You won’t have to trouble yourself with deciding what to eat here: The only thing on the menu is steak. Just tell the waiter how you want it cooked (bien cuit for medium-well, à point for medium-rare, or saignant for rare) and sit back and wait. First comes a fresh green salad, and then the main event: a giant silver platter of steak, doused in an addictive “secret sauce,” and served with crispy golden fries. Expect to see your server return with a second helping once you’ve finished. Desserts, if you can find the strength, are classic and delicious, including profiteroles and crème brûlée. Get here early, as you can’t reserve and there is often a line out the door. If the line looks too long, you can try one of the two other locations: 101 bd. Montparnasse in the 6th, or 15 rue Marbeuf in the 8th.
- Margie Rynn