An unrivalled rooftop view where Oberkampf meets Menilmontant.
Stunning views of Sacre Coeur are offset by communal tables and reasonably priced bottles of thoughtfully selected wine. Downstairs in the restaurant a prix-fixe three course, which changes daily, will set you back €42-48.
The view is nothing short of magic, particularly at sundown when the rooftops of Paris become swathed in the pink light of dusk – literally, living la vie en rose.
Despite such praise, a visit to Le Perchoir is still a gamble. It is fast gaining a Nüba-esque-reputation for always being ‘at capacity’ and not letting people in.
Granted here it is actually to do with capacity (110 on the roof) and not the misguided judgements of a physiognomist, but turning away paying customers rarely leaves a good taste in anyone’s mouth.
And I’m not 100% sold on the food. There was nothing ‘wrong’ with dinner, but when it comes down to allocating €42-48 for a set menu, I would rather pay €47 at Bones – or even stretch to €60 at Le Chateaubriand – for ‘incredible’, rather than just ‘okay’.
So maybe for the moment, skip the food and just go for a drink (as early as possible). It really is an unrivaled perspective of Paris.
Impress fellow hipsters: the small planters full of herbs on the roof will soon supply the kitchen below.
Le Perchoir, 14 rue Crespin du Gast 75011
T. +33 (0)1 48 06 18 48
Bar: 7 Days from 4pm – 12.45am (Midday on Weekends)
Restaurant: Dinner, Wednesday – Sunday