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This chic quartier, slightly sleepy outside of office hours, hides the sort of traditional bistro that makes you want to move in. It's full of wooden tables and velvet banquettes, coat stands and blackboards for writing up the wines of the moment. Classic, top notch dishes use carefully selected products to produce sinfully good food. The €9 oeuf mayo (a French starter of a whole egg in mayonnaise) is the star – it was even voted champion by France’s own 'Association For Safeguarding the Oeuf Mayo' (yes, really). Then there’s fresh and attractive oyster tartare (€21), tender meats from Hugo Desnoyer (€35 to €50), generous quantities of truffles, home made dessert in the style of Pierre Hermé (€9 to €15): everything aims to enchant.

Naturally, wash everything down with a vintage recommended by the neigbouring wine buff, Marc Sibert of Les Caves Augé. The prices are high and there's no lunchtime set menu, but it’s still the best possible neighbourhood address.

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Venue name: L'Evasion
Address: 7 place Saint-Augustin

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Transport: Métro : Saint-Augustin, Miromesnil ou Europe
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