5-7, rue de la Bastille
In 1864, Bofinger introduced the first draught beer to Paris. The brasserie was situated in the heart of the Marais quarter of the city. It quickly became the meeting place of the political world, then was forsaken for some time. Today however, the Bastille quarter has now become fashionable again and the rush to dine under Bofinger's domed ceiling continues.
For a private dinner, ask about the luxuriously-secluded Hansi room, which is decked out in Alsatian paintings and woodwork. Their specialty here, and in the main dining room, is the seafood sauerkraut.