Paris dining question

Jun 25th, 2014, 03:50 PM
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Exactly, jamikins.
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Jun 25th, 2014, 04:05 PM
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Priorities, and and all things being relative. To someone who travels 6 months a year, 6 weeks seems like not much. I'm not arguing here, we all get smart about what we do as we do it more. No one can get smart for anyone else when it comes to style. For logistics, yes. But for what makes us happy, no. And that's the greatest shortcoming of forums, there's no way to know if a thing will make you happy until you do it yourself.
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Jun 28th, 2014, 07:55 AM
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For those who have recommended Les Editeurs, it has closed without any notice and construction is going on there at the moment. No idea what will open in the spot. For those who have recommended Pied de Cochon, the quality of their previously not bad onion soup has deteriorated so much that it is clear they no longer make their own but simply serve previously frozen product. Nothing else there was ever worth eating IMO.

Comptoir de Relais does serve all day from 11 AM. Da Rosa on rue de Seine offers good charcuterie and some cooked food. Peres et Filles across the street is not bad.

If you want to go directly to the Right Bank and eat before the ballet, you might try Brasserie Vaudeville or Terroir Parisien at the Bourse. The 5th arrondissement Terroir Parisien also serves good food all day.
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Jun 28th, 2014, 11:39 AM
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Thank you, shellio.

I do have Brasserie Vaudeville on the list, and had Terroir Parisien floating around in my mind.

It appears that we should have some fine choices no matter which direction we go in.
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Jun 28th, 2014, 12:33 PM
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tuscanlifeedit - I like this local place a lot, and always go when I'm in the neighborhood. It's about a 15 min walk from the Opera Garnier. Continuous service, nice people, really good food that doesn't cost a fortune...
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Jul 1st, 2014, 10:56 PM
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Try Chowhound message boards next time. No arguments about the joy of planning and eating great food in Paris. Just good advice about good places to eat. We stay on right bank every year, but I second Terroir Parisien and Little Breizh and have heard good things about Le Comptoir.
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Jul 2nd, 2014, 10:37 AM
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Les Editeurs:

"Closed for renovations from June 1st to August 1st" on their website.
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Jul 2nd, 2014, 10:44 AM
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ps. And as far as planning - some of us really, really enjoy the planning part - savoring in advance! Sometimes what I have planned never happens (many times, actually) but it's fun to research and good to know options.

I've traveled a fair amount and when I hit the ground running I don't stop for long. Although I will say I have greatly enjoyed the times I've plunked at a cafe for a few hours, too. We need more of them in the USA!
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Jul 6th, 2014, 08:46 AM
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I think Les Editeurs is a spectacular place to have a drink or two and for people watching. As far as the food, I have found it mediocre at best, and certainly not a good rapport qualité/prix.

I have never had a problem finding a good hot meal at any time of day. (I have plenty of experience in getting into Paris at odd hours when all I wanted in life was a nice, hot meal.)

Some of the suggestions are wonderful, but I question, when someone has been traveling and is hungry (possibly tired) and with plans for the evening, why send them to the Right Bank when there are probably at least a hundred equally good options between where she is staying and there?

tuscan, I agree with those who recommend a brasserie. From where you're staying, I'm sure you'll find a number of places just by walking around the block. If that fails, there is always the Flore or the Deux Magots.

I don't know of anyone who ever went hungry in the 6th arrondissement.

I am reviewing a charming little food-focused guide to Paris right now. The woman has a blog, She writes well and has done her research, and shehas lived in Paris. I also find Alec Lobrano a good source.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 10:01 AM
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Recs on Right Bank are because OP is headed to Garnier.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Yes, I got that, but OP also said they would be hungry. Arrival at 1:00, check into apartment, and ballet not until 7:30. I thought they might like to get something to eat, then change for the ballet.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 01:54 PM
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macdogman: I always begin my food searches on but in this case, others who have asked the same question there (where to eat outside of lunch and dinner hours) haven't had any luck. In fact, some posters got clobbered for that very question.

It seems that it isn't very chowish to disrespect the rather stringent dining hours in Paris.

I'm also sure that we "can find a number of places just by walking around the block" but I'm not sure that always works. In fact, I've eaten not good meals in Paris, especially when I didn't have names and recommendations.

So I thank those that came up with specific recommendations. I now have a very good list and feel confident about our first meal in Paris.

I'd probably like to ask about after theater snacks... but I'm not sure that I will.
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Jul 6th, 2014, 02:04 PM
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Sorry, Tuscan, for the interrupt, but maybe you will find it of some use in the future:

macdogmom, I can get a table early at Le Mary Celeste next week--but very early, earlier than I am accustomed to dining in Paris or even at home. I recall you have eaten there and enjoyed it. Would you recommend it for someone who is reserving chronically late?
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