Taste of Paris
Collected by Sara Tucker
13 Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris, France
Established in 1686 and still going strong, Le Procope is known for its classic dishes—the coq au vin takes three days to prepare. Among its artifacts: Voltaire’s desk and Bonaparte’s hat—the latter left as a pledge for an unpaid tab. Book well in...
102 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
In its heyday, La Couple was one of the most important gathering spots of the Roaring Twenties. Set in the Montparnasse district, where American jazz flourished, the Art Deco hotspot attracted the likes of Josephine Baker, as well as famous...
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
Go for the scene, not the food, and enjoy the Art Deco décor and great people-watching at this buzzy Left Bank landmark. Despite a limited menu and steep prices, the place is packed day and night. Order a chocolat chaud and sit on the...
99 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France
This century-old brasserie on the Champs-Élysées is a hub of business, politics and culture, its guest book signed by presidents and film stars (the restaurant hosts the annual César Awards dinner). Shoppers and sightseers in need of a time-out...
15 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris-5E-Arrondissement, France
The menu is legendary, the wine cellar is huge (400,000 bottles) and the view of Notre Dame is a knockout. Must-have dish: the pressed duck, created in 1867 for the king of Prussia and his guests Czar Alexander II and Prince Otto von Bismarck....
2, Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris, France
Located on the second level of the Eiffel Tower (an elevator takes you up, bypassing the crowds), Le Jules Verne offers Michelin-starred dining by Alain Ducasse, views of the Trocadéro and the Seine and the satisfaction of securing a privileged...
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