7. Roast chicken and fries
Chez l’Amis Louis (address and info)
A favorite among those looking for a higher-end bistro -- including Bill Clinton -- it’s known for its quality fare, especially roast chicken and some of the most perfect frites in Paris.
8. Bloody Mary
Harry’s Bar (address and info)
While frilly cocktails are all the rage, sometimes you want to get back to basics. The Bloody Mary and several other drinks were all created at this old-timey bar back in the early 1900s. Interchangeable with the Side Car and Blue Lagoon, if you must.
Eric Kayser (address and info)
While his bread and pastries are all fantastic, monsieur Kayser makes absolutely killer almond tea cakes called financiers. His mini versions, flavored with chocolate, vanilla, and pistachio, are mandatory for anyone in Paris.