Petite Brasserie- Paris on Rue Cler

Apr 6th, 2007, 03:23 PM
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BillT: If you're staying near the d'Orsay and like Asian cuisines, you might want to try Tan Dinh at 60 rue de Verneuil (just behind the museum). It's upscale Vietnamese (read expensive). If they're open for lunch, that might be less costly than their dinner prices. Rue de Verneuil is a small, quiet street that has quite a few good restaurants. We especially liked Cinq Mars (#51). While not for American breakfasts, you might enjoy these two eateries which should be nearby your hotel/apt. Have a great trip. EJ
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Apr 9th, 2007, 06:21 AM
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The boss wants a cup of hot water with her coffee- so be it- thats the Program!
I'd rather have a snooty french waiter to deal with then piss off the boss!
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Apr 9th, 2007, 07:07 AM
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"If Momma ain't happy - no nobody is happy"
StCirq gave you the heads up on the coffee, so that'll be nice.
People have told you about asian restaurants.
And there are these "traiteurs" I believe is the spelling...they are dotted around Paris and are slightly tilted towards asian dishes. You pick out this and that, its weighed and you pay for it. Nice alternative.
Anyone mention the straight, ordinary but delicious chickens? Steak Frites?
And I haven't had a potato dish yet that hasn't been magic!
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Apr 9th, 2007, 07:30 AM
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maybe it would be simpler if we tried this the other way around: What do you consider American food? I don't mean food you can find in the US, because we all know it's possible to eat Ethopian or Thai food in America.

I mean food that you would find on a menu in a London or Parisian restaurant that calls itself "American." To me, I would expect to find BBQ (Texas), meat loaf (midwest), deep-fried chicken (south), lobster roll (NE), etc.
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Apr 9th, 2007, 10:05 AM
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From Musee d'Orsay area, Bus #69 will take you to Rue Cler.

We had breakfast at Petite Brasserie ahead of a bus tour because it was the only place open that early. Very good breakfast.

Another spot for other than croissants for breakfast is the Creperie on Rue Cler. Good coffee, too.

We also enjoyed breakfast at Breakfast In America (17 rue des Ecoles) which is owned by an American, where you can get really good American breakfast offerings. Bus route #63 from Musee d'Orsay area has a stop nearby.
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Apr 9th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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Thanks for the input- breakfast is an important meal for us- it helps us start the day- I know the french are not big on breakfasts so your input helps. The "Boss" is very particular and while I can "get with the program" a bit- she is likely to be in a much better frame of mind if she can get what she likes in the morning. First rule of travel-... Know Thy Spouse!
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Apr 9th, 2007, 10:39 AM
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I was in France for a month a few years back so just for kicks I went to BIA (Breakfast in America)on rue des Ecoles. I just wanted to see how they "did" an American breakfast in Paris and to see who was eating there.

DS and I were the only Americans in the place at the time and we thought the toasters on the table so everyone could toast their own bread was kind of cute.

Breakfast was good too if you go for bacon, eggs and pancakes.
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Apr 9th, 2007, 10:42 AM
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If you like Asian food, go to 13th arr. There are a lot of authentic Thai, Chinese, and Vientnamese food there and very reasonable. I moved from Thailand to USA 36 years ago, living in the state that has no authentic Thai food. I cook Thai food at home but when I travel, I seek out Asian food first. If it fails, I pick Italian food. I love France for the wine, cheese, and other things. French food, I have to like what I read on the menu and that is the same with the menu in the USA.
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Well I am so glad to see that someone was able to get the mandatory Steves Slam in this thread.....jealous eh?
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