Information. 3. RESTAURANTS.
a. Restaurants of the Highest Class.
In the most fashionable restaurants meals are served only a la
carte, and evening diess is usual. The portions are generally so
ample that one portion suffices for two persons, or two portions
for three. The visitor should, therefore, avoid dining alone. It is
even allowable in the case of the more expensive dishes to order
one portion for three persons. The waiter is always ready to give
information on this point. As a rule, only the principal 'plats' arc
priced in the bill of fare. The 'hors d'auvre' placed on the table at
the beginning of a meal, while the soup is being prepared, generally
add 1-2 fr. per head to the bill, if not expressly declined. The
exquisite fruit offered for dessert is also a costly luxury, as much as
3-5 fr. being sometimes charged for a single peach or pear. Various
'specialties' and rarities are also very expensive. — The restaurants
mentioned immediately below enjoy the highest reputation for their
cuisine and cellar. The bill for a small dinner for three persons, con¬
sisting of soup, fish, roast, salad, sweet, and dessert, with a couple
of bottles of fair wine, will probably amount to at least 40-50 fr.
In the Centbe or the City : *Paillard, Rue de la Chaussee-
d'Antin 2 and Boul. des Italiens 38 (PL R, 21; 77; see p. 206);
*Hotel Ritz (p. 3), Place Vendome 15; *Voisin, Rue St. Honore' 261
and Rue Cambon 16 (PI. R, 18; 77), a long-established house,
noted for its wine; *Cafe de Paris, Avenue de TOpera 41, W. side
(PL R, 18; 77); *Caf£ Anglais, Boul. des Italiens 13, S. side (PL
R,21;77); *Durand, Place de la Madeleine 2, E. side (Pl.R, 18;
77; suppers a specialty); "Larue, Place de la Madeleine 3, W. side
(PL R, 18; 77); *Cafe de la Paix, Boul. des Capucines 12, N. side
(PL R, 18; 77); *Cafe Riche, Boul. des Italiens 16, N. side (PL
R, 21; 77). The *Restaurant Prunier, Rue Duphot 9, to the S.
of the Madeleine (PL R, 18; 77), is famous for its oysters (closed
Farther to the E., "Maire, Boul. St. Denis 14 and Boul. de Stras¬
bourg 1 (Pl.R, 24; 777).
The restaurants in the Champs-Elysees and the Bois de Bou¬
logne are chiefly frequented in summer. — Champs-Elysees:
""Pavilion de VElysee (Restaurant Maire; PL R, 15, 77; p. 74);
*Laurent, adjacent; *Restaurant du Rond-Point (Chevillard),Uond-
Point des Champs-Elyse'es 4 (PL R, 15; 77). — Bois de Boulogne:
*Pavillon d'Armenonville (PL B, 6), between the Porte Maillot and
the main entrance of the Jardin d'Acclimatation, pleasantly situated;
*Cafe de Madrid, by the Porte de Madrid (p. 232).
b. Other Restaurants.
The following list contains many restaurants nearly or quite as
good as those above mentioned, along with others of a less preten¬
tious character. The Restaurants a la Carte are generally more