One of the great rewards of travel is seeing the world’s most historic sites, whether they're sprawling palaces or impressive monuments. But often overlooked are the everyday places where some of history's most prominent players once dined and interacted. Some restaurants have had such long runs that they’ve been welcoming patrons for centuries, and, in one case, more than a millennium. From the eateries where ancient emperors once enjoyed soba noodles to a game house where Charles Dickens regarded the room, here are some of the oldest and most revered restaurants around the world.
By Kathleen Squires