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Oct 11, 2009 08:14 AM

Dinner and lunch near the Salon du Chocolate?

I'll be at the Salon du Chocolate in Paris (at Paris Expo) this week and am being ambitious in planning a dinner nearby on Wed. and maybe lunch on Thursday (assuming I've not gone into a chocolate coma).

My (very) short list for Wed. night is:
Le Beurre Noisette
La cave de l'Os à Moëlle (although I'm not fond of communal dining, even though I'll be by myself)
Any other suggestions?

For Thursday lunch, any other suggestions nearby? Or somewhere near Gare de Lyon where I could stash a carry-on while I eat? I understand some of the new chefs have more casual counters, etc.

(Thanks in advance)


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  1. Le Grand Pan, Jadis, Le Cristal de Sel are all in the 15th and not too far as well.

    Le Quincy is by the Gare de Lyon.

    4 Replies
    1. re: souphie

      Thanks, Souphie! I'll research these suggestions!


      1. re: waldrons

        Second Le Grand Pan, lunch or dinner. Read my recent report

        1. re: Delucacheesemonger

          I would caution that while Le Grand Pan is probably Paris' best place for "steak (or veal or pork or lobster) frites", it offers nothing else. It's great for big meat eaters but, unlike Jadis or Cristal de Sel, it's not for lighter appetites or more adventurous palates.

          1. re: mangeur

            Two interesting comments... I'll check out Le Grand Pan. (I'm staying down in Burgundy, where we're having a ton of meat, so something lighter and/or more adventurous sounds good.)


    2. I ended up at La Beurre Noisette, which I quite liked. Unfortunately, they didn't have their famous lamb with lemon (they told me perhaps in a few weeks as it gets closer into winter), but I enjoyed what I did have (a piece of foie gras in puff pastry, if I remember correctly).

      I gave up on lunch the next day to eat more chocolate (my favorites were the Jean-Paul Hevin milk chocolate/caramel disks).

      Thanks to everyone for their ideas!


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      1. re: waldrons

        For the record and future searchers, a new place, Aux Provinces, 37, rue Cambronne in the 15th,, closed Saturday lunch and Sundays, is a great place for bio/unfiltered/etc wine and not bad food. Also, no one mentioned Jeu de Quilles or the Cantine de Troquet. Pas mal.
        I'll be out there for the Salon des Vignerons etc., in a tad and will scout out at least one new possibility.

        John Talbott