19. Le Georges
Location: Centre Pompidou, Paris
At the top of the Renzo Piano-designed Centre Pompidou, undulating structures set in the stark industrial architecture make Le Georges restaurant like the lair of a Bond villain. Order the "crying tiger" for your nemesis, a dish so spicy that it's meant to make him cry, as you choose a more hospitable item from the Asian-inspired menu for yourself. Sip a glass of cognac and cackle menacingly as you take in panoramic views of Paris from the floor-to-ceiling windows or terrace, for soon it will all be yours...all yours. At least, it will if you can get a reservation.