July 3, 1984 – The Restaurant Bistro de Paris Opens in Epcot’s France Pavilion
“Gourmet restaurant located at the 2nd floor.”
On July 3, 1984, the table-service restaurant Bistro de Paris opened in the France Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. Thanks to the popularity of the pavilion’s first restaurant, Les Chefs de France, it was decided by executives to add another restaurant in the empty space in Les Chefs upstairs area. The restaurant was similar to Les Chefs in that it served fine French cuisine, with standard dishes including filet mignon and crème brulee. On July 31, 2012, the restaurant was closed; it reopened in December as Monsieur Paul.