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Huitrérie Régis, 6th, Paris

menton1 Dec 23, 2009 07:34 AM

On a recent trip to Paris, we wanted to have an oyster fix at this wonderful little place. However, when we arrived on the street (only 1 block long) the place had a sign in the window, "Ferme-- Travaux de Rénovation" .

Anyone know if this really happened and the place reopened, or did it go belly-up?

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    okaygo RE: menton1 Dec 23, 2009 08:10 AM

    Alexander Lobrano has a November 8th post on his blog about a recent visit :

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    1. re: okaygo
      menton1 RE: okaygo Dec 23, 2009 10:08 AM

      Interesting. It was closed in July, and then still closed in September. Long renovation. Plus the place isn't open that long altogether. Hope it's back open for good now!

      1. re: menton1
        Delucacheesemonger RE: menton1 Dec 23, 2009 08:33 PM

        They close in non oyster season as well, so the renevation, l think , was as much for seasonal things as renevation. Was re-opened, as l recall, late October.

        1. re: Delucacheesemonger
          John Talbott RE: Delucacheesemonger Dec 24, 2009 05:53 AM

          Yah, he like Minchelli's carte often puts humorous signs up when it's closed indicating he's gone because the bivalves are too.

          John Talbott

          1. re: John Talbott
            menton1 RE: John Talbott Dec 24, 2009 06:51 AM

            I don't think this has anything to do with "season".

            They were open in May and June, and that certainly isn't a traditional time for oysters. Also the place was torn up, so it seems that perhaps they did do renovations!

            And, in the typical French way, the web site made no mention that they were even closed at all back in September!

            1. re: menton1
              souphie RE: menton1 Dec 24, 2009 07:19 AM

              It is typical -- but what is keeping wanting to rely on French restaurant websites when you know they're irrelevant?

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                mangeur RE: souphie Dec 24, 2009 11:21 AM

                I am reminded of a jocular deskman in Paris who initially refused to pull up a 5-day weather forecast for me, telling me, "You'll know nothing more after you read it."

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