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Good Medium and Low Priced Restaurants in Paris

May 16th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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We walked by Chez Papa in the 14th - how do you get in there? People were jammed into the place and spilling out on the sidewalk (this was in the evening). It's probably a local hangout as well as a restaurant...
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May 17th, 2005, 02:58 AM
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The best technique is to get into a Chez Papa is to get there early, as they do not take reservations. Otherwise you might have to wait as long as 30 minutes. People don't really hang around too long after they've finished their coffee, because of the psychological pressure of the waiting crowd. (You can scratch 'Chez Papa' off your list of appropriate places for romantic evenings.)
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May 17th, 2005, 03:43 AM
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It looked like a neighborhood "party" atmosphere, very casual..had heard about the 'giant' salads...maybe we'll go there mid-day sometime.
Have read mixed reports about Chez Papa in the 7th, however.
(sometimes this is listed as "Espace Sud")..
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May 17th, 2005, 03:46 AM
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By the way, if someone is looking for low-priced (cheap!) eats, I'm becoming a fan of those Asian 'traiteur/deli' places. You point, they heat, and the food is very tasty. Certainly not a dining "experience" but great for quick lunch or offset to the splurge meal.
(full plates for around 7-9&euro
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May 17th, 2005, 05:01 AM
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The Greek/Turkish places will also provide a mountain of food on a plate for about 6 euros. And for real french fry fanatics, they give portions about 8 times bigger than McDonalds for the same price.
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May 17th, 2005, 05:30 AM
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My mistake above, I read the OP's request for medium to low-priced restaurants with excellent food.
I didn't realize we were going to veer off into places whose claim to fame is that they super-size.
Do the Greek and Turkish places have paper napkins along with the mountains of food? For us snooty people, THAT's allegedly the deal breaker.

Of course some of the best food in my life has been at places in the US at the shore, where they give you fresh seafood and fries and hot bicuits and sweet corn. Paper napkins all around, not to mention, bibs!
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May 17th, 2005, 05:37 AM
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Elaine, Yes, those wonderful beachside restaurants! Napkins? What napkins? Usually just a roll of paper towels set on the table (on the Gulf Coast).

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May 17th, 2005, 05:42 AM
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I know I am not the most Budget minded person when it comes to shopping or eating ( I try, it just never seems to happen!) but in my experience in Paris dining, the Latin Quarter and the Marais have the most restaurants where one can find clean and tasty food and not break the bank.

I guess Chinese food in a paper take-out carton is OK?


BTW- lad has already returned from his trip to Paris .
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May 17th, 2005, 10:13 AM
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As Scarlett has just mentioned, this thread has outlived Universitylad's trip...so he might not be back...

but the info might still be useful to others...
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May 17th, 2005, 11:32 AM
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The standard measure in France for low and medium priced meals is :
low price is up to 15 €
medium price is 16 to 50 €

Does anyone else wish to give useful information to the guy who wears pajamas on the plane? He may come back to Paris some day.
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Sep 19th, 2006, 10:11 AM
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Hello,
I'm the owner of l'ENDROIT. Here is my website: lendroit-paris.com.
The 01/10/06 we will be a no smoker restaurant.
See you soon.
Nicolas & Catherine
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Sep 19th, 2006, 10:12 AM
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Hello,
I'm the owner of l'ENDROIT, 24 Tournelles street 75004 Paris. Here is my website: lendroit-paris.com.
The 01/10/06 we will be a no smoker restaurant.
See you soon.
Nicolas & Catherine
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Sep 19th, 2006, 10:31 AM
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Patron, this site is not for prmoting your establishment.
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Sep 19th, 2006, 01:22 PM
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Yeah but L'Endroit has really good food.
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Sep 20th, 2006, 04:26 AM
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Michael-Paris......Very good posting but I do hope you don't mind my adding.
1. Most all Paris restaurants(even with Michelin stars)) will serve tap water. Just ask for un carafe d'eau. No need for bottled unless your choice.
2. Most all "formule" lunch and dinners do not include coffee.
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Sep 20th, 2006, 04:38 AM
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And it's nice to know of another non smoking restaurant
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Sep 21st, 2006, 05:10 AM
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Sep 21st, 2006, 05:38 AM
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I'm still working on my trip report from a few weeks ago but a couple of the places we really enjoyed were:
Fish - rue de Seine

Pasco - 74 boulevard de la Tour Maubourg

PÈRES ET FILLES - 81 rue de Seine

All were under 100 euro for 2 with wine.
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Sep 21st, 2006, 05:42 AM
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We had a great meal and a wonderful evening at Chez Rene'. This was about 10 years ago now, but I see a poster above has also mentioned the same restaurant.
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Sep 21st, 2006, 06:12 AM
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