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Dec 19, 2008 03:30 AM

IDEAS: Paris Meals Christmas to New Years

I will be renting an apartment in Paris in the 6th, a couple of blocks from Metro Station Vavin. I have been to Paris many times, but find it difficult to keep up on the revolving chefs and who's is the next culinary "enfant terrible." I have done the Michelin starred joints, enjoying Arpege the most shortly after it opened. These days, I go for that "undiscovered" bistro approach.
My "tables so far include:

I have tickets for jazz @ 23:00 on the 27th at Sunset on rue de Lombards, tickets for a classical concert on the 31st at Saint-Severin at 20:30, and hope to listen to a "chansons" on the 30th in the 9th Arrondissement.

Do any of you have any suggestions of some dining places that should not be missed this time around?

Thanks so much.


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  1. Au Petit Marguery and La Ferrandaise both very nice. The first quite rich food though. Go hungry. Do not forget about getting reservations.
    Other than that, you'll have La Rotonde, Le Caméléon, Le Timbre (possibly closed over the holidays), La Cerisaie (again most likely closed), Le Parc aux Cerfs within walking distance from Vavin stop. For a drink and people watching any of the famous brasseries on Blvd. Montparnasse like Le Dôme, La Coupole, Le Sélect and the chic Closerie des Lilas a little farther away next to Port Royal RER station.

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    1. re: Dodo

      La Régalade totally closed until the 5th.

      1. re: Dodo

        Thank you for your reply to my request for restaurants in Paris. Last night I ate at Jadis in the 15th and thought it was good, but not great. The diners were all Americans. I hope this isn't the kiss of death for this bistro. Today, I ate at Les Terrines at 97 Rue de Cherche Midi in the Bon Marche neighborhood. The people who run the restaurant were very sympatique and the food was reasonable and good. Again, the food was good, but not great.

        Enofile/ December 27, 2008