Brasserie Auteuil is not a typical brasserie, let’s get that clear straight away. Yes, it does serve beer and cocktails, but that’s only part of its draw. It’s also a sprawling restaurant mainly serving Italian food, but saying it’s a restaurant is quite wrong, too. A great terrace in the summer with a modern restaurant inside, a hopping all-season rooftop terrace, and a ski chalet in winter, the Brasserie Auteuil is a wonderful place for food and drinks any time of year.
This exceptional brasserie is set in a former train station (the Gare d’Auteuil) along the Petite Ceinture, the old belt line that circumnavigated Paris at the end of the 1800s but fell into decline with the arrival of the metro.
The décor is modern and industrial yet cozy and inviting, with plenty of lovely corners to delight any interior design fan. The tiled bar, beautiful bathrooms (both upstairs and the one in the basement that’s also worth visiting) and lighting and plant arrangements pop against the architecture of the original building.
Being so many things, the Brasserie Auteuil is a great place to meet up with friends. Large enough to accommodate a fair few of you, it offers something for everybody, from charcuterie platters to pizzas and pasta, from salads to meat or fish and, of course, plenty of cheese. Not to mention the desserts and all those cocktails!
Plus, when it transforms into Val d’Auteuil, a veritable ski resort complete with polar bears, slalom markers, snowy trees, Christmas décor, and fluffy sheepskins to sit on, you can also get cheesy fondue to share, warming soups, and winter-inspired cocktails or warm cider.
So, summer or winter, it’s worth hopping on the metro and heading to the far corners of the 16th Arrondissement for a lazy lunch or drinks and dinner. And with the Bois de Boulogne just a short stroll away, you can walk off the calories afterward!