Old School Eats: Dining at the Oldest Restaurants in Europe

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A La Petite Chaise, 1680 (Paris)
A La Petite Chaise, " an historic gem in the seventh arrondissement in Paris, opened as a wine shop (with food served, too!) in 1680.

Opened by the Baron de la Chaise at the edge of his hunting preserve on what is now Rue de Grenelle, A La Petite Chaise is a traditionally Parisian restaurant with old wood paneling and ornate wall sconces. The restaurants front door is an iron gate that dates from the 17th century, which makes the building an historic monument, and the owners are prohibited from altering its appearance.

The menu features French classics such as foie gras, escargots, and French onion soup. Diners at this historic restaurant can also enjoy menu options like duck breast with apple and sweet-and-sour sauce, as well as salmon marinated in dill with a whole-grain mustard cream sauce.
A La Petite Chaise