This stylish modern bistro decorated in jewel tones serves food to match its stunning location under the arcades of the Palais-Royal, facing its magnificent gardens. Sole, scallops, and risotto—including a dramatic black squid-ink and lobster version, or an all-green vegetarian one—are beautifully prepared, but juicy beef fillet with pommes Pont Neuf (thick-cut frites), and pedigreed chicken with potato puree are also popular with expense-account lunchers. Finish
with an airy mille-feuille that changes with the seasons—berries in summer, chestnuts in winter—or a decadent baba doused with rum. Book in advance, especially in summer, when the terrace tables are hotly sought after.