Charles Compagnon is one of those people who make the 10th arrondissement of Paris what it is. After le Richer and l’Office, he took over an old butcher’s and transformed it into a restaurant. In two shakes of a lamb’s tail, le 52 was born. Located in THE most vibrant district of Paris, the restaurant’s décor is at once raw, efficient and modern. There are no frills; the floor is concrete and the walls are unembellished, giving pride of place to the furniture and the menu. The bespoke wood and leather benches by Gesa Hansen, Charles’s wife are a bold, simple and delectable choice and the dishes are as beautiful as paintings. My current favourites are the gazpacho and the spare ribs. Delicious! The bonus is that the restaurant is open all day, every day. It is a new restaurant concept for people who like to work or meet other people in a café with a unique décor while sipping Campagnon coffee – no sugar, of course!
Le 52, 52 rue du faubourg Saint Denis 75010 Paris, no reservation.
Credits: Constance Gennari @thesocialitefamily