PNY Marais — Paris, France
It may come as a surprise that the Parisian dining scene would entertain something as simple as a burger joint, but given PNY has just opened its third outlet in the city’s Upper Marais - affectionately known as ‘Hipster Central’ - is proof of its success.
Owners Rudy Guénaire and Graffi Rathamohan once again tasked local outfit Cut Architectures to design the space, this time instructing them to channel a more girlie, 1950s American diner concept in pink. The result, still featuring the restaurant chain’s signature raw stone walls and rusted metal support beams, is a modern take on the brief with exposed pendant lighting and shared bench seating in confectionary pink and blue hues.
All of which is the perfect background for a tasty menu that includes vegetarian and salad options alongside the star of the show: burgers made with prime cuts of grass-fed beef, matured for three weeks and minced just before serving, accompanied by French fries made on the premises.