Good restaurants near Place de la Republique?
We've just moved to the top of the 3rd, and would love to know if anyone has favorites near Republique. All cuisines welcome!
Gosh, this reminds me of an all time great meal about 35 years ago in front of a Hotel. I think. For some reason, I remember sitting out on a Blvd with traffic around.
The first and last time, that I ordered kidneys. The sauce was heavenly and every drop met up with the bread till the plate was spotless. A meal that I have never forgotten!
This area is not known for fine dining, however there is Les Fernandises, 19 Fontain-au-Roi, a small bistrot serving southwestern fare. Prix-fixe lunch at 13E-15E and dinner at 18E.
It's been a while for me, but L'Auberge on J.P. Timbaud used to have a deal on Monday nights that was "grands vins a prix coutant." When I went there, instead of buying 30 franc bottles of wine for 90 francs, you could get 100 franc bottles of wine for 100 francs.
Obviously this is a while ago, but only _slightly_ pre-Euro.
Mondays only, though.
The food is good, worth eating if you're in the neighborhood. It was the wine deals that made it a destination.