A self-described brasserie, here expect to find oysters, moules et frites, steak-frites, and all the traditional goodies from France. If you’re lucky enough to score trottoir seating, congratulations: you’ve just secured a front-row seat of Beirut’s see-and-be-seen elite. The chevre chaud salad is “un must,” with dense domes of warm goat cheese on a trio of baguette slices. The filet de mérou comes with a ramequin of savory aniseed sauce—ask for two of those and enjoy sopping up with the hearty pain de campagne. O lala!