A new addition to Paris' bustling Saint-Lazare train station, restaurant Lazare, by star chef Eric Fréchon, is a democratic and contemporary take on the French brasserie. Featuring old recipes, as well as cheeky reinterpretations of the classics, the eatery is set around a central free-flowing copper bar. Designed by interior architect Karine Lewkowicz, who is known for mixing understated materials, the eatery has an elegant and timeless atmosphere, soothed by reddish woods, graphic mosaics and richly upholstered banquettes. In a corner area, an Epicerie offers some of France's best gourmet products, ready to grab and eat at ease on a long train journey.