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Late, light dinner near Eiffel tower

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lindatork May 30, 2009 09:15 AM

We will be taking a night segway tour on a Friday evening that will end around 10:30pm very close to the Eiffel tower. Does anyone have any suggestions for a light dinner in the area? We will have had a large meal in the afternoon so I am thinking just a bite or two would be great. I don't really even know what we could get for a light dinner! (If we were in Italy it would be a slice of pizza - so go from there)

Thanks!

  1. souphie May 31, 2009 01:51 AM

    Au Dernier Métro, bd. de Grenelle by the métro Dupleix, really close to the Segway tour place, is a textbook simple bistrot, serves late and has really good food and typical ambiance.

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      Oakglen May 31, 2009 10:40 AM

      I second Souphie's choice, but if it is pizza you want, La Torre is also nearby.

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        souphie May 31, 2009 12:37 PM

        That's interesting. Do they serve late?

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          Oakglen May 31, 2009 02:02 PM

          Til 11 pm. as I recall. And on a Friday night, they should be busy late in the evening. However, this is not exactly a "nightlife" area; most places close at 10 pm or shortly after. Having a pizza at the midnight hour takes me way, way back! Good luck.

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      lindatork Jun 1, 2009 10:22 AM

      Thank you Souphie and Oakglen for your suggestions. I looked up Au Dernier Metro and it looks like exactly what we would be looking for. Do you think we will have problems since we don't speak French? (we are very friendly and polite. . .)

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        Oakglen Jun 1, 2009 11:40 AM

        No problem. Lots of tourists, like me, frequent the area. If you have time, check out Polly Platt's books on how to function in France; don't miss p. 31 of "French or Foe". There you will find the Five Magic Words.

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          lindatork Jun 1, 2009 07:04 PM

          No - you can't do this to me! We are leaving Wed - no time to check out the books. What are the magic words? Just a hint?!!

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            Oakglen Jun 2, 2009 06:36 AM

            "Excusez-moi de vous deranger, madame/monsieur". Try it. Add in just a touch of "attitude" and remember that smiling at complete strangers is uniquely an American thing.

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