Friday, May 7, 2010

Paris Rouge XXVI- Bar Américain ?

Publish PostCall me silly, but when in Paris, the last place I want to go is a "bar américain"! I've not been to Mondrian, but maybe I'll have a look on my next trip. I'll let you know just how "américain" it really is! Regardless, I really like their black awning and red umbrellas! :)

19 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

I can relate to your thinking on this, V ~ I guess curiosity would get the better of me at some time. Those umbrellas are spectacular against the black awning ~ parfait!

Laurent said...

Well I might admit than when I'm in the US I also do not care much for French restaurants and patisseries ...

Virginia said...

Shell,
Stay tuned.

Laurent,
That's funny. We agree then!

Daryl said...

Pretty but me, I would prefer Bar Français

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

Exhausted and starving, I settled for what I thought would be an easy and familiar meal at one of these so-called American places. If what I got was an example of an American burger and fries, I'd be stick-thin.

I do love the look of this place, though. Black and red are always in fashion. And I like the color of the neon, too.

Starman said...

I don't Mondrian was American, but I love his art.

Virginia said...

ET SUzy,
I agree. The burgers can wait till I get home!

Starman,
LOL!

TheChieftess said...

But at least you'd be in Paris while visiting this one!!!

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

TheChieftess has a valid point!!

Alexa said...

I know this place, V—but have never had anything here but a (very French) kir. Ironically, perhaps, the only place I'll eat a burger here in NYC is at a French-run place in Brooklyn (it's called Bar Tabac, and the burgers are the best! Do love this rouge et noir image.

Wren said...

I believe a 'bar american' means one that serves cocktails; the French didn't drink mixed drinks so a place that served them had a different name than just bar. Still, I have yet to venture in.

Katie said...

Love the red! I've never been here, but I wouldn't hesitate to go in, especially as Rue de Seine is a great people-watching location. And I agree with Wren about the mixed drink designation. It's not like it's called McMondrian!

Virginia said...

WEll OK!!! Now I"ll go and have a nice Jack Daniels with soda and think I"m home. But......no hamburger half cooked! :)

TheChieftess said...

Hmmm, McMondrian...has a nice ring to it!!! Maybe it'll catch on!!!

Virginia said...

McMondrian, better that than the real thing that is defiling le Louvre for Pete's sake!

Jacob said...

Paris cafes are very colorful. I don't care much what they serve so long as I can drink a little wine at a little table outside and watch the girls go by... ;-)

ParisBreakfasts said...

The Mondrian is a fun place and not the least bit 'americain' though they do serve fancy cocktails. I use to pass it daily when I stayed at La Lousiane down the street..

Cafe Observer said...

Did you visit our Mondrian here in Los Angeles??

dominique said...

Bar Americain means they serve cocktails, something which is not standard in French bars