Boulon Brasserie and Bakery
While a restaurant at the intersection of Channelside Drive and Old Water Street could never truly convince somebody they were in Paris, Boulon comes close. This cream-colored brasserie has floor-to-ceiling windows, plenty of mirrors, waiters in black vests, and a patio where you can pretend you’re in a more tropical version of the 11th arrondissement. They have a menu full of delicious French (and not-so-French) staples, like blue crab beignets, coq au vin, and a smashburger that’s doing its best upscale Big Mac impersonation with thousand island dressing and red onions. There’s also an attached boulangerie where you can grab croissants and madeleines if you need a quick morning pastry (and when don’t you?).