Founded in 1890, this Paris institution has retained its red façade and "Maison Lyonnaise" sign, chic checkered tablecloths and lace curtains. Renowned for such Lyonnais classics as le tablier de sapeur, quenelle dumplings in Nantua sauce, or Ile flottante with pink pralines, this address is overseen by Alain Ducasse, the organizer of Goût de France/Good France.
La Fourchette du Printemps
Nicolas Mouton creates dishes with subtile references to his native North, such as warm waffles and salmon gravlax, to be enjoyed with a long list of artisanal beers. This Michelin-starred restaurant is one of the best deals in Paris.
Menus: two-course €32 (lunch).
Behind a blue south seas curtain, the dining room's contemporary decor reflects chef Stéphane Pitré’s seaside gastronomy. This native of Redon (Ille-et-Vilaine) revisits local products in his stunning land-and-sea combinations of beef flank with Breton oysters, or flame-seared scallops with lime and vanilla vinaigrette. All accompanied by Roc-Saint-André craft beers from Morbihan in Brittany.