Three generations of the same family run this bistro, which opened in 1964 near La Bourse (the stock exchange). At lunch it’s packed with stock-exchange members. It serves la cuisine bourgeoise (comfort food). Waiters bring around bowls of appetizers, such as celery rémoulade, to get you started. You can follow with grilled turbot in a béarnaise sauce, duck breast with cèpe mushrooms, cassoulet, orpot-au-feu (beef simmered with vegetables). The sole filet with a sauce made from Pouilly wine and crème fraîche (fresh cream) is a delight.
Chez Georges, 1, Rue du Mail, 75002 Paris, tel . 01 42 60 07 11, M° Bourse, open Mo-Fri noon-2pm and 7-10pm, closed Aug and last week of Dec / reservations required