Affordable food with a great neighborhood vibe and stylish interiors are combined at the new Parisian restaurant Abstinence. Located just ten minutes walk from the Eiffel Tower, the restaurant aims to awaken the senses of diners through creative cuisine, seasonal products and unexpected twists.
Designed by Studio Lizée-Hugot, a partnership between architects Stéphanie Lizée and Raphaël Hugot, the duo concocted a tasteful and intimate decor for the Parisian restaurant. Taking a classic style and interpreting it in their own way, the designers balanced a combination of smooth and brushed textures, materials, and a color palette reminiscent of the cinematic vibe of the 1970s.
From wood to leather. Stainless steel to marble. Noble materials have been used here; the studio also designed all of the restaurant’s furnishings, including high chairs and stools with cognac leather seating on polished stainless steel frames, and a large, sculptural bevel-carved bar in Sarrancolin marble. The woodwork throughout is in oak and bird’s eye maple and contrasts with the darker parquet floor and the lacquered ceiling. It forms the perfect backdrop for the restaurant with its open kitchen at the back of the marble bar, allowing diners to drool over both elegant design and the sight of lovingly prepared food.
Typically Parisian glamor with a retro atmosphere, creative cuisine and an emblematic place, Abstinence Paris is a new neighborhood restaurant with an international vocation.