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Aug 24, 2009 10:35 AM

Mission impossible?! Inexpensive dinner in the 9th.. on a Monday.. in August!

The title is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but it's a Monday in August and I find myself at a loss for where to go! Broadly though, I am looking for some good recos for places in the 9th. I've seen some references on the board to "great bistrots in the 9th" but my searches haven't revealed any details.. hopefully this hasn't been covered elsewhere.

Though my tastes knows no limit, malheurement my budget doesn't stretch that far these days. Would prefer typical bistrot with a casual atmosphere (at my price range this is a given).

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. August is tough, but I think that Fontaine Fiacre and Auberge du Clou are open. Chartier is always open and cheap but I personally find the food and service is a charming place to visit though.

    1. Sorry I was out of town -- for emergency like these, people can email me at .

      Did you find something? I do think the mission is impossible but that depends some on what you call inexpensive -- and, as John Talbott's response 22A goes: you're always 40 min away from any place in Paris by the metro.

      I would have advocated Christophe in the 5th or Joséphine in the 6th, or a big brasserie lie La Rotonde in the 6th or Chez Julien (this last one not for exceptional food).

      On other days on other months, there are indeed great great bistrots in the 9th.

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      1. re: souphie

        Thanks Soup, but to address not breaking the bank in the 9th, I also ate today at Les Fils a Maman; 13.50 E for 2, 16 for three courses; write ups on my and Caroline Mignot's blogs.
        Not great, not horrible, open and easy and great in the heat.

        1. re: John Talbott

          She's too pretty for me to read. But thanks for the tip. It's by my mother's. Wouldn't it be better to metro to, say, Fish, though?

          1. re: souphie

            Absolutely, I rated it only a 1.0 due to the fish.
            I was addressing cost and nearness.

            1. re: John Talbott

              thank you all!

              We ended up going to le poisson rouge in the 10ieme. it was close enough to walk to, open on monday and the food and atmosphere were great! (the volaille avec lentilles were sublime!) I found it in another post on the board, I believe one of yours, Souphie. merci!