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Feb 14th, 2005, 07:00 AM
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Charming, Typical-of-the Region restaurant in Honfleur

Dave in Paris and others have recommended Le P'tit Mareyeur (closed Monday, Tuesday) and La Cidrerie (closed Tuesday, Wed.). We arrive probably in time for dinner on Tues. and will leave Wed. afternoon. Any other recommendations? L'Absinthe, l'Ancrage?
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Feb 14th, 2005, 07:16 AM
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We've always enjoyed La Tortue, but it too is closed Tuesdays. You could try Le Gai Luron on Place Ste-Cathérine. We had a marvelous plâteau de fruits de mer there once, and it's open Tuesdays.
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Feb 14th, 2005, 07:19 AM
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L'Absinthe is a good bet, but our favorite for a quiet intimate dinner in a lovely setting is the Manoir du Butin.
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Feb 14th, 2005, 08:12 AM
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Our next choice is the Ancrage, directly in front of the Old Harbor, on its "narrow end." The menu du marche is very good and so are the seafood specials. The decor is just "pleasant" but the welcome is great! However, the Absinthe is also a very nice restaurant -- better if you are looking for "fine" dining in a refined atmosphere.
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By the way, the Grenouille has the same ownership as the Absinthe, and is very pleasant for lunch, with good honest food. Or if you would like to dine where Queen Elizabeth did last June, the View Honfleur, also on the Old Harbor. This is old Honfleur!
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Feb 14th, 2005, 08:37 AM
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Make that the Vieux Honfleur -- literally and figuratively.
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Feb 14th, 2005, 05:28 PM
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If you consider outside Honfleur, my favorite place is in Trouville at Les Vapeurs
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Feb 14th, 2005, 07:22 PM
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Thank you for all the suggestions; I will take the list with me. What with the *planned* circuitous route from Les Andelys that day, I think we will probably be glad to walk to some restaurant in the town itself.

BTW, I assume that the final "s" in Andelys is pronounced, as in fleur du lys, or perhaps not?
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Feb 14th, 2005, 08:56 PM
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that is actually a plural "s", as indicated by "les", so I do not believe it is pronounced but do not know the area. There were two communities named something Andely (grand and petit, I believe) which became Les Andelys.

I quite liked the restaurant very near the harbor Le Chat qui Peche in Honfleur, but it's the only one I've been to there. They have a cute web site to give you an idea of menu
http://www.lechatquipeche.com/
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Feb 14th, 2005, 09:53 PM
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The brasserie La Grenouille in Honfleur was wonderful for dinner and for lunch, La Ciderie for excellent crepes.
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Le Chat Qui Peche. We haven't tried that one. Thank you for the tip! I especially like this thought from their Web site. "Le bar est le lieu privilégié des pêcheurs locaux... Ambiance bon enfant à l'apéro!!!''
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Feb 15th, 2005, 11:29 AM
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I think you will like it, Dave. A friend of mine who is from that area took me there, so I think it is a favorite of locals, also. Those prices are so cheap compared to Paris, aren't they (prix fixe at 13 or 21 euro, lunch for 10).

I know bon enfant, but what's "l'apero"? is that just short for aperitif?

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Feb 15th, 2005, 11:37 AM
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Love the website, Christina! It's very inviting and looks like what I had in mind.
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"I know bon enfant, but what's "l'apero"? is that just short for aperitif?"

That's it exactly.

Two other hangouts for locals are the Cafe du Port on the rue Haute (which is actually the second-lowest street in town) -- but that is mainly a bar and really, really for locals -- and Au Gars Normands, on the Quai des Passagers, by the Old Harbor, inviting decor and reasonable prices with food "O.K."

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