Noura restaurant in Paris’ Montparnasse is the original Noura restaurant in the capital, the space that launched quite a few other branches of this excellent group. The menu may be middle eastern, but the décor is international-smart, with sleek upholstered seating, light walls and art works, white table linens, and a host of suited waiters. In summer, dine in the leafy, sunny interior courtyard under a creamy market umbrella. The Lebanese menu is a refined, fresh mix of terrific mezze, grils and kebabs and superb ice creams. The wine list also features some bottles of long-established Lebanese winemakers.