Davé—named after its proprietor who to this day can be found greeting guests at the door—first took up residence on Rue de Richelieu in 1982. Since then, it’s become a favorite among actors, musicians, fashion types, and pretty much anyone who is anyone looking for some privacy and good Chinese food (some of the best in Paris, actually), which you have to order blind since there’s no menu. The decor is all red lacquered walls and photos of Davé with his big-name clients. It’s also one of the few establishment that still allows smoking indoors.

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