A sumptuously decorated bar-cum-restaurant near the Madeleine. There's a superb mahogany bar and woodwork, mosaic floor and the Sienna marble columns, but the focal point here remains the superb murals painted by Gustave Surand in 1903 on the theme of ancient Rome. This is one of Paris' oldest bars, and has always been a favourite with actors and theatre-goers from the nearby Olympia, with which it used to be linked via an underground passage. There is jazz or piano music on certain evenings - check for details. Steak tartare is the flagship dish.