Paris New York — Paris, France
First-time restaurateurs Rudy Guénaire and Graffi Rathamohan are transforming Paris’ burgeoning burger scene with this diner tucked into the newly vibrant rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis. The sleek, monochrome space, designed by Paris-based CUT Architectures, spreads across two floors and is replete with amusing references to the restaurant’s American namesake. The marquee entrance, deep as a Broadway theatre’s, and the grid of bulbs twinkling across the black ceiling bring to mind the bright lights of Manhattan, while steel-frame stairs evoking the Eiffel Tower lead up to a dining room, where silver-screen films are projected onto the walls. Menu highlights include the vintage cheeseburger with artisan Breton beef and 18-month aged Somerset cheddar, and the homemade lemonade served in mason jars.