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Restaurant Les Ombres, Quai Branly, Paris
The View: Designed by Le Musée du Quai
Branly’s architect, Jean Nouvel, this restaurant takes its name from the
shadows (les ombres) cast by the opposite Eiffel Tower. It’s got the kind of magical view of Paris and the
River Seine that will have you humming Edith Piaf.
The Food: More creative than your average museum menu, with
sweetbreads alongside truffle croquette and duck with creamy polenta and
roasted hazelnuts. Wines skew French and represent all corners: Bordeaux, the
Loire, Languedoc, and Alsace.
Tip: Keep it simple—put your trust in the seasonal prix
fixe lunch menus (lunch $56; three-course dinner $95).