It means simply 'The Big Cafe' and it has been big and glamourous and fun since 1875 when it made a splash among Parisian cafe society. The decor is original antique Art Deco, with scarlet banquettes, figured carpets, elegant brass details, and a wonderful stained glass ceiling. Its location can't be bettered, surrounded by fabulous shopping, theatres and hotels. Le Grand Cafe is open day and night and all Paris eventually finds its way here. The menu is so French. Try starter of French onion soup gratinee, main course of grilled entrecote of beef with bearnaise sauce and proper frites, and pudding of crepes aflame with Grand Marnier.