Cheap Eats Book for Paris.

Old Jul 3rd, 1998, 04:20 AM
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Carol
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Cheap Eats Book for Paris.

I was finally able to purchase the book Cheap Eats in Paris. Now that I have it would someone please tell me some good places to eat so that I can mark them in my book.
 
Old Jul 3rd, 1998, 07:15 AM
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I ahven't seen a recent edition but... If Jardin des Pates is still it there GO! It is near the back of the Jardin des Plantes... [in the 5e near Rue Monge] hence the name. Great homemade pasta... the owner is very friendly with Americans, especially if you try some French. I would recommend reservations on Thurs through the weekend... The second "cheap eat" which should still be in the book is Perraudin, a student bistro in the Sorbonne neighborhood of the 5e. Get there when it opens. Be prepared to wait in line. The food is basic bistro [beef 'stew' and the goat cheese salad went nicely with a bottle of red Chinon wine] Perraudin is an institution by now... Enjoy!
 
Old Jul 3rd, 1998, 11:39 AM
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My recommendation would be to get yourself a map of Paris and plot your itinerary. Then, look up places nearby where you plan to be at mealtimes in Cheap Eats, as well as those near where you are staying. The descriptions are so thorough you should have no trouble determining which places are most appealing to you. I found this book to be outstanding - the best of all I read prior to going.
 
Old Jul 8th, 1998, 11:38 AM
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Try Le Mouffetard (sp?). The menu selection is varied, the prices reasonable and the service very friendly. Also, Oh Poivore (sp?), which has more than one location. We ate there because we were starving after a full day at Versailles but it was only 7 PM. This is a chain, the food was good, and surprise for my son, they served the coke with ice in the glass. If you need a steak you may also wish to try Hippopotamus. Again, we went there because I was starving. This was our second day, and we'd slept late (11 AM). And as I got up it became excruciatingly clear that I was famished (light headed, fidgety). I was in no state to ponder my lunch options. I recalled that we past one on our way from the metro, so that's where we'd eat. The food saved my life. We struck up a conversation with some visitors from Martinique. Now there were a couple of places that we tried to find that were no longer at the listed location, so keep that in mind.
 
Old Jul 9th, 1998, 08:17 PM
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I was just in Paris with my grandmother and used this book to find places nearby to eat. We were never disappointed. We stayed in the 7th arrondissement (district) and looked up nearby restaurants since it was more difficult for her to walk. One I remember: Le Bistro du 7eme. No airconditioning, but lovely on a cool night. Great food! Also -- le Bistro du Breteuil. (I think that's how you spell it; again, 7th arr.) I suggest just picking some and going, like we did. We were there 10 days, and we loved every restaurant we picked from this book!
 
Old Jul 19th, 1998, 03:14 PM
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One restaurant that is always in the Paris Cheap Eats book is Lescure. It is on rue Mondavi, a short
street just off Place de la Concorde. I don't
think they take reservations. It is a little
hole-in-the-wall, and certainly not the "haute"-est food in Paris, but it feels very Parisian, Parisiens
eat there, and the menu is small but you're bound
to find something you'll like. The neat thing is that you'll feel like you've found a great little
secret, and in one of the finest neighborhoods!
 
Old Jul 19th, 1998, 07:44 PM
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I heartily endorse Elaine's recommendation of Lescure. We had a marvelous lunch there. When the waiter (I think he was either the owner or manager) brought the bill, my husband pointed out that we had ordered wine but they had forgotten to bring it. The man laughed, apologized, quickly grabbed a nearby bottle of wine and poured us each a glass, no charge. Just another example of why Paris is my favorite city in the world. People who accuse Parisiens of being rude really get my hackles up. We've found them to be the friendliest, most helpful people possible, totally lacking in rudeness - except for the occasional grumpy waiter, but you can find them the world over, even here at home.
 
Old Jul 24th, 1998, 12:26 PM
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Carol - where did you purchase this book!? I'm leaving for Paris in three weeks with a man who eats EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. Can you give me the ISBN number or the store you bought it from, the author, etc?? Thanks. Jennifer. [email protected]
 
Old Jul 24th, 1998, 12:39 PM
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This message is actually for Jennifer--Barnes & Noble carries Cheap Eats, also at Barnes & Noble you should get Zagat's Guide to Paris Restaurants--their NY guide is great so this one should be also.
 
Old Jul 24th, 1998, 02:36 PM
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When purchasing Cheap Eats - either online or at a bookstore, be sure you are ordering the 1998 edition. I've noticed the old one still listed online and available on the shelves.
 
Old Jul 24th, 1998, 05:00 PM
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I know this is slightly off topic but the author is Sandra Gustafson. I bought her book "Cheap Eats in London" for my London trip last year. I ate in 4 restaurants recommended in her book and every one of them was as good as advertised.
 
Old Jul 28th, 1998, 01:55 PM
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Carol - thanks for the help - and you, too, Mike Miller! I'll get to B&N this week.
Jennifer
 
Old Jul 21st, 1999, 04:15 PM
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up.
 
Old Jul 21st, 1999, 08:12 PM
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Keep the suggestions coming.
 

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