Looking for somewhere authentic and friendly in the tourist heart of the Latin Quarter? Le Petit Pontoise is just a 5-minute walk from Notre-Dame and even closer to the Seine, but it’s coveted by locals who come for foie gras with figs, Provençal scallops, and honey-fried pigs’ cheeks. The setting’s lovely too—all red leather banquettes and country-style wooden tables. Sample the luscious food with (many) glasses of great French wines, from golden-hued Sancerre white to light, fruity, organic Bourguil red. The place is packed in the evening, so get there early or reserve a table online beforehand.