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wyf4lyf May 25, 2005 06:53 PM

We will be returning from a whirlwind daytrip to London around 9 p.m. on a Thursday. Any recommendations near the Gard du Nord for dinner?

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    pieeater RE: wyf4lyf May 26, 2005 04:41 AM

    It's a pretty horrid area but the Terminus Nord brasserie is a reliable choice if you want brasserie staples. Usual good oysters etc. Steak tartare not bad either.

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      zach RE: pieeater May 26, 2005 07:59 AM

      I was actually going to recomend the same thing, so instead I will second that.

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        wally RE: pieeater May 26, 2005 11:16 AM

        I would challenge the "horrid area" statement. Other than that Chez Michel is great.

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        Elzoe RE: wyf4lyf May 26, 2005 08:46 AM

        Chez Michel is very close to the Gare du Nord and has been a favorite of ours for many years. We recommend it to everyone who travels to Paris. Great food in a lively atmosphere.

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          Nancy S. RE: Elzoe May 26, 2005 10:07 AM

          Chez Michel is one of my two favorites in Paris (the other is Taira in the 17th).

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          janet of reno RE: wyf4lyf May 26, 2005 10:16 PM

          My suggestion is really an anti-suggestion: AVOID the Indian restaurants in the Passage Brady near the Gare du Nord. They are recommended in several guide books, but trust me, be afraid. Be very afraid....

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            wyf4lyf RE: janet of reno May 26, 2005 11:43 PM

            No problem there since my hubby hates Indian food. :)

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              Busk RE: janet of reno May 29, 2005 04:49 AM

              +1. Never been too impressed with them either, nor those towards La Chapelle. I do frequent the Indian superettes for spices and rice, however.

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