La Robe de la Girafe

Bistro in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Named for the first giraffe in France – an 1820s gift from the Vice Consul of Egypt to Charles X, which sparked a mania for giraffe-patterned items – this corner bistro is a charming spot for classic French dishes such as eggs poached in red wine or bavette steak with grilled shallots and tarte tatin. Its next-door wine bar serves charcuterie platters.