Fodor's Expert Review La Bourse et La Vie

$$$$ Louvre/Tuileries French

After a takeover by the French-trained American chef Daniel Rose, this bistro stalwart transformed from a duckling to a swan, with elegant revamps of its bistro decor and an upgrade on those deeply satisfying French comfort-food classics. The humble steak frites is a buttery, melt-in-the-mouth slab of beef ringed by a halo of perfectly crisp golden frites. Start with the exceptional house fois gras with artichokes, followed by a splendid pot à feu (veal and vegetables in broth). All meals begin with superb gougères (warm cheesy bread), and, if you're wise, will end with dessert, which might be a classic mousse au chocolat, apricot and almond tart, or one of the best tarte tatins in Paris.

French Sophisticated Breakfast Lunch Dinner Bistro $$$$

Quick Facts

12 rue Vivienne
Paris, Île-de-France  75002, France

-01–42–60–08–83

www.labourselavie.com

Known For:
  • Hand-picked quality ingredients
  • One of the best tarte tatins in town
  • Cozy interior
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends and Aug.

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