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Winter 2012/2013 Art of the Table
Paris 14th
Parc Montsouris area
Le Pavillon Montsouris

Opened in the same year as the Eiffel tower (1889) and recently renovated, this fine restaurant has become a pleasant institution. Thanks to its location right on the edge of the Montsouris park, it’s as if the glass-roofed and glass-walled dining room is in a magnificent private garden. The menu is no less commendable but the soothing atmosphere of well-kept lawn and shrubbery is what makes it such a special place.

Le Pavillon Montsouris
20, rue Gazan, Paris 14th
Phone 33 (0)1 45 88 38 52
Metro: Cité Universitaire
Open: every day except Sunday dinner
Closed: November

Menu: 41 Euros
Paris 6th
Luxembourg Garden / Montparnasse
La Closerie des Lilas

Both a restaurant and a brasserie, this is one of the legendary Hemingway haunts — it still has brass name plates of the famous patrons in the bar. It also has a leafy terrace where you can enjoy a fine open view at lunch time, and a piano for traditional French dining in the evening.

La Closerie des Lilas
171, Blvd du Montparnasse, Paris 6th (corner of Blvd Saint-Michel)
Phone 33 (0)1 40 51 34 50 Metro: Raspail /
RER: Port Royal
Open: every day ,12:00 to 22:00
Menu: (lunchtime restaurant) 43 Euros and carte about 38-76 Euros
Paris 8th
Champs Elysées area
Le Fouquet's
At the heart of the Champs-Elysées, this is another 'Must' — a legendary 'in' place — where you should be seen getting a traditional menu or classy Sunday Brunch with champagne.
Le Fouquet's
99, Ave des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8th (corner of Ave George V)
Phone 33 (0)1 47 23 70 60
Metro: George V
Menu: 60 Euros
Paris 5th
Latin Quarter
opposite Notre-Dame
Atelier Maitre Albert

Situated in the traditional heart of Paris, on the Left Bank opposite Notre Dame, this address is more upmarket since the recent change of ownership (Guy Savoy) and redecoration, marrying ancient stonework and modern designer décor, yet still enjoys a warm and satisfying atmosphere. It offers friendly service and fine cuisine, specializing in delicious game and poultry or brochettes for reasonable prices.

Atelier Maître Albert
1, rue Maître Albert, Paris 5th
Phone 33 (0)1 56 81 30 01
Metro: Maubert Mutualité
Open: every day for dinner, and weekday lunches
Menu: around 50 Euros
Paris 6th
St.-Germain-des-Prés area
La Ferme St Germain and
Les Jardins St. Germain

Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, with grilled meat and fish as their speciality, these two restaurants offer a warm reception at the heart of St.Germain and of the Parisians. They not only have character but also offer value for money, and if it's your birthday they will even offer you champagne and free candles to celebrate your special day (if you notify when booking).

La Ferme St.Germain,
5, rue du Dragon, Paris 6th
Phone 33 (0)1 45 48 94 40
Les Jardins St.Germain
14, rue du Dragon, Paris 6th
Phone 33 (0)1 45 44 72 82 Metro: St Germain des Prés
Menu: 19.50 Euros
Paris 7th
Orsay / Boulvd Saint-Germain area
L'Entrecôte-La Dédicace

If you've been strolling in the Tuileries gardens or visiting the Orsay Museum or antique shops of the Left Bank, you can try the delicious entrecôte menu or opt for something lighter, or even try the Italian pasta. The ambiance is old Paris town house and the welcome is warm.

L'Entrecôte-La Dédicace
33, rue de Verneuil, Paris 7th
Phone 33 (0)1 42 61 13 94
Metro: Rue du Bac
Closed: Sundays
Menu: 15.85 Euros
Paris 7th
Orsay / Blvd Saint-Germain area
Les Ministères

If you've been visiting the Orsay museum or walking along Blvd St. Germain, this is a useful address offering a relaxing atmosphere as well as tasty cuisine.

Les Ministères
30, rue du Bac, Paris 7th
Phone 33 (0)1 42 61 22 37
Metro: Rue du Bac
Open: every day
Menu: 28 Euros
Paris 7th
Musée d'Orsay/Blvd

St. Germain area
A La Petite Chaise

Apparently the oldest restaurant in Paris (established in 1680 under Louis XIV). The authenticity of it's decor only add to that of traditional cooking and the kind reception.
A La Petite Chaise
36, rue de Grenelle, Paris 7th
Phone 33 (0)1 01 42 22 13 35

Metro: Solférino/Rue du Bac
Open: every day
Menu: 20-32 Euros
Paris 14th
Vavin / Montparnasse area
La Coupole

One of the monuments among Parisian brasserie restaurants, almost beside the following address, this huge 1930's landmark offers fine cuisine, especially chilled seafood. It has a good American bar and the dancing goes on till 2 am.

La Coupole
102, Boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris 14th
Phone 33 (0)1 43 20 14 20

Metro: Vavin
Open: every day
Menu: 30.50 Euros
Paris 14th
Vavin / Montparnasse area
Le Dôme

On the celebrated Vavin crossroads (Place Picasso), this marine brasserie has attractive and flattering lighting, and is specialized in all sorts of good-but-pricey seafood. And don't miss the desserts (especially the vanilla and rhum millefeuille).

Le Dôme
108, Boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris 14th (corner of Blvd Raspail)
Phone 33 (0)1 43 35 25 81
Metro: Vavin
Open: every day
Menu: carte about 70 Euros.
Paris 6th
Saint-Michel area
Bouillon Racine

In a pure Art Nouveau style with mirrors and taffetas, this restaurant offers a romantic setting, just off the Boulevard Saint-Michel, for an up-market brasserie menu.

Bouillon Racine
6, rue Racine, Paris 6th
Phone 33 (0)1 44 32 15 60

Metro: Odéon
Open: every day
Menu: 30-50 Euros
Paris 11th
Bastille area
Le Bistrot du Peintre

Charming 1900's Art Nouveau decor with fresh traditional bistro food. They also make Moisan bread sandwiches at any time, so if you're famished outside of meal times, this is the address to remember.

Le Bistrot du Peintre
116, Ave. Ledru-Rollin, Paris 11th
Phone 33 (0)1 47 00 34 39
Open: every day except Sunday (dinner)
Menu: carte about 25 Euros

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Departure from Eiffel Tower area Bateaux Parisiens

Very popular touristic lunch and dinner cruises. You get to see the key areas of interest without wearing out your feet.

Bateaux Parisiens
Port de la Bourdonnais, Paris 7th
Phone 33 (0)1 44 11 33 55
Metro: Bir Hakeim
Departure from Port Henri IV area Le Don Juan

This 30 meter yacht offers dinner with drinks for up to 30 people in grand style at 20:15 (to 23:15) while cruising between the Pont Mirabeau and the Ile Saint-Louis.

Le Don Juan
Port Henry IV, Paris 4th
Phone 33 (0)1 44 54 14 70
Metro: Sully Morland

Departure from Port de Bercy area Marina de Bercy

Four boats offer lunches on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as dinners every evening at 18:00 (to 20:00) and 21:00 (to 23:30).

Marina de Bercy
Port de Bercy, Paris 12th
Phone 33 (0)1 43 43 40 30
Metro: Bercy

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