Restaurant, French, Contemporary
One of Paris’ historic restaurants, the Tour d’Argent opened as a cheap hostellerie in 1582. However, the fashionable crowd of the day quickly flocked to the inn and the spectacular views it offered over the Seine. Duck, the meat for which the restaurant is most famed, has been on the menu since 1650 and every one of its signature “pressed duck” dishes has been numbered since 1890. The one million mark is long past and it’s said that Franklin D. Roosevelt ate #112,151 and Marlene Dietrich #203,728. Philippe Labbé is revolutionizing the menu, injecting traditional cuisine with contemporary flair and the finest ingredients.