Okay, the chef’s American, but that doesn’t stop this nosh nirvana from being utterly Parisian, from the setting (an all-white dining room, nestled at the top of a hidden staircase, with Art Deco–style furniture and views onto Théâtre du Palais Royal) to the food (contemporary takes on French classics). The dishes are served in tasting menus that list the ingredients in each dish—chicken, asparagus, and wild garlic or artichoke with caviar. But don’t be fooled: On the plate, this simplicity translates to perfectly executed delicacies that may well be the highlight of your trip. Paris has few “gastronomique” restaurants where you can eat like a king for under 100€, and this, along with Septime, is one of the best. Needless to say, the wine list is a treat, filled with biodynamic and organic wines. The 55€ wine pairing option is worth the splurge. Reservations required.