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Lunch at better restaurants in Paris. What are the hours?

Nov 16th, 2005, 07:32 AM
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Lunch at better restaurants in Paris. What are the hours?

I just tried to make reservations at L'Arpage. They would not answer my question on which hours lunch was served but gave me the latest time slot open on the day I requested, 1:30PM. This will probably be my one special meal out, would have preferred a 2PM time.

They seemed to have wide open availabilty for dinner so I did not think that 1:30PM was about availability.

Is this a standard for better restaurants in Paris? Just wondering if other restaurants don't book after 1:30PM for lunch.

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Nov 16th, 2005, 08:15 AM
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I don't know if it's a standard or not, but many people take 2-hour or longer lunches in the finer restaurants of Paris, which means that the restaurant can't clean up after them and get the place ready for dinner until 4 pm or later, which isn't much time. So it makes sense.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 08:21 AM
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Hi Sarah,

Traditionally, restaurants are open 12 - 2 and then about 7 - 11.

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Nov 16th, 2005, 08:32 AM
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Thanks Ira, Have you been to L'Arpage or not so fine L Entrecote?


Thanks Cirq, think I will still have doddle time at 1:30pm?
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Nov 16th, 2005, 09:06 AM
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Sarah:

I think you'd have more if you booked at 12:30, but they're unlikely to kick you out.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 09:48 AM
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I just won't be hungry at 12:30pm for rich food.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 12:40 PM
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Just don't order rich food! It's perfectly possibly to have a lighter meal--you don't have to opt for the heavier courses.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 03:58 PM
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Not looking to stay in any food boundaries here underhill. I have to have something with some kind of sauce here. I am a pretty light eater in general but I just can't handle much before the afternoon.

Thanks for the tip though! No doubt this will be on my mind most of the trip.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 04:38 AM
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Hi Sarah,

They offered you a 1:30 booking. They won't throw you out at 2:00.

Enjoy your lunch.

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Nov 17th, 2005, 05:08 AM
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thanks ira
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