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A glorious red and gold, 18th-century dining room, resplendent with mirrors and chandeliers, greets guests as they enter Le Grand Véfour. Within its palatial boundaries, Chef Guy Martin displays magical culinary artistry, as he skillfully whips up his trademark dishes like Tourte d'Artichauts et Légumes Confits and some divine concoctions, such as Ravioles de Foie Gras à l'émulsion de Crème Truffée. Business lunches are often organized during the day, but, at night, a romantic atmosphere takes over. Don't let the long names on the menu intimidate you. Indulge, and let the flavors linger. Even longer lasting, however, are memories of this splendid dining experience.
A former inn from the 18th Century was transformed into this elegant restaurant. Tough the management has changed over the years, Auberge d'Chez Eux has retained its popularity for delectable French cuisine. This restaurant houses a beautiful terrace area, which is a pretty and idyllic dining space in spring and summer. Auberge d'Chez Eux is very popular among politicians. Renowned names like Nicholas Sarkozy, Francois Mitterand, Jaques Chirac, Vladimir Poutine, Bill Clinton and others have graced this place with their presence. You never know whom you might meet!
A high-class restaurant on the world's most famous avenue, Ladurée (founded in 1862) also boasts a bakery. You can try the famous “macarons” (moist jam-filled cookies), a specialty of this establishment, or enjoy the raw and cooked vegetable salad along with a variable of other dishes served for lunch and dinner.
Formerly a high-end hotel, this architecturally rich restaurant is known for its lavish spread since its inception in 1766 on the banks of the Seine. The fare is French and one can savor it while sitting at one of the tables where eminent personalities like Guy de Maupassant and Alexandre Dumas have cherished the satiating morsels. Enter the pristine walls of this established and be struck with awe at the old-world charm that it exudes, complete with its wooden beams, leather chairs and brass tableware. The private rooms are well away from prying eyes, behind a hidden stairway, ideal for an exclusive, intimate dinner.
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.
Les Deux Magots legendary terrace has long been the meeting-point for great writers and thinkers in Paris. Ernest Hemingway regularly popped up at the bar, and it's no wonder that Paris's best bookstore set up shop next door. The legend lives on, as the café it's often full of people sipping a Kir Royal after shopping at the nearby stores. A novel addition to the typical Parisian café-restaurant menu, there are mixed platters of salad and cold meats as well as a dish of the day like rustic chicken ratatouille and cold salmon.
A historic landmark in Paris since 1890, this cafe was a favorite of many great 19th-century writers and artists. French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre always took his coffee and croissant on the terrace. These days you can drop in for either a quick snack or delectable desserts, or a glass of Champagne, having shopped-till-you-dropped in the district's luxurious boutiques. The sophisticated clientele that revels in the cafe's upscale style insures that its reputation lives on.
Femininity is Julien's self-proclaimed theme; accents of which are illustrated in the Art Nouveau decor for which it is an official historic monument. Trézel’s remarkable artwork - four bejeweled ladies symbolizing the seasons - graces the walls of the magnificent brasserie. The intricately-carved ceiling and glass-stained roof magically reflect on the grand mirrors. The cuisine features traditional French classics like Duck Foie Gras with fig and grape chutney, Sole plancha in Bearnaise sauce and Crème brûlée flambéed with Bourbon vanilla made from seasonal and fresh produce. It is a toast to art, history and gastronomy, and is justifiably a popular celebrity-favorite.
Gallopin came into being in 1876. The owners may have changed, but this brasserie is here to stay. For all the seafood lovers, this may seem like heaven. The menu includes oysters, shellfish, salmon, lobsters, prawns and more. End your meal in style, with desserts or wines or both. The place is tastefully done up and can accommodate up to 120 persons. Don't miss the 1900s' glass roof. This happening brasserie sees all kinds of people; from celebrities, bankers and the fashion crowd, to comedians and commoners.
For over 100 years, Fouquet's has been a landmark of the Champs-Élysées, patronized by confirmed celebrities and political figures along with a discerning public. Remodeled and purchased by the Barrière group, proprietors of the palatial Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière next door, Fouquet's continues to offer traditional French cuisine and a high-end experience steeped in cultural history.
This hip and trendy Parisian eatery is known as one the city's chicest establishments to see and be seen. Contemporary French cuisine is brought to patrons by a beautiful, young waitstaff. The outdoor patio offers spectacular views of the neighboring 8th District and is separated from the sidewalk with trimmed shrubbery. Inside, L' Avenue features plush red velvet seating, gold accent pieces and crisp white linens. In the evenings, the place livens up with DJ's spinning the latest tunes. L' Avenue even boasts views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River.
The 16th Arrondissement witnesses one of the most exciting entertainment venues in the city. Whether its the plush bar, the loud and fluorescent nightclub, the swanky restaurant, the artsy gallery, or the place for your special themed events, this place will make sure you have a memorable time. The service is extremely professional and they come up with innovative ideas for your private celebrations. Try from their creative cocktails available at the bar; from the old Cuban, carol channing, to the pink martinis, raspberry collin's and much more. Check out the website or call ahead to plan your next event.