Le Pantruche—the name is an old slang term for Paris—uses its excellent food to lure Parisians out of their flats and across the Seine. The ambience here is bright yet cozy and nostalgic, with brown leather banquettes, wood trim, and mirrors hung on the walls. Chef Franck Baranger has modernized French classics, using the best ingredients available. The produce is so fresh, in fact, that the menu is written on a blackboard and updated daily. Past favorite dishes include clams in green sauce, duck breast with Swiss chard, and a deconstructed lemon meringue tart. It is a tiny restaurant so reservations are recommended.