Bistro in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Consistently hailed as one of Paris' best bistros, 'the Plate' is the culinary powerhouse of chef David Rathgebe, from Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne. He mixes age-old traditional French dishes like cassoulet maison (Toulouse sausage and white bean stew) and tête de veau (rolled calf's head) with the occasional unexpected combo (sweetbreads with black truffle risotto) to delicious effect. Reservations essential.