American designer Ralph Lauren has opened its first restaurant in Europe along with its largest European flagship. Housed in a classical 17th century hotel particulière on the boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris’s chic left quarter, Ralph’s restaurant – the brand’s second in the world (Ralph Lauren’s first restaurant, RL, opened in Chicago in 1999) – fronts onto a leafy cobblestone courtyard for outdoor dining. The interior, which seats 50, including a private lounging room for eight, features timbered ceilings and parquet flooring and stone fireplace. The menu of Ralph’s, which is as traditional as anything you might have found in a country-club dining room on the Eastern seaboard in the 1950s. It is proffers traditional American cuisine with specialties including a Santa Barbara salad, Ralph’s Burger, and brownies and cheesecake comprising the desert listing.
To be sure, Ralph’s is destined to be a big hit this summer, because the interior courtyard is an ideal urban bower for warm-weather dining, it has one of the best locations in Paris bang in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres. The ground floor has been converted into a restaurant called Ralph’s – and no detail has been spared to make it look, and feel, like the terrace of a luxury vacation home.
Ralph Lauren, 173 boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th.
Ralph’s is open for lunch, afternoon coffee or drinks, and dinner. Main dishes around 25 euros. Dress code: Hamptons chic. Book well in advance… +331 44 77 76 00.