This guidebook describes one hundred select restaurants and gourmet shops that have delighted Parisians themselves for more than a century, places where the vanished world of 19th-century Paris -- and all its romance, history, and beauty -- still exists. Crossing these thresholds, the discriminating diner and shopper can step into a gilded Belle Epoque setting favored by Degas, a vintage confectioner that supplied bonbons to Monet, a shaded cafe terrace frequented by Zola. With this guidebook in hand, Hemingway fans can sit at Brasserie Lipp and order the exact meal he described in A Moveable Feast -- all items are still on the menu today. From tiny patisseries, cozy bistros and rustic wine bars barely known outside the quarter to bustling brasseries, elegant tea salons, and world famous cafes, The Historic Restaurants of Paris is an indispensible guide to classic cuisine served in settings of startling beauty. Text includes charming anecdotes relating to each restaurant's history and celebrated former patrons.