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Feb 4, 2007 04:02 PM

Petit Pontoise, Reminet or Caveau d'Isle?

My S.O and I will be in Paris for an all-too-brief weekend; it'll be his 1st trip there and his birthday too! My question is, if you had to choose one inexpensive, typical bistro/brasserie for dinner on a Sunday, which of these 3 would you choose? If not these, what would you recommend? He's not at all fussy about food and likes the classics like bouef bourgignon, steak frites, coq au vin etc. Thanks!

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  1. We just returned from Paris and had an outstanding meal at Le Petit Pontoise. Three of us had duck: mine was with fois-gras (oh, incredible!), my husband and son both had duck with cherries, and our other son had veal. We were treated with great hospitality and wonderful service. The restaurant is frequented by faculty of the Sorbonne and, as it turned out, we were the only Americans there. Our biggest mistake was not ordering dessert since we were all so full from the fabulous meal. Can't imagine what was going through our minds since we would never pass on dessert!
    Have a great trip!

    1. PS> When you go, be sure to go to Eric Kayser's Boulangerie for the most incredible pastries and desserts. You'll recognize it by the line out the door! Try the Galette.

      1. Thanks so much for the tips; we are definitely going to Kayser (our hotel is on the rue des Ecoles, and we only have "le weekend", so every meal and snack counts!) I'll report when we get back!