place to eat in or near Marias
There's so much to eat in Le Marais. We were in Paris for 3 weeks from late June and I almost wished that we lived in that arrondissement. There's Breizh cafe (crepes, cider, oysters etc.) at 109, rue Vieille du Temple, 01 42 72 13 77. Also Cafe des Musees at 49, rue de Turenne, 01 42 72 96 17 and finally L'As du Fallafel at 34, rue des Rosiers. For gelato, there's Pozzetto at 39, rue du Roi du Sicile. There are many other small restaurants in the area that other Chowhounds have recommended including Le Hangar, but those 3 were our favorites. Toitoi's recommendation of Mon Vieil Ami and Le Fin Gourmet are very good too, although not in Le Marais. We lived right above Le Fin Gourmet and it was so nice to be able to stroll in for a wonderful meal there and then go back upstairs when we were done! My son loved the ris de veau, aka sweetbreads, which is not exactly a common food eaten by North American children. Le Fin Gourmet's prix fixe menu includes a glass of wine too, a very reasonable and delicious meal.
We were in the Marais last year and will be going in a few months. High on our list are Le Petit Picard (42 Rue de la Bretonnerie), Le Dos de la Baleine (40 rue des Blancs Manteaux), Chez Jarente and L’Epouvantail (both on rue de Jarente) Chez Janou (2 rue Roger Verlomme), as well as a few places on the Place St. Catherine.
I've been living here for a few months and the best I have found is Monjul. It's extremely innovative and exquisite french food. And extremely reasonable: 29 euros for three courses.
Also some other good suggestions are here: http://www.parismarais.com/selected-r...
I think you mean the Marais, which has now become Manhattan-East, wow, wall to wall fellow travelers, but if you must, my recs are:
12, rue Pecquay, 4th (Metro: Rambuteau)
Closed Tuesday – thus open Saturday, Sunday on Mondays
Menus at 16 and 22 €
and to a lesser degree, also Monjul
28, rue des Blancs-Manteaux, 4th (Metro: Rambuteau)
Closed Sunday dinner and Monday lunch
Lunch menus at 14 (2 courses) and 18 (3), Sunday brunch at 19 and a la carte 30 €
Bofinger and Le Grizzli have gone south.
If you like steak tartare - check this out
Here's a thread from back in October 2007 - GREAT STEAK TARTARE IN PARIS? posted by Deenso. Scroll to the bottom to take a look at a video I posted.
Last October, I went to lunch at Bar des Theatres on avenue Montaigne - I'm sorry to say, I didn't like the steak tartare that much - wasn't awful, just wasn't very good.
One evening, I had tartare at Ma Bourgogne, across the street from place des Vosges. Going west it's where Francs-Bourgeois meets rue du Pas de la Mule - before you reach the square. Excellent.
Other times, I had truly delicious tartare at La Coupole.