photo credit: Pierre Lucet Penato
Palaces aside, the food inside most Paris hotels is not often worth sampling outside breakfast. (And even that meal can be questionable—just hit up a local bakery and call it a journée!) But Les Parisiens, the spacious restaurant with velour banquettes and brass-edge mirrors inside the Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain Hotel, is an exception.
Classic plates like veal tartare and sole meuniere are tremendous—and priced as such. Take a date, your parents, or anyone you want to impress. If that person happens to be Irish or an English major, you can brag about how you booked a table at the address where James Joyce finished Ulysses over an €18 cocktail and the millefeuille.
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