restaurants in Paris - opera area

Old Feb 20th, 2004, 04:40 PM
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restaurants in Paris - opera area

i would appreciate suggestions for casual and non-french cuisine restaurants and bistros in the OPERA area - the map also refers to the area as 8e

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Old Feb 20th, 2004, 05:54 PM
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There is a place called Willy's Wine Bar in the Opera area that is owned by a couple of Brits (I think). The food is quite good, but I'm not sure it would qualify as "non-French." Call ahead to get a table.
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Old Feb 20th, 2004, 06:10 PM
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Also owned by the Brits who own Willy's Wine Bar is Macéo on the rue des Petits Champs - but it's definitely not no-French. 'The whole area is Asian, so if you're committed to non-French (why?), you should have no problem finding Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc., in the area.
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Old Feb 20th, 2004, 07:20 PM
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I ate at Bofinger a brasserie near the opera and it was very good. It's at 3 Rue de Bastille.
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Sorry, blondiepopo, that's the wrong opera. Apparently forest was referring to the Garnier opera, since 8e is really primarily west of there, including the Champs Elysees.
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The Garnier Opera is clearly in the 9th, though, so that map you have is wrong and you might get a better one. The 8th is about 5-6 blocks to the west of the Opera building. The 2nd is just a bit south of it, though, it's almost on the border of 9/2.

Well, I've been in Cafe de la Paix right near it (on the place) which is quite nice, but it's not casual (and is pretty French, I guess, although not sure what that is ruling out foodwise). I don't think you'll have a problem if you just walk on some of the major streets around there, though, as St Cirq said.
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I suspect that the area forest was referring to around a specific hotel was informally dubbed by them as "the opera area" and since the hotel is in the 8th, they also mentioned that. I don't think he has a map that is wrong, they are just taking a little artistic license with the knicknames for the specific area around the hotel, probably the eastern end of the 8th, which borders the 9th near the opera Garnier. Am I right forest?
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