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serialportme Nov 1, 2007 01:13 PM

Sorry for the multiple posts, I have narrowed hotels, etc.

I am looking for steak frites. Doing some research, I will be looking for a nicer piece of meat - similar to US - NY Strip or Fillet.

1. Good restaurant meeting above requirement?
2. What do those cuts of beef equate to in France?

I really appreciate all of your help on here. You have been wonderful.

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    Dodo RE: serialportme Nov 1, 2007 01:37 PM

    Since you're American, you may be disappointed with our steak/frites, unless you order the filet. Also, it's not that easy to find steak AND frites in a good quality. Either the meat is nice (but no frites on the menu or no good ones, or the frites are nice, but not the steak).
    Tourists seem to like Le Relais de l'Entrecôte, Rue Saint-Benoit, 6th arr. (behind Le Flore/Deux Magots).
    http://www.relaisentrecote.fr/uk/inde...

    BTW, La Rotonde is another idea (as mentioned in the other post).
    http://www.rotondemontparnasse.com/an...

    PS: If you scroll down bit, you should find a similar thread with lots of answers.

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      Oakglen RE: Dodo Nov 1, 2007 01:57 PM

      La Rotonde and Brasserie Balzar, on rue des Ecoles, can offer you a fine steak au poirve. La Rotonde has a special steak for two; haven't tried it but it looked superb. And the steak Tartare at Balzar is quite good. The three Relais steak houses feature a much cheaper cut but the price is right and it tastes OK.

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        Jeff RE: Dodo Nov 16, 2007 11:34 AM

        We ate at Relais de l'Entrecote a couple of Sundays ago, and enjoyed it. It's certainly not a strip or a filet (which is overrated, IMHO), but we didn't expect that. The meat was fine, the sauce was fine and the fries were great, especially the second helping. The atmosphere is fun.

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          Dodo RE: Dodo Sep 3, 2008 04:55 AM

          Le Relais de l'Entrecote has opened another branch in Paris on 101, Blvd. du Montparnasse, 6th arr. (next to La Rotonde), where the Cafe Cosmos used to be.
          M°: Vavin.

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          serialportme RE: serialportme Nov 16, 2007 06:37 AM

          We went and found an awesome place near Hotel Luxembourg Parc Hotel where we were staying.

          Actually had filet mignon and frites. 23 euro - Not bad. Food was GREAT. Not touristy at all, but had an English speaking waiter. Chocolate soufflé and Creme Brulée for dessert.

          GREAT service. Cooked my steak well done without any problems. I would highly recommend if you are in the area. I would not come across town for it - but was wonderful. Similar to a very small NYC steakhouse.

          Boucherie Roulière
          24, Rue Canettes, 75006 Paris, France
          01 43 26 25 70

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            serialportme RE: serialportme Nov 16, 2007 06:40 AM

            http://www.hertzmann.com/articles/200...

            Check above link which was very helpful figuring out what we were looking for.

            1. ChefJune RE: serialportme Nov 16, 2007 08:56 AM

              Wonderful Steak Frites at Les Fontaines on rue Soufflot, about 1 1/2 blocks from Blvd. St. Michel. Rue Soufflot is opposite an entrance to Luxembourg Gardens.

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                billh RE: ChefJune Nov 18, 2007 03:11 PM

                I'll second Les Fontaines. It's been a few years since I've been there, but I'm leaving for Paris in about 24 hours and LF is on my list.

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                  souphie RE: ChefJune Nov 19, 2007 07:24 AM

                  Apparently, les Fontaines changed owner and some people say that it is not nearly as good as it used to be. Won't check before January.

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                    ChefJune RE: souphie Nov 19, 2007 02:43 PM

                    That would really be a shame. I only have one more night to be in Paris, 24 November, and tho I will be staying on the rue cujas, won't be going over that way to check it out.

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                  RCC RE: serialportme Nov 18, 2007 03:56 PM

                  Boucherie Rouliere at rue Canettes, just off the Saint Sulpice square and about 5 minutes walk from the Musee du Luxembourg. They specialize in different steak cuts available in various serving style, one was the filet with bone marrow and steak frites (I didn’t have that, but would definitely try it the next time around). Early this week, I enjoyed their strip cut with a very good sauce on the side.

                  The appetizer of ravioli with truffle was terrific
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                  http://www.bestrestaurantsparis.com/e...

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                    f2dat06 RE: serialportme Nov 19, 2007 07:14 PM

                    Here is a site that explains the French names for different cut of meat from cow, pig & sheep:

                    http://www.civ-viande.org/7-boeuf.html

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