Restaurant of the Musée d'Orsay
Formerly the restaurant of the Hôtel d'Orsay, this Belle Èpoque dining room is much the same as it was when it first opened in 1900. Located on the first floor of the museum, the restaurant is adorned with crystal chandeliers, a frescoed ceiling, and tall arched windows overlooking the Seine. The traditional French menu features such specialties as steak frites and duck and peaches supreme with gratin dauphinois (thinly sliced potatoes cooked with cream, butter, and garlic). On Thursdays, when the museum is open late, the restaurant offers a special menu that includes drinks and entrance to the collections.