This charming vintage bistro next to the Seine was easy to overlook until the Costes Brothers—famous for stylish brasseries such as Café Marly and Georges—worked their magic on it. With a terrace that extends across the cobbled pedestrian street and a few modish touches in the turn-of-the-20th-century dining room that was once a boulangerie, Chez Julien is now one of the Marais's hippest spots. The steep prices for rather ordinary food reflect this transformation,
so you might decide to skip the starters, linger over a thick steak with crisp shoestring fries or roast farmer's chicken with baby potatoes, then head into the Marais for ice cream or gelato.
1 rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 4e, Paris, 75004, France