Despite plenty of exposure, Paris’ first nude restaurant, O’Naturel, says it will close after just 15 months of business. The Daily Mail reports its owners, twins Mike and Stephane Saada, say the restaurant will shutter in February due to a lack of customers.
In a Facebook post, O’Naturel reminds customers that there are still a few weeks left to book dinners, should they be interested in the experience of publicly dining nude: “We are counting on you to support us and help us with many [sic] during this month of January and early February 2019. So don’t hesitate to book now to enjoy a last naked dinner in Paris. Now is the time.”
Most of the Facebook reviews for O’Naturel are positive (overall 4.6 out of five stars), though some diners mention the lackluster desserts. The most enthusiastic of reviews cite the uninhibited “tolerant and nonjudgmental” nature of dining sans clothes.
But apparently there weren’t enough naked butts in the seats at O’Naturel, where guests were asked to check their clothes at the door in exchange for a pair of slippers (women could reportedly leave their heels on). A large white curtain in the restaurant’s front window offered privacy from the outside world.
In related news, a Paris restaurant where you can dine in pitch black is still in operation.