Ride back to the Middle Ages with this French eatery, much swankier than a tournament at Medieval Times.

Distressed, castle-style doors greet you at new Paris restaurant, Le Sergent Recruteur. While there are no knights in shining armor at this tavern, an expansive stainless steel bar serves up full goblets of wine with each course.

The all-fixed, five-course menu starts at 65 euros for lunch, 95 euros for dinner, and 35 euros for wine pairings. Top plates to try include the poached oyster in seaweed broth and cucumber foam, warm praline and cabbage salad, and a deconstructed chocolate vacherin for dessert.

Although swordfights are absent in Le Sergent Recruteur, acting refined after five hefty wine pairings is a battle all its own.

Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.