This is a place that celebrates the arts, and particularly the performing arts. Not a jazz club, not a cocktail bar, not a theater or a workshop, but somehow Athénée 4 manages to bring all these ingredients together in a truly delightful mix. Their simple lunch menu stays true to the seasons, offering just two or three starters, mains and desserts to choose from. At night, the space transforms into a venue for jazz, swing, and soul performances, and sometimes even short talks about the history behind the music and dance of past eras.
Other events also pop up: on one evening, they convened a range of top tequila brands for a tasting. To temper the alcohol, they served a pita with beef or chicken – both were tangy and delicious and leaning towards being soft shell tacos. And the cocktails are produced right there in their cocktail lab, with herb-infused alcohols of their own design. The result is a vintage and lively mood, for lovers of old-school music that spans from the 1930s to the present – definitely check out their website to see what magic they’ve got up their sleeve.