On the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, there is a half-open metal gate that reveals a tree-lined terrace dotted with antique furniture, tables and chairs—Griffon.
You surely haven’t heard of it yet, but you will understand: this open-air space is imagined by Cultplace and is nestled in the emblematic district of the Marais.
The building dates from the 16th century, and today it has been taken over by the entrepreneurial duo Renaud Barillet and Fabrice Martinez, who created the capital’s trendy “Bellevilloise” and the “Rotonde Stalingrad.” They have created a cozy atmosphere by decorating the Griffon’s terrace and interior with bricks and antique sofas. You have to go take a look at the hidden terrace, a refuge where you can taste a variety of concocted beverages to accompany simple and appetizing dishes. Burratina with grilled vegetables, Morteau sausage, platters of cold meats and cheeses, all to spend an exceptional moment in a retro setting.
Griffon is much more than a culinary address: it is a place of life that offers a diverse cultural program, meetings and exchanges, in a paved courtyard steeped in history.
Open Wednesday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to midnight
Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to midnight
55 bis, rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris 4th