20 Rue Saint-Benoît | 75006 | $$$ | French with two others, one at 15 Rue Marbeuf 75008 and the other at 101 Boulevard Montparnasse 75006
Daily from 12noon to 2:30pm and from 7pm to 11:30pm
The Relais de l’Entrecôte is a classic and one of them most copied French restaurants around the world (you will find copycats from Rio to Beirut, from Dubai to New York). Their success lies in a simple formula: there is just one item on the menu, the succulent steak with their secret sauce accompanied by large amounts of French fries. Service is speedy, so the wait is never too long (there is no reservation here). You sit down and they ask how you would like your steak cooked. That is all. The salad comes automatically and all of a sudden the plate arrives with the fragrant pieces of steak. There are two servings per person. When it comes to dessert, than you have a wider choice. I love their apple pie with honey and vanilla ice cream.