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Les Invalides Restaurants (7TH)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, MC = Mastercard, V = Visa. AE = American Express, DC = Discover Card, Prices range from low (€) to very expensive (€€€€€)

AFFRIOLE (L') - An appealing bistro serving simple and inventive modern French cuisine including homemade spinach and mushroom cannelloni with ginger and monkfish en brochette with eggplant and lavender. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D. €€ (MC, V) 17 rue Malar (7th), Paris Metro Symbol La Tour-Maubourg

AMI JEAN (L') - This old Basque favorite with a new chef is drawing crowds with such good regional dishes as pumpkin and scallops roasted on the half-shell, and duck confit. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D. €€ (MC, V) 27 rue Malar (7th), Paris Metro Symbol La Tour-Maubourg

ARPEGE - Three-star chef Alain Passard's menu is now half vegetarian. Dishes like ravioli with vegetables from his own farm, Cevennes onions with Parmesan, or his famous tomato dessert. Carnivores can count on dishes like squab with sugared almonds. Best tables are on the main floor. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€€€ (Cards: all) 84 rue de Varenne (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Varennes

ATELIER DE JOEL ROBUCHON (L') - The designer-Iunch counter restaurant of former three-star chef Joel Robuchon, serving very expensive small starters and such excellent dishes as chicken "cannelloni" with foie gras and morel mushrooms. No smoking, no reservations, sometimes a long wait outside. Daily L&D until 11 pm. €€€ (MC, V) 5 rue Montalembert (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Rue du Bac

BELLOTA-BEUOTA - (Spanish) A popular tapas bar serving appetizing nibbles including marinated anchovies, calamari, cheeses and a sampler of three types of Spanish ham. Tue-Sat continuous service 11am-11 pm. € (MC, V) 18 rue Jean-Nicot (7th), Paris Metro Symbol La T our-Maubourg

BISTRO B - A new 1930s-style bistro serving the traditional cuisine of the Aveyron and Auvergne regions of central France along with a touch of exotic fusion (fresh cod fritters with pineapple chutney). Daily, continuous service noon-11:30 pm €/€€ (AE, MC, V). 81 ave Bosquet (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Ecole Militaire

BISTROT DU 7e (LE) - A pleasant bistro serving traditional French cuisine at reasonable prices. The house specialty is duck I'orange, and dinner is by candlelight. Non smoking section. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat-Sun D only. € (AE, MC, V). 56 blvd de La Tour-Maubourg (7th), Paris Metro Symbol La Tour-Maubourg

BISTROT DE BRETEUIL (LE) - A big, friendly bistro on a quiet neighborhood square, offering a very good value fixed price menu with lots of choice, including aperitif, wine, and coffee. Daily L&D until 11 pm. €€ (AE, MC, V) 3 pi de Breteuil (7th), 01.45 67.07.27. Paris Metro Duroc

BON ACCUEIL (AU) - A simple, lively bistro, popular with local residents and visitors alike because of its inexpensive fixed price menu of good modern French food. A la carte is pricier. €/€€ (MC, V) Mon-Fri L&D. 14 rue de Monttessuy (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Ecole Militaire

CAFE DE L'ALMA (LE) - A trendy restaurant opened by the owners of the much lower-key Fontaine de Mars. The food is a mix of fad and fusion, the portions can be very small. and the prices high for what's on the plate. Daily L&D. €€ (MC, V) 5 ave Rapp (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Alma-Marceau

CAFE CONSTANT - A corner cafe run by one-star chef Christian Constant (of Le Violin d'ingres next door) serving simple French standards along with trendy dishes like tuna carpaccio with arugula. No reservations. Mon- Sat L&D. € (MC, V) 139 rue St-Dominique (7th), Paris Metro SymbolEcole Militaire

CAFFE MINOTTI - (Italian) A one-star restaurant serving excellent, expensive cuisine, including fried scampi with Cremona mustard, and spinach malfatti pasta with guinea-fowl ragout. Tue-Sat L&D (until 1 am). €€€ (AE, MC, V) 33 rue de Verneuil (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Rue du Bac

CHAMARRE - (Franco-Mauritian) A Michelin one-star restaurant with a fascinating mix of cuisines: suckling pig with plantain puree, pineapple with lemon-grass sherbet. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D only. €€€ (Cards: all)

