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5th & 6th Arrondissement Restaurants

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Joséphine Chez Dumonet
117 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 6th
Chez Dumonet has been serving up classic bistro fare (beef bourguignon, a delectable duck confit) for decades, in a dining room that dates back centuries (1880 to be exact). Its belle époque vibe is totally charming, made even better by the clientele: You can be assured that everyone in the dining room is likely a grandparent a few times over. Keep in mind that Chez Dumonet offers many half-orders, which is key if you’re not staying in a spot that can accommodate leftovers (portions tend to be generous).
5th & 6th Arrondissement
La Closerie des Lilas
171 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 6th
La Closerie is in the same league as historic cafés like Les Deux Magots and La Palette. And while some might say this Montparnasse standby is past its prime, many insist it’s still very much happening—after all, Hemingway (there’s a handy sign indicating his preferred spot at the bar), Picasso, and Beckett used to hang out here all the time. We recommend springing for a full dinner in the formal main hall. That said, the brasserie-slash-piano-bar is great for a drink, and to get a feel of the place without spending a fortune.
5th & 6th Arrondissement
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