3. RESTAURANTS. Preliminary
expensive than the Restaurants a Prix Fixe, the prices of which are
generally posted up outside and are inclusive of table-wine. The
viands at the latter are usually good and the portions adequate, and
the choice, though more restricted than at the a la carte houses,
affords a greater variety than table d'hote meals. Being run on
economical lines, they can supply luncheons or dinners for iy4-3 fr.
or more, of very fair quality though perhaps not always so well
served as in a hotel. Such houses are marked in our list with the
prices. — In some instances tickets for the meal are bought at the
door on entering.
The Bouillons Duval and Bouillons Boulant are restaurants a
la carte of a cheaper kind, managed in a peculiar way. The food
is generally good but the portions are rather small, and the cost
of a meal can scarcely be less than 2-2i/2fr. The guests are waited
on by women, soberly garbed. These houses are very popular with
the middle and even upper classes, and may without hesitation be
visited by ladies. Each guest on entering is furnished with a card
(fiche), on which the account is afterwards marked. A fee (see p. 13)
is left on the table for attendance; the bill is then paid, either at
the desk or through the waitress, and receipted, and is finally given
up to the 'controleur' at the door.
Among the Brasseries and Tavernes in our list some are elegant
establishments a la carte, while others (charges indicated) have fixed
prices. The tobacco-smoke in the latter is sometimes objectionable.
Dijeuner is generally served from 11.30 or 12 to i or at latest 1.30 p.m.;
Dinner (Diner) from 6 to 8 p.m. (in the more fashionable restaurants still
later). At other hours little can be had except cold viands.
1. Restaurants in or near the Boulevards.
We begin at the Place de la Concorde and follow the Boule¬
vards from W. to E. — In the Rue Royals (PL R, 18; 77): W. side.
No. 3, Maxim, an elegantly fitted up restaurant, with an American
bar, frequented mainly at night (for gentlemen only); No. 21,
* Weber (English beer); No. 25, Taverne Royale (Munich beer;
Hungarian band); No. 4l, Cafe de Paris. — Place de la Madeleine,
"W. side: No. 9, Lucas (le Grand), first-class; E. side: No. 10,
Bouillon Duval. — *Lucas (le Petit; Taverne Anglaise), Rue Boissy-
d'Anglas 28 (entr. in the adjoining passage).
Botjlevakd des Capucines (Pl.R, 18; 77): S. side, No. 39,
Bouillon Duval; No. 35, Bouillon Boulant; No.3, Restaurant Julien.
N. side, No. 14, Grand Cafe (band); No. 4, Cafe Americain. —
Avenue de l'Ope'ra: No. 26, Taverne de l'Opera (Munich beer);
No. 31, Brasserie Universelle (Munich beer), good and moderate;
same No., Bouillon Duval. — Rue St. Augustin, to the E. of the
Avenue de l'Opera, opposite No. 35, Drouant, popular. — To the
N. of the Boul. des Capucines: Sylvain (Tavernier), Rue Halevy
12 and Rue de la Chaussee-d'Antin 9. — Restaurant Italien, Passage
de l'Ope'ra 23 (Italian cuisine).