Paris

21

21 Rue Mazarine, 6th Arrondissement
Paris, France
Phone: 011-33-1-46-33-7690

Parisian Chef Paul Minchelli is hoping 21 will prove to be a whale of a success for him. The Parisian restaurateur, who closed his self-named restaurant in 2002, is soothing the savage seafood lovers soul with such offerings as fresh herring topped with spring onions, squid risotto, and a tartare that will set tongues wagging for more. The day's offerings don't come in menu form but are chalked up on a blackboard. Call for reservations. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Rech

62 Avenue de Ternes
Paris, 75017 France
Phone: 011-33-1-45-72-2947

Said with a French accent this Art Deco Parisian bistro's name sounds far more mellifluous. Open since 1925 it received a few nips and tucks since famed chef Alain Ducassed took over managing the skillets. Food bloggers complain about the less than stellar service, but the fish dishes and the famed chunks of Camembert cheese served up at the restaurant still receive solid marks. Also on the menu is a heart-friendly foot-long chocolate éclair.

Sensing

19 rue Bréa
Paris, 75006 France
Phone: 011-33-1-43-27-08-80

Already the owner of three coveted Michelin stars for his restaurant Le Grand Véfour, chef Guy Martin is in the hunt for another in his latest, more modern offering, where diners can munch on poached skate, roast beef and gnocchi perfumed with truffle while watching artistic videos being projected on the walls. A lunchtime special that includes an app, main course, dessert, two glasses of wine and sparkling water rings in at a reasonable price.

Fouquet's Barriére

46 Avenue George V
Paris, 75008 France
Phone: 33-01-40-69-6000

Ever want to have your own butler on call 24/7? You can at this Champs-Elysées locale. Other unusual treats at the glittering 107 room Fouquet's are a waterproof, floating TV remotes for the bathroom tub and 24 hour room service. There are three restaurants and two bars in the hotel for when you are trés hungry.

Cadolle

255 rue Saint Honore
Paris, 75001 France
Phone: 33 1 42 609494

If you have any interest in lingerie, DO NOT leave Paris without a stop at Cadolle. When Herminie Cadolle created the brassiere in 1889, she had no idea that her shop would turn into an international sensation. This is the spot for high-end, elegant, classically tailored lingerie. Custom fittings insure that your purchases are a lifelong investment!