Most Perfect Imitation of a Parisian Dive - 2000
No, not Pastiswhich is owned by Englishmen and succeeds more as a parody of French bistros than an emulation. Instead, the palm goes to Les Halles, imbued with the spirit of Paris's meat district, and specializing in Gallic delicacies like blood sausage, pork rillettes, and multiple variations on steak frites. The torn leather banquettes, smoke-tainted walls, and ancient molding perfect the illusion. A restaurant that thinks it's in France!