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The Best Steak Tartare in Paris? - once and for all

captainhaddock Jul 29, 2008 06:57 PM

I will be travelling to Paris with my gal - both avid steak tartare fans - can real tartare connaisseurs please present their picks!

I am preferrably looking for something casual at lunch.

Is 'Bar Des Theatres' worth the visit?

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    that_reeks_ugly Jul 30, 2008 11:07 PM

    au pied de cochon at les halles

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    1. re: that_reeks_ugly
      toitoi Jul 31, 2008 08:40 AM

      Au Pied de Cochon makes one helluva salmon tartare.

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        vonwotan Jul 31, 2008 08:59 AM

        Another vorte for au pied du cochon - it's been our family favourite for years.

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        StephaneH Jul 30, 2008 08:43 AM

        From a real "Parisien"

        Le Select
        99 Boulevard du Montparnasse

        La closerie des Lilas
        171, boulevard du Montparnasse,

        Bar des Théatres is expensive and declining

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          Oakglen Jul 30, 2008 06:51 AM

          Brasserie Balzar's steak tartare is quite good; and you get to see it prepared at the chef station in the center of the room.

          1. toitoi Jul 29, 2008 08:42 PM

            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.

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              Dodo Jul 29, 2008 11:26 PM

              La Rotonde, Blvd. Montparnasse, M° Vavin. The good thing about it, they will serve you a tartare in the middle of the afternoon, if you like.

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                whs Jul 30, 2008 06:42 AM

                We enjoyed the tartare at La Rotonde as well. Good oysters too.

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                  souphie Jul 31, 2008 12:09 AM

                  My ideal meal -- beef and oysters. And a peche melba in the end. La Rotonde is excellent.

                  Now that I think of it, another address for Tartare is le Sévero.

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