BP take: A meal at Les Climats checks off all the boxes for a memorable dining experience. The dining room is absolutely beautiful; inside a Belle Epoque building that used to serve as a dormitory for young ladies who worked in switchboard jobs at the nearby Télégraphe, uber-designer Bambi Sloan has done up the chic interiors with wit and whimsy. Chef Julien Boscus—who learned the tricks of the trade under the tutelage of Pierre Gagnaire and Yannick Alléno—took the reins in September 2013 and scored a Michelin star in 2015 for his inventive cooking. But let’s not forget the wine. Les Climats is named for the unique microclimates in Burgundy, and at the restaurant, you can even savor a Romanée-Conti wine by the glass!
Bref, this is the perfect St Germain address, not far from the Orsay, with a gem of an outdoor garden for the summer months.
41 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris. Tel: 01 58 62 10 08. http://lesclimats.fr. Open from Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. Lunch menu from 36 euros. Main courses from 38 euros. Garden terrace open seasonally. Valet parking is available.
Lead photo credit : Chef Julien Boscus at Les Climats