You'll know you've found Marianne's when you see the line of people reading the bits of wisdom and poetry painted across the windows. This restaurant-deli serves Middle Eastern and Jewish specialties like hummus, fried eggplant, soul-warming chopped liver which you can match with one of the affordable wines or a steaming glass of sweetened mint tea. The sampler platter lets you try four, five, or six items—even the smallest plate is a feast, to be enjoyed on the scenic stone terrace overlooking the church and the Seine on warm days. Falafel sandwiches are available at the takeout window.
2 rue des Hospitalières-St-Gervais, 4e, Paris, 75004, France
Mar 10, 2009
We skipped the Picasso Museum (which was near closing time on the day before we were to leave) in order to have the fallafel sandwich again. If you order from the take-out window, make sure you have plenty of napkins! Depending on what time you go, you can also have very nice table service, but there is something about tahini running down your sleeve sitting on a curb... Then again, if you sit down, you can also have a glass of wine... Toss up, really
- either way, the sandwich is amazing!