You won’t find toothpaste at this “drugstore,” whose name comes from a former 1950s incarnation that consisted of a warren of shops, restaurants, and services “à l’americaine.” This ultra-modern, oh-so-chic complex has replaced the funky original, but kept the multi-use concept in tact with shops, restaurants, and a cinema. The Brasserie is the most accessible eating option—a light-filled expanse with an incredible view of the Champs and the Arc de Triomphe. The food is high-end casual, featuring gourmet hamburgers, grilled fish, steak tartare, and fillet of sole delivered by a young and beautiful wait staff. Meals are served non-stop until 2am, a good bet for a late-night meal after sampling nearby nightlife. There’s a terrific buffet brunch on Sundays.
- Margie Rynn