favorite Paris restaurants in the 5th

Sep 24th, 2003, 09:03 PM
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favorite Paris restaurants in the 5th

Less than a week before we leave! Any restaurants in the 5th which you've enjoyed recently? From cheap to nice-moderate, we'd be grateful for any suggestions and details. Thanks!
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Sep 25th, 2003, 04:22 AM
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Take a look here:
http://www.jack-travel.com/Paris/Par...rink_sleep.htm
Has good restaurant recommendations categorized after arrondissements and much more...
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Sep 25th, 2003, 04:49 AM
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Our favorite in that area is Perraudin at 157 rue St. Jacques, around the corner from rue Soufflot. We ate there twice and loved this delightful little restaurant. Excellent food, service and ambiance. (Most of the patrons were locals both times, by the way.)
Two bits of caution:
1. They don't take credit cards.
2. Get there when it opens at 7:30. Both times we were there, it was filled by 8.
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Sep 25th, 2003, 06:13 AM
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Thank you, Kascha & Howard! Any other ideas anybody? Many of the recommendations I've gathered from helpful Fodorites are pretty old--that's why I'm asking again...thanks!
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Sep 25th, 2003, 11:25 AM
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Where do you want in the 5th? It's quite a distance from one end to the other. I posted several favorites on a thread not too long ago specifically in the Mouffetard area, for example. I especially recommend Chez Lena et Mimile (trad. French) and Delices des Aphrodite (which is Greek). You could find that post which has other good suggestions by searching on mimile within France, it's the only hit.
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Sep 25th, 2003, 11:31 AM
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We had several good meals in the 5th in August. Don't remember the exact names, but one restaurant was just down the street from the Pantheon- literally, you walk from the front of the Pantheon and its the next corner - left side of the street; another was at Cafe Balzar (waiters were a little stuffy when I showed up with two teenaged boys) and the last was a little place just off the river - walk down by the Maubert metro stop - I think the street is one over from Rue St Paul - there is a little house/garden cafe with lights in the trees that is wonderful - doesn't open until 8pm or just walk a block towards the river and there is another one that is also wonderful. We almost always chose the prix fixe dinners.
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Sep 25th, 2003, 12:11 PM
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Ciel,
Please be sure to make a note of places you find in the 5th that you enjoy and sharing that info when you return. I also suggest downloading the Leed's Guide to Paris restaurants. Last time we were there we ate many meals from their recommendations and every place was wonderful. Well worth the money.
Have a wonderful time !
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Sep 25th, 2003, 05:59 PM
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Ciel,
We just returned 10 days ago, stayed on Rue St. Severin, where there are numerous restaurants that are all in the 15 euro range and quite good.

We can recommend le Bistrot 30, at 30 Rue Saint Severin, where we had a fabulous meal with delightful waiters, for 15 euros each. Wonderful beef bourgignion with noodles, fabulous desserts. Also recommend Chez Clement at 5 Place St. Anres des Arts, just behind the St. Michel fountain. It's a more upscale setting, fabulous service, but still a wonderful meal for 15 euros each.
Have a wonerful time!
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Sep 25th, 2003, 06:31 PM
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Ciel,

We really enjoy ATLAS on Blvd. St. Michel for excellent couscous and tangines. It's reasonably priced and quite handsomely decorated, too!

Have a great time!
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Sep 25th, 2003, 06:52 PM
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Buisson Ardent, near the Jussieu Metro, great food at a great price, modern preparations. Don't miss the fruit soup dessert.

L'Atlas, mentioned above, for interesting combinations of ingredients in their tajines and cous cous, and a nice decor to boot.

Au Dromedaire Gourmand, near the Maubert Mutualite Metro, for copious high quality North African fair at bargain prices. Simple decor.
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Sep 25th, 2003, 07:17 PM
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Hi Ciel,

I second AJPeabody's for Buisson Ardent. I had found it in a Fodor's Paris book when I was there a couple years ago. Enjoy...

Here's the info:
LE BUISSON ARDENT
25 rue Jussieu, Paris, France
Phone: 01-43-54-93-02
EUR12 to EUR23
Latin Quarter

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Sep 25th, 2003, 07:50 PM
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To the poster above who mentions ATLAS, are you sure you don't mean on Rue de Buci??? That's the ATLAS I'm familiar with.
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Sep 26th, 2003, 12:06 PM
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I think he meant bd St-Germain, there is a good Moroccan restaurant at that location named Atlas. Here's its web site
http://atlas-restaurant.fr/

There is also a French moderate restaurant Atlas near the OPera/Bourse

There's an Atlas cafe/salon de The on rue de Buci, but it's not as regular a restaurant like these.
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Sep 26th, 2003, 12:10 PM
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Hi. Check out my message on return trip from Paris - handbags just above yours. Two fabulous restaurants we found.
Have a good trip.
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Sep 26th, 2003, 01:09 PM
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My Atlas is at 12 bd St-Germain, 5me, Metro Maubert-Mutualite.
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Sep 26th, 2003, 01:18 PM
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SORRY! Regarding ATLAS, the other poster is absolutely right. I DID mean Blvd. St. Germain. No. 10 St. Germain to be exact.

Thanks for the sharp eyes!
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Sep 26th, 2003, 08:49 PM
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What wonderful replies--thank you! We will be staying at the Parc St. Severin near Boul. St. Germaine and Boul. St Michel.
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