Sometimes a dinner out is exactly what I need. It’s always a tickle to my tummy to have to pick a restaurant for a date. This particular evening, Louis and I picked L’Eclair, a somewhat new spot on Rue Cler in the 7th arrondissement. I had been here for cocktails a few times prior, but always drooled when I saw them serve the food. It was destiny to go back for a date with my chou.
Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking at home, but a little push to treat ourselves for a dinner out every once in a while is a nice change of pace. Wouldn’t you say?
L’Eclair’s cocktail list is pretty rad. And unique. You can even do cocktails to share, punch-style, people. I stuck with my favorite cocktail there, the Navy Tea (Hendrick’s gin, fresh cucumber, honey, lime & Ginger Ale). Louis went with the Julep which was decked out with some fruit & mint and adorably crushed ice. I totally dig their Maker’s Mark cups. I’ve got to find me some of those…
The menus themselves are even lovely. The fonts & style. Yum!
And of course concerning the grub. We both couldn’t resist burgers that night, they sounded too damn good. And they were delicious. Home run.
The atmosphere is a bit noisy, so this place isn’t recommended if you’re looking for a quite and calm place to chat and such. It’s rather dark, but with beautiful furniture and decoration with upbeat tunes and vintagy goodness. I dig the casual-ness of this bar. It’s quite trendy.
Completely off-topic, but I hear their brunch is to die for.
I definitely recommend L’Eclair for a date. Even for pre-dinner cocktails. And it’s like a 5 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower… just sayin’.
32 rue Cler, 75007
Tél: 01 44 18 09 04
Métro: École Militaire/La Tour Maubourg (8)