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Oct 6, 2009 04:25 AM

Paris- Restaurant recommendations in Saint Germain des Pres

I will be traveling to Paris from NYC with my sister in three weeks, we consider ourselves to be "foodies" and are looking forward to dining out in Paris more than anything, however, we don't want to go broke! We will be staying in an apartment in the Saint Germain des Pres area and would appreciate any good restaurant recommendations for dinner( we don't mind traveling) I prefer to dine at restaurants offering a prefixe(3-4 course menu) and could spend between 25 to 35 Euros a person). Thanks in advance for your help:)

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  1. La Ferrandaise has a three course menu for €32. A Parisian friend and I ate there last week, and the portions were plentiful and very well prepared. I had a puy lentil salad that was memorable, plus perfectly cooked duck. L'Epi Dupin also does a dinner for about the same price. These two are in the 6th, but if you don't mind travelling (and you shouldn't fear that), I'm sure you'll get a lot of other suggestions.

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    1. re: zuriga1

      You should also find some nice suggestions, some in the 5th, some in the 6th, is this recent thread:

      If you like soufflés, try La Cigale Récamier, Rue Récamier, 7th off Rue de Sèvres, M° Sèvres-Babylone.

      Another place would be Le Pré Verre.

      1. re: Dodo

        I have always liked Aux Fins Gourmets for the old-fashioned bistro dishes but have not gone recently.

        1. re: Parigi

          All of the above are quite nice recs but I'll repeat my plea; one can be almost anywhere in Paris in 20-40 minutes by Metro, why limit yourself.

          BTW, if it's a warm day go to La Cigale Récamier and sit in the alley; wonderful!

          John Talbott

    2. My husband and I ate at Le Petit Bordelais at 22 rue Surcouf in the 7th in May. The chef received a Michelin star at his former restaurant. The two of us ate for 95 euros, including a glass of wine for me. His prix fixe meal was 30 euros and mine was a tasting menu (wonderful) for 45 euros. The chef came out to talk to us before we left and the evening was great. Highly recommend it.

        1. I second La Ferrandaise which was excellent near the Luxembourg Gardens. Also you have La Bastide but that is slightly north of what you are hoping to pay.

          1. Les Papilles on Gay Lussac at St. Jacques in the 5th, a pleasant walk from St. Germain. Four courses at an amazing 31€, or tailor a smaller meal by choosing two or three courses. Reservations absolutely mandatory as they turn away dozens of would-be diners nightly. .

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            1. re: mangeur

              I just reread LA1PP's original and think mageur has hit the "not go broke" criterion spot-on. Les Papilles would be it.