In 1942, La Méditerranée opened its doors and achieved immediate international success, becoming an essential part of Parisian life. Jean Cocteau, a close friend of Jean Subrenat who was the owner at the time, designed the original logo, and Christian Bérard, a renowned painter, created the murals in the dining rooms.
Today, La Méditerranée carries on its traditions and remains a circumspect meeting place for some of the most popular figures in art and literature. Each year the Prix Médicis literary award is presented in its private rooms.
The restaurant has carefully modernised its decor while retaining its authenticity, offering a comfortable and relaxing environment to its demanding guests.
Its seafood-based cuisine combines creativity, simplicity and freshness.