51 Quai des Grands Augustins
Restaurant Lapérouse is, according to some, the "original restaurant," having been the first place in the world to offer an actual menu and service to its wealthy patrons. The dining establishment offers a rich and colorful past that dates back to 1766, replete with secret passageways and lady friends for hire. Today patrons come to enjoy the authentic centuries-old establishment that overlooks the Seine. Classic French menu items like rabbit and Foie Gras are done impeccably here, served behind the closed doors of small, private rooms.