Has any stayed at De Lausanne (9th Ard)?

Old Jan 9th, 2003, 08:16 AM
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Has any stayed at De Lausanne (9th Ard)?

Any comments, good restaurants in the area etc. Going in April. Thanks in advance.
Old Jan 10th, 2003, 06:32 AM
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Halo? Anyone out there.
Old Jan 10th, 2003, 07:08 AM
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Jae: I remember your post from a few days ago. As I had written to you, you will have NO problem whatsoever in finding suitable restaurants for any budget in the area of town in which you are staying. Closer to the Opera, you will see some huge places, a Pizza Hut and many others. For some authentic Alsacian choucroute (Sauerkraut), try the Taverne Kronenbourg. Great seats for people watching and excellent quality food in nice atmosphere. Closer to Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, up to Place Saint-Georges and rue des Martyrs, you will stumble across a host of restaurants as well with an authentic neighborhood feel. And if you walk towards Les Halles/Etienne Marcel (about 10 minutes south of your hotel, there are some good places too. If you would like some specific brasseries I patronize where the French cuisine is good and with great atmosphere, let me know on this thread.
Old Jan 10th, 2003, 10:00 AM
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Eye Spy. Once again, thank you.

Any specific names will be great. I'll never remember them but will print these posts.

The one restaurant that someone recommended when we went to London turned out to be the best.
Old Jan 10th, 2003, 10:28 AM
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YOu probably want to reserve either night before or late morning that day. Remember, a bistro or even
brasserie (better word) is rather a misnomer. Many places are bistros, but the
quality can vary ENORMOUSLY. If you wish to eat in a decent bistro or
brasserie, then I would reserve. Best times? About 8:00-8:30pm. Not earlier
because Parisians eat after 7-8'ish and many places don't serve food earlier
than that. Naturally some of them do, others don't. Usually the woman will take
the seat on the 'banquette' and above her are the mirrors. The men usually will
sit in the chair opposite. For real atmosphere, book after 8pm (as a general courtesy. You even will probably get better service from the Maître d'Hôtel. Some GOOD
QUALITY Parisian brasseries I like are:

Bofinger (off of Place de la Bastille -- Parisians know it well). Metro: Bastille

Brasserie Lipp: 151, Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Pres (across from Cafe de
Flore). BOOK THIS ONE PROBABLY ONE DAY IN ADVANCE OR TWO EVEN!!! Get a table downstairs where all the VIP's sit. Many
would think upstairs is where they would be but this is not true. You will love
this place.

Chez Georges on rue du Mail by the Bourse (Stock Exchange). Metro: Bourse
(quieter area after business hours)(this is very close to your hotel. Very well known and great cuisine.)

Chez Tante Louise: Metro Concorde I believe on the rue Boissy d'Anglas.

La Coupole: boulevard Montparnasse. Metro: Montparnasse or Vavin. A lot of
expats in the 20's and 30's congregated here. Not too touristy but a little
because it's famous.

La Tour du Montlhery, rue des Prouvaires at the Metro: Les Halles or Chatelet.
Great traditional restaurant (not a brasserie). Casual, down to earth place (not
even menus, just a chalkboard). Very authentic French cuisine. You will love
this place but get there early because it fills up quickly. If you don't get a place
right away, you will usually be invited to have an aperitif at the bar, like a Kir. That goes for
any brasserie. The Md'H will remember you and come to get you. You
won't have to go and inquire all the time if a table is free.

I could list more but this is an idea. The ambiance is half the fun and don't be in
a rush. When you sit down, you can request "une carafe d'eau" right away and
you will not be charged (it's tap water but completely fine and you can keep on
ordering it during the meal. You will notice the French always have water on the
table.). Bon Appétit !
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