Foodgōd’s Favorite French Bistro for Bastille Day
In celebration of Bastille Day (French National Day) today, say bonjour to Foodgōd’s favorite restaurant of all time: Chez l’Ami Louis.
Named the world’s most famous bistro, Chez l’Ami Louis is a quaint, dimly-lit restaurant on Rue du Vertbois that was built in the 1930s. And when you walk in (if you can score one of the 12 coveted tables), you’ll feel as though nothing has changed since then. It’s this old-world charm and authentic, classic bistro fare that makes this place a worldwide icon.
Chez L’Ami Louis is known for having the best roasted chicken in all of Paris (and some argue the world). Steady heat from kitchen’s oak wood-fired oven creates a silky, succulent bird with supremely crispy skin that will forever change your thoughts on chicken. Foodgōd never orders chicken, but it’s an absolute must here.
Even though the signature bird is served whole (and meant to be shared by two or more people), he can “finish the entire thing by himself.” It’s roasted to perfection and mind-blowingly good.
Other Foodgōd must-orders: the restaurant’s famous pile of thinly-cut frites (which he posted yesterday for #NationalFrenchFryDay) and escargot served piping hot in bubbling garlic and parsley butter:
When in Paris, you must escargot to Chez l’Ami Louis. Or at least try to!