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Kong is located on the top two floors of the LVMH building above the Kenzo store. This ultra-trendy bar and restaurant has a green florescent stairway and seats with female face prints on them. The view of the Seine from here is magnificent. Cocktails are tasty but a bit expensive. Thursday night is Oriental Funk party night. The restaurant serves interesting fusion cuisine, bringing together Japanese and French styles of cooking.
Lose yourself in the Art Deco-inspired home-style setting of Chacha Club. The unique concept leads to multiple rooms in this establishment, and includes a fumoir, boudoir and salon as well as a bathroom complete with an enormous antique tub. Leather and velvet furnishings and tasteful accents exude an old-worldly aura. Come midnight, the vibe metamorphoses into that of a luxurious nightclub replete with psychedelic lighting and eclectic beats that keep the crowd glued to the dance floor until dawn. The bar boasts premium libations while the restaurant's menu represents delicious French classics. The intimate patio is a great alternative in the summer months.
Open day and night all year round, this restaurant with its pretty flower-filled patio is without doubt one of the district's best-known eating places. Once popular with Les Halles market stallholders, little has changed since then and the restaurant has managed to hold onto that old-fashioned atmosphere of Paris long ago. Sample the onion soup, tripe or Pig's Trotters from its authentic menu or try the excellent selection of oysters.
Situated in the Bastille area, Brasserie Bofinger possesses a beautiful Belle-Époque decor with a stained-glass ceiling, ceramics and mirrors. Celebrities, Parisians and tourists alike come here to taste the varied cuisine, which includes choucroute garnie (a sauerkraut dish), roasted lobster or magret de canard (duck breast). So when in Paris, do not miss out on the opportunity to sit under this exotic stained-glass ceiling and to be greeted by an unparalleled ambiance and a pleasant service.
This cafe has been a social hub for Parisians for over a century now, but its popularity only seems to augment with every passing year. Its location near the Opera makes it a common hangout for theater-goers. Stylish shoppers and the corporate crowd generally make up for the rest of the clientele. But you can never be sure whom you'd run into as the joint remains open all day and all night long, making it accessible to any and everyone. The menu is essentially French, just like the decor and the ambience. So if you really want a taste of true Paris life, Le Grand Cafe is the place to go!
Since its beginning in 1925, Terminus Nord has been a mainstay of the area outside Gare du Nord. With a menu that offers traditional French food, it is best known for its convenient open times and delicious seafood. Blending Art Nouveau and Art Déco, the interiors resonate local charm and character. Given its location and the fact that private enclosures available for semi-casual meetings and such, its hardly a surprise that many important businessmen and European Parliament members have been guests at Terminus Nord. With delectable food, convenient open hours, some of the best local scenes of Paris this joint is definitely worth a visit!
Whether you've been out clubbing or sightseeing, this huge pizzeria situated on the world's most beautiful avenue - the Champs-Élysées—is well worth a visit. Enjoy the kitschy decor and high quality Italian cuisine (at reasonable prices for the district) served right through the day until the early hours of the morning. Available to take away or eat in, dishes cater for all tastes: pasta carbonara, four-cheese pizza or the extra-large Pino special.
Two words of advice for having Sunday brunch at Doobie's: be hungry. Because if you aren't, you'll weep with regret for all the delectable items on their buffet that you can't squeeze in. Even ravenous, it might be difficult to work your way through their wealth of offerings. Choose from scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, crêpes, croissants, tabouli salad, assorted cheeses, desserts and much more. Doobie's also serves a passable dinner during the week (Italian/Thai cuisine), and on weekends has a nightclub popular with early 20-somethings. But it's the brunch - oh, that heavenly brunch - that really stands out.