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Beautiful atmosphere evoking the days of luxury train journeys. Opened in 1901 in the Gare de Lyon

Zagat 2008 ratings:

Food: 19 out of 30 (good to very good)
Decor: 27 out of 30 (extraordinary to perfection)
Service: 19 out of 30 (good to very good)
Cost: 64 euros (one drink and one entree)

Location: 

Gare de Lyon
Metro: Gare de Lyon
Phone: +33 (0)1 43 43 09 06 

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Ambassadeurs

Ambassadeurs

Luxurious dining, old world style. The building itself dates back to 1758.

Formal atmosphere but very romantic. Not for those on a budget!

Closed Sundays and Mondays, reservations required

 

Zagat 2008 ratings:

Food: 27 out of 30 (extraordinary to perfection)
Decor: 29 out of 30 (extraordinary to perfection)
Service: 27 out of 30 (extraordinary to perfection)
Cost: 147 euros (one drink and one entree)

Location: 

10, Place Concorde75008 Paris,France 
Metro: Concorde
Phone: +33 (0)1 44 71 16 16

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Hot Chocolate and Angelina

Hot Chocolate and Angelina

Happiness in a cup – claimed to be the world’s best hot chocolate (on the menu as “Chocolat Africain”), its well worth a visit!

Can be a bit touristy, but the dining room is lovely and the pastries are fabulous. The “Mont Blanc” (chestnut cream meringue) is another Angelina signature, but really you could close your eyes and pick a dessert blindly for a wonderful suprise

They also have a counter to the side of the restaurant where you can buy your desserts to go, and they even sell the hot chocolate mix which could make a nice souvenir or gift idea for any chocolate lover!

Angelina was opened in 1903

Zagat ratings:

Food: 20 out of 30 (very good to excellent)
Decor: 21 out of 30 (very good to excellent)
Service: 15 out of 30 (fair to good)
Cost: 29 euros (one drink and one entree)

Location: 

226, Rue Rivoli75001 ParisFrance 
Metro: Concorde or Tuileries
Phone: +33 1 42 96 47 10

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Terminus Nord

Terminus Nord

An authentic French bistro, opened in 1925.

Classic French bistro food served in a charming old world ambiance

A short walk from Rue Livingstone – a must!

Zagat 2008 ratings:

Food: 15 out of 30 (fair to good)
Decor: 18 out of 30 (good to very good)
Service: 16 out of 30 (good to very good)
Cost: 41 euros (one drink and one entree)

Location:

23, Rue Dunkerque, 75010 Paris, France
Metro: Gare du Nord
Phone: +33 (0)1 40 82 97 45

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Le Procope

Le Procope

One of the oldest operating restaurants in the world (opened in 1686!) le Procope has a long history of welcoming artistic, political, and literary figures.

While the food today is uninspiring, Voltaire’s table can still be seen. The cafe attracts a mixed bag of writers, journalists, university professors, models, businessmen, and assorted tourists

Zagat 2008 ratings:

Food:16 out of 30 (good to very good)
Decor:22 out of 30 (very good to excellent)
Service:17 out of 30 (good to very good)
Cost:52 (one drink and one entree)

Location:

13, Rue Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris, France
Metro: Odeon
Phone: +33 1 40 46 79 00

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Le Polidor

Le Polidor

Typical old world French bistro, opened in 1845

Enjoy classic simple French food in a cozy ambiance (you may just become friends with your neighbors!)
Zagat 2008 ratings:

Food:15 out of 30 (fair to good)
Decor:15 out of 30 (fair to good)
Service:14 out of 30 (fair to good)
Cost: 27 euros (one drink and one entree)

Location:

41, Rue Monsieur le Prince, 75006 Paris, France
Metro: Odeon or Luxumbourg
Phone: +33 (0)1 43 26 95 34

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La Closerie des Lilas (outside)

La Closerie des Lilas (outside)

La Closerie des Lilas (inside)

La Closerie des Lilas (inside)

One of Hemingway’s favorite haunts, the restaurant was opened on 1920. There is a wonderful terrace in the summer, an upscale restaurant and an affordable club-like bistro. 

The bar makes great cocktails and a piano player is almost always tinkling away.

Check out the brass name plates on each table to see which poet or writer used to while away the hours there!

Zagat 2008 ratings:

Food:16 out of 30 (good to very good)
Decor:22 out of 30 (very good to excellent)
Service:17 out of 30 (good to very good)
Cost: 56 euros (one drink and one entree)

Location:

171, Boulevard Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France
Metro: Port Royal
Phone +33 (0)1 40 51 34 50

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