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Oct 14th, 2000, 06:12 AM
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Sad news: Le Drouot, 103 rue Richelieu, is no more

Le Druout, companion restaurant to Chartier, is no more, I report with great sadness. It was one Parisian treasure we looked forward to visiting last month but found it had closed. On the "good news" side, we can report that Chartier, 7 rue du Faubourg Montmatre, continues to do a roaring business. A huge menu of typically Parisian dishes at modest prices. Overworked waiters who scribble your bill on the paper tablecloths. Crowded, noisy, with ambience galore. Having just returned from a month in France, Belgium, and Holland, we are still deep in jet lag but will be on hand to answer specific questions via e-mail once our brains clear.
 
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Oct 14th, 2000, 07:01 PM
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Hi Al, I understand perfectly your feelings because I felt the same way when the other restaurant of this little group of affordable, unpretentious restaurants offering simple honest food, Le Commerce was up graded becoming unpleasant, stiff, and the food
"nothing much"....for many years when we took our four teenagers children to Paris and an occasional nephew we used to meet at
lunch at the Commerce, great food, and being a big table of 6, 7 or 8 it was nevertheless afordable. I remember the
pot au feu, choucrut,,,, those very fresh salades and for desert simple crepes with sugar,
but my friend many good things are over, ...we are on our way to Paris next

month, any good place you wish to recommend for lunch?...with few tourists may be? Graziella


 
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Oct 15th, 2000, 03:02 AM
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I, too, checked out the Cafe du Commerce and found it just as you described. However, all is not lost! We can recommend some quite good bistro-type places. Near the Trocadero: Le Bistro de Longchamp, 40, rue de Lonchamp 75016 Paris. L'Annexe, quite near the Musee d'Orsay, at the corner of Bellechasse and Universite. An old standby: Cafe du Marche on the Rue Cler. We have found from experience that one can do quite well by looking for places with menus written on a chalkboard. An old maxim, however, has faded: we found that credit cards are now universally accepted whereas once credit cards marked a place where American tourists tended to eat and the prices (and quality) were inversely related. Look for places where French working people congregate, particularly at lunch.
 
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Dec 19th, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Having just returned from a month in France, Belgium, and Holland, we are still deep in jet lag"
Realy? Where is any JetLeg between these countries at all????
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Dec 19th, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Maybe you have jet lag if you just found this post 13 years later, Median.
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Dec 19th, 2013, 06:57 PM
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deja vue all over again!
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Median not only topped a 13 yo thread . . . he registered to do so
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Dec 19th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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He just joins the board. And first comment is to a 13 year old posting. How does one even find a 13 year old posting? And AL is long gone.
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Things happen! And Median happens to be one of those.
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Dec 23rd, 2013, 10:06 AM
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maybe he was searching for info on Druout, that's the only thing I can think of, or maybe Chartier.
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