[Luxus+ Magazine] Hotel Paris J’adore combines gastronomy and romance with its restaurant

Paris lovers are invited to the Batignolles district (17th arrondissement) to experience a most unusual address: the J’adore restaurant.

Tucked away in the lobby of the five-star Paris J’adore hotel, this table, backed by a cocktail bar, is a delightful experience, both in terms of conversation and taste.


A very private visit with its director, Christophe Mendjel.


We have an appointment with a hotel enthusiast who loves unusual experiences in the capital.


Christophe Mendjel is the proud owner of the Hôtel Secret de Paris (9th arrondissement), another four-star establishment whose rooms are an ode to the capital’s most emblematic monuments.


At the Hotel Paris J’adore, which he has been running since its opening 2 years ago, the theme is quite different: love in all its forms.


As our host explains, the aim of this hotel, located at the foot of the Butte Montmartre, is to “magnify the couple’s relationship“. And to achieve this, he has a few secret tricks up his sleeve, starting with the layout of the tables.


A configuration designed for couples


A real curiosity, the Paris J’adore restaurant offers a unique positioning, a sensory experience entirely dedicated to couples.


“Have you ever been in love?” says the owner. “Remember how complicated it is to find the right restaurant, if only to be able to talk without difficulty, not hear the indiscretions of the person next to you, or benefit from beautiful subdued lighting.


As our host assures us, there’s nothing here like the trendy restaurants in Paris with their thunderous music and bright lights.


To avoid such inconveniences, customers might be tempted to turn to a Michelin-starred restaurant. But here again, the man warns that the setting can be intimidating and the bill not conducive to making the place a favourite meeting place.


It was with this in mind – the lack of alternative places that are more intimate without being too stuffy – that he came up with the idea of configuring the space in his hotel restaurant.


In fact, as our host explains, unlike the type of establishments mentioned above, “the J’adore restaurant lends itself perfectly to celebrating the exceptional in everyday life, such as an anniversary or a marriage proposal”.


© Paris J’Adore


To achieve this, the owner had the idea of “preserving the bubble” in which the couples seated at his hotel restaurant find themselves.


To achieve this, the tables have been spaced so as to guarantee free speech, while the music has been regulated so as never to encroach on conservation.


The hotel has also introduced bell service. This is both a tribute to the French art of living and a clever way of discreetly calling on the wait staff without “ever having to leave your bubble by hailing them on the fly”.

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Featured photo : © Paris J’Adore

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Victor Gosselin
Victor Gosselin is a journalist specializing in luxury, HR, tech, retail, and editorial consulting. A graduate of EIML Paris, he has been working in the luxury industry for 9 years. Fond of fashion, Asia, history, and long format, this ex-Welcome To The Jungle and Time To Disrupt likes to analyze the news from a sociological and cultural angle.

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