Notable Chestnut Hill chef Al Paris (of Heirloom) has teamed up with proprietors Benjamin and Robert Bynum for his third Germantown Avenue venture—the ’30s-style, bi-level Paris Bistro (8229 Germantown Ave.).
The anticipated 175-seat bistro, previously forecasted as a spring 2013 debut, is pushing for an opening “sometime between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.” The Parisian brand has stylistically flooded the former space of the Melting Pot in the Chestnut Hill Hotel with the help of Flourtown’s Morrissey Design LLC. A peek at the behemoth space’s renderings tease at an interior of moody maroons and golden woods, white tin ceilings, art nouveau tiles, a zinc bar top, and seasonal al fresco seating. The jazz-focused cafe intended for the basement of the concept is scheduled to open in early 2014.
Paris has kept significantly busy prior to this late 2013 opening, cooking at his new-American bistro Heirloom, and as of October, managing his healthy grab-and-go spot, Green Soul, in the former carriage house of the hotel (previously housed Jonathan’s Best).
Stay tuned for the full food and drink menu reveal in the coming weeks.