Restaurants in Latin Quarter


Jun 18th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Restaurants in Latin Quarter

Travelling with picky 9 year old but still want to give her the Parisian experience! Any suggestions! She is fairly mature (and I want a good meal too!)
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Jun 18th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Here are some reviews of the restaurants posted above.

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Jun 19th, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Mature and picky eater are a tough one. By local standards, this is something of an oxymoron. I am not judging, but rather warning that there wil likely be raised eyebrows for special requests.
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Phread - like "Le Hamburger"?
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Jun 19th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Most cafes offer something for everyone, and most restaurants will offer beef or chicken. I'll never forget my daughter's trip to England at age 10 -- she existed on McDonald's and peanut butter crackers for 2 weeks. Amazingly, she has grown up to be an adventuresome eater.
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The menus are all posted outside the restaurants. Some sit-down places offer 2 or 3 courses for 9 to 15 euros during lunch. There are also a lot of 'street' food - crepes and sandwiches.
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What is the Parisian experience? Do you mean a traditional bistro, or traditional French food?

What foods is your daughter picky about? Will she eat steak? Many French restaurants, just like those in the the U.S., will have some sort of beef/steak option.

By mature, are you saying that she's comfortable in formal restaurants? Is she comfortable with long (could be 2 hours) European dinners?

Le Reminet is in the French quarter; cute place, service is good; food is quite good. I guess it's somewhat traditional, but somewhat creative too. A restaurant, not a bistro or brasserie. Or Au Moulin a Vent Chez Henri, a traditional bistro, and fun, too, and not formal at all.
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Relais Entrecote on Rue Saint Benoit--right down the street from Cafe de Flore. For 150 yrs. all they have served is salad with a vinegrette, steak with a peppercorn sauce(but you can ask for no sauce) and ff's, plus several desserts. No reservations, always a line to get in but it moves fast. One of our go-to, we forgot to make reservations, we're starving restaurants. Most kids will eat plain steak & ff's.

Marco Polo, near the Odeon. Italian with style. We eat here at least once every time we are in Paris. Every time we are mostly surrounded by French people. Lots of choices for a 10 yr. old. Stop or call & reserve, very popular but you can walk in early & maybe get a table. No reservations on the internet even with The Fork, we tried it and luckily we stopped & checked 2 days before our reservation and were told--no to internet reserv. so we would have been out of luck had we arrived expecting one.

Atelier Maitre Albert, close to the Seine on the left bank across from Notre Dame. Another one of our favorites. A bit pricy but a Guy Saoy restaurant with great roast chicken or prime rib and fantastic dauphinnois(sp?) potatoes. Most kids like roast chicken because it's plain, no sauce.

For a real WOW experience for her.

You'll probably take a cab, but It's not that far to this right bank beauty. Somewhat pricy, but plain filet steak or I'm sure they'll fix something else plain. A place to remember and we saw many younger diners when we were there.

Auberge Notre Dame, left bank along the river. Mixed reviews on this one, but we had a good experience. It was lovely sitting outside. You'll see one of our photos in the reviews above where the boats were lighting up the trees. We had a very good salad and pasta here. So many diners were having fresh seafood or beef fondue and ff's. Large menu to choose from.

L'Ilot Vache, on Ile St. Louis. Love this place, it's so cute. I always have lamb chops here and they are delicious. You'd have to check the menus on the website to see if there is anything for your 10 yr. old. Short walk behind Notre Dame, then walk down Rue St. Louis en Ile after dinner for a flower shaped cone at Amorino, open until 11pm.

Good luck and I'll be watching for your TR. BTW, when are you going?
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We stayed on Rue de la Huchette in the most touristy part of the Quarter, with kids of roughly that age, give or take. Restaurants in that immediate area (Rue de la Harpe etc) often received bad, sometimes horrible, reviews. BUT a couple things: We enjoyed sandwiches and crepes at the stand near Huchette and Harpe. And we had a solid meal at the restaurant that is at the corner and bordered by Harpe and St. Severin.

For a French "Applebees" of sorts, we ate at the Le Hippopotamus, 9 Rue Lagrange just east of the Viviani Square (which is the park across the River South of Notre Dame and just East of the tourist quarter).
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