A History, A Transformation, An Atmosphere
Raes Paris. An inspired and masterful transformation from the musty rooms that once stored the gorgeous raw materials destined for designers at the houses of Chanel, Dior and Givenchy. Now the ancient textile storeroom’s industrious old storemen are replaced by agile young servers in elegant jacket and white shirt, tie and black pants, complete with slip on sneakers they could dance in. And their stage is the dining area now generously awash in swathes of natural light There are the inspired chefs that sweat elegantly over modern italian bistro style dishes in the sparkling kitchen behind glass on the ground floor. Upstairs in the unique seafood raw bar, expert staff shuck fresh oysters daily for lunch and dinner. Completing this visual feast are the barmen who work at their magnificent marble bar creating an irresistible rhythm with their shakers, the ice and the cocktails as they are poured into perfectly chilled glasses.
The venue’s aesthetic is pure Raes. There is laughter, fun and some illusion. This Rae’s in Paris is more than a restaurant. It could be a way of life.