Cuisine: Comfort Food, Continental, European, French
This is a restaurant that Parisians have long tried desperately to keep to themselves. It is nestled in a quiet, pedestrian only courtyard in the chicest part of Saint-Germain des Pres. When shopping... Read More
This is a restaurant that Parisians have long tried desperately to keep to themselves. It is nestled in a quiet, pedestrian only courtyard in the chicest part of Saint-Germain des Pres. When shopping at Le Bon Marche is the day's doings, a lunch at this traditional souffle restaurant is in order. It is owned and operated by a husband and wife whose life has been invested in the running of this institution. Beautiful salads and distinguished wines by the glass are served here, too. But their real draw is their souffles, both savory and sweet. Choose from, for example, a foie gras and fig souffle served with port sauce or lobster souffle. The courtyard setting here makes it one of the prettiest terraces in the summer and ever so discreet in the cooler months. For dessert? A souffle, of course!
- Lunch: "This is perfect for when what you really feel like is dining at one of those best-kept Parisian addresses. Souffles are the stars here but generous salads and also steak cutlets are on the menu, as well as homemade dessert souffles like roasted pineapple or salted butter caramel. For ladies who shop and ladies who lunch, there are fewer better places to perch."
- Best for Lunch Because: Though souffles are traditionally French, there aren't a lot of restaurants who serve them in Paris. But this is one of the best and chicest.