Out of the way in the 15th but always packed, try and reserve ahead for a table at Beurre Noisette, and a chance to taste the cooking of Thierry Blanqui (previously of the Ritz and the Ledoyen). The seasonal menu of bistro classics is both inspired and brilliantly executed – revel in things like black pudding in a spiced bouillon, creamed broad beans with savoury herbs, grilled andouillette cut into little croutons, caramelized pork ribs with mustard mash, brandade of cabbage and haddock, saddle of rabbit and chickpea purée. Desserts are also excellent, including an incomparable rum baba (served with light whipped cream scented with vanilla and honey in a separate bowl, and a bottle of Saint-James on the table). Great wine selection, and a set lunch menu at €22 or €30, €32 in the evening.
This restaurant serves one of Time Out's 50 best dishes in Paris. Click here to see the full list.