Fodor's Expert Review Chez Georges

$$$ Louvre/Tuileries French

If you were to ask Parisian bankers, aristocrats, or antiques dealers to name their favorite bistro for a three-hour weekday lunch, many would choose Georges. The traditional fare is very good—chicken-liver terrine, curly endive salad with bacon and a poached egg, steak with béarnaise—and the atmosphere is better, compensating for the steep prices. Order one of the wines indicated in colored ink on the menu and you can drink as much or as little of it as you want (and be charged accordingly); there's also another wine list with grander bottles.

French Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Bistro $$$

Quick Facts

1 rue du Mail
Paris, Île-de-France  75002, France

-01–42–60–07–11

Known For:
  • Authentic brasserie, with authentic food to match
  • Only top-quality products used, which accounts for the price
  • Lively historic atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends, Aug., and 1 wk at Christmas

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