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May 25, 2005 06:53 PM

Restaurants near the Gard du Nord

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: pieeater

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

      1. re: pieeater

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

      2. 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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        1. re: Elzoe

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

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          janet of reno

          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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          1. re: janet of reno

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

            1. re: janet of reno

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