La Coquille, Paris
In my ignorance, entered establishment at 7pm, though it opened at 9pm. Woefully lacking in the French language, the maitre d' personally waited on me and insured a wonderful dining experience.
Please note that information is circa 1995.
Favorite Dish: Maitre d' ordered for me, including a wonderful glazed salad and a peppered steak for the entré, ending with a champagne-like apertif served with a pineapple ring.