La Tour de Montlhéry
Food doesn’t come more traditionally Parisian than at this old school Les Halles bistro, commonly referred to as Chez Denise. Hearty portions of rustic French fare served on red-checked tablecloths focus on large, meaty offerings like offal, foie gras, marrow bones, and a steak tartare with a following. Desserts, like île flotant, a meringue and custard concoction, are memorable, too. Plan on sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on banquettes; the jam-packed dining room stirs up a lively atmosphere of late night diners and hungry industry types who've just gotten off work.