to learn more about Lew Weinstein and his novels,
Before coming to Paris, Pat had identified the Crémerie-Restaurant Polidor (41, rue Monsieur-le-Prince near the Jardin de Luxembourg) as a likely place for an authentic French meal in a historic setting. Founded in 1845, the interior of the restaurant has not changed for over 100 years, and the style of cooking remains that of the late 19th century.
Imagine her surprise, when we saw Midnight in Paris for the 2nd time, to follow Gil into the Polidor where he encounters Ernest Hemingway offering short stereotypic bursts about courage and manliness.
The Polidor is a marvelous place to feel what Paris was like many years ago, and the lunch was just about the best French meal we have ever had, priced quite reasonably. The only modern accoutrement is the signed photo pasted on the front window.