Finding a decent meal on a Sunday night in Paris can be a real pain in the ass, as most everything is closed. Our move every time is to hit up Le Stella. This classic bistro is a true local hang, especially for the old money types who live in the area. You’ll definitely see at least one lady in a fur coat holding a tiny dog at the table, and probably a few grey haired French guys in tweed jackets. The menu is super-traditional, featuring things like escargots, tête de cochon, steak au poivre, and an incredible beef tartare. Le Stella is also known for its fresh seafood – specifically oysters. They’re best consumed from one of the giant towers you can order, along with some other delicious ocean dwelling creatures. That’s how you do Sunday night in this town.
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