To see what well-heeled Parisians like to eat these days, book a table at this chic little bistro run by Jacques Lacipière as soon as you get to town.
The contemporary dining room is unusually comfortable, and the sidewalk tables have an Eiffel Tower view; the excellent, well-priced cuisine du marché has made this spot a hit. Typical of the sophisticated fare from chef Alexandre Elia, who trained at Le Bristol, are Salers beef and green asparagus, roast lobster with mushroom risotto, and game in season. Homemade desserts could include citrus terrine with passion-fruit sorbet or caramelized apple mille-feuille with hazelnut ice cream. The €28 lunch menu, featuring dishes with a distinct haute-cuisine touch, is one of the city’s great bargains.
Cuisine: French Bistro