Lyonnais Bouchons (France). 'The red-and-white checked tablecloths, closely packed tables and decades-old bistro decor could be anywhere in France. It’s the local cuisine that makes bouchons in Lyon unique, plus the quaint culinary customs, like totting up the bill on the paper tablecloth.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/france/burgundy-and-the-rhone/lyon
SUR MESURE, PARIS The Look: Conceived by design partners Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku as an ode to haute couture, the white-on-white space at the Mandarin Oriental hotel plays with layers of draped fabric (installed by artist Heidi Winge Ström) to create an intimate culinary cocoon—and the perfect blank canvas for chef Thierry Marx’s avant-garde innovations. The Food: Just seven months after opening, Marx received two Michelin stars.
Buvette, Paris by Nicole Franzen Photography, via Flickr