Cuisine: Continental, European, French
Because this spot is so famous for its cocktails (and fresh-pressed juices), it's important to remember that it does a quick-paced lunch service and a more lingering dinner service serving up... Read More
Because this spot is so famous for its cocktails (and fresh-pressed juices), it's important to remember that it does a quick-paced lunch service and a more lingering dinner service serving up exceptional fare. Here you get to dine in the shadows of the Louvre and also the stately church, Eglise St.-Germain-L'Auxerrois de Paris. Lunch time brings in the crowds and the seating even in the back library fills up quickly. Though if you reserve in advance and don't come too late, you can likely snag one of the gorgeous tables in that back library. Lighter fare could be a chicken salad served with fresh avocados or a heartier choice is braised pork cheeks in apple cider served with seared and then sauteed kale greens. This venerable old Parisian address is at once a cafe, a cocktail bar, a tea salon and a dining room. It is exceptionally convenient for going to the Louvre afterwards or just after finishing a stroll across the Pont des Arts.
- Group Friendly: "Even before fresh-pressed juices became the Hollywood craze, Le Fumoir was senrving up its carrot-ginger-cardamon and also green apple-basil-mint detox. For a place that also presents more than a passing cocktail collection, the non-alcoholic choice is such a nice add. Expect a brisk lunch crowd, a slightly more subdued dinner crowd, and know that for those inbetween times Le Fumoir puts on its cafe and salon de tea cap quite happily too."
- Best for Group Friendly Because: Great food, a traditional atmosphere and a location that is at the center of central Paris puts this one at the top of the list.