On a winding alley in Montmartre at the side of the Sacré Coeur lies La Famille, where avant-garde molecular gastronomy couples with a cozy atmosphere to magnetize a rowdy, high-fashion crowd. La Famille’s inventive, edgy cuisine always veers close to pitch-perfect, ecstatic dining. Yes, it’s really that good.
The waitstaff keep the scene sluiced with La Famille’s famous cherry mojitos and liquid nitrogen cocktails—that’s right, the libations literally sizzle and offer up plumes of dry ice. The joint is tiny, packing in 30 patrons max, creating a convivial, loud and generally cheerful vibe. Make reservations to see and be seen. As well, understand that it’s imperative to sample the restaurant’s brilliant lemon meringue pie. Despite La Famille’s name, this is definitely not suitable for kids.