La Tour d’Argent

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Ask any winemaker or sommelier in France which restaurant boasts the greatest list of French wines in the world, and–unless they have a financial stake elsewhere–the answer will be  La Tour d’Argent. The restaurant, which is said to have been the inspiration for Pixar’s Ratatouille, is one of Paris’s most historic. There are legends that it was founded as early as the 16th century and was frequented by Henry IV, but documentation dates its existence only as far back as 1860. No matter. The list is a leather-bound tome no less than ten inches thick, and is so heavy that it arrives tableside on a guéridon.

Known For
  • full menu
  • vintage wine
  • low wine markups
  • Champagne
  • historic
What to drink
Anything your heart desires. This is literally a near complete catalog of the wines of France.
Request a table near the windows; the views are spectacular. And order the pressed duck, a beautiful accompaniment to nearly all of the red wine selections.