This restaurant's old-fashioned Belle Époque decor, refined service and sophisticated menu have made it famous the world over. Opened in 1893 by café waiter Maxime Gaillard, it has long been a favorite with movers and shakers in the fields of finance, arts and politics. Designer Pierre Cardin bought the restaurant in 1981, giving its reputation an additional boost. Enjoy your meal in the stunning opulence of the L'Impérial Bar, Le Grand Salon dining room or Le Grill. Savor delicious items, such as Fried Norway Lobsters with Avocado Pulp. Other Maxim's restaurants are located in New York, Mexico City and Beijing.

Location:  3 rue Royale

Business hours:  Tu-We 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Th 7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Fr-Sa 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.