Chez Gladines

Basque in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Colossal ‘meal-in-a-metal-bowl’ salads are the prime draw of this down-to-earth bistro with red-checked tablecloths in the Buttes aux Cailles (the original of now-six Paris locations). It buzzes with students and spendthrift diners, and is always a hoot. Traditional Basque specialities include chicken pipérade (chicken cooked with tomatoes, onions, peppers and white wine). Arrive early to grab a seat (no reservations).