Au Pied de Fouet

Bistro in St-Germain & Les Invalides

This buzzing pocket-sized address with checked tablecloths and mezzanine seating is the real deal. Timeless French dishes such as confit de canard (slow-cooked duck) and pan-fried chicken livers with mashed potato are all fait maison (homemade). Grab a kir (white wine and blackcurrant liqueur aperitif) or liqueur de verveine (verbena liqueur) at the bar while waiting for a table.

The same team runs the same-name bistro in St-Germain proper.