When the DailyCandy-esque French e-newsletter My Little Paris said Les Montagnards (m: Les Halles) was the best fondue in Paris, I immediately added it to my anal retentive spreadsheet of restaurants in Paris to try. Even though the service was a bit spotty, it had a nice casual atmosphere and the fondue was delicious. We even saw a celebrity named Joey Starr there (who had sunglasses on most of the time so we just thought he was a random loser until our cab driver recognized him).
I wish I had tried the raclette there too – it’s when a wedge of cheese is placed upside down against two hot plates while it melts into a pan for you to enjoy with potatoes, meat and bread. Eh bien, la prochaine fois!
Photos courtesy of Les Montagnards.