Le Meurice

Bar 228

The famous bar of a thousand stories. The place for discerning Parisians to settle down amongst the deep leather armchairs and discreet conversation and lose themselves in our nightly live jazz.

Exquisite cocktail menu
Warm, inviting interior designed by Philippe Starck
Live music in the evenings
Head Bartender's profile

William Oliveri

“It feels like home”, says William Oliveri of Bar 288 at Le Meurice. This isn’t surprising as it’s been the backdrop to his working life for nearly 40 years. During this time he has hosted royalty, heads of state and countless celebrities including Salvador Dalí, Sofia Loren, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. William is a firm believer in a warm personal welcome and his famous Bellini is renowned all over Paris. He describes his role as confidant, confessor and host all at once and has created numerous much-loved customised cocktails. What will he create for you?


Designed to be remembered

Philippe Starck has refreshed the famously beautiful room with a brand new Carrara marble bar counter and flashes of pink copper, brass and stainless steel. The dark woods, frescoes and painted ceiling remain, as does the intimate, exclusive atmosphere and wonderful service.


The hideaway

If Restaurant Le Dalí provides the theatre of the social, Bar 228 is its opposing balance. Tucked away from the eyes of the world this is a room to sink into, let your eyes adjust to the sultry lighting and hear little but the murmurings of jazz and low conversation.

Opening times

Daily12pm – 1am

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Bar 228
Le Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris


+33 (0)1 44 58 10 66

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Le Meurice

228 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris