Pick my Paris Restaurants

Old Mar 31st, 2015, 03:00 PM
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Pick my Paris Restaurants

Hi everyone. My wife and I are going to Paris in June for 4 nights for our 10th anniversary. I'd appreciate any recommendations for restaurants to hit for lunch or dinner.

We are 40 years old and like a cool scene. We will be staying at Hotel du Petit Moulin in Marais. We want memorable meals and are happy to try bistros and fusion cuisine, as long as the food is excellent. We are happy to do good prix fixes. And any neighborhood in the city is fine, although we'd lean toward the 3rd/4th/10th near the hotel.

Please help us plan our trip!

Thanks,
Mike
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Old Mar 31st, 2015, 03:49 PM
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Just ate at L'Alsacien, at 6 rue saint Bon off rue de Rivoli. Young proprietor named Alex was the chef, great service, great wine and loved the Flammekuecher (similar to Pizza, kind of a soft cracker dough with creme frèche, lardons, onions and Emmentaler cheese on ours).
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Old Mar 31st, 2015, 05:11 PM
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L'Ange 20 - 4th

L'Estrapade - 6th

Les Papilles - 6th


http://travelswithmaitaitom.com/paris-2014/

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Old Mar 31st, 2015, 05:35 PM
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Go to Chowhound french messages boards and there is an amazing group of people who give out great food advice. Our faves in the Marais (we stay there every year) are les Enfants Rouge, Le Mary Celeste (small plates and great cocktails), Breizh cafe for wonderful Breton crepes, Metropolitian, and excited to try a new place called Les Chouettes with amazing interior and very good food. Also, close by to Marais in the 11th, Clown Bar is very happening and Au Passage for small plates. In the 1st and 2nd Juveniles and Chez Denise are both good bistro food. Also check out Parisbymouth.com for great list of restaurants by arrondisment and good 3rd wave coffee places.

Also in the Marais the Marches des Enfant Rouges is a fun and pretty good collection of restaurants under one roof. Kind of a public market kind of place.
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Old Mar 31st, 2015, 11:56 PM
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Go look at Paris By Mouth's website, which is less rabid than ChowHound. Most of these sites list the same places, but the descriptions and photos should help make your choices for you.
ChowHound is currently run by a handful of elitists - some of whom work in the industry, others who just have a large entertainment budget. Their opinions are not very reasonable - or reliable - for most normal people.
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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 02:58 AM
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Semilla
54 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 34 50

Spring
6 Rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 45 96 05 72
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If you want a memeorable anniversary meal with a view, lunch at Jules Verne. book now, on the off chance you can still get a reservation. You'll also get to go up in the Tower on your short stay in Paris.
There is NO need to stick close to your hotel for your choice of restaurants. Venture out and enjoy.
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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 04:31 AM
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We were in France last fall and loved Les Enfants Rouges, mentioned above, for fusion cuisine. Reservations are a must as it is small.
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Old Apr 1st, 2015, 06:58 AM
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Been going to the chow hound message boards for years. There are some really helpful people who know a lot about food on there. Paris by mouth also has great info. David Lebovitz blog also has some good restaurant suggestions. I've actually had more strident posters on Fodors than any other message board I go to. Happy Eating!
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Chez Flottes
brasserie-flottes.com

Lescure

http://www.lescure1919.fr/

These are two we like, but I think they are in the 1st
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Exactly what macdogmom said regarding both Fodors and Chowhound. Chowhound France, in particular, has lots of locals contributing, which is hard to beat. See ya over there, macdogmom (I post as VaPaula on that board.)

To the OP, I just mapped your hotel and I think I would have to become a "regular" at Le Mary Celeste if I stayed there! We went there in November and enjoyed the creative small plates and cocktails and super-friendly, relaxed service - and definitely a cool scene.
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The Mary Celeste looks like a find! Hadn't heard of that. Great call
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Old Apr 2nd, 2015, 10:56 AM
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Mary Celeste looks very interesting -- thanks for the suggestion, YG. I will add it to my very long list of where to eat in Paris.
I also agree about Chowhound and Fodors. I have always found posters on Chowhound to be quite helpful.
Have a great trip!
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Philou, a cool foodie bistro, near the canals in the newly-trendy 10th. Delivers on many levels - food, atmosphere, value. Walked there from the Marais. Sit outside. Recommended on parisbymouth, several best bistro lists as well as chowhound (which I don't see as elitist as all, actually more price conscious than most food blogs). Also featured in a NYT Mark Bittman piece from a few years ago: http://bittman.blogs.nytimes.com/201...eats-in-paris/
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Another good spot n the Marais is Le Taxi Jaune. Thanks for the back up about Chowhound. I've found them incredibly helpful. All message boards have their good and bad points, one just need to be polite and thankful to the people who give out advice.

Le Mary Celeste is one of our faves. I did read the chef is moving on, hope the small plates continue to be delicious.
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Just read the restaurant slates as you wander around the city. http://anyportinastorm.proboards.com...ial-day?page=1
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Thanks to all for the help. Here is my initial itinerary:

Day 1: Breizh Cafe lunch/Spring dinner

Day 2: Le Souffle lunch/Le Chateaubriand dinner

Day 3: Septime lunch / Ze Kitchen Galerie dinner

Day 4: Gontran Cherrier lunch / Mary Celeste drinks and dinner

Day 5 (Sunday): Bastille Market


Any amazing places/experiences that we're leaving off would be appreciated!

Thanks!
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We really enjoyed Le Petit Pointoise in the 5th not far from Notre Dame on our visit in March. It was our best meal of this trip. Also, we ate at Breizh Café and it was ok. I know everyone has different tastes but fair warning do not get the crepe with tripe. My husband decided to be bold and order this and while he ate it, vowed never again.

We also really like Reed in the 7th. Catherine Reed is a great cook.
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In the 11th, for crepes, we really enjoyed West Country Girl. Great for brunch or lunch, a fun place.
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2009/12/west-country-girl/
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