Le Carré de Marguerite restaurant in Paris’ 6th arrondissement is poised between the Luxembourg Gardens and Montparnasse, between an excellent neighbourhood eaterie and one worth crossing town to visit. The charming modern restaurant has an air of refined and comfortable elegance, with cream-coloured walls, white table linens, sleek Scandinavian-looking furnishings, candles and fresh flowers. The kitchen, under the direction of Darin Beck is flirtatiously inventive. Seasonal? Pah. Beck changes the menu every single meal. Dishes may include artfully-presented things like seared scallops with crisp vegetables. Soigné wine list with eight by the glass.