Located next to the Tour d’Argent, Chez Rene is a quintessential Parisian bistrot complete with white cotton tablecloths, worn mosaic flooring, leather banquettes and welcoming staff. The menu offers all the staples of classic French brasserie fare, cooked and seasoned with flair and know-how – prime beef, kidneys, andouillette and saucisson. A particularly good starter is the oyster mushrooms with butter and parsley, served in a brimming cup for just €10, and for dessert, make sure you try the mythical chocolate mousse – it's a dense, strongly-flavoured, legendary pudding, so leave room.
This restaurant serves one of Time Out's 50 best dishes in Paris. Click here to see the full list.