Au 35 rue Jacob
A great place for lunch if you’re exploring the shops of the quaint little streets of the Left Bank, the charming little bistro Au 35 rue Jacob serves simple traditional French dishes made with the highest-quality ingredients. Sit back and enjoy the subdued atmosphere (the patron has a no-music policy, promoting the lost art of conversation) among publishing professionals discussing manuscripts and contracts. Not many restaurants offer melt-in-your-mouth foie gras of this quality, complemented with a wine from the carefully chosen list. It’s a cosy place, filled with little tables and red banquettes, and original Yves Saint Laurent ‘Love’ prints of postcards (a gift to the proud owner) give the mirrored walls added colour. The mural of more diners and tables is, no doubt, a trompe l’oeil attempt at making this personal space appear larger.