Nude restaurant in Paris clotheses citing lack of business

A couple dines at O’Naturel in 2017.
A couple dines at O’Naturel in 2017.
Photo: Geoffrey Van Der Hasselt (Getty Images)

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.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.


I can’t imagine why people wouldn’t want to in a room with a bunch of other nude people. It’s not even about nude being ‘dirty’. It’s the fact of ‘who wants to sit in a room with a bunch of other nude people, especially if they happen to have a body that you don’t find attractive?’