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Classic French fare in a refined but relaxed setting, with breezy expert service—those are the lures at the adorable bistro. Yes, it can get hot and noisy on the front terrace, but the cheery dining rooms, with the charm of the French countryside, are a lovely experience. As is the food: Bistro de Paris has some of the best steaks in town (whether it’s the churrasco or steak au poivre) and scrumptious seafood like Meunière trout and shrimp flambé. The bistro also gets the simple things right, with dreamy versions of the salad Niçoise, croque-monsieur, and French onion soup, not to mention awesome sides from ratatouille to potatoes au gratin. The warm pear tart is an exquisite end to the meal, but you will have to wait for it. Bistro attracts visitors to Puerto Rico, but it also has a loyal clientele of local politicians and power-brokers, professionals, and attorneys. San Juan's elite brunch here on weekends with their families. It's the perfect place to lunch after or before a visit to the Puerto Rico Art Museum across the street