On The Road: A Circus-Themed Bistro in Paris

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A historic restaurant, Clown Bar is a classic yet contemporary Parisian bistro set within a circus-themed Bell Epoque interior. Serving purely product driven dishes, head chef Sota Atsumi serves a fresh menu composed of small, delicious plates to share.

Sota Atsumi is part of an interesting new generation of Japanese chefs in Paris who have mastered the art of French cooking and now head some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the city, such as Restaurant A.T, Dersou, Kei and more. We’re excited to keep our eyes on these chefs.

During our visit, our team was in dire need of clean, fresh and simple dishes – try eating Italian and French cuisine for two weeks and you’ll understand. The chef had no problem whipping up something on the spot to perfectly suit our needs. The attentive and genuine service is reason enough to visit this spot.

Also, they have these great tables that hold your silverware inside a secret drawer with perfect spoon, fork, and knife-shaped moldings.

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Bar at Clown Bar in Paris, France. © Milk Decoration

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Ceiling details at Clown Bar in Paris, France. © Yves Nespoulous

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Interior of Clown Bar in Paris, France. © Milk Decoration

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Seating at Clown Bar in Paris, France. © Milk Decoration

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Plaice fish, clams, and parsley mayonnaise by chef Sota Atsumi of Clown Bar in Paris, France. © Taku Sekine

Wendy Lyn

Raw beef carpaccio, salted Jerusalem artichoke chips, toasted pine nuts and burrata by chef Sota Atsumi of Clown Bar in Paris, France. © Wendy Lyn

Celine Tranette

Peach, beetroot and burrata by chef Sota Atsumi of Clown Bar in Paris, France. © Celine Tranette

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Turbot and sherried potatoes by chef Sota Atsumi of Clown Bar in Paris, France. © Taku Sekine

 

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