If there is one place that expresses the unique effervescence and essence of Saint-Germain, it’s Monteverdi’s. A 120-cover restaurant that appears like 40, thanks to its incomparable cosiness where deep armchairs in glossy brown and pigeon blue blend harmoniously into the décor of a real library and where a talented pianist sets the pace in a jazz pop style on a grand piano, from Monday to Saturday –on week-ends, songs and rhythm ‘n’ blues. A perfect place where lovers like to meet and where the private space with a fireplace at the back is a delight for small groups, whether it be business lunches or birthday parties or any other gathering. But, above all, it’s delicious! Very delicious! The Italian chef has 5 years’ experience from running a Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome and also from the Four Seasons in London. Pasta with truffle, Vongole or Penne in crema di scampi e vodka are pure delicacies, the bruschetta al tartufo e burrata is exquisite, fish cooked as we like and, this summer, salads will hold the place of honour. Since its opening in 1970 lots of regular customers and famous clients have made the reputation of this restaurant, very popular with writers and publishers. It’s surely this genuine quality with unparalleled charm that seduced, 2 years ago –date of the takeover– the elegant manager Valérie. Linen tablecloths, Hermès fabrics… Valérie does not skimp on anything and puts a lot of care into every little detail. The price for perfection and excellence.
5-7, rue de Guisarde – 75006 Paris
Phone: 01 42 34 55 90