Facette, the festive restaurant under the Mazette where you can eat, drink and dance the night away

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Published by Manon de Sortiraparis · Photos by Manon de Sortiraparis · Published on October 14th, 2023 at 03:00 a.m.
Le Mazette now boasts a festive restaurant called Facette. The place to eat, drink and dance the night away!

Le Mazette, the floating club that replaced Concrete a handful of years ago, is now adding a festive restaurant aboard the barge: Facette! The equation is simple: eat, drink and dance in the same place... until the end of the night. Because while it's easy to find a place to sway to the beat, it's more complicated to find a place to nibble on good food(understand: much better than the oily kebabs next to the Gibus).

Now you can, aboard Facette, the protean venue created by Olivia, Marie and Johan, the three founders of Mazette, and Guilhem, DA and programmer. Open until 3 a.m. on weekends (ideal for night owls!), Facette welcomes chef Johan Barre to the kitchen, where he serves up a host of carefully crafted and committed dishes, because just because it's late at night doesn't mean you have to eat just anything.

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On the à la carte menu, the 37-year-old chef, who graduated from the Ferrandi school, Johnny Hallyday's former restaurant and La Librairie, where he was chef for 7 years, offers a cuisine based on seasonal produce and dishes that are sometimes overlooked. The result is meticulous sourcing, from Frères Metzger for meats, to sustainable fish merchants, cheeses from Fromagerie Goncourt and artisan breads from boulangerie Mie-Mie.

On the terrace or indoors, on the large tables that welcome groups of friends, starters and main courses come and go: vitello tonnato twisted with blackberries (16€); zucchini, fresh goat's cheese and spinach coulis (11€); rack of pork and smoked eggplant (25€); roasted tomato, burrata cream and black garlic (21€); lean fillet and merguez condiment (25€). At the next table, we even see a coquelet en crapaudine with a potato pressé with raw cream and chives, served whole for two (44€).

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From then on, it's time for a cheerful toast with a good, well-bred wine , with a natural, organic, living and biodynamic bent. The Facette menu features between 30 and 45 wines from France. Otherwise, beers delivered in bulk by local micro-breweries and cocktails are also on the menu. The real plus? Juices, liqueurs and other syrups prepared by chef Johan Barre using products from the kitchens, such as the black tea liqueur and verbena lemonade in the Mûre Mûre cocktail (€13), or the homemade tomato-celery juice in the Bloody Jimmy cocktail (€14).

Then it's time to party past 11pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays! The Facette team pushes the tables, the DJs crank up the sound from the DJ booth and bring out their best disco, funk and house vinyls. The venue also makes a point of highlighting lesser-known French and foreign DJs, to ensure a quality generation to come. It's also worth noting that you can continue the party at Mazette, with dinner at Facette providing free entry to the club above!

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And for those who find it easy to get peckish in the middle of the night, Facette offers a menu of late-night snacks available from the time the kitchen closes at midnight until 3 a.m. on weekends, and these are competitive nibbles: tostadas de cochon confit, assiette de fromages, friture d'éperlans, sauce tartare (8€), and the best for last, a flat bread with leeks and Abondance (10€) and corndogs (both 12€) absolutely addictive!

Practical information


69 Port de la Rapée
75012 Paris 12

Entrées: €11 - €16
Desserts: €12 - €13
Cocktails: €13 - €14
Plats: €21 - €44

Official website

More information
Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday to Saturday, 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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