CLOS DES GOURMETS (LE) - A handsome, reasonably priced restaurant that draws a loyal following with such inventive contemporary dishes as salmon trout with cucumber tartare, and sweet spiced fennel with lemon-basil sherbet. Tue-Sat L&D. €€ (MC, V) 16 ave Rapp (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Ecole Militaire

ESPLANADE (L') - Another trendy spot by the Costes brothers, facing the Invalides. Decor by Jacques Garcia and typical Costes fare: avocado crab mousse, salmon tartare. Daily 8am-1am. €€ (Cards: all) 52 rue Fabert (7th), Paris Metro Symbol La Tour-Maubourg

FONTAINE DE MARS (LA) - A lively old-fashioned bistro serving such traditional French specialties as eggplant with goat cheese, mushroom pate, cassoulet, and the house specialty, a prune and apple tart. Daily L&D. €€ (AE, MC, V) 129 rue St-Dominique (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Ecole Militaire

JULES VERNE - A one-star restaurant in the Eiffel Tower with a striking decor, a fantastic view and very erratic cuisine, including such dishes as steamed chicken breast with truffles. Daily L&D. €€€€ (Cards: all). Eiffel Tower, 2nd floor (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Bir-Hakeim

LE DIVELLEC - One-star chef Jacques Le Divellec specializes in seafood, including pressed Brittany lobster served with its coral and jus, extracted in a machine he invented. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€€ (Cards: all) 107 rue de l'Universite (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Invalides

NABUCHODONOSOR - Named alter the biggest champagne bottle, a lively restaurant with a jovial staff and fine contemporary cuisine-marinated crawfish salad, "Nabu" steak with garlic potatoes. Good regional wines. Mon-Fri L&D. €€ (AE, MC, V) 6 ave Bosquet (7th), Paris Metro SymbolEcole Militaire

ORMES (LES) - A new address for this one-star restaurant, where chef Stephan Mole's menu includes such dishes as marinated langoustines with zucchini and basil compote, or filet of John Dory with "popped" pistachios, new potatoes and artichokes. Tue-Sat L&D, Mon D only. €€/€€€ (AE, MC, V) 22 rue Surcouf (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Invalides

PETIT THIOU (LE) - The annex of the very good Thai restaurant Thiou, serving shrimp and lemon grass soup, noodles sauteed with chicken, and tigre qui pleure ("crying tiger" marinated grilled beef). Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D only. €€ (AE, MC, V) 3 rue Surcouf (7th), Paris Metro Symbol La Tour-Maubourg

PETROSSIAN - The caviar king has a Michelin star for this luxury restaurant atop the shop, serving all kinds of caviar along with original dishes such as smoked salmon with white salmon sherbet. Mon-Sat L&D. €€€€ (AE, DC, MC, V) 18 blvd de La Tour-Maubourg (7th), Paris Metro Symbol La Tour-Maubourg

THIOU - (Thai) A chic Thai restaurant, popular with Ie tout Paris for such fine dishes as stuffed soft-shell crab, green-curry chicken, tigre qui pleure (marinated grilled beef with carrot salad), and shrimp with crispy basil. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D. €€€ (AE, MC, V) 49 quai d'Orsay (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Invalides

VIN SUR VIN - A new Michelin star this year for this small restaurant serving contemporary French food-fresh Brittany crab, breast of Barbary duck with potatoes and turnips-and wonderful cheeses to accompanythe sumptuous choice of wines on its dictionary thick list. Tue-Fri L&D, Mon & Sat D only. €€€ (MC, V) 20 rue de Monttessuy (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Ecole Militaire

VIOLON D'INGRES (LE) - The one-star restaurant of chef Christian Constant, offering such dishes as scallop salad with truffles and Parmesan or sea bass with almonds and capers. Both food and service can be erratic. Tue-Fri L&D, Man & Sat D only. €€€ (AE, MC, V) 135 rue St . Dominique (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Ecole Militaire

VOLTAIRE (LE) - A beautiful old Parisian institution serving mostly excellent, if very expensive, classic French food: foie gras, grilled beef with thyme, authentic old-fashioned profiteroles. Tue-Sat L&D. €€€ (MC, V) 27 quai Voltaire (7th), Paris Metro Symbol Rue du Bac

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