Last week I took my friend Sharon to the fondue restaurant Refuge des Fondus in Montmartre. Paul and I had eaten there on our honeymoon and we loved it so I was excited to go back and see if it was as great as I remembered it. The diners are almost exclusively tourists and while I usually strive for a more authentic experience this place is so fun it is an exception. It is a very small restaurant with two long tables, if you sit on the wall side you have to literally climb over the table. The atmosphere is very casual and you will probably end up in your neighbors’ conversations because you will be sitting so cozy next to them. But the most hilarious part of this restaurant is that they serve their beverages in baby bottles. It is pretty funny to be sitting there with a long table full of adults and baby bottles are scattered throughout the table. The meal is a pretty good deal too: 18 Euros will get you a huge pot of fondue, things to dip in it, dessert and several drinks. They do seatings every 2 hours and you’ll need reservations. Then when you are done walk up to Sacre Couer steps to see the lights and people watch.
Refuge des Fondus | 17 rue des Trois-Freres, 75018 Paris | Metro: Abbesses