La Closerie des Lilas, Paris
Paris is awash with restaurants with a rich artistic legacy, and La Closerie des Lilas, on the northern fringe of Montparnasse, might be the most vaunted of them all. In the 1860s, it proved a formative meeting place for the artists who would become the Impressionists, including Monet, Renoir and Sisley. The next few decades brought in a succession of avant-garde patrons, among them Cézanne, Picasso and Modigliani, and it was here in 1922 that André Breton and Tristan Tzara launched into the argument that would end the Dada movement. Once popular with artists because of its famously low prices, it now serves more luxurious French fare.