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Apr 6, 2007 06:57 AM

Eating on Easter Monday?

Hi all,

I have a guest in town and I'd like to take her out Easter Monday (the only day we both have some time to see each other). Can we count on some restaurants being open, or are they all closed? I suppose some of the more tourist-trappy places will stay open, but it would be nice to take her to a bistro or something. Normally, we'd go to places like Chez Denise or Au Boeuf Couronné.

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  1. 1. Le Bistrot du 7eme, 56 bd de Latour-Maubourg 75007 Tel 01 45 51 93 08
    They normally close on Sat/Sun lunch only. It's always full of diners. E20 set menu with about 8 choices per course. Great value, good food. Their fois gras is pretty good.

    2. Le Grand Colbert, 4 rue Vivienne 75002 Tel 01 42 86 87 88
    It should be open. Some find it touristy but I think the staff is friendly, quality food and visitors will like the french decor.

    What do you think?

    3 Replies
    1. re: aussiechinoiseinparis

      Thanks! I have to admit that I'm not familiar with either of these two restaurants, but I'll pick one and give it a try.

      1. re: LMGM

        Le Grand Colbert was featured in the Jack Nicholson/Diane Keaton movie -- sheesh! now I can't think of the name!!!! (I want to say "As Good As IT Gets," but that was Helen Hunt, wasn't it?)

        Willi's Wine Bar at 13 rue des Petits Champs in the 1st (around the corner from Le Grand Colbert) is open on Easter Monday. I really like the food, and the ambiance. and they have great wines, by the bottle or glass.

        1. re: ChefJune

          The movie that featured Le Grand Colbert was "Something's Gotta Give".