In order to set itself apart from the rest of the ever-increasing wave of gourmet burger joints in Paris, the team behind Paris-New York needed to pay attention to detail. They’ve succeeded pretty well – an attractive décor, meats from artisanal producers Le Ponclet and five burgers on the menu to showcase their talents. On the beef side, there’s the Vintage Doublecheese (with excellent cheddar), the Morning California (cheddar, lettuce, avocado) and the Smoky Blue (bacon, blue cheese and caramelised onions), plus a chicken and a vegetarian option. It might seem like a minimalist selection, but the burgers are enormous and full of flavour, the brioche buns toasted just enough, and the slender fries just right. Desserts, however, are a bit of a let-down, and far too expensive. Instead, finish up with excellent coffee, which comes from the top-notch Coutume.
Expect to pay €15 for a burger, fries and a drink – much the same price band as Paris-New York’s competitors. So why come here rather than one of the others? Whereas many of the best new venues are hole-in-the-wall affairs, this restaurant is vast, spread out over two floors, with classic films screened onto the wall of the dining room upstairs. At the very least, you’re almost guaranteed a seat.