At this retro-style French bistro located between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, diners can travel back in time during their visit to the City of Light. At a restaurant called La Poule au Pot (The Chicken in the Pot), the emphasis is on traditional, rustic dishes that harken back to a simpler time in France.
Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can enjoy a meal at this unique restaurant, which is just a stroll away from their rooms. From high-quality steaks to scallop salad to rabbit, the menu provides a glimpse into the best dishes that classic French cuisine has to offer.
Plus, a visit to a French restaurant would not be complete without a nice bottle of wine and La Poule au Pot does not disappoint on this front either. There are more than 60 offerings on the wine list, which a large selection of organic wines. What’s more, the restaurant hosts a champagne happy hour every day from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
In addition to savory dishes that include cod, beef, charcuterie and pork, diners will also delight in the number of delicious desserts to taste at the end of their meals. The classic French favorites all make an appearance — including pies in the famous “Tatin” style, strawberry Melba and coffee served with pastry.
To match the old-world cuisine, La Poule au Pot also offers a matching decor that will make patrons feel as if they have stepped back in time. Even those who are dining late have their place at this restaurant, which is open until 5 in the morning — a rare occurrence in Paris. All this can be found in the 7th arrondissement, on the rue de l’Université