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Paris Restaurant Rec's for a Picky Teenager

Paris Restaurant Rec's for a Picky Teenager

Old Jul 19th, 2007, 03:24 AM
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Paris Restaurant Rec's for a Picky Teenager

I am taking my 13-year old sister to Paris for 3 nights this August, it will be her first time and my fourth, and would appreciate some recommendations for inexpensive restaurants for dinner. Although I am quite an adventurous eater, my sister is not (although I have hopes for the future). I would appreciate advice on places I could take her that will give her a taste of French food without overwhelming her or breaking our budget. Thanks!
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Old Jul 19th, 2007, 03:51 AM
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http://restaurantpolidor.info/lesmenus.htm


I love this place - in a great location, great history, full mix of local people and the food is basic.

The prices are moderate for Paris too.

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Old Jul 21st, 2007, 06:44 AM
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Near the Pantheon is Fetes Galantes, a tiny and affordable bistro with the most delightful owner. Your sister will like the beef or chicken with the best little potatoes, like oval french fries. She could ask for her meat plain, but the sauce on the chicken is divine.
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Old Jul 21st, 2007, 08:08 AM
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A simple chain like Bistro Romain (www.bistroromain.fr) should fit the bill. Even the least adventurous eaters go wild when they see the tub of all-you-can-eat chocolate mousse being brought to the table.
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She might appreciate other meals besides French food. I've had great Italian in Paris, for example. It's not expensive.

I've had wonderful pre-made sandwiches from bakeries, crepes from the corner stand, and one of the best 'hot dogs' in my life. None of which were too adventuresome or expensive.
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On two occasions we visited Paris with nieces extremely limited in their food choices, and really never encountered a problem. Kerouac's suggested Bistro Romain, though not exactly a peak dining experience, was in fact a good place as there was something acceptable to all. But even at little hole in the wall places we were usually able to come up with something, ranging from pasta pomodoro to fondue/raclette.
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Old Jul 21st, 2007, 09:59 AM
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Hi C,

Strangely enough, there are many ethnic restaurants in Paris: Itlaian, Greek, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, Moroccan, TexMex, etc.

The Leon de Bruxelles chain is cheap and has mussels and frites.

Where will you be staying?

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Try Vesuvius, very close to the St-Germain métro station--really opposite the church behind a little-set back from the Boulevard. The restaurant has quite moderatly priced Italian food (great pizza) and also French dishes. That should make for a good exploratory meal; you'll see lots of French students eating there.
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My teen grandsons did fine in Paris during spring break this year - one's very picky, and one is very adventurous.
They both loved the Paris version of "hot dogs" that you can get in the little sandwich shops, thought they were "the best". They're smothered in cheese and then broiled, at least that's what it looked like to me.
Also loved any kind of crepes, especially nutella or nutella and bananas, but also like the ham and cheese ones.
You can get roast chicken and fries nearly everywhere in Paris, very plain with no sauce. A sure bet for a picky eater.
Really, Paris is a great place for a picky eater, there will be no problem at all. Makes me hungry just thinking of some of the dishes I had there!
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Old Jul 21st, 2007, 01:47 PM
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I think underhill meant Vesuvio, 1 r Gozlin - 75006 Paris
Tel.: 01 43 54 94 78

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There are plenty of other Vesuvios through Paris, including 2 on the Champs Elysées. It's just another chain.
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>..There are plenty of other Vesuvios through Paris,...

There are only 3 in Paris.

http://www.vesuviocafe.com/index-gb.htm
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That's because they keep opening and closing locations, just like Pizza Pino.
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