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Oct 2, 2009 07:35 AM

Natural wine bar-restaurants in paris on a Sunday!

I am off to Paris next week and visiting a bunch of natural wine bars and restaurants such as Racine, Le Baratin, Verre Vole, etc. However, I am having trouble locating a good place for Sunday evening as most of my choices are closed on Sundays. Can you suggest a cute, low-key restaurant or bar that specializes in natural wines that is open on Sunday?

Thanks so much!

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  1. Go FISH! OK, they don't make most of the "natural" lists, but they stock many of the same labels.

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    1. Le Café Qui Parle, on a pretty corner on the Butte Montmartre.
      Bon appétit.

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      1. re: Parigi

        Does Le Cafe Qui Parle have a "natural" wines?

        I would also go for "Fish", not certain if they have many natural wines but their list is made up only of independents and there is a good chance there will be a few, or at least some organics and bio-dynamics. The bar staff know their list very well and should be able to direct you.

        IIRC I had a really good Beaujolais Nouveau there a few years ago that was natural, and it was quite a revelation compared to the usual commercial rubbish.

        1. re: PhilD

          "Does Le Cafe Qui Parle have a "natural" wines?"
          It has organic wines (vins biologiques, or vins bio). Is that what you mean?

          1. re: Parigi

            Parigi - natural and organic are not the same thing. I understand "organic" simply means the grapes are grown organically. Natural refers to the end to end production process with as little intervention/manipulation as possible.

            IMO I am not certain it makes better wine but that is a matter of taste, however I do prefer my wines to be less "engineered".

            1. re: PhilD

              Phil, thanx for the info: this is good to know (or probably everyone knows sauf moi). Then "Le Café Qui Parle" is not your choice.

              1. re: Parigi

                Fish or Le Cafe Qui.... will work (I love both but Le Cafe.... is nearer thus.....).
                A bit of wisdom: my close buddy, the RFC, French and a real (as opposed to me) knower of wines, at the beginning of this madness, said we were going to go to this place that served bio-natural-organic-unfiltered-bullshit type wines.

                John Talbott

      2. the marche des enfants rouge in the 3rd is a bio market with a vendor of bio wines. there is a nice little restaurant right in the marche that is good for lunch. food and wine are all bio.

        i think the restaurant is callled l'estaminet. don't know about sunday.

        i'll third or fourth the recommendation on fish -

        1. The only places have been to off this list are closed on Sunday, but you may find it interesting (if you don't already know it):