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Paris: Traditional French food in the 6ieme?

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Paris: Traditional French food in the 6ieme?

Hello Friends,

Headed to Paris tomorrow for just two days before heading back to the grind in the US. I'm staying in the 6Ieme just off Blvd St Germain, between rue de Seine and the Mabillon Metro and am hoping to find some traditional café food -- croque monsieur, steak frites somewhere hidden within the ubiquitous "pizza" signs, any suggestions?

Also looking for good patisseries in the area please!

Finally, will I be met with disdain if I ask for an Aperol spritz? What are Parisians drinking these days?

Many thanks,

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Old Jul 29th, 2017, 03:22 PM
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Le Petit St. Benoit
Au Pied de Fouet
Little Breizh Cafe
Le Relais de L'Entrecote

Gerard Mulot
Pierre Herme
Laduree

Le Deaux Magots for aperol spritz - pricey - good people watching

All the above within a few blocks of each other in the 6th.
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near the Pantheon, within walking distance of where you are staying, is Restaurant Perraudin which I recommend.

You can find a list of several other restaurants in the area at http://tomsguidetoparis.com/LeftBankRestaurants.php
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Spritz is 'très en vogue' très chère(e).

Croque moniseur is more likely to be met with disdain and result in some metro food (metro is a brand of frozen food).

boucherie Roulière rue des canettes has fantastic meat.

Been to le pied de fouet, loved it. Typical (!).
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Chez Dumonet.
Otherwise, Le Comptoir du Relais by Odeon.
I agree that croque monsieur will likely be frozen.
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La Cantine du Troquet
A la mère de Famille
Little Breizh

Fish La Boissonerie (modern French, pricey)
Semilla (modern French, pricey)



Whathello, where have you been? I missed your snarky comments on my threads.
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Old Jul 30th, 2017, 04:48 AM
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Tom's list has some great choices
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I just made a snarky comment on your other thread Liacker but in all honestly people like you drive me away from forums.
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Alllard will serve steak-frites but doesn't serve croque monsieur.
And it's expensive...
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I love Chez Dumonet......be sure you have a reservation as we have been turned away more than once, lunch and dinner, during the week too, without one....
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If you can bear to tear yourself away from the 6ème - go to Bistro Paul Bert in the 11ème.
Steak-frites are excellent there.
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Yes, I was wondering if you have an electronic ankle bracelet to confine you to the 6th, which a quite small arrondissement.
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Wow! Thanks for all the great answers!

Kerouac, you're a jerk. Yes I have physical disabilities which make it easier to be near my hotel by the end of a long day... so take your foot out of your mouth and try to remember what proper etiquette is. If you wouldn't say it to my face, don't say it here!

I just came back from a wonderful dinner, neither steak nor cheap I confess, at Le Recamier, a soufflé place that also has non soufflé food. But once I heard of it I had to go... Souffles were cooked perfectly, with the right amount of seasoning/flavoring, etc, and I got a last minute reservation by being willing to eat indoors.

NOW how do I choose among these for my last few meals?

Again, many thanks!
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PS, which list is "Tom's" please?
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Tom's guide to Paris website in miket123,s post
2nd from top
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The 6th is tough because it's loaded with not very good tourist restaurants, Bistro Paul Bert in the 11th and La Bourse et La Vie in the 1st (not far from 6th) are my two favorite steak frites places. Go to chowhound.com if you want great restaurant advice for Paris. Or here's the famous John Talbott's food blog. He recommends Restaurant AG and Ze Kitchen Gallerie in the 6th.
http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com...th_arr/page/2/
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Chez Fernand - 9, Rue Christine

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Who's the jerk, 27again? You made no reference to disabilities, so it's a little late to try fishing for sympathy, especially with your foul way of writing.
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If you had only included information about your mobility issues, it would have been much easier to give you better choices.

Many people think that there are invisible walls surrounding different arrondissements.

It would be easy enough for you to take a taxi anywhere you'd like to go.
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