Le Refuge des Fondus

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Le Refuge des Fondus

Bars & Cafes


This tiny restaurant in the 18th arrondissement (also known as Montmartre) has only one thing on the menu: fondue. For EUR18, you get an apéro platter of cheese, meat, pickles and spicy potatoes, your choice of fondue savoyarde (cheese) or bourguignonne (meat) and, the pièce de résistance: wine in baby bottles. Your choice of red or white is poured into these old-fashioned glass biberons. Because of the restaurant's size, the tables are arranged very close together, and ladies may be offered a hand to jump over the table and onto the bench up against the wall, but this is all part of the charm. Note: those allergic to latex should ask for wines by the glass. -Emily Monaco

Location:  17 rue des Trois Frères

Business hours:  Mo-Su 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.