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Ritz Bar

A bistro spirit with an Art Deco feel, an echo of the Années Folles when the adjectlve "Ritzy" was coined. The term still holds its place in common parlance, and American dictionaries define it as "luxurious, fashionable, elegant". Here, dishes are made for sharing, at lunch or dinner, with a glass of exceptional wine. Decorated with elegant woodwork, the bat welcomes guests for breakfast starting at 8am and remains open for a nightcap until 2am. Parisian, relaxed and quite simply... ritzy.

Cocktails & tapas Everyday, 5:00pm - 2:00am
without reservation
Once upon a time

A speakeasy before its time

Originally, the Ritz Paris had... no bar. But Cole Porter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and the other expats who had fled the Prohibition in America and made Paris a moveable feast dreamed of having a watering hole here. Caesar Ritz let himself be convinced.

In 1921, the Ritz Bar opened on the hotel’s Rue Cambon side. At the time, it was known as "Le Café Parisien" and was reserved to men. But since the wife of Charles, Caesar's son, had the impertinence of showing up there, in 1926 came the decision to open a second bar, opposite. Initially intended for ladies, the "Petit Bar" became the Bar Hemingway in 1994.

But let’s give credit where credit is due: the Ritz Bar is where it all began, and where the thrill of cocktails first mixed with the frisson of taffeta.