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Looking for Paris restaurant open Sunday night

jenbruin93 Jul 6, 2007 05:20 AM

Hello- I am a newbie here and will be traveling to Paris in September for 5 nights. Our dear friends from home will meet us in Paris for what we hope will be one fabulous night after attending a conference in Cannes. Trouble is, the only day they can make it is Sunday. Can you guys recommend somewhere to enjoy dinner on a Sunday night? We will be staying in the 5e but are willing to travel. Preferably nothing exhorbitant in terms of pricing, but with good ambiance, wine list and of course...food. Thank you for any suggestions you offer!

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    corporal nym RE: jenbruin93 Jul 6, 2007 08:37 AM

    La Fontaine de Mars, 129 Rue St Dominique is open Sundays. Lovely spot, real character. It's in the 7th, near the Eiffel Tower, so not far from where you are.

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      rollledspleen RE: corporal nym Jul 6, 2007 09:04 AM

      I second La Fountaine de Mars. If I had only one meal to represent what my image of eating in Paris is it would be here. It will have some Americans, but it really feels like a neighborhood bistro. And, the Effiel Tower is just steps away.

      Enjoy your visit

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      papilles RE: jenbruin93 Jul 6, 2007 08:47 AM

      I highly recommend Le Reminet (I was there on a Sunday night)...superb food and wine,
      great young chef getting a lot of praise...we drank a lovely Chablis and an outstanding
      St-Joseph...foie gras and desserts are highlights...can't remember the exact price but it
      was not shocking....it is very close to Notre-Dame on the rue Des Trois-Degres.

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        papilles RE: jenbruin93 Jul 6, 2007 08:50 AM

        P.S. found the phone number 01 44 07 04 24, it is not a big place so if you decide to go,do reserve...

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          Oakglen RE: jenbruin93 Jul 6, 2007 08:52 AM

          In the 5th there are: Petit Pontoise, Reminet, L' Equitable, Christophe, Balzar, and Louis Vins. Buisson Ardent is a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

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            f2dat06 RE: Oakglen Jul 6, 2007 09:45 AM

            I highly recommend Monsieur Lapin. I ate there about 3 weeks ago, very reasonably priced high quality cooking. It is absolutely as good as the pictures look on the web site. It is a Bibb Gourmand in the Red Guide.


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              garz RE: f2dat06 Jul 6, 2007 11:39 AM

              I second Louis Vins, was there on a sunday night and the food was excellent in a very parisian ambiance, menu was about 28e they also have a very good list of wines, very good place, i think they are in a bibb gourmand direction next year.

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                Foodrat RE: garz Nov 19, 2007 04:42 PM

                I third Louis Vins! Had the BEST meal of my 2 week trip (Northern Italy and Paris for 3 days) here.


                I don't speak French but there was one very nice server who described the (French only) menu well enough for us to get an idea of what we were ordering. Especially loved the foie gras w/ egg and the pork (foot?) starters...

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              rjkaneda RE: Oakglen Jul 10, 2007 03:53 AM

              I second Balzar (rue des Ecoles) if you're in the 5th. Nice ambience, very good service. Food is OK to good, but the vibes there are great and you'll really feel you're in Paris.

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              AGM_Cape_Cod RE: jenbruin93 Jul 9, 2007 05:41 PM

              We had an excellent meal at Pramil (9, rue du Vertbois in the 3rd-Metro Arts & Metier) when we were in Paris recently. There is a 29 euro menu of Entree, plat and dessert. We had a wild aspargus omelet and Foie Gras Mi-cuit (3 euro supplement) to start. We indulged with the wine and had a fabulous half bottle of Reisling with the first course. Then the plats were Gigot Sept Heures and an Onglet of Veal with girolles. Desserts were a warm chocolate cake with orange zest and white figs with Szechuan Peppercorn ice cream. The chef was very nice and we had a long chat with him about food and restaurants. Have a great time.

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                Dodo RE: AGM_Cape_Cod Oct 27, 2007 08:15 AM

                Le Parc aux Cerfs, 50, Rue Vavin, 6th arr. (M°: Vavin).
                A sure value. Very cozy bistrot, reasonably priced.

                Or then, one of the famous brasseries in Montparnasse like La Rotonde, on Blvd. Montparnasse.

              2. kittykatkid RE: jenbruin93 Nov 1, 2007 12:07 PM

                I have been to Fontaine du Mars a few times, it is good,I think Petit Pontoise is better, as is Monsieur Lapin. But all three will give you a good meal, Petit Pontoise is my favorite out of the three.

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                  Jerrysfriend RE: jenbruin93 Nov 8, 2007 05:27 PM

                  Try Fables de la Fontaine, tiny (about 22 seats), modest and not expensive. Inventive and just awarded a Michelin star.

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                    susan robin RE: jenbruin93 Nov 21, 2007 01:55 PM

                    I just came back three weeks ago and had dinner at Mon Viel Ami on the Ile St Louis, based on recommendations from this Board. Am pretty sure it is open on Sunday. Dinner was wonderful, so was the service, Place was around half American, half local. Had some amazing pate and a baba au rhum worth every calorie.

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                      KaCHing RE: susan robin Nov 22, 2007 01:52 AM

                      We ate at Mon Vieil Ami two Sundays ago and it was delicious. If you don't want to be all Americans, I would recommend the later seating. Food is homey and well prepared, service is lovely.

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