A reasonably priced bistro in the 6th or the 13th?
We're going to paris next week for a week. Now, we've been many times, and this time we're really trying to up the foodie experience without breaking the bank.
Do you have a few suggestions on some quality neighborhood places in the 6th? I've heard a lot about Chez George and Polidor, for two. I've had great lunch experiences at Les Editeurs and Le Comptoir in the past, and we're hooked on Le Petit Zinc also.
As for the 13th, Chez Paul? le temps des cerises? La Butte aux Cailles looks very interesting.
Finally --- any off the beated-path cafe for a great local feel and great glass of wine/cafe? We would like a change from the St Germain/Rue de Buci scene. I want to hit Le Tournon and Le Dix for sangria.
And....I will happily reciprocate when any of you visit Boston!
Take care with the sangria at le Dix. It's a real hangover maker.
For a bistro, I'd suggest the Bon St Pourçain on Rue Servandoni between St Sulpice and Lux Gardens. Not fancy, just good. François is a real character and you could spot one of the famous riverains like Umberto Ecco, Daniel Auteil or Arielle Dombasle. I've haven't seen Catherine Deneuve there.
I really like Chez George for big portions of hearty old-style bistro food. Polidor has nice well worn decor but I have not had any luck with the food but that was at least 6 years ago.
Moderate price bistros that I like:
In the 6e
La Bastide D'Odeon, 7 r. Corneille
Le Timbre 3 r. Ste. Beuve
Chez Marcel, 7 r Stanislas
L'Epi Dupin, 11 r. Dupin
Au Gourmand, 22 r de Vaugirard
In the 13e
L'Avant Gout, 26 r. Bobillot
L'Ourcine, 92 r. Broca
Le Petit Marguery, 9 Blvd de Port-Royal
Wine bars in the 6e:
L'Ecluse, 15 quai des Grands-Augustins
A La Tour de Pierre, 53 r Dauphine
Two of my favorite cafes in the 6e:
La Palette, 43 r de Seine
Cafe de la Mairie, in front of St. Sulpice
If you like a change from the 6th/Carrefour de l'Odeon scene, I recommend strolling around the r Cler/r St. Dominque area in the 7th and the Marais/Bastille...lots of good cafes, wine bars and bistros.