and becomes The Beautiful Army under the leadership of the group Beaumarly. New name, new decor and new discover card.

The group Beaumarly, already owners of some of the most beautiful cafés in Paris that are Thoumieux or the French Café, has recently made the acquisition of a key parisian addresses to The Great Army that they have renamed The Beautiful Army, and therefore have the opportunity to make a new skin.

The interior decoration signed Charles Tassin is elegant : carpets, printed, gilding, dim lights, mirrors, and shades of purple are involved to create an atmosphere that is both retro seventies, intimate and very warm. Undeniably a strong point of the place that needs a visit in itself.

Side restaurant the card has been redesigned by Thierry Burlot, executive chef of the group Beaumarly, in a mind uncluttered by putting only the product at the heart of the plate without unnecessary elements based everything on just cooking, just flavoring. The rack of lamb is served simply with its juice, 2 cherry tomatoes and the thyme. The green beans are crunchy and cooked to perfection. The mashed potatoes just buttery. Some specialities also on the list : Lobster Bisque the chef’s michelin-starred Sylvestre Wahid to the Hotel Thoumieux** or the pizzeta home to the truffle.

For dessert you have the choice between a home creation such as the delicate Pavlova with red berries, or a generous cake of the mill of the Virgin.

Another innovation is desired by Gilbert and Thierry Costes, the cocktail bar is open from 18H to 2H is the best of the alcohol premium and quality products like this “bourbon honey sour with Bourbon Bulleit, acacia honey and bitter vanilla. These creations, often spectacular, are to be put to the credit of Gabriel Ouehen, one of the chefs bartenders the most prominent of Paris. Also of note is that a DJ comes to mix all the Thursdays and Fridays.

The breakfast served from 7AM is also an institution of the district of the Champs-Elysées, and it is not uncommon to see policies and business man taking advantage of this bubble out of time before the start of the day.

Practical information:
The beautiful army
3 Avenue de la Grande Armée

75016 Paris
reservations: 01 45 00 24 77
open 7D/7 from 7AM to 20H
Cocktail Bar open 7/7 from 18H to 2H