Villa Mikuna Paris

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Villa Mikuna – Food and stained glass window

At the entrance of the avenue Frochot, a nice private street in the lower Pigalle, where many artistic personalities lived (Django Reinhardt, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Jean Renoir…), you can admire beautiful stained-glass windows dating from the 1830s and paying tribute to the painter Hokusai, notably famous for his Wave.

I never get tired of looking at them, changing according to the brightness of the day. And since I pass there, my dream is to pass on the other side to discover the interior. It is done now because the place has just reopened to the public as a Peruvian restaurant after nearly 10 years. For a long time a typical cabaret of the neighborhood, then a gambling circle, the place closed in 2012 when the owner was arrested for having soaked in various affairs worthy of the best films of Martin Scorsese.

I actually discovered the place thanks to cinema. We see the interior of the cabaret in several films, including the excellent Touchez pas au Grisbi with Jean Gabin. Greatly moved as I entered, the stained glass windows are just as superb from the inside and well highlighted in a decor all in powdered colors. Moreover, the place has kept its circular dance floor surrounded by benches as it was in the old movies.

Regarding the food, it’s maybe a bit expensive and I read some mixed reviews. As for me, I really enjoyed the guacamole and my ceviche. Maybe it depends on the dishes. To be continued!

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Address

2 Avenue Frochot, Paris

Opening Times

12:00 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 02:00 daily

Price

Main course: € 22

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)