1 Rue du Mail | 75002 | $$$ | French
Monday to Friday from 12noon to 2:30pm and from 7pm to 11pm
Chez Georges, in a tiny side-street near the Bourse, in Paris’ smallest arrondissement, the 2nd, has been serving very traditional and delicious French fare since 1964. The place is rather small, with a long corridor and those tables that are very close to each other, meaning that after a few glasses of wine you are chatting with the neighbors. The menu changes daily and is quite extensive, with lots of traditional French dishes, some of them considered exotic like kidneys, rabbit, frog, brains but most of them excellent and extremely palatable. It is a great place to taste real French cuisine and a reservation is highly recommended. It was my very French friend Philippe Schleret, owner of Hôtel Atlantic, that took me there for the first time.