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Jul 17, 2009 05:39 PM

A place to splurge on a real french meal?

After 4 months of studying in Paris in eating cafeteria food and baguettes, before I leave Paris my friends and I are seeking to experience some real french food.

Something not too expensive (under the 50euro mark) but still of good quality (michelin-like).
We're hoping this one splurge will be the cherry that tops off our entire experience here in Paris!

Any recommendations?

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  1. What do you call real French? Is it like traditional bistrot food? Or inspired by fine dining? Or working-class food that real French people eat (meaning couscous, incidentally)? They're all real French, only not from the same class.

    The best food you can get for your budget is at a bistronomique: Chez l'Ami Jean, La Régalade, Christophe, Au Bon Accueil for instance. Food is Michelin-inspired at those places. Robuchon has a 55eur lunch deal including everything (cheese, coffee, wine) at La Table. Le Paris has a similar 60eur deal. I suppose you can also have lunch at a middle range place like L'Angle du Faubourg.

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    1. re: souphie

      Awesome! Ya I meant more by fine dining.