It is a bit off the beaten track, in the west side of Paris, between the places Victor Hugo and Dauphine, and a bit pricey, but the cuisine offered by Jean-Louis Nomicos at Les Tablettes, 16 avenue Bugeaud in the 16th district, is sensationally worth the detour. The warm and subtle flavors of his cuisine are a forthright modern interpretation of classic French cuisine and will warm your soul. The décor is modern, softened with beige, ochre and orange overtones.

Add to the splendid cuisine such wonderful wines as the Chateau Génot Boulanger Puligny Montrachet (2009) and Condrieu from the Domaine Stéphane Montez (2010), and you have the ingredients of a splendid feast. 0156281616. Open every day of the year.

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View of main dining room