La Petite Cour
This delightful, romantic, ravishing small restaurant is set in a side street just a few steps from St Sulpice (You've read The DaVinci Code, haven't you?) in the arty neighbourhood of St Germain. Recently renovated, it is now decorated in shades of bright yellow and blood red, but it is the all-season terrace, with its awnings and charming fountain, that really make La Petite Cour irresistible. That and the high-quality modern French cooking. Chef Emmanual Gomez's menu follows the seasons, featuring dishes like starter of crayfish and lentil soup, main course of veal liver cassis with parsnip puree, and dessert of fresh figs in spiced syrup. Very good service.